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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Time is ticking and money is tight in the effort to challenge Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in the GOP primary runoff in Mississippi last month.The tea party-backed challenger is Republican Chris McDaniel. His attorney says M ...more

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EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — The much-anticipated international debut of the military's new, high-tech fighter jet was still in limbo Thursday, as officials scrambled to determine the cause of the fire that grounded the aircraft last week.D ...more

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LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — An intense fire ravaged a three-story apartment building before dawn Thursday, killing four adults and three children, forcing tenants to jump or hand their children to safety, and leading to dramatic rescues from upper floors. ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge is ordering the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a month to sub ...more

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BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic militants using weapons they recently seized in neighboring Iraq intensified an offensive against Kurdish areas in northern Syria as they fight to expand the territory under their control, activists said Thursday.The clashe ...more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the Democratic-controlled Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday sent to their colleagues a long-shot proposed change to the Constitution that would rein in political spending.Democrats who lead the Judiciary Committ ...more

AP News - 27 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says she still supports a Senate-passed bill to outlaw workplace discrimination against gay and transgender people.Some gay-rights groups have withdrawn their support because it has a broad ...more

AP News - 27 minutes ago

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Nearly 100 years after he single-handedly fought off a German attack and saved a comrade from capture despite suffering serious wounds, Sgt. Henry Johnson is a step closer to getting a posthumous Medal of Honor.Army Secretary ...more

AP News - 29 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Outlines of a possible compromise over President Barack Obama's $3.7 billion emergency border spending request are emerging on Capitol Hill.They involve making policy changes to allow the minors streaming to the border from Cen ...more

AP News - 37 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee took a step Thursday toward keeping highway and transit aid flowing to states just three weeks before transportation programs are forecast to go broke.The Ways and Means Committee approved by a voice vote a bi ...more