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  • Alex Salmond quits as Scotland's leader

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond resigned as first minister and leader of his political party Friday, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. Salmond, 59, told reporters at a news conference that he was proud of the campaign and the...

  • Kansas judges help Democrats

    The Kansas Supreme Court has taken Democratic Senate nominee Chad Taylor off the general election ballot Thursday, a move that puts the Republican incumbent at greater risk.

  • House GOP leader says U.S. may need to send special forces to fight the Islamic State

    House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said Friday he believes the United States will have to do more to defeat Islamic terrorists in the Middle East than conducting airstrikes and training Syrian rebels.

  • Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs. The Labor Department says unemployment increased in 24 states, fell in 15 and was unchanged in 11. Hiring picked up in 35 states, while it fell in 15....

  • Court again delays Kenya president's trial

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The International Criminal Court has again delayed the trial of Kenya's president, after prosecutors said they did not have a strong enough case to convict him because Kenya was not cooperating in turning over potential evidence. The court announced Friday it was...

  • Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister

    LONDON (AP) — Scottish independence leader Alex Salmond announces his resignation as first minister.

  • White House budget director: Domestic climate ambition can bring China along

    Taking bold action domestically on climate change will help the United States leverage similar commitments from other countries, said White House Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan.

  • Christie cleared in bridge scandal

    Evidence thus far shows Christie did not know in advance, nor did he direct the closure of traffic lanes in September 2013, Justice Department officials said.

  • Election forecast models are the horse race coverage of 2014

    The past year has seen the rise of data-driven journalism websites that were intended to replace the type of horse race coverage that typically dominates political news. But in an ironic twist, election forecast models have become the horse race coverage of 2014. Nate Silver was a web pioneer...

  • Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July. The Conference Board said Friday that its index of leading indicators rose 0.2 percent in August, the seventh straight increase. But that was much slower than the...

  • Walden plans to stay as NRCC chair

    National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden said Friday that he hopes to continue leading the NRCC again next election cycle.

  • Republicans 'still have work to do' with women

    In an election year when the Republican Party hoped to better engage with women voters, a demographic that has eluded the party in recent years, Republican candidates nationwide still haven't closed the gap with Democrats.

  • Michelle Obama: Barack 'truly made' the change he promised

    First lady Michelle Obama, stepping onto the campaign stage to help Democrats in the midterms, is arguing that her husband "truly made" the change and hope he promised after former President George W. Bush gave him the keys and he saw "the mess he’d been handed."

  • France strikes Islamic State group's depot in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — Joining U.S. forces acting in Iraqi skies, French fighter jets struck Friday against the militant Islamic State group, destroying a logistics depot, Iraqi and French officials said. A pair of Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes struck in northern Iraq on Friday...

  • Stocks up early as Alibaba stock is set to debut

    NEW YORK (AP) — Wall Street is opening higher on the day Chinese e-commerce company Alibaba makes its big debut in the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 66 points, or 0.4 percent, to 17,332 in early trading Friday, adding to its all-time closing high from the day before. The...



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