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FCC: Phone companies posted private info online
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two phone companies - TerraCom Inc. and YourTel America Inc. - unwittingly posted the Social Security numbers, driver's licenses and other sensitive data of up to 300,000 clients to the Internet, an investigation found, and federal regulators said on Friday they plan to fine the firms....

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions Friday about whether imposing quarantines or new travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease....

Hillary Clinton rallies women in New England
BOSTON (AP) -- Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party could be losing ground among women heading into next month's elections....

Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison
WASHINGTON (AP) -- As the three men he once held hostage looked on, a former commander of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in a federal prison for their mistreatment during five years of captivity....

House Democrats on defense in Nevada
WASHINGTON (AP) -- National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections....

Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died....

US official: Auto safety agency under review
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Transportation officials are reviewing the "safety culture" of the federal agency that oversees auto recalls, a senior Obama administration official said Friday. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has been criticized by lawmakers and safety advocates for not acting aggressively enough regarding millions of vehicles with defective air bags or faulty ignition switches....

GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both....

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,...

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday....

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FCC: Phone companies posted private info online

US official: Auto safety agency under review

Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison

Republicans question federal response on Ebola

US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race