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  • EPA chief mum on potential new fracking regs

    Gina McCarthy said the agency is on track to release its strategy for controlling methane gas leaks this fall, but didn't hint at whether it would include new regulations.

  • Pentagon: Al-Shabab leader was target of airstrike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the results of the strike are still being...

  • Irish tax haul jumps, signals kinder 2015 budget

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland's tax collections are beating targets and have put the country on course to achieve normal deficit levels after six years of austerity, the government announced Tuesday. Finance Minister Michael Noonan said the unexpectedly healthy figures — deficit spending so far this...

  • Russia Expert: Obama's 'impossible' Task

    Tensions in Ukraine show no signs of easing as President Barack Obama leaves for a 3-day Europe trip. A former U.S. intelligence officer says the inability of NATO to stop Russian President Putin is compounding fears near Russia's borders. (Sept. 2) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY...

  • Obama addresses West Africans on facts about Ebola

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the people of West Africa that stopping the spread of Ebola won't be easy, but "we know how to do it." In a video message the White House has released, Obama says the first step is to know the facts. He goes on to say that Ebola is not spread...

  • California regulatory judges issue $1.4B fine against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges issue $1.4B fine against PG&E for deadly 2010 gas line blast .

  • Apple says some celebrity accounts compromised

    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised. It says there wasn't a general breach involving its systems,...

  • Rates mixed at weekly US Treasury bill auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term Treasury bills were mixed in Tuesday's auction with rates on three-month bills falling to the lowest level since late April while rates on six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $28 billion in three-month bills at a...

  • Abbott ad shows physical struggle after accident

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Details of a new television ad from Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. TITLE: "Garage" LENGTH: 30 seconds AIRING: Statewide in both English and Spanish KEY IMAGE: Attorney General Greg Abbott, wearing workout clothes, is seen sweating heavily as he rolls his...

  • First medical marijuana tally expected next week

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois officials say they expect to get the first indications next week of how many patients are applying for special ID cards allowing them to use medical marijuana. Authorities began accepting applications for medical marijuana Tuesday from patients whose last names start...

  • Tea Party taunts Eric Cantor over job

    Kevin Broughton, spokesman for the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund, took a jab at Cantor for his new job at New York investment bank Moelis & Company.

  • Chris Brown pleads guilty to assault in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to punching a man in the face outside a Washington hotel, an assault that occurred while the singer was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served....

  • Ukraine military routed as Russia talks tough

    NOVOKATERYNIVKA, Ukraine (AP) — The Ukrainian solders were an easy target as they launched a desperate run to safety. Pounded by a gauntlet of rocket shells, blown up in their vehicles, they died by the dozens. In fields around the eastern Ukrainian village of Novokaterynivka, more than thirty...

  • IL12 Race: Enyart visits home city of Simmons Law Firm

    ALTON, Ill. (Legal Newsline) – Before kicking off his Labor Day weekend, U.S. Rep. William Enyart of Illinois made a stop at Alton, home to his top donor – the Simmons Law Firm. Come November, Enyart will face state Rep. Mike Bost in his quest for another term representing Illinois’ 12th...

  • US family grieving over new beheading video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants. In a two-sentence statement Tuesday, family spokesman Barak Barfi said Sotloff's family, quote, "knows of this...



From the Weekly Standard

  • McConnell Aide Resigns As Ron Paul Scandal Develops

    Just before the start of the Labor Day holiday weekend, the reelection campaign for Mitch McConnell of Kentucky announced its campaign manager, Jesse Benton, was resigning. Benton was leaving the...

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  • On the Origin of ISIS

    The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, the terrorist army many thousand strong now rampaging through the Levant, embraces such an extreme, violent ideology that it makes even al Qaeda squeamish,...

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  • Repeal Obamacare, Don’t ‘Reform’ It

    Slowly but surely, the anti-repeal wing of the Republican party is starting to reassert itself.  The latest effort comes from Lanhee Chen, who was the top policy advisor on the Mitt Romney...

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