Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk
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Bill to strip Planned Parenthood funds nears Kasich’s desk

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich is expected to sign a bill stripping government money from Planned Parenthood, a move that might help him with conservatives who dominate the upcoming Republican presidential primary in South Carolina. The legislation was poised to head to Kasich on Wednesday, February 10, a day after the primary in New … Continue reading

United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China
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United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States remains ill-prepared to combat state-backed cyber intrusions from China and lawmakers should look at whether U.S.-based companies be allowed to ‘hack back’ to recover or wipe stolen data, a congressional advisory body said Tuesday. That’s the primary recommendation of this year’s report by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review … Continue reading

Kasich raises $4.4 million for GOP presidential bid
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Kasich raises $4.4 million for GOP presidential bid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich (KAY’-sik) has raised $4.4 million in his first two-and-a-half months as a Republican presidential candidate. That’s according to a campaign aide who shared the fundraising numbers ahead of midnight reporting deadline to federal regulators. Kasich rose in some preference polls over the summer, particularly in the early voting … Continue reading

Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers
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Long-term budget talks ahead for Obama, Republican lawmakers

WASHINGTON (AP) — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional Republican leaders are looking ahead to talks with President Barack Obama on a long-term budget pact. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Tuesday that he and House Speaker John Boehner spoke with Obama recently and that he expects talks to get … Continue reading

Intelligence chief: Little penalty for cyberattacks
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Intelligence chief: Little penalty for cyberattacks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Cyberattacks against American interests are likely to continue and grow more damaging, in part because hackers face a low risk of consequences, the director of national intelligence told Congress Thursday. James Clapper, the nation’s top intelligence official, told the House intelligence committee that a muted response to most cyberattacks has created a … Continue reading

Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing
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Independent group rejects Mexican gov’t case on 43 missing

MEXICO CITY (AP) — An independent report presented Sunday dismantles the Mexican government’s investigation into the disappearance of 43 teachers’ college students, saying the prosecutor’s contention that they were incinerated in a giant pyre never happened and fueling the anger of parents who nearly a year later still don’t know what happened to their sons. Attorney … Continue reading

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Herring to pass on bid for governor

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Wednesday, September 2, 2015,  that he will seek another four-year term as the state’s top attorney rather than pursue the governor’s mansion, helping to clear a path for Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam to secure the Democratic nomination in 2017. Saying he wants to build upon … Continue reading

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Nations’ pledges to cut emissions called insufficient

BONN, Germany (AP) — Analysts tracking efforts to control greenhouse gas emissions say the reductions pledged by major economies ahead of an envisioned climate pact this year won’t be enough to avoid warming the Earth by 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit) or more. That’s the benchmark governments have set to avoid the worst impacts … Continue reading

4 killed in apparent revenge attack in Burundi capital
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4 killed in apparent revenge attack in Burundi capital

BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Four people were killed Tuesday night in the Burundian capital of Bujumbura as violence persisted following the controversial re-election of President Pierre Nkurunziza. The four friends were shot in a bar, an apparent revenge attack against members of the ruling party, said witnesses in the volatile neighborhood of Musaga. Musaga resident … Continue reading