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

    "The question presumes that we're not doing anything, that there's no sense of urgency in the Pentagon. And you and I both know that's not true," Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby said Friday after being pressed on the issue.

  • New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans. Because of complicated connections between the new health care law and income taxes, the...

  • French girl investigated over alleged jihad plan

    PARIS (AP) — A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home. The Paris prosecutor's office said the girl from Quimper, in Brittany, risks up to five years in a juvenile...

  • Palestinian leader says Hamas caused prolonged war

    RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas blamed Hamas on Friday for extending fighting with Israel in the Gaza Strip, casting doubt on the future of the Palestinian unity government that the Islamic militant group backs, while Israel's premier said the end of the war could...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled Friday that the jury's award was excessive. A...

  • NYC fire academy takes steps to curb MRSA outbreak

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York is taking steps to prevent infection after more than a dozen probationary firefighters were diagnosed with the drug-resistant staph infection known as MRSA. Fire Commissioner Daniel Nigro said in a memo Thursday that a specialized cleaning company...

  • Jail won't hold immigrants without probable cause

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Gov. Martin O'Malley has directed a state-run jail in Baltimore to comply with federal requests to hold immigrants beyond their release date only if there is probable cause that a crime has been committed, a decision praised by the American Civil Liberties and Casa de...

  • Monument dedicated at suburban Chicago cemetery

    ALSIP, Ill. (AP) — A monument has been dedicated at a suburban Chicago cemetery that was the site of grave desecration scandal uncovered in 2009. Gov. Pat Quinn and Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart were among those in attendance Friday at an unveiling at Alsip's Burr Oak Cemetery. It's a historic...

  • Rothstein Ex-CFO gets 5 years prison in fraud

    MIAMI (AP) — The former chief financial officer of convicted Ponzi schemer Scott Rothstein's law firm has been sentenced to five years in prison for her role in the $1.2 billion fraud. Irene Shannon was sentenced Friday after pleading guilty to a conspiracy charge. U.S. District Judge Ursula...

  • 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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