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  • UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said. The group of Chadian peacekeepers was returning from the embattled town of Kidal when they struck a mine about 20 miles (30 kilometers)...

  • US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for...

  • Australia delivers ammunition to Iraqi Kurds

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A military transport jet has made Australia's first delivery of ammunition to Kurdish forces battling Islamic State militants in northern Iraq before returning without incident to a United Arab Emirates base, defense officials said on Wednesday. Australia announced...

  • Uruguay pres denies US pressured on prisoners

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is denying that he has been pressured by the United States to let six men being held at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo, Cuba resettle in the South American country. He also says he will personally make the final decision over when the...

  • Recovery knocks 21 fish species from watch list

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twenty-one species of fish made the leap Tuesday off a watch list of seafood to avoid as unsustainably overfished, leaving conservationists and many fishermen and chefs celebrating the turnaround of a West Coast fishing ground declared an economic disaster area by the...

  • US Sen. Warren supports repealing state casino law

    BOSTON (AP) — Anti-gambling activists are touting a major boost from Sen. Elizabeth Warren as their campaign to repeal the state's casino law heads into the final stretch. The first-term Democrat said Monday she'll likely vote in favor of repealing the 2011 state law that opened the door for...

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The...

  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars...

  • Airstrike near Mosul Dam targets armed vehicles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say that an airstrike against Islamic State militants in Iraq has damaged or destroyed 16 armed vehicles near the Mosul Dam. In a statement Tuesday evening from U.S. Central Command, officials say an airstrike conducted Monday in northern Iraq involved...

  • Clarion-Ledger editor departing for South Carolina

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Brian Tolley is leaving as executive editor of The Clarion-Ledger to lead two newspapers in South Carolina. Tolley has held the top newsroom job since March 2012 at the daily newspaper in Mississippi's capital city and owned by Gannett Co. The Clarion-Ledger reported...

  • Utah women target Carl's Jr. for racy ads

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of Utah women dedicated to pushing back against the objectification of women say Carl's Jr. has gone too far with its long-running line of TV ads featuring women in bikinis eating the company's burgers in seductive poses. Twin sisters Lexie and Lindsay Kite,...

  • Northern Mexico state approves same-sex marriage

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The northern state of Coahuila has become the second place in Mexico after the capital to recognize same-sex marriage. State lawmaker Samuel Acevedo said Tuesday he presented the bill that was voted into law because he wants gay couples to have the same rights of straight...

  • Legislators discuss relaxing wine-shipping laws

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakotans could be getting their favorite rare vintages shipped to their doorsteps in a few years, but only if a state lawmakers can come to a consensus on some key details. Legislators on the Alcohol Distribution and Shipping committee met Tuesday in Pierre to discuss...

  • Goodyear says it won't build new factory in Ohio

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Akron and Summit County officials say Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. won't build its new $500 million plant in Ohio. Officials received a letter Tuesday from the Akron-based tire company, explaining that Ohio will no longer be considered for the new factory, which will serve...

  • Brazil: new project to clean Olympic waters

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Rio de Janeiro officials on Tuesday unveiled a new sanitation project that aims to eliminate the stain of raw sewage defiling the waters of Rio de Janeiro's Gloria Marina, where the 2016 Olympic sailing events are to be held. Under the agreement, Rio's state government is...



From the Weekly Standard

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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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