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  • Pelosi: 49ers should not have let McDonald play

    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., told reporters Wednesday that the San Francisco 49ers should not have allowed defensive end Ray McDonald to play in Sunday's game because of pending domestic violence charges.

  • Nike suspends deal with Adrian Peterson

    BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) — Nike has suspended its sponsorship deal with Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson following child abuse allegations. The Beaverton-based shoemaker issued a statement Wednesday morning that said Nike "in no way condones child abuse or domestic violence of any...

  • Drug czar: Pot is top drug in fatal car wrecks

    President Obama's drug czar has a warning for America's stoners: Marijuana is the only drug on the rise in fatal car wrecks.

  • Would Huntsman run as an independent?

    Former Utah GOP governor Jon Huntsman has been talking with supporters about another White House bid as an independent.

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question." In his first interview with foreign media since taking office...

  • US stocks rise at midday ahead of Fed statement

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising in midday trading ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Fed releases its statement at 2 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose one point to 2,000 as 12:08...

  • The breakout star of the 2014 primaries is not a candidate

    Those following election night coverage on the Internet this primary season may have noticed that a newcomer -- the Ace of Spades Headquarters Decision Desk (that's @AOSHQDD on Twitter) -- often tallied the votes faster and called the results sooner than the Associated Press.

  • Report: Doc took a selfie with Joan Rivers before procedure that killed her

    Honestly, is it all that surprising to read that a celebrity doctor may have snapped a few "selfies" with an unconscious Joan Rivers?

  • Biden: 'Shylocks' remark was a 'poor choice of words'

    "People would come to him and talk about what was happening to them at home in terms of foreclosures, in terms of bad loans that were being — I mean, these Shylocks who took advantage of these women and men while overseas," Biden said in remarks to the Legal Services Corporation.

  • Pelosi: No arm-twisting to get Democrats to back Syria resolution

    The California Democrat called an amendment to arm and train Syrian rebels a "vote of conscience" for her typically anti-war House Democrats, which means the leadership won't try to sway members to back it.

  • Wynn, gambling regulators sign casino license

    BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators finalized the license Wednesday for a $1.6 billion casino outside Boston. Wynn brings a track record of success in competitive gambling jurisdictions, including Las Vegas and Asia, said James McHugh, acting commissioner of the...

  • Trey Gowdy: New Benghazi panel vital to finding truth about attacks

    "I am willing to reconsider previously held beliefs, in light of new facts and evidence, and I would encourage my colleagues and others to do the same," the South Carolina Republican said.

  • US homebuilder confidence soars in September

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will increase over the next six months. That could potentially spur growth in home construction, a key...

  • Immigration activists interrupt Clinton speech

    Six young activists started chanting "Undocumented! Unafraid!" after Clinton's speech, which headlined an event benefiting advocate groups on behalf of programs and legislation to support first responders and workers affected by Sept. 11 attacks.

  • Swing-state polls show Republicans in good shape

    A pair of Quinnipiac University polls - one in Iowa and one in Colorado - show Republicans poised to make gains in two crucial swing states.



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