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  • 4 relatives of Ebola patient ordered to stay home

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas health officials have ordered four close family members of the Ebola patient in Dallas to stay in their home, and they've posted law enforcement outside to be sure. Federal and Texas health officials are reaching out to about 100 people to determine if they have had...

  • Greek police foil far-left militant bomb plot

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police said Thursday they have 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...

  • 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....

  • Liberia to prosecute man who brought Ebola to US

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Liberian man infected with Ebola who brought the disease to the United States will be prosecuted when he returns home for lying on his airport screening questionnaire, Liberian authorities said Thursday. With an Ebola epidemic raging in West Africa, passengers...

  • Bacon cheeseburgers costing more

    The American Farm Bureau Federation announced that its "marketbasket" -- a report on the average cost of 16 basic food items used in preparing meals -- rose to $54.26, up $1.06 from the previous quarter.

  • Rhode Island GOP files official complaint against Dem gubernatorial candidate

    The Rhode Island Republican Party filed a complaint with the state's Board of Elections this week, alleging that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo violated campaign finance law by coordinating with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to star in a pricey election ad.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

From the Weekly Standard

  • Booker-Bell Really a 5-Point Race

    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...

  • Ancient to Modern

    “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...

  • 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...