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  • Pentagon pressed on why there's no strategy to defeat ISIS

    President Obama's gaffe Thursday that "we don't have a strategy" for a broader fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is putting pressure on the Pentagon as reporters ask: Why not? "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the...

  • Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling this southern African nation that has known only one leader since independence: President Robert Mugabe, who is 90 years old. The newcomer is Mugabe's...

  • German economic fears growing but Merkel strong

    BERLIN (AP) — Ordinary Germans are spooked about the future. Businesses are starting to see black clouds on the horizon. And an economy that has been the envy of Europe is showing cracks, shrinking unexpectedly last quarter amid the conflict in Ukraine. It might seem like enough to put any...

  • Iraqi town holds out against militant juggernaut

    BAGHDAD (AP) — As Islamic militants rampaged across northern Iraq in June, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli decided to stay and fight. The wheat and barley farmers took up...

  • Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace Friday, leading to a complaint from Moscow. The incident came at a time of tension between the two countries because of Russia's support for separatists fighting in Ukraine....

  • Tackling 'The Beast' to Stop Illegal Crossings

    Federal agents in Mexico patrol the tracks that carry, "The Beast," a freight train line notorious for carrying people from Central America looking to cross into the United States illegally. (Aug. 29) DURATION: 1:55 ----------------------------------------- AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY...

  • APNewsBreak: Iowa State loans went to regent's LLC

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The agribusiness owned by Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter was awarded $480,000 in no-interest loans from an Iowa State University center a few months after he joined the school's governing board, records show. The loans from the Iowa Energy Center helped Summit...

  • US official airs 'myths' on Colorado River water

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — A top federal water administrator said Friday that several myths stand in the way of broad agreements needed to deal with increasing demand for water in the drought-stricken and over-allocated Colorado River basin. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Anne Castle told the...

  • Chief in $800M fraud gets 20 years prison

    MIAMI (AP) — The man who masterminded an $800 million insurance scam that fleeced tens of thousands of investors in one of Florida's all-time largest fraud schemes was sentenced Friday to 20 years in prison. U.S. District Judge Robert Scola gave Joel Steinger, 64, credit for pleading guilty to...

  • Power restored in downtown Jackson

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Power has been restored to downtown Jackson where an outage stalled work in state and local government offices and some private businesses for about 1½ hours. Officials of Entergy Mississippi say about 415 customers temporarily lost electric power Friday from about 10:30...

  • Inmate in Md. charged with hiring man to kill 2

    JESSUP, Md. (AP) — Howard County police say an inmate at the detention center tried to hire someone to kill his girlfriend's former boyfriend and the former boyfriend's mother. Officers say they received a tip that 37-year-old Bernard Perez-Garcia was looking for someone to kill the two people....

  • 20-year-old woman guilty in Joliet double murder

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A 20-year-old woman faces a mandatory life sentence after a judge found her guilty Friday of taking part in a grisly double murder in Joliet last year. The motive, prosecutors said, was robbery to get cash for alcohol and cigarettes. Will County Judge Gerald Kinney, who...

  • Is Rand Paul's moment already over?

    The inclusion of Sen. Rand Paul among the top tier of possible 2016 presidential candidates has been premised in part on the perception that the Republican electorate has been moving closer to his noninterventionist views on foreign policy.

  • Cameron promises tough action to fight militants

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron pledged Friday to plug gaps in Britain's armory to combat terror, describing the extremist threat posed by the Islamic State group as being more dangerous than even that of al-Qaida. Cameron's remarks came just moments after authorities raised...

  • State agency issues long-awaited fracking rules

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois Department of Natural Resources released a long-awaited plan Friday to regulate high-volume oil and gas drilling that supporters hope could bring an economic boost to southern Illinois but environmentalists fear may be too lenient. The lengthy report...



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