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Court to decide if convicted felon can sell guns

The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities.

High court to review California death penalty case

The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.

Court rejects appeal from Duane Reade Ex-CEO, CFO

The Supreme Court has rejected appeals from two former executives of New York City drugstore chain Duane Reade Inc. who were convicted of securities fraud.

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.

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.

Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

A new business survey finds hiring is healthy but pay raises, not so much.

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.

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