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Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP

The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?"

NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar and seize the chance to meet with Republican activists and fundraisers who could propel a potential White House bid in 2016.

Correction: US-United States-Iraq-US Death story

In a story Oct. 24 about the death of a U.S. service member in the fight against the Islamic State group, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the soldier who died in a noncombat-related incident was the first death in the military operation. A Marine who ejected from a plane over the Persian Gulf earlier in October and was presumed lost at sea was the first death, although that soldier isn't on the Defense Department's public list of deaths because the official paperwork hasn't been completed.

Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.

US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all-important farm economy.

Missouri auditor revels in Hollywood, history

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich says he's excited about a big success that's been years in the making.

Obama: Science, not fear, key to Ebola response

President Barack Obama says the U.S. must be guided by science -- not fear -- as it responds to Ebola.

Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation -- Mali -- renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order.

Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race

The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission -- the tight Georgia Senate race.

Poll: Islamic State threat seen as important

Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,

GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

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 shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.

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