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  • UN: death toll from Syrian civil war tops 191,000

    GENEVA (AP) — The death toll from three years of Syria's civil war has risen to more than 191,000 people, the United Nations reported Friday. The figure, covering the period from March 2011 to April 2014, is the first issued by the U.N.'s human rights office since July 2013, when it documented...

  • Ebola spreads in Nigeria with 2 new cases

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities. The two new cases were infected by their spouses, both medical...

  • US, EU, NATO condemn Russian aid convoy move

    LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke an international incident. Russia said it...

  • Harry Reid apologizes for dropping some non-politically correct Asian-themed jokes

    "My comments were in extremely poor taste and I apologize. Sometimes I say the wrong thing," Reid said Friday.

  • Sunnis pull out of Iraq talks after mosque attack

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Sunni lawmakers pulled out of talks on forming a new Iraqi government after militants attacked a Sunni mosque in a volatile province outside Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least 64 people. It was not immediately clear if the attack was carried out by Shiite militiamen...

  • Obama offers new accommodations on birth control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will offer a new accommodation to religious nonprofits that object to covering birth control for their employees. The measure allows those groups to notify the government, rather than their insurance company, that birth control violates their religious...

  • Yellen: Job market makes Fed hesitant on rate hike

    JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates. Yellen's remarks to an annual Fed conference offered no signal that...

  • CHP: State Sen. Ben Hueso arrested for drunken driving; is latest senator in legal trouble

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — CHP: State Sen. Ben Hueso arrested for drunken driving; is latest senator in legal trouble.

  • CHP: State Sen. Hueso arrested for drunken driving

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The California Highway Patrol says Democratic state Sen. Ben Hueso has been arrested on charges of drunken driving. Officer Julie Powell, a spokeswoman for the CHP's Valley division, confirmed the arrest to The Associated Press on Friday but had no other details. The...

  • Conflict in Ferguson shows need to consider multiple perspectives

    From the moment the riots in Ferguson, Mo., burst upon the national consciousness, people all across the nation have tried to fit the storyline into their own preconceived notions.

  • Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza gunmen killed 18 alleged spies for Israel on Friday, including seven who were lined up behind a mosque with bags over their heads and shot in front of hundreds of people. The killings came in response to Israel's deadly airstrike against three top Hamas military...

  • Iraq Sunni lawmakers suspend talks on new government to protest mosque attack

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq Sunni lawmakers suspend talks on new government to protest mosque attack .

  • NATO criticizes Russian convoy sent into Ukraine

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's secretary general has condemned Russia for sending a "so-called humanitarian convoy" into eastern Ukraine without the consent of the Ukrainian government. Anders Fogh Rasmussen called Russia's unilateral decision to send more than 130 trucks filled with what it called...

  • Joe Miller's odd non-concession concession

    The U.S. Senate election in Alaska was three days ago, but second-place finisher Joe Miller still hasn't conceded to the winner, former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan.

  • Rudy Giuliani will raise money for Minnesota Senate candidate Mike McFadden

    The former New York mayor, who has not been an outsized presence on the campaign trail this year, will co-host the fundraiser for Al Franken's Republican challenger. Tickets are $2,600 per person.



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    President Obama insists Republican opposition to his policies has forced him to boycott Congress and resort to governing by executive order. This is only partially true. Yes, Republicans strongly...

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