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  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership aimed at...

  • Syrian refugees in Turkey reach 150,000

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Refugees streaming into Turkey from Syria say their home city, once bustling with 400,000 citizens, has become a ghost town, emptied of all people but a few thousand fighters trying to hold off an onslaught by Islamic militants. The masses fleeing the brutal offensive by...

  • EU increases Syria refugee aid by $280 million

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is increasing its aid to those affected by the civil war in Syria by 215 million euros ($280 million). The EU Commission said Tuesday the new funding includes 50 million euros for humanitarian aid and 165 million euros to support long-term development projects...

  • Nearly-cooked models start Paris Fashion Week

    PARIS (AP) — Ninety-three shows, nine days, one fashion-crazed city. The world's travelling circus of fashion editors, buyers and celebrities waved goodbye to the cobbled streets of Milan and cried "Bonjour Paris" on Tuesday, bracing itself for the last, most colorful furlong of spring-summer...

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. David Cicilline, D-R.I., and Matt Cartwright, D-Pa., made their plea in a letter to Labor...

  • DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital. Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill Tuesday that would force five schools in the District of Columbia to change nicknames referring to American...

  • Carmax and Medtronic are big market movers

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Tuesday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Carmax Inc., down $5.01 to $47.80 The used car retailer reported a boost in quarterly profit, but the results fell short of Wall Street expectations....

  • Oil Company sued by supplier seeking $4.7M

    HUDSON, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's attorney general is closely monitoring a lawsuit filed by a major supplier of home heating oil against a dealer who supplies about 30,000 customers with fuel to be sure the dealer can fulfill its obligations. Senior Assistant Attorney General James Boffetti...

  • Snyder OKs law to let drivers do community service

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder has signed a law allowing drivers who owe extra "responsibility" fees for certain offenses to do 10 hours of community service instead. The option would apply for drivers assessed $400 in fines over two years for not having mandatory auto insurance....

  • Longtime southern Illinois reporter Malkovich dies

    BENTON, Ill. (AP) — Rebecca Jane "Becky" Malkovich, a longtime southern Illinois journalist whose newspapering family includes actor John Malkovich, has died. Malkovich was 53 when she died Monday at St. Louis' Barnes-Jewish Hospital, five days after suffering a heart attack at her home in...

  • DC considers ban on American Indian nicknames

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The D.C. Council will consider banning racially based nicknames for public schools in the nation's capital. Democratic Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie introduced a bill Tuesday that would force five schools in the District of Columbia to change nicknames referring to American...

  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Ban sought on children working on tobacco farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty-five House Democrats are urging the Obama administration to prohibit children from working on tobacco farms, citing concerns about ill health effects. The lawmakers, led by Reps. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Turkey is considering a military role against IS

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he is considering expanding support of NATO operations against the Islamic State group to include military involvement. His comments Tuesday to Turkish reporters in New York mark a potential shift in Turkey's position on international...

  • Vatican puts ex-Dominican envoy under house arrest

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican put its former ambassador to the Dominican Republic under house arrest Tuesday after opening a criminal trial against him, the first time a high-ranking Vatican official has ever faced criminal charges for sexually abusing youngsters. Josef Wesolowski had already...



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