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Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US

President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

California malpractice cap generates big spending

Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

Tribe's highest court orders candidate off ballot

A candidate for tribal president on the nation's largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office.

Obama expresses optimism about Ebola in US

President Barack Obama expressed confidence Wednesday about the ability to contain Ebola in the U.S., taking special note of the ongoing recovery of two nurses who contracted the disease and of others who were declared Ebola free after being exposed to the deadly virus.

Foley seeks to boost his appeal in governor race

Republican Tom Foley's campaign has begun airing a string of positive television ads during the final two weeks of Connecticut's virtually even gubernatorial rematch, considered one of the most negative elections in the country.

GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

While Democrats in Louisiana are largely dodging ties to President Barack Obama this election season, Republicans aren't necessarily embracing Gov. Bobby Jindal.

US increases security, though no threats cited

The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the U.S.

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

Four former Blackwater security guards were convicted Wednesday in the 2007 shootings of more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad, an incident that inflamed anti-American sentiment around the globe and was denounced by critics as an illustration of a war gone horribly wrong.

Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support

A high-profile endorsement in hand in the unlikeliest of battleground states, veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts sought to bolster support in Kansas' rural west, where he needs to win big to fend off independent challenger Greg Orman.

Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place.

Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments.

Obama on Canada shooting: 'We're all shaken by it'

President Barack Obama condemned fatal shootings in Canada on Wednesday as "outrageous attacks." ''We're all shaken by it," he said.

AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening

Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new steps to do just that.

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