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  • Alaska: Begich trails as new GPS ad hits the air against him

    Crossroads GPS has released a new ad against incumbent Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, just as a new poll has come out showing him trailing his Republican challenger, former Attorney General Dan Sullivan, 41 percent to 43 percent.

  • Financial pledges to developing countries fall short as climate summit ends

    Nations pledged $1.3 billion toward a United Nations fund designed to help developing countries adapt to the effects of climate change, but the program is still far short of its $10 billion goal for the year.

  • Wife of hostage held in Syria receives life plea

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group said Tuesday she has received an audio message from him pleading for his life. Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December in Syria, shortly after crossing into the...

  • Florida State picks state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite campus opposition

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida State picks state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite campus opposition.

  • Company says FTC going 'to war on Bitcoin' after court shuts it down

    "This is not about Bitcoin, per se," said Jerry Brito, an adjunct professor at George Mason University law school. The company's claim clouded the actual issues in the case -- whether it delivered on the promises related to the technology it sold.

  • Obama calls for 'ambitious' climate deal

    "We can only succeed in combating climate change if we are joined in this effort by every nation," Obama said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Turkey considers military role against ISIL

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement. His comments Tuesday to Turkish reporters in New York mark a potential shift in Turkey's...

  • Assad backs all efforts to fight terrorism

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria. Assad's remarks came hours after...

  • Cosmopolitan endorses Shaheen

    "We wish we could support the man who once posed nude in our pages," the Cosmopolitan editors said Tuesday, referring to his 1982 spread, "but his policy positions just aren't as solid as his abs were in the '80s."

  • Leading Democratic pollster: GOP winning in fight for Arkansas Senate seat

    Despite more than $9 million in spending by Democratic outside groups against him, Rep. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., is currently leading his Democratic opponent, incumbent Sen. Mark Pryor, D-Ark., by five points, according to new data from Public Policy Polling, a Democratic polling firm.

  • Kaine 'confident' of vote on Syria

    Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, appearing at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event, said he has talked privately with Congressional leaders and "there is a strong belief" that Congress must vote on a new authorization measure.

  • HHS: Uninsured drop by 26 percent

    "Said another way, 10.3 million fewer adults are uninsured today than in 2013," HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell told an audience at the Brookings Institution in Washington.

  • VIDEO: Sen. Tim Kaine pushes stronger congressional authorization for airstrikes

    Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine said Tuesday Congress needs to take its responsibility to authorize military action more seriously and if it doesn't, it'll set a precedent for future White House administrations to attempt to bypass congressional authorization.

  • California issues testing permits for driverless cars

    German automakers Audi and Mercedes-Benz will join Google as the first three firms sanctioned to test driverless cars on California’s public roads. New regulations from the California Department of Motor Vehicles require companies receive permits before they can deploy prototype vehicles on...

  • FLASHBACK: An Obama campaign taunt that sounds terrible in retrospect

    There was a time when the president and his allies repeatedly mocked former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during the 2012 presidential election for the Republican candidate's numerous warnings on Syria, the Middle East, and general unrest aboard.

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