October 31st @ 6:48 PM GMT (18 min ago)
Yahoo! President Barack Obama, hoping for a strong turnout from female voters for Democratic candidates in congressional and gubernatorial elections next week, put women in the spotlight on Friday at an economic-focused event in Rhode Island. Obama has made only a handful of appearances on the campaign trail for the mid-term elections in addition to a series of fundraising swings, but his limited public stops have been aimed at shoring up support among key Democratic constituents including African... (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:43 PM GMT (24 min ago)
Yahoo! China is lifting its suspension on the import of red and golden delicious apples from Washington State, reopening a market once valued at about $6.5 million a year, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said on Friday. The restrictions were placed in 2012 by Chinese quarantine authorities due to the repeated interception of three apple pests: speck rot, bull's-eye rot, and Sphaeropsis rot. Since then, USDA's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service worked with the U.S. (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:30 PM GMT (37 min ago)
Yahoo! A Southern California mayor who made headlines leading a local backlash against a flood of Central American immigrants across the U.S. border, has been charged with felony drunk driving in connection with an accident that injured four teenage girls. Alan Long, who resigned as mayor of Murrieta, California last week, days after his arrest, was formally charged on Thursday with one count of driving while under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, Riverside County prosecutors said. (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:28 PM GMT (39 min ago)
Yahoo! Texas Republicans, including Tea Party-backed U.S. Senator Ted Cruz, sought to ratchet up the pressure on the Obama administration's Ebola response on Friday, by questioning its use of federal tax dollars for emergency preparedness. In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell, the lawmakers said they were concerned about missteps in the Dallas Ebola case of Thomas Eric Duncan, which they said occurred after large sums of federal money were spent to help U.S. cities pr... (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:25 PM GMT (42 min ago)
Yahoo! US Republicans battling for full control of Congress appear increasingly likely to get their wish in Tuesday's midterm elections. Republicans already have a majority in the House of Representatives. Seizing the Senate would give them control of both chambers for the first time since 2006 and, crucially, for the remaining two years of Barack Obama's presidency. They still aim to scupper what many Republicans describe as Obama's ''liberal agenda,'' and the party's conservative faction... (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:10 PM GMT (56 min ago)
Reuters The costliest U.S. Senate race in history is drawing political heavyweights like Mitt Romney and the Clintons to North Carolina as Republicans and Democrats scramble to pull out a win in the battleground state.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654214/s/4008c135/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:10 PM GMT (57 min ago)
Reuters A former California state senator convicted of perjury and voter fraud for lying to cover up the fact that he lived outside the district he represented was due to surrender to authorities on Friday to begin serving a 90-day jail term.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://reuters.us.feedsportal.com/c/35217/f/654214/s/4008d776/sc/7/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:05 PM GMT (1 hr ago)
Yahoo! Foreign fighters are streaming into Syria at a rate of roughly 1,000 a month, with no let-up in the flow despite international efforts to stem the tide, US officials said Friday. The surge in foreign militants heading to Syria surpasses anything seen in previous conflicts in the past 10 years, including wars in Afghanistan, Yemen, Somalia or elsewhere, said a US intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. US intelligence agencies now believe there are more than 16,000 volunt... (Politics)
October 31st @ 6:03 PM GMT (1.1 hr ago)
Yahoo! Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete. (Politics)
October 31st @ 5:56 PM GMT (1.2 hr ago)
Yahoo! Democratic candidate for Massachusetts governor Martha Coakley said Republican candidate Charlie Baker should answer ''legitimate questions'' about a story that nearly brought him to tears as he told it about a rueful fisherman. (Politics)
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