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Senate Democrats borrow $10M as races tighten

Senate Democrats' campaign arm is borrowing $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising as officials see their majority increasingly in peril. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee on Friday said it also received $1.5 million from the Democratic National Committee and $6.5 million from donors between Oct. 1 and ...

Navajo high court orders election postponed

The top court on the largest American Indian reservation ordered tribal election officials to postpone the Navajo Nation's presidential election and immediately reprint ballots without the name of a candidate who was disqualified in a language fluency case. The Navajo Supreme Court's decision Thursday comes after a lower court blocked ...

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny, Assistant Director General for Health Systems and Innovation of the World Health Organization (WHO), speaks during a press conference at the European headquarters of the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014.  Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny says clinical trials planned or under way in Europe, Africa and the U.S. are being accompanied by a push among governments for immediate “real-world use” of an approved Ebola vaccine. She told reporters Tuesday in Geneva that, if the vaccines are deemed safe, tens of thousands of doses would be used in a West African trial in January.  (AP Photo/Keystone,Martial Trezzini)

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March. Still, the agency warned it's not clear whether any of these will work against the deadly virus that has ...

In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for September on Friday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

US new-home sales close to flat in September

U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. New-home sales edged up 0.2 percent last month to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000, the Commerce Department reported Friday. The report also revised down ...

Attack on Egypt army post kills 17

An attack on an army post in the restive northern part of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula caused a large explosion and killed 17 people, according to security and medical officials, making it one one of the deadliest attacks on security forces since violence spiked following the ouster of Islamist President Mohammed ...

After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day. "We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed" by the ...

8 people arrested in Latvia in match-fixing probe

Eight people have been arrested in Latvia on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year. Two players from Latvian champion Daugavpils, one of the teams involved, were among those arrested, police spokesman Dairis Anucins said on Friday. Two club officials and four people with "ties" to the ...

Joan Jett, center, speaks with children backstage at the 6th Annual Little Kids Rock benefit presented by Guitar Center at the Hammerstein Ballroom on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in New York. (Photo by Stephen Chernin/Invision/AP)

Punk icon Joan Jett savors rockin' role-model gig

"Can't stay at home, can't stay at school! Old folks say: 'Ya poor little fool!'" Punk pioneer Joan Jett doesn't give a spit if you lump her in with old folks. The "wild girl" in the incendiary anthem "Cherry Bomb" embraces aging while raging — and, at 56, relishes her ...

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II sends the first royal tweet under her own name to declare the opening of the new Information Age Galleries at the Science Museum, South Kensington, London, Friday Oct. 24, 2014. Normally a plaque is unveiled to herald the launch of a new project, but after touring the attraction dedicated to the history of communication and information the Queen touched a tablet screen to send her message to the world. (AP Photo/PA, Chris Jackson)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE

Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery in central London's Science Museum Friday. The queen removed a glove to type on a touchscreen tablet, writing "I hope people ...

Rwandan government angry at BBC over documentary

The Rwandan government, members of parliament and genocide survivors have expressed their anger at the BBC over a recent documentary that suggested the country's president may have had a hand shooting down of his predecessor's plane. The hour-long documentary — "Rwanda, The Untold Story" — also quoted U.S. researchers who ...

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