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US increases security, though no threats cited
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S....

White House says immigration plans not final yet
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House on Wednesday cautioned against making assumptions about President Barack Obama's changes to immigration rules based on a new federal contract proposal from the Homeland Security Department to buy enough supplies to make as many as 34 million immigrant work permits and residency cards over the next five years....

Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Senate Democrats on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell....

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country....

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday expressed optimism about the Ebola situation in the U.S. as he met with his Ebola response team, including his first meeting with his new point man on the deadly disease....

AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that....

Poems, but few ads -- Pressler seeks Senate return
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) -- For the homestretch of a suddenly competitive four-way Senate race here - one that could tip control of the Senate - former Sen. Larry Pressler is bringing in the best surrogate he can imagine: a 78-year-old retired FBI agent....

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong....

Senator blasts CIA for censoring `torture' report
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document....

California malpractice cap generates big spending
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003....

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