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  • U.S. blacklists Gaza-based extremist group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has placed a Gaza-based extremist group on several terrorism blacklists, freezing any assets it may have in U.S. jurisdictions and barring Americans from transactions with it. The departments of State and Treasury announced Tuesday they had designated...

  • VIDEO: 31 arrested in Ferguson overnight as violence rages on

    The tensions in Ferguson, Mo. remained high overnight as 31 were arrested as protestors continued to clash with police over the death of unarmed black teen Michael Brown.

  • Watchdog: Syria's chemical weapons destroyed

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — The organization charged with overseeing the destruction of Syria's chemical weapons program says the most crucial part of its operation has been completed. The Organization for the Prohibition for Chemical Weapons said Tuesday that an operation carried out aboard U.S. vessel...

  • Syria strikes militants as US targets them in Iraq

    BEIRUT (AP) — As the U.S. military strikes the Islamic State group in Iraq, Syrian President Bashar Assad's forces have significantly stepped up their own campaign against militant strongholds in Syria, carrying out dozens of airstrikes against the group's headquarters in the past two days....

  • Joni Ernst has already changed the debate on military sexual assault

    It's not much of a campaign issue, although political observers say it was a smart move that allowed the Iowa Republican to look like a bridge-builder.

  • Privacy rights could trump transparency as Congress debates Ferguson policing

    A key Democrat who is trying to restrict the flow of military equipment to local police forces is open to the idea of outfitting police with body cameras, though he wants to ensure that related privacy issues are fully debated.

  • Obama: Time to review local police militarization

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Calling for a sharp separation between the nation's armed forces and local police, President Barack Obama on Monday urged a re-examination of programs that have equipped civilian law enforcement departments with military gear from the Pentagon. The transfers have come under...

  • Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against the Islamic State militants. Obama also urged the badly fractured...

  • Obama hails elimination of Syria chemical weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday said the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile is an important achievement against the spread of dangerous weapons of mass destruction, but warned that Syria's government now must follow through on pledges to destroy its...

  • Obama says Syria's declared chemical weapons destroyed

    President Obama announced Monday that U.S. forces have completed the destruction of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile weeks ahead of schedule.

  • Egypt: No deal yet on Gaza cease-fire, more talks

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt late Monday announced a 24-hour extension in talks between Israel and the Hamas militant group aimed at salvaging a long-term arrangement that would allow reconstruction of the Gaza Strip following a monthlong war that killed more than 2,000 people. The announcement came just...

  • Obama on Ferguson: 'Gulf of mistrust' between cops and community

    President Obama on Monday lamented the shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., saying the episode showcased the distrust that minorities in many communities have of their local police officers.

  • Assange talks of leaving embassy, sowing confusion

    LONDON (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sowed confusion Monday with an announcement that appeared to indicate he was leaving his embassy bolt hole, but his spokesman later clarified that that would not happen unless the impasse over his extradition were resolved. Assange made the cryptic...

  • The looters in Ferguson have caused that community and the nation a great deal of harm

    Law enforcement officials in Ferguson, Mo., worked late into the night Sunday facing off against a band of demonstrators who had defied a state-ordered curfew to protest the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.

  • UN sees some progress in Iran nuclear probe

    VIENNA (AP) — Iran is now answering questions about suspicions that it worked secretly on nuclear weapons, The U.N.'s chief nuclear inspector said Monday, but he did not indicate whether he was happy with the responses. Arriving back from talks in Tehran with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani,...



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