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  • China flooding U.S. with fake driver's licenses

    The fake licenses are produced by high-tech forgery rings and are so accurate they could lead to breaches in homeland security.

  • Obama to U.N.: 'We have a choice to make'

    President Obama called on more countries to join a new coalition of allies united to fight the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria and implored them to help the U.S. counter a variety of other world crises such as the Ebola outbreak and Russian aggression.

  • Obama aide asserts no US troops on ground in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — National security adviser Susan Rice is asserting there's no plan to commit American ground combat forces to the fight against the Islamic State group. Rice acknowledges on NBC's "Today" show that Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has raised this...

  • US strikes militant staging area in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says the United States executed two airstrikes Wednesday on an Islamic State group staging area in eastern Syria. Rear Adm. John Kirby says the target of the strikes was an area used by the militants to move equipment across the border into Iraq. Earlier...

  • Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self." Administration officials said...

  • Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants

    BAGHDAD (AP) — In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy...

  • 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...

  • Turkey considers military role against ISIL

    NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday he is considering expanding support for Western and Arab 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...

  • German-US reporter held in Somalia is freed

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia more than two years ago was freed Tuesday, according to a Somali police official and a leader of the Somali pirates who had held him. The journalist, identified by the German weekly Der Spiegel as 45-year-old...

  • 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...

  • Islamic militants parade captured Iraqi soldiers

    BAGHDAD (AP) — The Islamic State group on Tuesday paraded captured Iraqi troops through the streets of a militant stronghold west of Baghdad, residents said. Residents of Fallujah said about 30 men in Iraqi military uniforms, who were captured earlier this week, were driven in the back of...

  • Kaine 'confident' of vote on Syria

    Kaine, a Virginia Democrat, appearing at a Center for American Progress Action Fund event, said he has talked privately with Congressional leaders and "there is a strong belief" that Congress must vote on a new authorization measure.

  • Ukraine: Cease-fire being upheld on both sides

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — A cease-fire in east Ukraine is being upheld by both government troops and Russia-backed rebels, a senior Ukrainian official said Tuesday, in a first step toward enforcing a truce that has been riddled by repeated violations since it was imposed earlier this month. Col....

  • Next Afghan leader seeks influence in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington. Since May, Ghani Ahmadzai's campaign has hired three...

  • Here's Obama's letter to Boehner explaining the White House's authority to launch airstrikes in Syria

    Shortly after President Obama's address on his decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, the White House released the text of a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner explaining the White House's supposed authority to take action in Syria without congressional consent and approval.



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