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Two House campaign committees sitting on $100 million in bank

The two party committees tasked with electing House members are sitting on a combined $100 million

New Mexico court OKs marijuana ballot questions

The state Supreme Court ruled Friday that two of New Mexico's most populous counties can poll their voters in the November general election about lowering penalties for marijuana possession. Read more »

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E! says 'Fashion Police' will continue

TV channel says that "Fashion Police" will continue without Joan Rivers. Read more »

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Congress backs Obama on aid to Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law legislation authorizing the military to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants in the Middle East. Read more »

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OSHA investigates death of elephant caretaker in Maine

Federal workplace safety officials have launched an investigation into the death of a Maine man who was crushed by one of the two elephants in his care. Read more »

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John F. Kennedy's WWII letters sell at auction

A collection of letters John F. Kennedy sent to the family of a lost PT-109 crewmate sold for $200,000 at an auction. Read more »

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ND tribal candidate: Oil industry could be slowed

One of two remaining candidates for leader of North Dakota's oil-rich Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation said he would work to slow the pace of oil development if environmental protections are not... Read more »

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Russia: Info 'war' in Malaysian plane disaster

Russia's U.N. ambassador cast doubt on the Netherlands-led investigation into the downing of a Malaysian Airlines jet over eastern Ukraine's rebel territory and called Friday for a new probe... Read more »

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Biden: Young men need to stand against violence

Vice President Joe Biden said Friday the nation needs to bring young men into the struggle against domestic violence by encouraging them to stand against the crime on college campuses. Read more »

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Democratic National Committee raises $7M in August, still owes vendors almost $2M

The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday. Read more »

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Italian village honoring pilots of WWII US bomber who saved five crew members, town

Nearly 70 years after they died when their crippled bomber slammed into a northern Italian mountain, the two Americans at the controls of the ill-fated warplane are being honored by residents of a... Read more »

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Record-breaking amounts of retardant used on California fire

A massive Northern California wildfire is burning so explosively because of the prolonged drought that firefighters are finding normal amounts of retardant aren't stopping the flames. And so they... Read more »

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Purdue shooter sentenced to 65 years in prison

An Indiana man who admitted fatally stabbing and shooting a fellow Purdue University student inside a crowded classroom was sentenced Friday to the maximum 65 years in prison after telling a judge... Read more »

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Huge license plate scanner networks track drivers

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., regardless of whether the... Read more »

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Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats

President Barack Obama says voters will see two different visions for America's future in the fall midterms elections, casting his party as the better choice for women. Read more »

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Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday. Read more »

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Cliven Bundy says no proof cow in crash lawsuit was his

A southern Nevada rancher whose backers faced down federal agents to end a cattle roundup in April said Friday he's seen no proof that it was his cow that got through a hole in a fence and caused a... Read more »

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Iran, 6 powers seek to unblock nuclear talks

With little more than two months to deadline, Iran and six world powers on Friday launched a fresh effort at narrowing stubborn differences on what nuclear concessions Tehran must agree to in... Read more »

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France joins US against Islamic State over Iraq

More than a decade after spurning President George W. Bush's war against Saddam Hussein, France on Friday became the first country to join U.S. forces pounding targets inside Iraq from the air in... Read more »

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How much America wants to be taxed

Montana is the most fair state when it comes to taxes, according to a new study by Wallethub, and Washington the least fair. These rankings are based on the responses of 1,086 Americans, comparing... Read more »

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Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Commissioner Roger Goodell says the NFL wants to implement new personal conduct policies by the Super Bowl. Read more »

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Scotland leader to quit after independence loses

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond announced Friday that he will resign as first minister and leader of his political party, hours after Scots voted to remain in the United Kingdom. Read more »

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NYC Council announces climate-change legislation

New York's City Council proposed a package of bills Friday to slash greenhouse gas emissions, shrink the carbon footprint of city operations and reduce the number of cars on the road. Read more »

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Kenya: 1 year after attack, guards still unarmed

David Odhiambo was one of the blue-uniformed security guards tasked with protecting Nairobi's Westgate Mall one year ago when four heavily armed terrorists attacked. The work David was paid to do... Read more »

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Floods shut down Philippine capital, 3 killed

Torrential monsoon rains worsened by a tropical storm flooded large swathes of the Philippine capital and nearby provinces Friday, leaving at least three people dead and displacing tens of... Read more »

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