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GOP candidates move to cast Democrats as weak on terrorism

September 25, 2014 WASHINGTON — In the latest Republican campaign ad, a lone militant walks across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State grou. more »»

Hillary Clinton highlights gender as 2016 looms

September 24, 2014 NEW YORK— Hillary Rodham Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign emphasized her experience, competence and preparation to become president. more »»

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

September 23, 2014 WASHINGTON — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year? A handful of tight races in states with quirky election laws make for the... more »»

Five things to know about possible Senate uncertainty

September 23, 2014 By The Associated Press Election Day may not decide which party wins the Senate majority. Why? 1. Possible runoffs in Louisiana and Georgia. more »»

Growing license plate scanner networks know where you go

September 22, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A rapidly expanding digital network that uses cameras mounted to traffic signals and police cruisers captures the movements of millions of vehicles across the U.S. more »»

School attendance matters

September 19, 2014 Most parents realize that attendance is an important part of their child’s success in school. more »»

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

September 18, 2014 EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. more »»

Probe: site must boost security

September 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — HealthCar. more »»

Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in U.S. war strategy

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar’s al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. more »»

Some may lose health care credits

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Thousands of consumers risk losing financial aid for health care premiums under President Barack Obama’s law unless they clear up lingering questions about their incomes, administration... more »»

Justice Department seeks new tool against data fraud

September 15, 2014 WASHINGTON— Working to combat an increasingly lucrative crime that crosses national boundaries, Justice Department officials are pressing for a new law to help them prosecute criminals overseas who... more »»

Obama’s counter-terror fight to destroy ISIS faces high risk

September 12, 2014 By ROBERT BURNS AP National Security Writer WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s decision to expand airstrikes in Iraq and extend them to Syria raises a host of questions about how an intensified... more »»

Cities prepare for warm climate without saying so

September 10, 2014 GRAND HAVEN — With climate change still a political minefield across the nation despite the strong scientific consensus that it’s happening, some community leaders have hit upon a way of preparing... more »»

Do I have a drinking problem?

September 9, 2014 IRON MOUNTAIN — Do you suspect you are drinking too much or that maybe your drug use is getting out of control? Here are a few questions to ask yourself: — Would my physical health be better if I... more »»

Land, Peters spar over her plan to slash gas tax

September 8, 2014 LANSING — At a time Republicans are eyeing slight to significant state gasoline tax increases to improve Michigan’s roads, their standard-bearer for U.S. more »»

To answer the call

September 5, 2014 Instead of folklore and fairy tales, let’s deal with the facts on why the Upper Peninsula desperately needs a wolf hunt Last week marked an important moment for Michigan when elected representatives... more »»

Silence of the yappers

September 4, 2014 With folks yapping all day on social media — Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the rest — how can there be such a thing as a “spiral of silence” online? Easy. more »»

Common Core questions

September 3, 2014 COLUMBUS, Ohio — Millions of students will sit down at computers this year to take new tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading, but policymakers in many states are having... more »»

Airwaves heat up in race for Michigan governor

September 2, 2014 LANSING — Political TV ads are set to escalate in the final two months of the race between Republican Gov. more »»



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