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Secret Service arrests man near Ethiopian Embassy

The U.S. Secret Service has arrested a man who officers believe fired a gun near the Ethiopian Embassy in Washington.

Rep. Lamborn decried for urging generals to quit

A Republican congressman from Colorado was not trying to undermine President Barack Obama's military actions in the Middle East by urging generals who disagreed with the president to resign "in a blaze of glory," a spokesman said Monday.

McConnell's backers spend millions in Kentucky

Two groups with close ties to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell are on track to spend nearly $20 million on television advertisements to sway Kentucky voters, a staggering amount for a single race that stands as a textbook example of the use of outside money in a tight contest.

Obama: US 'underestimated' Islamic State threat

President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists.

US urges restraint against Hong Kong protesters

The White House is urging authorities in Hong Kong to show restraint with pro-democracy protesters.

Administration seeks to close Gitmo hearing

The Obama administration is seeking to close a court hearing into the government's treatment of a Guantanamo Bay prisoner, saying that much of the information about the man is classified. He has gone on a hunger strike and is protesting force-feeding procedures administered by his jailers.

US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

Americans boosted spending by a healthy amount in August, offering welcome evidence that the economy is on solid footing heading into the final quarter of the year.

Studies fault warming in much of 2013 wild weather

Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.

Wife: Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in hospice

The wife of former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee says he is in hospice care, and his health has declined over the past two months.

Contracts to buy US homes slide in August

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in August, suggesting that real estate sales will remain sluggish over the next few months.

Lawsuit could scramble Kansas Senate race again

A key contest in the fight for control of the Senate could turn on the outcome of an arcane legal argument Monday over whether Democrats must field a candidate against struggling Kansas Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.

5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

Wife: Washington post's Ben Bradlee in hospice

Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee's wife says her husband is in hospice care after his health has declined over the past two months.

Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process.

GOP cautions that Senate control would have limits

How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?

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