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Republicans question federal response on Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility....

Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The latest person to climb over the White House fence had the paranoid belief he was being watched by cameras and had previously been arrested at the executive mansion, his father said....

Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom....

Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats' campaign operation on Friday said it borrowed $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising, as officials see their majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum....

Democrat loses ground in Kansas governor's race
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) -- After lifting the spirits of Kansas Democrats eager to oust conservative Republican Gov. Sam Brownback over his aggressive tax-cutting experiment, challenger Paul Davis appears to be losing ground as the state's GOP loyalties and a hail of negative television ads take their toll....

Pesky? Effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Pesky. Illegal. Effective?...

US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday....

FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent....

US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The commander of American forces in South Korea says North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach the United States, but he does not know whether they have done so....

Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it....

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