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Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

At rallies, Obama casts 2014 as key for his legacy

Marching onto the campaign trail for the first time this year, President Barack Obama cast Democrats' success in this year's midterm elections as a chance to further the policies he's fought for in the White House. "Don't give up now," he said. "Not after we've made this much progress."

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside -- Ebola.

New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Economic malaise clouds Florida governor's race

By many measures, Republican Rick Scott should have a strong case for a second term as governor.

Didier and Newhouse race to finish in all-GOP 4th

With the election less than three weeks away, the first-of-its kind central Washington U.S. House race between two Republicans remains a hard fought intramural contest.

LePage's style at center of Maine governor's race

To some in Maine, Republican Gov. Paul LePage is hot-headed and divisive. Others say the hard-charging former mayor has found his own way to be effective in a state with a proud independent streak.

US, other nations condemn violence in Libya

The United States and four other nations are strongly condemning the ongoing violence in Libya and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities.

In Georgia Senate bid, Nunn talks economy to women

You don't hear Michelle Nunn mention gender politics or try to rally female voters in Georgia around issues of abortion, birth control and gay marriage as she runs for the Senate.

High court balks at last-minute voting changes

The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.

Colorado candidate's town shapes immigration view

Andrea Hermosillo rode for hours to protest at her neighbor's office.

Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

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