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  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic State group....

  • Tot in stroller struck by vehicle on Long Island

    SHIRLEY, N.Y. (AP) — Police on Long Island say a 30-year-old driver has been arrested in connection with an accident that injured a 3-year-old girl being pushed in a stroller. Police say Scott Shea of Middle Island was driving a Jeep northbound on William Floyd Parkway, just south of Montauk...

  • Quinn: Monitor not needed oversee state hiring

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, in a filing late Monday in federal court, contends a court appointed monitor is not necessary to ensure compliance with political hiring bans and suggested by an anti-patronage attorney. In the filing by the attorney general's office, Quinn contends his...

  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri....

  • BP Alaska plans layoffs following Hilcorp sale

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — BP Alaska, a major player in the state's oil industry, on Monday announced plans to lay off 275 employees and direct contractors early next year. BP's business in Alaska will be smaller because of the previously announced sale of its interests in four North Slope oil...

  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution for bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in Ferguson, Missouri....

  • Hurricane Odile slams Mexico's Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything from ramshackle homes to luxury hotels and big box stores, leaving entire neighborhoods as disaster zones. About 30,000 tourists were being...

  • Radisson suspends Minnesota Vikings sponsorship

    MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — The Radisson hotel chain said Monday it's suspending its sponsorship of the Minnesota Vikings after star running back Adrian Peterson was charged with child abuse in Texas. In a statement, Minnetonka-based Radisson, part of the family owned hospitality and travel...

  • Nearly $3 million in drugs seized in South Texas

    LAREDO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized nearly $3 million in illegal narcotics during two seizures at international bridges in South Texas. The larger of the two seizures in Laredo happened Saturday when authorities discovered 22 packages containing nearly 54...

  • Douglass portrait unveiled in Md. governor's house

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A full-length portrait of Frederick Douglass is now the first painting of an African-American to go on display in the Maryland governor's mansion. The portrait of the 19th century abolitionist was unveiled Monday night inside Government House, which is the name of the...

  • Man convicted in girl's death during 2011 burglary

    BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — A guilty verdict was returned Monday against a parolee accused in the stabbing death of a suburban Chicago girl during a 2011 burglary of her home. The jury deliberated for about two hours before convicting John Wilson Jr. in the death of 14-year-old Kelli O'Laughlin....

  • Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Wind-driven California wildfire damages or destroys 100 homes; at least 1500 people evacuated .

  • Mike Huckabee gears up for 2016 run

    Mike Huckabee is leading the Republican presidential race in Iowa. And not by just a point or two.

  • What did top officials know about Healthcare.gov's 'high risk' security flaws?

    Top Obama administration officials were notified well in advance of the Affordable Care Act website’s “massive security risks” and they allowed the site to be released on the public regardless, documents released Monday by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch show. “These are more...

  • State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright resigns after being sentenced to 3 months for lying about his residency.



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