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GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change

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.

US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.

Newly released Dallas nurse meets with Obama

A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and met with President Barack Obama at the White House.

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

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.

Republicans question federal response on Ebola

The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility.

US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday.

Judge may enter Georgia voter registration dispute

A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.

Clinton rallies Democrats to defeat Gov. Walker

Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin "should not be a hard choice."

Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten

Senate Democrats' campaign operation on Friday said it borrowed $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising, as officials see their majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum.

Kerry says no apology to NKorea to free Americans

Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday urged North Korea to release two detained Americans to build goodwill with the United States, but ruled out providing a U.S. apology to Pyongyang to win their freedom.

US new-home sales close to flat in September

U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in the race for mayor of Providence is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants.

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