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White House intruder identified as Army veteran
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday....

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?...

5 things to know about possible Senate uncertainty
Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why?...

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry....

US general: Arab nations need to help in Iraq
ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) -- The U.S.-led military campaign plan to retake Iraqi territory held by the Islamic State group calls for attacking the extremists from several directions simultaneously, and its success depends on getting more Arab help, the top American military officer said Sunday....

UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants....

China, US, India push world carbon emissions up
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases....

US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates....

News Guide: Steyer writes $15M to his super PAC
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The political parties, their campaign committees and some of their super PACs faced a Saturday deadline to disclose how much donors gave and how much operatives spent in August. Highlights from the filings:...

Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York....

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White House intruder identified as Army veteran

US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

News Guide: Steyer writes $15M to his super PAC

House campaign committees sitting on $100M in bank

RNC bests DNC in August fundraising


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