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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....

  • 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...

  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S. Secretary...

  • First U.S. airstrikes in expanded Iraq fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. The U.S. Central Command said it conducted two...

  • 12 years for NY mother who strangled newborn

    NEW CITY, N.Y. (AP) — A young mother who admitted strangling her newborn son and leaving his body in a recycling container outside a convenience store was sentenced Monday to 12 years in prison and deportation. Maria Guaman-Guaman, 24, of Spring Valley, had been allowed to plead guilty to...

  • First U.S. airstrikes in expanded Iraq fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials said Monday the United States has taken the first step in its planned expanded fight against Islamic State militants, going to the aid of Iraqi security forces near Baghdad who were being attacked by enemy fighters. The U.S. Central Command said it conducted two...

  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri. More than 150,000 people signed an online White House petition urging...

  • White House backs use of body cameras by police

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri. More than 150,000 people signed an online White House petition urging...

  • Bradley Cooper drops in at London Fashion Week

    LONDON (AP) — London Fashion Week reached its glitziest day Monday, with big names like Burberry and Tom Ford packing in the crowds, the supermodels and the celebrities. Day 4 of the style spectacle also saw the latest offerings from young talents Christopher Kane and Erdem, as well as Issa,...

  • US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers. The NLRB agreed with a November 2008 ruling by one of its administrative judges...

  • Owner charged in Los Angeles party bus death

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The owner of a party bus has been charged with operating an unsafe vehicle in Los Angeles after the death of a passenger who fell out of a defective door. The city attorney's office announced Monday that it's filed two dozen misdemeanor counts against Hyros Corporation of Los...

  • 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.

  • US labor board orders CNN to rehire fired workers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Labor Relations Board ruled against the CNN cable television network on Monday in an 11-year-old labor dispute, ordering the network to rehire or compensate about 300 former workers. The NLRB agreed with a November 2008 ruling by one of its administrative judges...

  • 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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