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U.S. pulls plug on Syria rebel training effort; will focus on weapons supply 4:21pm EDT

LONDON - The United States will largely abandon its failed efforts to train moderate Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State, and instead provide arms and equipment directly to rebel leaders and their units on the battlefield, the Obama administration said on Friday. | Video

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U.S. trade bank renewal petition succeeds in House

WASHINGTON - A U.S. House of Representatives petition to revive the shuttered U.S. Export-Import Bank drew enough support on Friday to force a vote as soon as Oct. 26 but the effort to renew the trade bank's charter faced obstacles in the Senate.

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After call on House speakership, Romney calls Ryan 'man of ideas'

WASHINGTON - Former Massachusetts governor and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, after speaking with Representative Paul Ryan about the race for speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Friday that Ryan was a "man of ideas."

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Pentagon denies Russian rocket engine waiver for Lockheed-Boeing venture

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday said it would not waive a U.S. law banning the use of Russian rocket engines for military and spy satellite launches, rejecting a request from United Launch Alliance, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin Corp and Boeing Co.

5:40pm EDT

U.S. officials to take direct safety oversight of Washington subway

WASHINGTON - U.S. officials will take over direct safety supervision of Washington's troubled subway system under a plan announced by Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Friday.

U.S. 7:38pm EDT