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  • Iran's parliament votes out moderate minister

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian lawmakers dismissed the country's science minister on Wednesday over his alleged support for pro-Western voices at universities, dealing a blow to moderate President Hassan Rouhani. The no-confidence vote against Science, Research and Technology Minister Reza Faraji...

  • Short-term home rentals get Biloxi's attention

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Biloxi officials say at least 160 property owners are advertising on the Internet to rent their homes and condos for a few days or weeks and most aren't licensed or paying taxes to the city or state. Jerry Creel, community development director, tells The Sun Herald...

  • Met reaches deal with stagehands, lockout averted

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's Metropolitan Opera has reached a deal with its stagehands and says it expects to avert a lockout by reaching agreements with the remaining unions as well. The Met says it reached an agreement with the stagehands early Wednesday. It is still negotiating with eight...

  • Allegany woman charged in husband's fatal stabbing

    LONACONING, Md. (AP) — An Allegany County woman is facing a second-degree murder charge in the fatal stabbing of her husband. Investigators say 28-year-old Jessyca Kimble stabbed her 29-year-old husband, Edward Kimble, with a steak knife during a fight at their home near Lonaconing on Tuesday...

  • Woman wins $4.3M in texting while driving case

    BUNNELL, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was severely injured in a crash caused by a man who was texting while driving has won a $4.3 million lawsuit. The law firm representing 26-year-old Cacilia Carter told The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/1kU8Htm ) that the verdict was handed...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Aug. 20

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. NEW MAP FOR CONGRESS GOES BEFORE FLORIDA JUDGE A Florida judge is going to review a new congressional map approved by the state Legislature. Circuit Judge Terry Lewis is scheduled to hear arguments...

  • Pakistan lawmakers meet amid mass protests

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani lawmakers met Wednesday as tens of thousands of protesters thronged outside the assembly calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over alleged voting fraud. Sharif and other lawmakers were able to enter the building through a back exit connected to...

  • Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Saying "even the pope has a family," Pope Francis has expressed thanks for the prayers and condolences sent him after the death of a nephew's wife and her two young children in a car crash in the pontiff's native Argentina. During his weekly public audience Wednesday,...

  • Liberian security forces seal slum to halt Ebola

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Security forces deployed Wednesday to enforce a quarantine around a slum in the Liberian capital, stepping up the government's fight to stop the spread of Ebola and unnerving residents. Liberia has the highest death toll of the four West African countries affected by...

  • $250,000 grant aims to promote Kansas exports

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Commerce is joining forces with Kansas Global Trade Services to increase awareness of the importance of exports to the state's economy. Gov. Sam Brownback said Tuesday that a $250,000 grant from the Legislature will allow the nonprofit trade...

  • Wood-recycling plant set for southwestern Indiana

    BUCKSKIN, Ind. (AP) — A recycling company that turns wood and other wastes into animal bedding, compost and mulch is moving ahead with plans to build a plant in southwestern Indiana. The Gibson County Council has approved a five-year tax abatement incentive for Borden, Indiana-based...

  • Obama's domestic agenda forgotten as Ferguson takes over spotlight

    Unrest over the police shooting of an unarmed teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has completely overshadowed President Obama's domestic priorities, the latest in a string of crises that have derailed the president's agenda.

  • Obama faces difficult decisions as airstrikes continue in Iraq

    After withdrawing U.S. forces from Iraq in 2011, Obama now must decide whether to stretch the limited rationales he's given for airstrikes or pull back and risk allowing fighters with the Islamic State to secure more territory.

  • Feds seen as more lenient than Oregon and Washington on coal exports

    The Obama administration has signaled that it might be more willing than Oregon and Washington to allow coal exports from the states. 

  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as...



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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