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    In an unusual statement supposedly made spontaneously to well-wishers after a Scottish church service, Queen Elizabeth II urged Scottish voters to think "very carefully about the future." Good advice.

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    The Environmental Protection Agency has extended by 45 days the comment period for its proposal to limit power plant emissions, according to a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.

  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds needed...

  • Woman survives 4 days after Nigeria building falls

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Rescue workers early Tuesday dug a woman out of the rubble of a building that collapsed four days ago and she walked away with only a slight injury, a government spokesman said. The death toll rose to 60 by Tuesday afternoon from the fallen multistory building serving as a...

  • Brown signs bills seeking to regulate groundwater for first time in drought-parched California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Brown signs bills seeking to regulate groundwater for first time in drought-parched California.

  • Jindal lays out a 2016 campaign agenda, decision in November

    Declaring that "there is no reason to be coy," populist Republican Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Tuesday presented a meaty agenda that could become his 2016 presidential platform.

  • Joint Chiefs chairman won't rule out U.S. ground troops to fight Islamic State

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Tuesday he would recommend sending U.S. combat troops back into Iraq if the administration's coalition-building strategy fails to curb the threat from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Jindal raises visibility for 2016 presidential bid

    At a breakfast Tuesday hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal hinted at running for president in 2016, saying "there's no reason to be coy" about it.

  • Perry campaigns for Brownback

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry will join Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback next week on the campaign trail, lending a hand to one of the most troubled Republican governors.

  • VIDEO: Challenges face police one year after Navy Yard shooting

    Tuesday marked the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the Navy Yard complex in Washington that left 12 dead.

  • Go time: Illegals rushing border fearing U.S. crackdown

    The summer lull in illegal border crossings from Mexico is about to give way to a rush of even more immigrants in a frenzy of fear that Washington is about to shut the door, according to several Hispanic leaders.

  • Huckabee prepping for 2016 run

    Huckabee and his team have been meeting with potential campaign contributors, conservative activists, elected officials and other GOP power players -- both nationally and in the early primary states of Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina -- and openly asking them for their support.

  • Nine reasons Trey Gowdy was chosen to head the House Select Committee on Benghazi

    The House Benghazi Select Committee on Wednesday will conduct its first hearing on the deadly 2012 attacks on U.S. facilities in Libya that left four Americans dead.

  • In new ad, GOP millennial candidate says Congress needs a 'new generation of conservative leaders'

    In a new ad that comes one week after her GOP primary victory in New Hampshire's 2nd Congressional District, Marilinda Garcia says that taxpayer distrust in government has led to a need for a "new generation of conservative leaders to challenge the status quo."

  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a...



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