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

US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly
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....

Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado....

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....

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, 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....

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case....

Judge dismisses cases in IRS political controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status....

US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer
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....

Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The press secretary who announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Mankiewicz (MAN-ka-witz), has died. He was 90....

First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- First lady Michelle Obama urged Colorado Democrats Thursday to recapture the energy of six years ago, choking up in a college town and reminiscing on her husband's first nomination in Denver....

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