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  • Florida candidates stake out political differences in third debate  - (Posted 3 hours ago at Reuters)
    TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott and former Governor Charlie Crist traded barbs on Tuesday over the minimum wage, the death penalty and racism in the Republican Party in the third and final debate of a close, bitterly contested race for governor.
  • Corruption charges against Alabama House speaker 'gutter politics': Congressman  - (Posted 12 hours ago at Reuters)
    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A prominent supporter of Alabama state House Speaker Mike Hubbard, a Republican indicted on 23 felony counts of corruption, condemned the charges against him on Tuesday as "Chicago-style gutter politics."
  • Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland  - (Posted 14 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician's bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by a sex scandal.
  • More lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata over air bags  - (Posted 14 hours ago at Reuters)
    DETROIT (Reuters) - The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel is growing, with two more lawsuits filed over accidents in older Honda cars.
  • U.S. House panel seeks NHTSA briefing on Takata air bag defects  - (Posted 16 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked a federal regulator to provide a briefing on its investigation into automobile air bags manufactured by Takata Corp., a committee aide said on Tuesday.
  • Head of municipal securities office at U.S. SEC to leave agency  - (Posted 19 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The director of the office of municipal securities at the Securities and Exchange Commission, John Cross, will leave his post in November to return to the U.S. Treasury Office of Tax Policy, the agency said on Tuesday.
  • U.S. Republicans look to gain election ground on Ebola  - (Posted 20 hours ago at Reuters)
    CHICAGO (Reuters) - Ebola has moved to the front of campaign issues before U.S. November elections, as fear and criticism of the government's response to cases of the virus in the United States opened a new line of Republican attacks against President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats.
  • U.S. national security prosecutors shift focus from spies to cyber  - (Posted 21 hours ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department is restructuring its national security prosecution team to deal with cyber attacks and the threat of sensitive technology ending up in the wrong hands, as American business and government agencies face more intrusions.
  • Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police  - (Posted 23 hours ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August.
  • Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges  - (Posted 1 days ago at Reuters)
    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - A grand jury has indicted Alabama's powerful Republican state house speaker on 23 criminal counts of corruption, court records released on Monday showed.
  • U.S. approves sale of $600 million in tank ammunition to Iraq  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Monday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of $600 million in tank ammunition manufactured by General Dynamics Corp , saying it would help the Iraqi government establish an integrated ground defense capability.
  • Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges  - (Posted 2 days ago at Reuters)
    (Reuters) - Alabama's powerful Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show.
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