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    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's parliament was considering a motion Thursday to give the government new powers to launch military incursions into Syria and Iraq and to allow foreign forces to use its territory for possible operations against the Islamic State group. Turkey still has yet to...

  • Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia

    SYDNEY (AP) — A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said. The man was surfing at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast when he was attacked by what is...

  • HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by Thursday. Tensions mounted ahead of the deadline set by students for the city's...

  • Kosovo selects its first Oscar contender

    PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) — Kosovo says it has nominated an Oscar contender for the first time since it announced independence in 2008 from Serbia. An official in charge of nominations said "Three Windows and a Hanging" by veteran filmmaker Isa Qosja has been selected to represent the new Balkan...

  • Makeshift system offers Detroit water hookup

    DETROIT (AP) — A makeshift system of plastic pipe, garden hoses, duct tape and towels is providing water service to a downtown Detroit coffeehouse and an adjoining jewelry store. The Detroit Free Press reports (http://on.freep.com/1x1UU5z ) the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department hooked up...

  • 2 Fantasy 5 player win $114,101.08 jackpot

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Two "Fantasy 5" game players have selected all five winning numbers to split a jackpot worth $114,101.08. Florida Lottery officials said Thursday that the winning tickets were purchased in Miami and Hialeah. Another 300 tickets matching four numbers won $122.50 each,...

  • D.C. workers collect unemployment payments while on city payroll, IG finds

    The DC Department of Employment Services cannot show it has done much to ensure city employees stop collecting unemployment insurance payments once they get hired, according to a report issued Tuesday.

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House? A review of Christie’s travel on behalf of the RGA shows that he has spent less time in some of the nine states deemed most competitive by the association than he has in states...

  • Presidents should salute Marines out of respect, not obligation

    I watched the video of President Obama and his dismissive salute. Here is what I would like to say, no longer as the wife of an HMX Marine, but as his widow.

  • Feds paid for fighting fake fires

    Federal employees working for a Bureau of Land Management program designed to fight wildfires logged hours for fighting conflagrations that hadn't yet started and bought hundreds of thousands of dollars in gift cards using government funds, a government watchdog reports.

  • Confronting radical Islam at home

    This discussion is an important one to have —" not to find a scapegoat, but to understand root causes and uproot them.

  • Is Christie's RGA path a road map to the White House?

    A review of Christie’s travel on behalf of the RGA shows that he has spent less time in some of the nine states deemed most competitive by the association than he has in states pivotal to winning a presidential primary.

  • Secret Service overlooked agents' deceit

    The Secret Service regularly overlooked examples of agents lying in order to avoid undermining their credibility in court, sources say. The practice allowed agents to continue testifying in court against assailants or potential threats to the president, according to two sources familiar with...

  • Rhode Island GOP files FEC complaint against Dem gubernatorial candidate

    The Rhode Island Republican Party filed a complaint with the state's Board of Elections this week, alleging that Democratic gubernatorial nominee Gina Raimondo violated campaign finance law by coordinating with Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., to star in a pricey election ad.

  • Obama's economic struggle: Convincing voters wage increases are coming

    Obama faces a major challenge in communicating that the economy is on an upward trajectory: Most families' incomes are barely growing, if they're growing at all.



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