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  • Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The Syrian foreign ministry said Tuesday that Washington informed Damascus' envoy to the United Nations before launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Syria, attacks that activists said inflicted casualties among jihadi fighters and civilians on the ground....

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of...

  • Afghanistan's Karzai takes one last swipe at US

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai is taking one last swipe at the U.S., saying that America hasn't wanted peace in Afghanistan. Karzai on Tuesday said that peace will come to Afghanistan if the United States and Pakistan really want it. The only president...

  • Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Army soldier who allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion was arrested two months earlier in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map with a circle drawn around the White House. It was one of two...

  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria. Several hours after the Pentagon announced...

  • Global stocks off but China rebounds

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stocks were mostly lower Tuesday following Wall Street's tumble but China rebounded after unexpectedly strong manufacturing eased fears of an economic slowdown. KEEPING SCORE: France's CAC-40 shed 0.6 percent to 4,416.71 and Germany's DAX lost 0.3 percent to 9,715.35....

  • Los Angeles Register ends publication immediately

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Register has announced that it will cease publication immediately. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1ugbb8F) that Orange County Register co-owner Aaron Kushner sent a memo with the news to employees of the newspaper on Monday night. The memo said...

  • 2 Louisiana companies' Navy contracts total $26.8M

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Pentagon says two Louisiana companies have Navy contracts worth a total of $26.8 million. A news release Monday says Swiftships Shipbuilding LLC of Morgan City has a contract capped at $18 million to maintain and support Iraqi patrol boats, offshore vessels and defender...

  • A new urgency on homegrown terror threats

    President Obama at a United Nations Security Council summit this week will urge other world powers to do more to monitor breeding grounds for the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • Words of advice for a failing president

    The following is a leaked transcript of an intervention by Democrats for a politician who is in trouble and cannot help himself.

  • Cry us a river, Lois Lerner

    Everyone in Washington has a P.R. machine, or at minimum, an agenda. That's certainly the case with Lois Lerner, the former IRS executive whose division targeted conservative nonprofit applicants with delays and harassment. Lerner's division of the IRS systematically obstructed and denied...

  • Feds lack the data to determine how well key Obamacare provisions are working

    Federal health insurance officials can't tell Congress how much the government spent selling Obamacare to a key segment of the market last year, according to the Government Accountability Office.

  • Lawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China

    BEIJING (AP) — Lawyer says Uighur scholar Ilham Tohti sentenced to life in prison for separatism in China.

  • Report: Extremist threats more advanced and diffuse

    The report notes that homegrown extremists remain a threat, and there are emerging threats from new technologies, such as cyberterrorism and the use of social media to recruit potential terrorists, as well as the persistent desire of extremists to gain control of chemical, biological or nuclear...

  • AP NewsAlert

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli army: 2 suspects in fatal abduction of 3 Israeli teens killed in West Bank shootout.



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