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  • 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...

  • Small earthquake rattles Northern California

    COVELO, Calif. (AP) — A small earthquake rattled parts of Northern California. The U.S. Geological Survey reported a magnitude 3.5 quake struck Sunday at 1:17 p.m. PDT about six miles south of Covelo in Mendocino County. The epicenter was about 120 miles from west of Sacramento. No damage was...

  • 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...

  • Md. agency gives workers day off due to bedbugs

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The Maryland Department of the Environment is giving some employees the day off after bedbugs were discovered in a portion of the agency's headquarters building in Baltimore. Agency spokesman Jay Apperson says employees who work on one floor of the building were granted...

  • Closer Look: Rauner's schools plan raises eyebrows

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Proposals to tie teacher merit pay to student test scores and alter tenure policies to make it easier to fire bad teachers are among the most recent education ideas being pushed in Illinois by Bruce Rauner, the Republican businessman challenging Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn...

  • Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    LONDON (AP) — Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. British aid worker David Haines has been beheaded — like two American journalists before him — and the Islamic State group is threatening to kill a fourth captive. A grisly video released by the group showing Haines' body both mocks the West and...

  • Nebraska businessman who built grocery chain dies

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska businessman who built the regional grocery chain of B&R Stores died Saturday at the age of 92. The funeral for Russ Raybould will be held Wednesday morning at 10:30 at Blessed Sacrament Church in Lincoln, according to the Butherus, Maser and Love Funeral Home....

  • People's Choice Award to "Imitation Game" at TIFF

    TORONTO (AP) — A World War II code-breaker drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch has won the top prize at the Toronto International Film Festival. Director Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" claimed the coveted Grolsch People's Choice Award on Sunday. Cumberbatch plays World War II British...

  • Chevron draining natural gas after worker death

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Authorities said that a Chevron Corp. subsidiary was still releasing natural gas Sunday from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said his agency and the...

  • London Fashion Week Day 3: Temperley, Westwood

    LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week swung into Day 3 Sunday, packed from morning to night with next season's womenswear offerings from dozens of designers. Fashionistas were spoilt for choice, with Temperley, Topshop Unique, Paul Smith and Pringle of Scotland all showing their spring and summer...

  • 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.

  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and...

  • 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.

  • DC police seek driver in fatal hit-and-run crash

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police say a pedestrian was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Georgia Avenue in northwest Washington. District of Columbia police say the man was struck about 3:15 a.m. Sunday by a dark color, four-door Chrysler sedan. It happened near Georgia Avenue and Girard Street. Police...

  • 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.



From the Weekly Standard

  • 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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