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  • Podesta: White House taking UN climate summit 'seriously'

    White House officials said President Obama will make commitments to address climate change at Tuesday's United Nations climate summit to show other nations that his administration intends to lead on the issue.

  • Stocks hit record highs after good news on economy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market is closing at record highs following another piece of good news on the economy. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose nine points, or 0.5 percent, to close at a record 2,011 on Thursday. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed 109 points, or 0.6 percent, to...

  • House Democrats blast short session

    House lawmakers are expected to wrap up business Thursday and not return until the "lame duck" session after the Nov. 4 election.

  • Boehner stresses tax reform, school choice in GOP agenda

    In an abbreviated replay of past Republican pre-election agendas, House Speaker John Boehner on Thursday laid out a plan for the GOP to boost economic growth with a combination of old-school conservative policies like reforming taxes and cutting spending as well as newer priorities.

  • France to carry out airstrikes in Iraq

    PARIS (AP) — France has agreed to carry out airstrikes requested by Iraq to bolster its fight against the Islamic State group's fighters who've captured swathes of the country, President Francois Hollande said Thursday. Hollande stressed that France wouldn't go beyond airstrikes in support of...

  • Bill would require scholars to disclose foreign cash

    A new bipartisan proposal would require think tank scholars to reveal their monetary connections to foreign governments.

  • Border Patrol may soon wear body cameras

    The test of cameras will be worn beginning Oct. 1 to improve accountability and transparency at Customs and Border Protection, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske said Thursday. The National Border Patrol Council is expected to oppose the plan.

  • Stocks creep higher on encouraging news

    NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. stock market climbed to new record highs Thursday as investors received more encouraging news on the economy. The slight gains come a day after the Federal Reserve signaled that it's in no rush to raise interest rates. KEEPING SCORE: As of 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, the...

  • NFL nonprofit status challenged over domestic abuse scandal

    Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., wants to strip the National Football League of its nonprofit status because of the way the league has been handling domestic abuse cases involving its players.

  • Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say suicide bombing, mortar fire kill 15 people in Baghdad.

  • Scott Walker accused of violating OSHA when he climbs out of pit in ad

    "Gov. Walker's violations send the wrong message to anyone trying follow the rules and come home safe at the end of the day," said local union president Jeff Kaminiski.

  • WH: U.S. 'vigilant' against threat to airliners

    The White House declined to comment directly on reports of a terrorist threat to U.S. airlines from another band of extremists in Syria called Khorasan, saying that the intelligence community remains "vigilant" about all threats from Syria.

  • Hagel: $1 billion for Ebola fight won't hurt military readiness

    The Pentagon has asked Congress to shift $1 billion from the Army's budget to pay for President Obama's dispatch of 3,000 troops to west Africa to help limit the spread of the Ebola virus.

  • White House: French joining U.S. in airstrikes in Iraq is 'significant'

    "This is a significant contribution to the efforts of the growing international coalition, and we look forward to coordinating with our French partners in the days to come," said White House press secretary Josh Earnest.

  • Royal & Ancient Golf Club votes to admit female members

    ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (AP) — Royal & Ancient Golf Club votes to admit female members .



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