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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana congressman plagued by a cheating scandal registered for re-election and then immediately took the "ice bucket challenge" while standing outside the secretary of state's office.Rep. Vance McAllister was wearin ...more

Reuters News - 6 mins ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Neustar Inc, a company which helps North American telecommunication carriers route calls and text messages, is considering a potential sale amid interest from private equity firms, according to people familiar with the matter. ...more

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PORTSMOUTH, N.H. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says in a visit to a key early voting state that he was humbled by his first run for president in 2012.Perry addressed a group of business leaders in New Hampshire Friday and told them he had not dec ...more

AP News - 22 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Food Program says it may have to shut down its operations in North Korea by early next year unless it gets more funding from international donors by this fall.The U.N. agency has already scaled back its planned two-ye ...more

AP News - 25 mins ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservatives should "stop the fight" over Common Core and instead consider the benefits that the academic standards offer students in struggling schools, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Friday. The position puts him at odds w ...more

AP News - 27 mins ago

Investors appear to be putting their money on the likelihood of more stimulus measures from the European Central Bank to keep the eurozone's shaky recovery from stalling.That much is suggested by a startling fall in recent days in the borrowing ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Two alarming new cases of Ebola have emerged in Nigeria, widening the circle of people sickened beyond the immediate group of caregivers who treated a dying airline passenger in one of Africa's largest cities.The two new ca ...more

AP News - 29 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The ice bucket challenge's phenomenal success is making other charitable organizations rethink how they connect with a younger generation of potential donors.Since the ALS Association began tracking the campaign's progress on Jul ...more

AP News - 32 mins ago

LUHANSK, Ukraine (AP) — Frustrated by a week of delays, Russia sent over 130 aid trucks rolling into rebel-held eastern Ukraine on Friday without the approval of the government in Kiev. Ukraine called the move a "direct invasion" that aimed to provoke ...more

AP News - 37 mins ago

JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Friday that the Great Recession complicated the Fed's ability to assess the U.S. job market and made it harder to determine when to adjust interest rates.Yellen's remarks to an ...more