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Stopping the next Benghazi

In long tunics and Bedouin scarves, men kick a soccer ball in front of the U.S. consulate. Women sit and eat. Arabic music rings from the market. A bicyclist waves as he rides toward a stone church and a mosque with a green minaret in the distance.

Lynch emerges as lead attorney general candidate

WASHINGTON — U.S. attorney Loretta Lynch has emerged as the leading choice to be the next attorney general, but people with knowledge of his plans say President Barack Obama is not ready to announce a nomination and is abandoning the option to push for confirmation this year while Democrats still control the Senate.

President strikes an upbeat tone

For anyone expecting postelection contrition at the White House or vows to change course after a disastrous election for Democrats, President Barack Obama had one message Wednesday: Think again.

GOP eager to act on pipeline, taxes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans’ resounding victory gives them an opportunity to push legislation that’s been bottled up in the Democratic Senate, from targeting elements of President Barack Obama’s health care law to constructing the Keystone XL oil pipeline to rolling back environmental regulations.

Activist, 90, cited for feeding Fort Lauderdale homeless

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — For the second time in four days, 90-year-old activist Arnold Abbott was cited by police for a violating a new city ordinance designed to stop him and others from feeding the homeless in public spaces.

Robot baby penguin infiltrates Antarctic colony

For decades, humans have built rovers to visit places we can’t easily reach, including the moon and Mars. Now scientists have built a rover to explore another challenging target: colonies of adorable penguins.

Governors: GOP sweep; Wis. gives Walker 3rd win

MADISON, Wis. — Republicans swept governor’s races across the country Tuesday, holding on to control of key swing states like Florida, Michigan and Ohio and scoring upsets in Democratic bastions like Maryland, Massachusetts and Illinois. Among the victors was Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a conservative darling who won his third election in four years.

Pot wins in Oregon, Alaska and D.C., loses in Florida

Joints, pot brownies, cannabis-dosed sodas and other marijuana products will soon be sold in retail shops to any adult who wants them throughout a large chunk of the West, after voters in Oregon and Alaska approved legalization measures Tuesday.

Obama, GOP in new political dynamic

WASHINGTON — A weakened President Barack Obama and emboldened Republican leaders in Congress began adjusting to a new political dynamic Wednesday after voters coast to coast used the midterm elections to sharpen the dividing lines in an already divided government.

Co-host of NPR’s ‘Car Talk’ dies at 77

LOS ANGELES — An imposing, gray-bearded figure with the fiery look of an Old Testament prophet, Tom Magliozzi took car problems as seriously as he took himself. Which is to say: not very.

Two nuclear program commanders fired

Adding to signs of distress in the nuclear force, the Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third in response to internal investigations of leadership lapses and misbehavior at two of its three intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

Medicare bought meds for dead people

WASHINGTON — Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare’s prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.

Trooper ambush suspect in court after long manhunt

MILFORD, Pa. — Onlookers shouted “Are you sorry?” and “Why did you do it?” at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance today following a grueling seven-week manhunt.

Dear Abby: Past abuse causes present shame

Dear Abby: A couple of years ago, I was arrested for domestic violence against my wife. We are still married, but since then, I have become antisocial.

Obamacare subsidies at Supreme Court

Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law.