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  • Hillary Clinton returns to Iowa, hinting at a presidential bid

    Hillary Clinton returned to Iowa on Sunday for the first time in nearly seven years with a message focused on the 2014 elections, but with the 2016 presidential election in mind.

  • UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country said. Spokesman Olivier Salgado told The Associated...

  • Fire chiefs seek probe of 'smart' meters in Nevada

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Two northern Nevada fire chiefs have asked the Public Utilities Commission to investigate the safety of NV Energy's residential "smart" meters, saying they believe the meters are associated with a string of recent fires. Fire Chiefs Michael Hernandez of Reno and Tom Garrison...

  • Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    PARIS (AP) — Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group — minus two of the main players and without any ground troops — in a conflict that...

  • Nader campaigns for Green Party in Albany

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Ralph Nader urged an appreciative audience to "break new ground" Sunday as he stumped for the Green Party's New York gubernatorial candidate. The consumer activist and political gadfly spoke at a Unitarian church in Albany to praise Howie Hawkins and to help him raise money...

  • Powerful Hurricane Odile aims at Mexico's Baja

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Odile bore down on the resort area of Los Cabos on Sunday, prompting Mexican authorities to evacuate vulnerable coastal areas and prepare shelters for up to 30,000 people. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Odile's core was on a...

  • Sweden shifts to left in parliamentary election

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrats were poised to return to power after a left-leaning bloc defeated the center-right government in a parliamentary election Sunday that also saw strong gains by an anti-immigration party. With more than 99 percent of districts counted, the Social...

  • Australia contributing planes for anti-IS campaign

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Terrorists will use Australia's deployment of troops and war planes to the Middle East as an excuse to target Australians, Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned on Monday. Australia is preparing to contribute 600 troops and up to 10 military aircraft to the increasingly...

  • Police: 6 hurt in shooting outside Alaska bar

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Police say six people were injured, one critically, in a shooting outside a bar in Alaska, and the suspects remain at large. A group of family members and friends was outside the Kodiak Bar and Grill in Anchorage at 4:25 a.m. Sunday when one of the family members and...

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • President Obama to visit CentCom

    President Obama will head to Tampa this week to meet with U.S. military commanders who will likely be involved in American efforts to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. The president will spend Tuesday night in Tampa, the White House announced Sunday afternoon. On Wednesday, Obama...

  • Senate's secret handbook published online for first time

    The book, which "governs everything from how many sheets of paper and potted plants each Senate office is allotted to when Senators can use taxpayer money to charter planes or boats," was made public Sunday by USA Today, which published nearly whole thing online.

  • Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes election defeat, says he will step down

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt concedes election defeat, says he will step down.

  • Queen encourages Scots to 'think very carefully' before independence vote

    Queen Elizabeth II had previously said the issue was one for the people of Scotland to decide.



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  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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  • A War President—Sort of

    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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