- AP EXCLUSIVE: CIA halts spying in Europe
WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the National Security Agency, according to current and former U.S. officials.
- Clinton, Biden urge women to back Democrats
WASHINGTON (AP) — The upcoming fall elections would offer a clear choice for female voters on economic issues, Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday, pointing to Democratic women as the key to the party's future prospects.
- Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) — Legislation requested by President Barack Obama authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East is headed for his signature after a sweeping Senate vote.
- Foreign fighters, Ebola top Obama's UN agenda
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will call on fellow world leaders next week to back a United Nations resolution calling on nations to stem the flow of foreign fighters joining terrorist organizations like the Islamic State, as the United States seeks to build legitimacy for its military campaign in Iraq and Syria, the White House said Friday.
- Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity
WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.
- US chief justice worried about partisanship
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says he's worried about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that the court is a political body.
- US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. Army officer says thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims.
- Burke fires consultant over jobs plan copying
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic candidate for Wisconsin governor Mary Burke said Friday she cut ties with a consultant she blames for copying several sections of her jobs plan from platforms of other Democrats.
- FDA tweaks food safety rules due next year
WASHINGTON (AP) — The government will rewrite sweeping new food safety rules after farmers complained that earlier proposals could hurt business, the Food and Drug Administration said Friday.
- Glossary of extremists in Mideast and Africa
President Barack Obama presses ahead with his campaign to diminish and eventually defeat Islamic State group extremists in Iraq and Syria, but the list of radical Islamic elements the United States and many of its coalition allies are fighting does not stop there. Violent radicals inspired by al-Qaida and Osama bin Laden pepper the map from the Indian Ocean to the Atlantic.
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