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Obama1-091714.jpg President Barack Obama sought to emphasize in remarks on Wednesday that the American forces being deployed as part of the fight against the terrorist group ISIS will not have a combat mission.

joni-braley-091714.jpg Republican Joni Ernst has moved into the lead in the potentially crucial Iowa Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 50 percent of likely Iowa voters would support Ernst if the election were held today, while 44 percent would vote for Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.

nahbindx-091714.jpg With a firming job market helping to unleash pent-up demand for new homes, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Wednesday showing that U.S. homebuilder confidence jumped to its highest level in almost nine years in September.

CPI-091714.jpg With a substantial decrease in energy prices more than offsetting higher prices for food and shelter, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. consumer prices in the month of August.

South Korean authorities have reportedly arrested a young American whom they say has been trying to swim across to North Korea. South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoting a government source reported Wednesday that the coast guard arrested a man in his late 20s or early 30s on Tuesday while attempting...

US-Astronauts-091714.jpg U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The US space agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively. "From day one, the Obama Administra

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe has said that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and Moscow's ongoing support for rebels...

U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday southwest of Baghdad and northwest of Irbil. Two airstrikes northwest of Irbil destroyed an ISIL armed truck and its fighting position....

The United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session Tuesday with the body's new President declaring that it would be a historic opportunity to formulate a post-2015 development agenda that is transformative, brings tangible results in fighting poverty, and leads to improving lives of all...

In a whole-of-government approach and with international partners, the United States is significantly upping its response to the West African Ebola epidemic to save lives now and halt future outbreaks. The measures President Barack Obama announced during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control...

OBAMA1-110310_16Sep14.jpg President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday to outline steps the U.S. will take to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

UScapitol-091614.jpg Senate Republicans once again voted Monday to block a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the national gender wage gap. The Senate voted 52 to 40 in favor of limiting debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act, falling well short of the 60 votes required.

U.S. Africa Command will set up a Joint Force Command Headquarters in Liberia to support U.S. military activities and help coordinate expanded U.S. and international relief efforts to fight the West Africa Ebola outbreak, senior administration officials said ahead of President Barack Obama's visit Tuesday...

Producer-Price-Index-091614.jpg After reporting a modest uptick in U.S. producer prices in the previous month, the Labor Department released a report on Tuesday showing that producer prices came in unchanged in the month of August. The Labor Department said its producer price index for final demand was unchanged in August after inching up by 0.1 percent in July.

UN-Security-Council-091614.jpg The United Nations Security Council has long been a bastion for men selected to represent their countries on what is considered to be the Organization's most powerful body. But now, women ambassadors are occupying more than one third of the Council's 15 seats, making history with record representation of the gender. "It's a little strange that it's taken us this long," according to Ambassador Syl