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Pentagon: counter-IS campaign costs $424 million

The Pentagon says it has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.

In San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama

A tight House race in San Diego is becoming a real-life drama involving allegations of a campaign headquarters break-in and sexual harassment.

AP-GfK Poll: Most expect GOP victory in November

Two weeks before Election Day, most of the nation's likely voters now expect the Republican Party to take control of the U.S. Senate. And by a 47 to 39 percent margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

Raimondo, Fung to meet in TV debate with wild card

Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung are meeting for a televised debate that will also introduce Rhode Island voters to a wild-card third-party candidate in the governor's race.

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments

An influential Jewish advocacy group no longer supports allowing suspected Nazi war criminals to receive Social Security benefits.

Freed Vietnamese dissident travels to US: official

The State Department says a prominent Vietnamese dissident has been freed and will arrive Tuesday in the United States.

Michelle Obama asks students to vote early in Iowa

First lady Michelle Obama tried to give Democrats a boost in a key U.S. Senate race Tuesday, urging college students in Iowa to vote early for Bruce Braley.

Giffords calls on women to highlight gun violence

Former Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords charged Tuesday that "dangerous people with guns are a threat to women" as she worked to rally female voters across Iowa and inject gun control into one of the nation's marquee Senate contests.

Connecticut governor: I kept my vow not to cut aid

Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and his Republican challenger, Tom Foley, portrayed themselves Tuesday as friends to cities and towns, with Malloy reminding local leaders that he kept his promise nearly four years ago not to cut state aid in order to balance the budget.

One American released from North Korea, two remain

American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held.

Gary Hart named envoy to Northern Ireland

The State Department has tapped former Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart to be its newest envoy to Northern Ireland.

US: 1 American released from North Korea

The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released.

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