Poll: Public backing grows for Obama’s actions against Islamic State

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Americans overwhelmingly back U.S. airstrikes against terrorists in Syria and are increasingly supportive of President Barack Obama’s handling of the crisis, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.

Sporting Kansas City honored at White House, plays a little ball

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

According to President Barack Obama, something is going on with Kansas City.

6 implicated in National Guard bribery scheme

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Six people were implicated Wednesday in contract-rigging schemes involving the bribery of National Guard officials, and three individuals have pleaded guilty, prosecutors said.

Tennessee athletics reports slight budget surplus

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Tennessee is in the black with its athletic budget — barely.

McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too.

AP-GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. But that hasn't stopped campaigns from trying to appeal on other topics as well. Here's a look at what voters think on the top issues of the election cycle.

US issues final minimum wage rule for contractors

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez issued a final rule on Wednesday raising the minimum wage for employees of federal contractors to $10.10 an hour.

AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy.

Report: Work completed at NKorea launch site

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A U.S. research institute says North Korea has completed a yearlong construction program enabling it to handle bigger rockets at its main launch site.

Obama: New leadership was needed at Secret Service

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The White House says President Barack Obama believes it was in the best interest of the Secret Service for Director Julia Pierson to resign.