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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania's campaign spending record fell after five more weeks of heavy TV advertising by the two gubernatorial candidates heading down the stretch to the election raised the cost of the race past $73 million.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The new Ebola infection in New York City exposed flaws in the system and raised new concerns, lawmakers said Friday, as they criticized the federal response to the outbreak and questioned top officials' credibility.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - A federal judge on Friday granted a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to temporarily stop New Jersey from allowing legalized sports betting.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - A top Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission official says he turned over the agency's investigative case files on the state liquor control board to the FBI.
Gov. Christie on Thursday stood by comments earlier this week - criticized by Democrats - that he was "tired" of efforts to raise the minimum wage.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf was endorsed Friday by PennLive/The Patriot-News over Republican Gov. Tom Corbett.
If one recent evening newscast is any indication, Philadelphia voters may be longing for used car ads and payday loan pitches - and maybe for some unbiased political reportage.
City Council’s L&I Committee approves protocols for dealing with dilapidated, abandoned and dangerous big commercial buidlings.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she doesn't think she's running for president in in 2016, a shift from her usual script.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Political parties and their campaign committees faced a Thursday deadline - their last before Election Day - to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand for the final push toward Nov. 4.
Republican Tom MacArthur is staying ahead in funding in New Jersey's most expensive congressional race, thanks to his own money.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Pesky. Illegal. Effective?
BOSTON (AP) - Facing an anxious electorate, Democrats are turning to Hillary Rodham Clinton to drum up support among female voters as polls suggest her party could be losing ground among women heading into next month's elections.
WASHINGTON (AP) - National Democrats are buying ad time to protect a suddenly vulnerable, first-term Nevada congressman as a handful of House races turn more competitive within days of midterm elections.
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.
PIERRE, S.D. (AP) - When U.S. Sen. Tim Johnson announced he wouldn't seek re-election - putting a seat in conservative-leaning South Dakota in play - national Democrats had a few candidates in mind to replace him.
ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia state judge is weighing whether it's appropriate for him to intervene in a dispute over more than 50,000 voter registration records in one of the nation's most politically contested states.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is telling Democrats in Milwaukee that choosing the next governor of Wisconsin "should not be a hard choice."
WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats' campaign operation on Friday said it borrowed $10 million for a last-minute boost to their fundraising, as officials see their majority increasingly in peril and Republicans gaining momentum.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci (see-AN'-see) in the race for Providence mayor is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - Republicans trying to take back the Senate want big numbers seared into the brains of voters.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Donors gave the Republican National Committee $8.1 million during the first two weeks of October, and the party borrowed another $5 million to help its campaign allies working on House and Senate races, according to finance reports filed Thursday.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has canceled a meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, saying her time was better spent campaigning in Iowa.
HIBBING, Minn. (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden has urged Democrats in northeast Minnesota's Iron Range to get out the vote for U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan.
State Sen. LeAnna Washington will plead guilty to accusations that she used taxpayer resources to plan political fund-raisers, her attorney said in court Friday.