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AlisonLunderganGrimes-102314.jpg After a brief absence, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is once again hitting the airwaves in Kentucky in support of Senate candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes. The DSCC is spending $650,000 on advertising for Grimes in her race against Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ken.

Obama-102314.jpg Following news of a shooting at the Canadian Parliament complex in Ottawa, President Barack Obama called Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Wednesday to express the American people's solidarity with their neighbors to the north.

United Nations human rights expert Ben Emmerson has urged Governments currently engaged on mass surveillance of the internet for counter-terrorism purposes to update their national legislation in line with international human rights law for new technology surveillance measures. "States need to squarely...

U.S. military forces continued to attack terrorists from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in Syria on Wednesday and Thursday, U.S. Central Command officials reported. Four airstrikes near Kobani destroyed ISIL fighting positions, a vehicle, and an ISIL command and control center. East of Dawr...

Leadingindex-102314.jpg Suggesting moderate growth in the short-term, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than economists had anticipated in the month of September.

joblessclaims-102314.jpg After reporting first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits at a fourteen-year low in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded in the week ended October 18th.

The month-old US-led coalition air strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Syria have killed 553 people, including 32 civilians, according to Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The UK-based activists released the figures on Thursday, which marks a month since U.S...

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic Committee and proposed that it be granted full recognition at the next IOC Session to be held in December in Monaco. The decision was taken on Wednesday by the Executive Board "in the interests of the...

A Palestinian driver, who killed a three-month-old girl by ramming his car into a busy tram stop in Jerusalem Wednesday, died of his injuries in hospital. The attacker, identified by Israeli media as 21 year-old Abd al-Rahman Shaloudi from East Jerusalem, was shot by officers as he tried to run away...

The Pentagon has said some of the weapons that was supposed to be supplied to Kurdish fighters in Syria are in possession of Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists. One bundle of weapons and medical supplies airdropped by U.S. forces to Kurdish fighters in Syria most likely fell into enemy...

The growing menace of desertification poses a distinct threat to the world's agriculture and eco-systems, the United Nations agriculture agency warned Wednesday, as it announced a new initiative aimed at curbing the spread of land degradation and building resilience to climate change. The program,...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel met with Israeli Minister of Defense Moshe Ya'alon at the Pentagon and discussed several regional issues, Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said in a statement issued Wednesday. Kirby said Hagel used the meeting, held at the Pentagon on Tuesday, to...

NATO's top military body has visited the western military alliance's Communications and Information Agency facilities in The Hague, Netherlands for updates on missile defense, advanced NATO software, and the command and control aspects of the decisions made at the recent Wales Summit, according to a...

Todd C. Chapman, Principal Deputy Assistant US Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs, has met with senior Australian civilian and military officials for the US-Australia Political-Military Talks, according to the US State Department. Chapman's meeting with senior Australian officials took...

Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has described the fight against Ebola in West Africa a US national security priority, the Pentagon said in a statement on Wednesday. Dempsey, who made the remarks in a video message to the force, also stressed that the health and safety...