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  • What Ted Cruz would be risking by running for president in 2016

    Though running for president in 2016 represents an opportunity for Cruz, it also represents a potentially huge risk, because a run could undermine his long-term effectiveness as a Senator.

  • Jeb Bush raises money for Roberts

    About 250 Republican insiders and activists gathered in a stately barn in the suburbs of Wichita to see former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush.

  • White House hopes visit by India's prime minister eases strains with U.S.

    But the talks between Obama and Modi -- which the White House says will focus on economic growth and cooperation on security, clean energy, climate change and other issues -- pose tricky diplomatic challenges for both leaders.

  • Two Americas: Voters divided over the role of government

    When it comes to the role the federal government should play in the lives of the citizenry, Americans are divided, with 35 percent saying they’re opposed to a more active and involved government and 32 percent saying they’re in favor, according to a new Gallup poll.

  • Racing legend endorses Tillis

    Seven-time NASCAR champion Richard Petty endorsed Tillis in a new television spot from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a major backer of Tillis's bid to unseat Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in North Carolina.

  • IRS may give up too soon on half or more of delinquent tax cases, IG says

    Internal Revenue Service employees may not be properly closing more than half of all uncollectible delinquent federal tax cases, according to the Treasury Department Inspector General for Tax Administration.

  • US stocks slip following drops overseas

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing slightly lower after recovering most of an early slide. The Dow Jones industrial average fell 41 points, or 0.2 percent, to close at 17,071 Monday. The Dow had been down as much as 178 points earlier. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell five points, or...

  • US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year. Consumer spending in August rose 0.5 percent from the previous month after showing no gain in July, the Commerce...

  • FAA orders review in Chicago air traffic snarl

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week's fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator Michael Huerta said Monday. The...

  • US stocks open lower, following drops overseas

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening sharply lower, following losses overseas. Asian markets closed mostly lower as investors fretted over the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, where the main Hang Seng index fell 1.9 percent The Dow Jones industrial average fell 153 points, or 0.9...

  • US president's adviser: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to remain

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — US president's adviser: Afghan president to sign deal Tuesday allowing US troops to remain.

  • US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer spending climbed healthy 0.5 percent in August, while income up 0.3 percent.

  • Recovery of bodies suspended at Japanese volcano

    KISO, Japan (AP) — Japanese soldiers managed to bring down eight more bodies by helicopter from the ash-blanketed peak of a still-erupting volcano on Monday, before toxic gases and ash forced them to suspend the recovery effort in the early afternoon. At least 31 people are believed to have...

  • US doctor exposed to Ebola virus admitted to NIH

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An American doctor who was exposed to the Ebola virus while volunteering in Sierra Leone was admitted Sunday to a hospital at the National Institutes of Health near the nation's capital. The patient, who was not identified, arrived at NIH's Clinical Center about 4 p.m., NIH...

  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs assault bill that requires college students to give consent before sex

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown signs assault bill that requires college students to give consent before sex.



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