US troops heading into Africa soon for Ebola fight

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Thousands of promised American forces will be moving into Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help the Africans treat Ebola victims, the Army's top officer said Friday.

Unemployment rates rise in 24 US states in August

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Unemployment rates rose in nearly half of U.S. states in August, even as employers in two-thirds of the states added jobs.

Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses.

Gauge of US economy edges up 0.2 percent in August

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health rose in August but at a much slower pace than in July.

Obama welcomes result of Scottish referendum

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

President Barack Obama says he welcomes Scotland's decision to stay part of the United Kingdom.

FDA revises food safety rules due next year

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration on Friday revised sweeping food safety rules proposed last year after farmers complained that the regulations could hurt business.

Hamilton tops Friday practice at Singapore GP

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in practice for the Singapore Grand Prix on Friday, while teammate and title rival Nico Rosberg and defending champion Sebastian Vettel both had setbacks.

Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.

Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday.

St Louis in running for Final Four nod

|Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

St. Louis Sports Commission president Frank Viverito is hopeful after meeting with NCAA officials about the city's bid to host an upcoming men's basketball Final Four.

F1 changes radio ban after team concerns

| |Friday, Sep. 19, 2014

Formula One has significantly altered its proposed ban on pit-car radio transmissions after teams raised concerns, with information on car performance allowed for the rest of the season.

Chris Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Chris Christie defends NFL commissioner Goodell

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is playing defense for embattled NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

Obama: Vote shows US united against Islamic State

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama says a bipartisan Senate vote to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels shows the world that Americans are united in combating the Islamic State group.

House GOP repackages election-year bills

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

In case you missed them the first time, House Republicans have passed an election-year package of tax cuts, regulation reductions and, once again, a tweak to President Barack Obama's health law. As before, they stand no chance of becoming law.

Congress OKs bill to cut rape evidence backlog

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation Thursday renewing a soon to expire program that helps local governments cut their backlogs of unexamined DNA evidence in rape cases.

Senate blocks effort to stop Obama on immigration

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Senate Democrats have blocked a Republican effort to prevent President Barack Obama from acting unilaterally on immigration.

At UN, Obama to urge nations to go big on climate

| |Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

Having spent political capital fighting climate change at home, President Barack Obama will turn his sights overseas next week, urging fellow heads of state to be as ambitious as possible as they negotiate a make-or-break global treaty to be finalized in Paris next year.

House urges pro teams to address domestic abuse

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

State lawmakers are urging Michigan's professional sports teams to adopt zero-tolerance domestic violence policies.

FDA approves Eli Lilly's injectable diabetes drug

|Thursday, Sep. 18, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new injectable diabetes drug from Eli Lilly and Co. for adults with the most common form of the disease.