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    An expert who served on a panel overseeing State Department recommendations in the aftermath of the 2012 terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya, told a congressional committee Wednesday the department has failed to follow through on key proposals for improving diplomatic security.

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    It shouldn't have come as too much of a surprise to hear Vice President Joe Biden engaging in controversial and/or offensive speech. Indeed, he's infamous for this sort of thing.

  • Tea Party group pushes Gowdy for speaker

    The Tea Party Leadership Fund is starting its effort with a website and a Facebook page as well as an email soliciting petition signatures and donations on the same day that the South Carolina Republican is leading hearings on the attacks in Benghazi.

  • Biden veers onto political turf in Iowa

    Vice President Joe Biden struck a notably political tone during a speech Wednesday in Iowa, just three days after Hillary Clinton hinted at a presidential bid with a trip to the state.

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    DALLAS (AP) — Growth in online shopping is boosting profit at FedEx, and the company plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle what is shaping up as another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from about 40,000 temporary holiday workers hired last year....

  • Suicide bombers kill 15 at north Nigerian college

    KANO, Nigeria (AP) — Two suicide bombers killed at least 15 students Wednesday at a government college in Nigeria's northern city of Kano, police and emergency officials said. Four men in a tricycle taxi drove up to the Federal College of Education Kano and opened fire when security guards...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • US stocks rise slightly in opening trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,146. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action.

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings. The deficit in the current account shrank to $98.5 billion in the...

  • Bangladesh court reduces sentence of Islamist

    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh's Supreme Court commuted on Wednesday the death sentence of an Islamist political leader whose conviction last year for war crimes during the nation's 1971 war for independence sparked deadly protests. Delwar Hossain Sayedee, one of the top leaders of...

  • US consumer prices fall 0.2 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices edged down in August, the first monthly drop since the spring of 2013, as gasoline, airline tickets and clothing prices all fell. It was the latest evidence that inflation remains under control. Consumer prices edged down 0.2 percent last month following a...

  • US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US current account trade deficit narrows to $98.5 billion in second quarter, down 3.5 percent.



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