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Trump vows no third-party bid, will back GOP primary winner
NEW YORK (AP) -- Caving to intense Republican lobbying, presidential candidate Donald Trump ruled out the prospect of a third-party White House bid on Thursday and vowed to support whoever wins the party's nomination - a U-turn made easier by his position at the front of the field....

Clinton aides says 2016 bid hurt by email controversy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton plans to more fully address questions about her use of a private email server as secretary of state starting this month, part of an acknowledgment by her campaign that her presidential bid has been hurt by the heavy focus on the controversy over the summer....

New federal requirements on cellphone surveillance
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal law enforcement officials will be routinely required to get a search warrant before using secretive and intrusive cellphone-tracking technology under a new Justice Department policy announced Thursday....

Bush: Trump 'too pessimistic,' will lead GOP to defeat
HAMPTON, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush says rival Donald Trump is "too pessimistic" to lead the country and that Republicans will lose the 2016 election if they make the billionaire their candidate for the White House....

Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world....

Democratic support piles up for Iran nuclear deal in Senate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators Thursday, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president won't have to veto it....

Forest Service spends a record $243M last week on wildfires
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. Forest Service spent a record $243 million last week battling forest fires around the country, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said Thursday....

Pondering 2016 campaign, Biden sticks close to Obama
DAVIE, Fla. (AP) -- Exploring a presidential campaign, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday offered a robust defense of a nuclear accord with Iran strongly backed by the White House, the latest sign of his work to present himself as a natural heir to President Barack Obama....

GOP's Rubio says 'Minecraft' can prepare kids for future
CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio said Thursday that the popular "Minecraft" video game is a good example of how to prepare young people for the new economy....

Clinton camp urged ex-State Dept. employee to testify
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Aides to presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton urged a former State Department employee who helped set up her private email server to appear before a House investigative panel, but the former staffer has said he will assert his constitutional right not to testify....

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