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  • Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plots against the U.S. and Europe by the al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group may still be in the works. FBI director James Comey told reporters at headquarters he has no indication yet that a series of airstrikes against the militants this week disrupted its...

  • US Bank refunding $48M to credit card customers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Bank is refunding about $48 million in the latest federal settlement by a major bank over improper billing for extra credit card products that customers didn't receive. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced the agreement Thursday with U.S. Bank, the...

  • Higher judicial pay to cost $1.2B over next decade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Recent court decisions that require the government to restore cost-of-living increases for federal judges will cost taxpayers more than $1 billion over the coming decade, according to the Congressional Budget Office. The finding highlights the cost of lump-sum pay hikes of at...

  • Congress releases war funds to fight Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top lawmakers in Congress have approved the use of leftover Afghanistan war money to fight Ebola in West Africa. But just $50 million of President Barack Obama's $1 billion request has been approved for immediate use, under the opaque process by which congressional panels OK...

  • White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — White House official says Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning.

  • Turf restoration work continues on National Mall

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Park Service is starting the second phase of a restoration project to allow grass to grow on the National Mall. The agency says work is beginning between 7th and 12th streets. Grass panels and walkways across the mall will be closed to pedestrians in the area. The...

  • US diplomat calls Islamic State 'monstrous group'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says America doesn't have to be perpetually at war, but it must take on the surging Islamic State group. Samantha Power says the U.S. needs the support of other nations as it advances "a campaign to degrade and destroy" the terrorist...

  • When is an 'imminent' attack not imminent?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Smart people in the Obama administration have spent the last two days telling the American people that U.S. strikes against the Khorasan Group were necessary to disrupt "imminent attack plotting" against U.S. and Western interests. They warned that members of the shadowy...

  • FBI releases report examining mass shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring at a business or a school, according to an FBI report released Wednesday. The study focused on 160...



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