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  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and...

  • S. Korea detains US man in waters near border

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across the border into rival North Korea, a South Korean defense official said Wednesday. The man was arrested Tuesday night at a river near the Korean Demilitarized Zone, part...

  • Chinese minority scholar on trial for separatism

    URUMQI, China (AP) — A scholar from China's Muslim Uighur minority community who often criticized the country's ethnic policies is set to go on trial on separatism charges in the country's far western region of Xinjiang. Ilham Tohti is a former economics professor in Beijing accused of...

  • Criticism mounting for Vikings, Adrian Peterson

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adrian Peterson has been one of the most popular and marketable stars in the NFL, an approachable superstar with an inspirational comeback story that made him an endorser's dream. Now that he is facing a felony charge of child abuse for spanking his 4-year-old son with a...

  • NY man indicted for helping ISIS

    A federal grand jury in Rochester, N.Y., has issued a seven-count indictment against a 30-year-old man for helping the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria to recruit Americans. The Justice Department announced the indictment against Mufid Elfgeeh, a Yemen-born man and naturalized U.S. citizen...

  • Another small sign the 2016 GOP race is insanely wide open

    Everybody knows there is no real leader in the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. But ask voters an open-ended question — Whom do you want to be the nominee? — and the range of answers can be breathtaking.

  • Ukraine lawmakers ratify landmark deal with Europe

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine moved to resolve months of crisis Tuesday by strengthening ties to Europe and loosening some controls over the country's rebellious eastern regions where it has been fighting Russian-backed separatists. The actions by lawmakers began to flesh out the emerging...

  • Davis expands lead over Brownback in election for Kansas governor

    A Kansas gubernatorial candidate is touting a new poll that shows he has expanded his lead, saying that negative ads against him have backfired.

  • Two Senators: Why the president must seek congressional approval for war

    President Obama currently lacks the authority to wage war against the Islamic State, Sens. Tim Kaine, D-Va., and Angus King, I-Maine, explained at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Tuesday.

  • Whistleblower calls IG report clearing VA of deaths a 'whitewash' or cover up

    Attempts by the inspector general at the Department of Veterans Affairs to absolve the agency of blame in patient deaths are either a whitewash or a cover up, the whistleblower who first revealed falsified appointment lists in Phoenix said in written testimony released Tuesday.

  • New HUD chief: Mortgage credit too tight

    In one of his first speeches as secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Julian Castro joined other members of the Obama administration in warning that it now is too difficult to qualify for a home loan.

  • College "predatory loans" lawsuit by CFPB

    "We believe Corinthian lured consumers into predatory loans by lying about their future job prospects, and then used illegal debt collection tactics to strong-arm students at school," CFPB director Richard Cordray said.

  • FCC backs Connecticut initiative for ultra high-speed Internet

    Gigabit networks provide Internet access at speeds of up to 1,000 megabits, or 1 gigabit per second, which are over 30 times as fast as the national average.

  • Editorial cartoon: The Book of Mark (Sanford)

    Cartoon by Rick McKee/Cagle Cartoons.

  • Editorial cartoon: Breaking up?

    Cartoon by Pat Bagley/Cagle Cartoons.



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