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  • Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

    Updated: 44 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93. The Washington Post reports that Bradlee died at his home Tuesday of natural causes. As managing editor first and later as executive...

  • Washington Post reports Ben Bradlee, former Post editor who led Watergate coverage, has died

    Updated: 53 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Post reports Ben Bradlee, former Post editor who led Watergate coverage, has died.

  • Michele Bachmann May Be Islamic State Target

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has previously made vocal and sometimes ill-informed condemnations of radical Islam, is at risk of being targeted by the Islamic State organization, law enforcement officials have told Politico. The officials confirmed to Politico that...

  • White House Chief Of Staff Negotiating Redaction Of CIA Torture Report

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough is personally negotiating how much of the Senate's so-called torture report, a probe into the CIA’s post-9/11 detention and interrogation program, will be redacted, according to sources involved in the negotiations. McDonough's leading...

  • In Raising Immigration, G.O.P. Risks Backlash After Election

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON — New Hampshire has one of the smallest populations of illegal immigrants in the country. Only about 5 percent of its 1.3 million residents are foreign-born, and 3 percent are Hispanic. But tune into the Senate race between Scott P. Brown, the Republican, and Jeanne Shaheen, the...

  • Court Orders Mental Health Evaluation For White House Fence Jumper

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON, Oct 21 (Reuters) - A federal judge in Washington on Tuesday ordered a 30 day mental health evaluation for Omar Gonzalez, the Iraq war veteran charged with jumping the fence of the White House and entering the presidential mansion with a knife last month. Gonzalez was found "not...

  • American Detainee Released From North Korea

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea...

  • Denver Girls May Have Tried To Join ISIS, FBI says

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — The FBI said Tuesday that it's investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area tried to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after stopping them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie...

  • US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone pass through one of five U.S. airports. The move responds to pressure...

  • 'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine. But "don't touch my girlfriend?" Not the usual admonition heard by President Barack Obama. Let's be clear: It was a joke. It unfolded while Obama cast an early ballot Monday in Chicago. A young...

  • Blackwater jurors talk about possible agreement

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jurors in the trial of four Blackwater security guards may have reached agreement on some criminal charges while raising the possibility they may become deadlocked on others. The former guards are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis and the wounding of 17 others seven years...

  • Condition of nurse with Ebola upgraded to good

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good. The NIH said in a statement posted on its website Tuesday afternoon that Nina Pham's clinical status...

  • De la Renta gave first ladies fashion, friendship

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For America's first ladies, Oscar de la Renta was more than just a skilled artist who helped give them a dose of confidence whenever they slipped into his dresses, beaded gowns and pantsuits. He was also a friend to some of them. From the teal pantsuit Hillary Rodham Clinton...

  • Arraignment delayed for White House fence-jumper

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial. Omar Gonzalez was brought to court to enter a not-guilty plea to a six-count grand jury indictment accusing him of...

  • Top mortgage firm accused of abuses

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    One of the nation's largest servicers of home loans may have denied struggling borrowers the chance to fix loan problems and avoid foreclosures, New York's financial regulator has alleged. An investigation by the state's Department of Financial Services found that Ocwen Financial Corp....

  • North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held. There was no immediate...

  • Unemployment rates fall in 31 US states last month

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Unemployment rates fell in 31 U.S. states in September, including in many where incumbent governors and senators face tough re-election campaigns. The report is the final data on state unemployment before the Nov. 4 elections. Tuesday's data may quickly find its way into late...

  • New rules adopted in hopes of spurring home loans

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Buying a home may have gotten a little easier this week. With the financial crisis and subprime mortgage bust receding further into history, the government is loosening some financial rules, hoping to inject more life into the country's still-recovering housing market. Both...

  • Freed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department welcomed Tuesday the release of one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, as the U.S. urges the authoritarian government in Hanoi to improve its human rights record and smooth the way for stronger relations. State Department Spokeswoman Marie Harf said...

  • Obama pitches for votes on black radio

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person. African-American turnout will be vital to Democrats' hopes in states such as...

  • Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The Pentagon's press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the cost has averaged about $7.6 million a day since the bombing...



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