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  • Obama unveils his Ebola response

    WASHINGTON -- Harry Truman's old adage, "The buck stops here," has been confirmed, at least politically, in President Obama's highly visible response to the Ebola crisis. His lengthy talk on the subject televised from the Oval Office was clearly devised...
  • After U.S. airdrop, Turkey agrees to let Iraqi Kurds cross to fight at Kobani

    ISTANBUL In a dramatic policy shift, Turkey agreed Monday to allow fighters from Iraq's Kurdish autonomous region to cross its territory to help save the Syrian Kurdish enclave of Kobani from Islamist radicals, the Turkish foreign minister said. "We...
  • Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn

    Obama urges Democrats to vote early for Quinn
    President Barack Obama on Sunday night helped launch an all-out effort by Democrats to get voters to the polls for Gov. Pat Quinn, telling thousands gathered at a South Side rally to cast their ballots when early voting starts Monday. “Pat Quinn...
  • Mikulski to hold hearing on Ebola funding

    Mikulski to hold hearing on Ebola funding
    WASHINGTON -- Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, the chairwoman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced Monday her committee will hold a hearing on Ebola, the latest indication Congress is preparing to consider additional federal funding to confront...
  • Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument

    Chemical weapons cover-up reignites old argument
    The New York Times report that the George W. Bush administration discovered old chemical bombs and rockets in Iraq and withheld the knowledge "from troops it sent into harm's way" is an echo of the discussion over alleged new weapons of mass destruction...
  • Fiercest fighting in days hits Syrian border town

    URFA Turkey (Reuters) - The fiercest fighting in days shook the Syrian border town of Kobani overnight as Islamic State fighters attacked Kurdish defenders with mortars and car bombs, sources in the town and a monitoring group said on Sunday. Islamic...
  • Proposed Ebola travel ban divides relief groups at epidemic's core

    Relief groups providing care at the epicenter of the Ebola epidemic are at odds over the merits of banning travel from the three West African nations hardest hit by the often fatal virus. A top official with Samaritan's Purse whichgained national...
  • Durbin working levers of power, not taking it easy

     Durbin working levers of power, not taking it easy
    Sen. Dick Durbin has won his last 10 races for the U.S. Senate and House, and the Democrat is way ahead in the polls this time. But he says he's running hard for re-election, and he cites a Republican as one of the reasons. No, not opponent Jim...
  • Wall Street urges U.S. regulators' joint cybersecurity approach

    Wall Street urges U.S. regulators' joint cybersecurity approach
    Wall Street's top trade group is calling for the creation of a new inter-agency working group of regulators and the White House that would be tasked with developing consistent cybersecurity rules for the financial industry. The recommendation by the...
  • U.S. Ebola response chief seeks to reverse mistakes, step up response

    CHICAGO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ebola response coordinator Ron Klain faces a long to-do list when he begins his new role: soothe Americans' jitters about the virus, fix federal coordination with states, and restore a sense of control over the crisis...
  • Ebola patient Amber Vinson's family disputes CDC story, gets a lawyer

    Health officials gave Texas nurse Amber Vinson permission to fly to Ohio and back even though she voiced concern about Ebola, her relatives said Sunday, adding that they have retained a high-profile attorney. Their statement contradicted a Centers for...