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  • Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian authorities say they plan to prosecute the man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States, saying he lied on his airport health questionnaire. With an Ebola crisis raging in West Africa, passengers leaving Liberia are being screened for...

  • Governors: Don't cut ethanol mandate

    Led by Illinois Democrat Pat Quinn and Iowa Republican Terry Branstad, the governors said cuts to the Renewable Fuel Standard ethanol mandate endanger the biodiesel and advanced biofuel industries just as both are hitting their stride.

  • Holder says mobile encryption is 'worrisome' for law enforcement

    Outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder argued that the extensive encryption of mobile phones could hinder law enforcement's ability to protect children from kidnappers and sexual predators by preventing law enforcement from circumventing built-in security features in the case of an emergency.

  • Democrats hit Ernst on personhood in new ad

    The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee will launch a new ad Thursday as part of a multimillion dollar ad push across major markets statewide, calling Ernst "too extreme" for having backed the measure.

  • Disgraced VA official landed, then lost new job at Energy Department

    Procurement officer who broke laws and violated ethics was hired despite IG findings.

  • Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police foiled a planned weekend bomb attack by a far-left militant group against the headquarters of the country's ruling center-right New Democracy party, on the day it plans to celebrate its 40th anniversary. Public Order Minister Vassilis Kikilias said plans for...

  • Priebus touts principles for all Republicans to back

    In a speech at George Washington University just 33 days before Election Day, Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus laid out the core principles of GOP candidates.

  • George W. Bush was given the opportunity to criticize Obama on Islamic State and Iraq. Here's how he handled it.

    Former President George W. Bush declined to criticize President Obama's handling of Iraq and the rise of the Islamic State, opting instead to respect the difficulties associated with the office.

  • 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.



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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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    “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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