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President Barack Obama delivers remarks at the Democratic National Committee's Women's Leadership Forum, on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama signs bill keeping government open

- The Washington Times

President Obama signed legislation Friday afternoon to keep the federal government operating through Dec. 11, including a $500 million provision to arm and train Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State terrorist group.

Vice President Joe Biden gestures during a speech to mark the 40th anniversary of the Legal Services Corporation in Washington, on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014. (Associated Press) **FILE**

Perpetual second fiddle Joe Biden praying for a Hillary screw-up

- The Washington Times

Joseph R. Biden’s 2016 presidential ambitions already look like they have been swallowed whole by the Hillary Rodham Clinton juggernaut, but political analysts say the vice president still has a narrow path to victory — one that depends on either out-politicking the former first lady in crucial states such as Iowa or praying she makes a grave mistake.

In this Thursday Sept. 18, 2014 photo, former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland arrives at federal court in New Haven, Conn. A jury convicted Rowland Friday, Sept. 19, 2014 on all charges that he conspired to be paid for work on two political campaigns while disguising those payments in business deals. It is the second felony conviction for Rowland, who resigned as governor a decade ago in a scandal over illegal gifts he received while in office. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Connecticut ex-governor convicted of new crimes

- Associated Press

Former Connecticut Gov. John G. Rowland, who resigned from office a decade ago in a corruption scandal, was convicted Friday of federal charges that he conspired to hide payment for work on two congressional campaigns.

President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Obama urges men to help prevent sexual assault on campuses

- The Washington Times

President Obama called Friday for a “fundamental shift in our culture” to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses, and made an veiled reference to the domestic abuse scandal in the NFL as example that more work needs to be done.

Democrat Chad Taylor listens to arguments before the Kansas Supreme Court in his petition to remove his name from the ballot after he withdrew from the U.S. Senate race Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Court ruling won’t end Kansas Senate dispute

- Associated Press

Democratic leaders in Kansas face another legal battle aimed at forcing them to pick a new U.S. Senate candidate, after the state Supreme Court removed their nominee from the ballot in a move that could hurt three-term incumbent Pat Roberts and Republican hopes for a Senate majority.

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Judge orders new defense attorney for Thad Viers

Associated Press

A federal judge says the public defender's office cannot represent former Myrtle Beach Rep. Thad Viers because the office is also representing a potential witness in the case.

FILE - In this Friday, July 27, 2012 file photo, Chairmen of the two chambers of the new FIFA Ethics Committee Michael Garcia, left, from the US and Joachim Eckert, right, from Germany attend a press conference, at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, Switzerland. FIFA ethics judge Joachim Eckert is unlikely to reach final decisions in the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding corruption probe until early next year. The German judge also suggested on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, it was not his job to remove Russia or Qatar as hosts or order a re-vote based on FIFA prosecutor Michael Garcia's investigation. (AP Photo/Keystone, Walter Bieri, File)

FIFA ethics event puts WCup bid probe in spotlight

- Associated Press

Corruption, secrecy, and a soccer world seeming awash with gifts of watches: there is no shortage of issues to discuss when FIFA decides to talk about ethics.

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2013, file photo, Gov. Peter Shumlin addresses a forum for small business owners looking at the launch of the Vermont Health Connect Health Insurance Exchange in Montpelier, Vt. While much of the nation works to implement the health insurance exchanges under the federal health overhaul law, Vermont does that and also keeps its eye on a bigger goal, one that more fully embraces government-funded health care. Shumlin is continuing to vow to make Vermont a place where "health care is a right and not a privilege." (AP Photo/Toby Talbot)

Security fix need led to health site shutdown

Associated Press

Vermont's top health care reform official says the state's health insurance website was taken down temporarily because security upgrades did not keep pace with a schedule agreed to with federal officials.

Northup endorses Comer for governor in Louisville

- Associated Press

Former Republican Congresswoman Anne Northup endorsed James Comer for governor on Friday in an attempt to solidify his support in the state's largest city.

Activists block tracks near Oregon oil terminal

Associated Press

Activists opposed to oil train shipments are blockading the tracks that lead to an oil-by-rail terminal on the Columbia River at Port Westward near Clatskanie.

Court balks at representation in gun-rights cases

Associated Press

A state appeals court has ruled that judges cannot appoint lawyers at taxpayer expense to represent people applying to restore their right to possess firearms after they've undergone court-ordered psychiatric treatment.

FILE - In this April 2014 file photo, Actor Jon Hamm, of television's "Mad Men," is shown at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, at the Javits Convention Center in New York.   President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are unveiling the "It's On Us" campaign Friday at a White House event. The White House has enlisted Hollywood stars including Jon Hamm of "Mad Men" to help fight campus sexual assault. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Obama: Campus sex assault an affront to humanity

- Associated Press

Amid a new focus on violence against women, President Barack Obama kicked off a star-powered campaign Friday against campus sexual assault particularly targeted at encouraging men to take a stand.

Artist says tax case shows China's dark side

- Associated Press

China's best-known dissident artist, Ai Weiwei, has accused his country's Communist government of losing its principles and using underhanded ploys to try to silence critics.