Political

(Undated) -- Secretary of State John Kerry is flying home on a commercial flight after his plane broke down -- again. Kerry's aging Air Force plane is grounded for the fourth time this year. He had stopped for a day in Hawaii after visiting Afghanistan, Myanmar, Australia and...
(Washington, DC) -- "Inherent Resolve" is the Pentagon's name for the military operation against ISIS. The U.S. and several Arab allies began launching air strikes against the militant group in Syria last month. A U.S.-led coalition is also targeting ISIS forces in neighboring...
(Washington, DC) -- White House spokesman Josh Earnest says all relevant government resources are being used to battle Ebola. President Obama canceled a planned campaign trip yesterday to convene a Cabinet-level meeting after a second Dallas nurse was diagnosed with Ebola...
(Washington, DC) -- A top official at the Dallas hospital where two nurses have been diagnosed with the Ebola virus is going to apologize to Congress. A transcript of testimony by Dr. Daniel Varga says Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas failed in their initial treatment...
(Davie, FL) -- A disagreement over a small fan is responsible for heating things up between the two candidates for governor in Florida. Democrat Charlie Crist usually speaks with a small, electric fan at his feet, but the debate rules didn't allow for it. After refusing to take...
(Little Rock, AR) -- Opponents of Arkansas' voter ID law are scoring a victory. The state's Supreme Court has struck down the law, which required voters to present identification before being allowed to cast a ballot. The court said in its ruling the law was unconstitutional...
(Washington, DC) -- The federal deficit hits a six-year low. The Treasury Department puts this year's deficit at 483-billion dollars. The 2014 level represents a roughly 29-percent drop from the previous year. The drop is attributed to more robust economic growth and a decline...
(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is postponing a political trip today and will instead convene a White House meeting about the Ebola outbreak. Obama had been scheduled to fly to New Jersey this afternoon and to Connecticut later this evening.
(Undated) -- A new poll says Republicans hold a slight lead in voters' preference for congressional control less than three weeks before Election Day. The NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll gives the GOP a two-point edge, 46-percent to 44. That's a smaller lead than the seven-...