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Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:46pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges. (...)
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Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:46pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges. (...)
Categories: Politics

US, China air differences over Hong Kong protests

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 11:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. and Chinese officials publicly aired differences Wednesday over the protests in Hong Kong, where students want democratic changes to the electoral system. (...)
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Sullivan grilled during fisheries debate in Alaska

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:45pm
KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S. (...)
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Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 9:15pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are not required to field a candidate this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a state court decided Wednesday in a boost for independent Greg Orman and a blow to the GOP's hopes of capturing a majority. (...)
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US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians. (...)
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Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:46pm
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges. (...)
Categories: Politics

For Secret Service, bad story kept getting worse

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:16pm
At first word, it was bad enough: A White House fence-jumper managed to make it all the way to the front doors of the White House. (...)
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Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. (...)
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Obama dines with fundraising contest winners

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is breaking bread in Washington with two women who won a fundraising contest to help Democratic Senate candidates. (...)
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For Secret Service, bad story kept getting worse

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:46pm
At first word, it was bad enough: A White House fence-jumper managed to make it all the way to the front doors of the White House. (...)
Categories: Politics

McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:46pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too. (...)
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Hagel: Military medical system 'average'

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday directed military medical officials to show within 45 days how they will improve care, patient safety and access to treatment at underachieving military health care facilities. (...)
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Obama dines with fundraising contest winners

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is breaking bread in Washington with two women who won a fundraising contest to help Democratic Senate candidates. (...)
Categories: Politics

Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:46pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. (...)
Categories: Politics

US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians. (...)
Categories: Politics

Court blocks part of new North Carolina voting law

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:46pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Parts of North Carolina's new voting law, considered one of the toughest in the nation, were set aside for next month's elections because they were likely to disenfranchise black voters, a federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday. (...)
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McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:46pm
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for taking her taxpayer salary while campaigning for the U.S. Senate. But McConnell is getting even more government pay while he serves in the Senate and campaigns for a sixth term. (...)
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Court: Democrats don't need Kansas Senate nominee

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:46pm
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Democrats are not required to field a candidate this fall against Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, a state court decided Wednesday in a boost for independent Greg Orman and a blow to the GOP's hopes of capturing a majority. (...)
Categories: Politics

AP-GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election

Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. But that hasn't stopped campaigns from trying to appeal on other topics as well. Here's a look at what voters think on the top issues of the election cycle. (...)
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