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Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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.

GOP candidates in La. not embracing Bobby Jindal

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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

Weiland raised most in latest fundraising period

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Democrat Rick Weiland's campaign says it has outraised Republican Mike Rounds in a tight four-way U.S. Senate race that once seemed like an easy Republican pickup.

Tillis invokes Reagan, 1970s to rally students

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis appealed to a group of college students Wednesday to back his bid for the U.S. Senate by referring to a time before any of them was born.

US increases security, though no threats cited

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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.

Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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.

Cianci files complaint against anti-Cianci group

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Buddy Cianci's campaign for mayor of Providence has filed a complaint with the state Board of Elections against his Democratic opponent and a group running an anti-Cianci TV ad.

Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.

IOC gives provisional recognition to Kosovo

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The IOC accepted Kosovo into the Olympic fold on Wednesday, clearing the way for the former Serbian province to send an independent team to the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

AP-GfK Poll: Public wants tighter Ebola screening

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

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