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Virginia GOP Senate candidate Gillespie piles up mileage in pursuit of Warner

By Salena Zito
WASHINGTON — Ed Gillespie is trying to chip away at Mark Warner’s “Main Street appeal” to Virginians. Gillespie, the former Republican National Committee chairman, is challenging Warner for his Senate seat in the November election. Gillespie has put 40,000 miles …

High court to weigh pregnancy work rights

By Brian Bowling
Pregnancy often limits the kind of work a woman can do, and the Supreme Court is set to decide whether employers have to give pregnant workers the same consideration as others with job-limiting medical conditions. The court has agreed to …

President’s Labor Day appearance heavy on politicking

By Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
MILWAUKEE — President Obama visited Milwaukee on Monday to talk up an improving economy and to push Congress to boost the minimum wage. “If you work full-time, you shouldn’t be living in poverty,” Obama said as he called once again …

Anti-abortion law in effect in Louisiana, with a caveat

By The Los Angeles Times
Louisiana’s anti-abortion law took effect on Monday as scheduled, but provisions requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals cannot be enforced against clinics and doctors who filed suit, a federal judge ruled on Sunday night. U.S. District Judge …

Cleveland welcomes server farms

By The Associated Press
CLEVELAND — Northeast Ohio is hardly ready to usurp Silicon Valley as a high-tech mecca, but a growing number of data centers are choosing to locate in and around Cleveland to take advantage of cheap power, an abundance of fiber-optic …

Surveillance video in Wal-Mart police killing sought

By The Associated Press
CINCINNATI — The president of Ohio’s legislative black caucus wants the state attorney general to release surveillance video of the fatal police shooting of a young black man in a suburban Dayton Wal-Mart store on Aug 5. State Rep. Alicia …

Ferguson police begin wearing body cameras

By St. Louis Post-dispatch
FERGUSON, Mo. — Police officers began wearing body cameras during the weekend as marchers took to the streets in the most recent protest of a shooting three weeks earlier by a city officer that left an unarmed young mandead. Ferguson …

Perry distances himself from unflattering image tweeted of DA

By The Associated Press
AUSTIN — A tweet from Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s verified account late Sunday night included a disparaging image of the Democratic district attorney who is at the center of his criminal indictment on charges of abuse of power. The …

U.S. to get base in Niger to aid Islamist hunt

By The Washington Post
WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing to open a drone base in one of the remotest places on Earth: an ancient caravan crossroads in the middle of the Sahara. After months of negotiations, the government of Niger, a landlocked West …

Texas GOP lawmaker calls for end to 40-year crude oil export ban

By Reuters
WASHINGTON — A senior congressman from Texas has come out in full support of the United States lifting the 40-year-old ban on crude oil exports, putting him at odds with fellow House Republicans wary of weighing in on the controversial …

FBI investigates celebrities’ nude photo claims

By The Associated Press
LOS ANGELES — The FBI said on Monday that it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say …

World News

British terror suspects may be stripped of passports

By From Wire Reports
LONDON — British Prime Minister David Cameron said on Monday that police in the United Kingdom may get temporary powers to seize passports of British nationals fighting in the Middle East who are attempting to return to the U.K. to …

Middle East

Syrian rebels, government clash in Golan Heights

By The Associated Press
BEIRUT — Syrian rebels clashed with government troops on Monday in the Golan Heights, where al-Qaida-linked insurgents abducted U.N. peacekeepers last week, activists said. The fighting was focused around the town of Hamidiyeh in Quneitra province near the disputed frontier …

Betsy Hiel

Sectarian divisions haunt Iraq refugees

By Betsy Hiel
DOHUK, Iraq – Inside a school in this northern Kurdish province, Mohamed Yousef recalls the day when ISIS entered the city of Sinjar. “First, they …