Republicans in chaos as favorite quits House leadership race

WASHINGTON - Republicans in Washington struggled to fill a leadership void on Thursday as the front-runner to take control of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, quit the race in a surprise announcement that heightened concerns about the party's ability to govern effectively. | Video

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Sepp Blatter appeals FIFA suspension: NYT

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U.N. proposes unity government for Libya's warring factions, Tripoli balks

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Fed awaiting evidence global chill not knocking U.S. off track

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Federal Reserve thought the economy was close to warranting an interest rate hike in September but policymakers wanted firmer evidence a global economic slowdown was not knocking America off course. | Video

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France train attack hero Stone stabbed in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - U.S. Air Force airman Spencer Stone, one of the three Americans who thwarted an August train attack in France, was stabbed several times during a fight outside a Sacramento bar early on Thursday and was hospitalized in serious condition, police said. | Video