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Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

Bill Clinton said he knows many Kentucky voters are angry at President Barack Obama, but he urged them Tuesday not to take it out on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in her bid to unseat a 30-year Senate incumbent.

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

A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

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

New York congressman's trial put off until 2015

A New York congressman's tax evasion trial has been put off until next year.

Blackwater jurors talk about possible agreement

Jurors in the trial of four Blackwater security guards may have reached agreement on some criminal charges while raising the possibility they may become deadlocked on others.

Condition of nurse with Ebola upgraded to good

National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good.

Ohio's Kasich goes own way in bid for re-election

John Kasich is waiting for his second cup of chili.

Top mortgage firm accused of abuses

resulting in delays that lead to more fees and profits for servicers. Many have been the target of consumer lawsuits. Some mortgage-servicing companies processed foreclosures without verifying documents.

Arraignment delayed for White House fence-jumper

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial.

Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million

The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

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.

Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.

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, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. And by a growing margin, they say that's the outcome they'd like to see.

Jewish group shifts view on Nazi benefit payments

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

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.

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