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Political signs in public spaces seen as pesky to some as campaigns hope to attract attention
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Pesky. Illegal. Effective?...

US officials say Iraq's army is regrouping slowly but won't be ready soon for major offensives
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials said Thursday....

Government health official: Likelihood of significant Ebola outbreak in US is remote
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency....

White House fence jumper held without bond, dad says he's 'mentally disturbed,' not violent
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....

FACT CHECK: Republicans aim to make 97 percent a failing grade for Democratic Senate hopefuls
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....

North Carolina voters left to decide who's really the 'extreme' Senate candidate
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....

Frank Mankiewicz, political aide who announced RFK's death and ran McGovern campaign, dies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90....

In calls to New York's mayor, governor, Obama offers federal help with Ebola case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case....

US, South Korea agree to delay transfer of wartime control, with no end date set
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States on Thursday agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015....

In Georgia Senate race, Democrats look to parlay GOP candidate's business record into an upset
NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) -- Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate....

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