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  • Lesotho to hold elections 2 years early in 2015

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The southern African country of Lesotho will hold elections in February — two years earlier than scheduled — in an effort to resolve political tension, a mediator said Thursday. South Africa's Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa also said Lesotho's parliament would reconvene...

  • Labor Department sets $10.10 minimum wage for federal contractors

    The Labor Department has formally adopted a $10.10 an hour minimum wage for federal contractors and their subcontractors, placing them far above the current national minimum wage of $7.25.

  • Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader Leung Chun-ying says he will not yield to protesters' demands he resign.

  • Hong Kong's leader says he has asked top civil servant to hold talks with protesters

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's leader says he has asked top civil servant to hold talks with protesters.

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.19 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key long-term U.S. mortgage rate dipped this week, the second drop after a large increase two weeks ago. Mortgage company Freddie Mac said Thursday the nationwide average for a 30-year loan slipped to 4.19 percent from 4.20 percent last week. The average for a 15-year...

  • Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway buys auto dealer

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Warren Buffett is getting into the automobile sales business. The billionaire's Berkshire Hathaway, owner of businesses ranging from the BNSF railroad to Dairy Queen, Geico insurance and power providers, is buying the privately-owned auto dealership company Van Tuyl Group....

  • VIDEO: New poll shows opposition to Tea Party growing

    A new Gallup poll out Thursday shows Tea Party support has held steady at 24 percent for the past three years, but it's still down from the 2010 midterm elections when the Tea Party exploded onto the scene.

  • Ground game looms large in close Kansas Senate race

    Republican Sen. Pat Roberts and independent Greg Orman have scrambled to assemble capable voter turnout operations as their Senate face-off goes down to the wire in this unlikely midterm battleground.

  • Hillary flubs history lesson

    Hillary Clinton offered up a minor gaffe Wednesday, incorrectly claiming French political scientist Alexis de Tocqueville first visited the U.S. in the 1930s.

  • Dole stars in ad for Pat Roberts

    Former Kansas Sen. Bob Dole has been a fixture on the campaign trail supporting Sen. Pat Roberts, who faces upside-down odds of winning re-election against Independent Greg Orman.

  • VIDEO: Sen. Pat Roberts calls on Bob Dole

    Bob Dole is well-liked in Kansas, and incumbent Sen. Pat Roberts is calling on the former senator in a new ad.

  • Michelle Obama warns Senate control, impeachment, rests on 'few hundred votes'

    First lady Michelle Obama, going to bat for Senate Democrats amid reports she is abandoning them on the campaign trail, is warning that control of the chamber and the potential Republican impeachment of her husband rests on just a few votes.

  • Ebola patient in Dallas was seen vomiting outside apartment

    Ebola is spread through direct contact with bodily fluids, which raises questions about who, exactly, cleaned up Duncan's vomit and whether proper procedures for dealing with fluids infected with Ebola were followed.

  • US factory orders posted record drop in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories fell in August by the largest amount on record, but the drop was heavily weighed by an expected plunge in volatile aircraft orders. A key category that tracks business investment plans posted a small increase, offering an encouraging sign that factory...

  • ACLU asks court to halt voter ID law

    A federal judge ruled the law unconstitutional in April, but the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstated the law last month after Wisconsin appealed, so the ACLU filed a motion to the highest court.



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    The new Quinnipiac poll of the New Jersey Senate contest shows Jeff Bell only 11 points down to Cory Booker, 51 to 40 percent, among likely voters. It goes without saying that a race can move a...

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  • Ancient to Modern

    “Chemistry and Physics Get Million from Loeb,” blared the Har vard Crimson headline. “Funds will modernize laboratory facilities and establish chemistry chairs.” The donor: scientist Morris...

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  • 60 Percent of Voters Want Obamacare to Be Repealed

    A new poll finds that three-fifths of likely voters support the repeal of Obamacare.  A large plurality — 44 percent — wants to see Obamacare repealed and replaced with a conservative...

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