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  • US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police, snipers trained on protesters...

  • Islamic fighters kill scores of Yazidi men in Iraq

    IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Islamic extremists shot scores of Yazidi men to death in Iraq, lining them up in small groups and opening fire with assault rifles before abducting their wives and children, according to an eyewitness, government officials and people who live in the area. A Yazidi lawmaker on...

  • US launches airstrikes near Irbil and Mosul Dam

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say a mix of fighter planes and remotely piloted aircraft have attacked Islamic State militants near the Iraqi city of Irbil and the Mosul Dam. In a statement, U.S. Central Command said the airstrikes Saturday were launched under the authority to support...

  • Report: German intel spied on Kerry, Clinton

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor Hillary Clinton, German magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. The respected news weekly reported that the agency, known by its German acronym BND, tapped a...

  • Residents near Iraq's Mosul dam, held by Islamic State group, say area being hit by airstrikes

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Residents near Iraq's Mosul dam, held by Islamic State group, say area being hit by airstrikes.

  • Critics: Police equipped like armies going too far

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Missouri police department at the center of an uproar over the shooting death of an unarmed black teenager acquired two armored Humvees and other military gear for free through a Pentagon program that critics blame for "militarizing America's Main Streets" and aggravating...

  • US airstrikes hit militants' vehicles near Sinjar

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say airstrikes from drones have destroyed two armed vehicles south of the Iraqi town of Sinjar, the latest American-led military actions against forces of the Islamic State group. In a statement Friday, U.S. Central Command said Kurdish forces had...

  • Russian assures Hagel on Ukrainian relief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoygu "guaranteed" Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday that no Russian troops are involved in the transport of humanitarian relief supplies to eastern Ukraine, a Pentagon spokesman said. In their first telephone conversation since late...

  • Seeing Iraq horror, Europe pledges aid and arms

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Friday forged a unified response to the rapid advance of Islamic militants in Iraq and the resulting refugee crisis, allowing direct arms deliveries to Kurdish fighters battling the Sunni insurgents. Several EU nations pledged more humanitarian aid. The...

  • Weekly Examiner: Obama's working vacation

    President Obama is on vacation this week in Martha's Vineyard. In between golfing and family time, he's had to make this a working vacation. 

  • US sees surge in Cuban rafters aiming for Florida

    MIAMI (AP) — One early morning this April, Dairon Morera climbed onto a raft of aluminum tanks with 22 other people, revved up a Volvo car motor and pushed off the Cuban shore, joining a never-ending stream of islanders desperate to reach the United States. "The biggest dream a Cuban has is to...

  • Iran: Nuclear deal by November deadline unlikely

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's foreign minister said Friday that Tehran is unlikely to reach a final nuclear accord with world powers by a November deadline. Parliament's news website quoted Mohammad Javad Zarif as saying that even if a general agreement is reached before the deadline, the two...

  • US military takes 1st step in relocation in Japan

    TOKYO (AP) — Workers began placing buoys off Okinawa as part of a long-planned and highly contentious relocation of an American military base, which a U.S. official said Thursday was a critical step toward the realignment of U.S. forces in Japan. The buoys define the area of construction on a...

  • Iraq's al-Maliki gives up post to rival

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki announced late Thursday that he was relinquishing his post to his nominated replacement, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency. Standing alongside senior...

  • Liberals should brace themselves if Hillary Clinton becomes president

    Hillary Clinton will inevitably disappoint her liberal supporters if she takes the White House in 2016.



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