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  • Obama orders international federal programs, investments to consider climate change

    NEW YORK — Federal agencies will need to factor how the effects of climate change, such as rising sea levels, drought, floods and other extreme weather linked to it, would affect international development programs and investments under a new executive order President Obama will issue Tuesday,...

  • 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...

  • Lawyer: Uighur scholar in China gets life sentence

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court imposed a life sentence Tuesday on a moderate scholar who championed the country's Uighur minority, the most severe penalty in a decade for anyone in China convicted of illegal political speech. The Urumqi People's Intermediate Court handed down the sentence after...

  • Eurozone survey signals waning growth

    LONDON (AP) — Further evidence emerged Tuesday to show that the 18-country eurozone economy is failing to find any renewed momentum despite a raft of stimulus measures from the European Central Bank. In its monthly survey, financial information company Markit said its purchasing managers' index...

  • Israel military shoots down Syrian aircraft

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military shot down a Syrian fighter jet that infiltrated its airspace over the Golan Heights on Tuesday morning — the first such downing in decades, heightening tensions in the volatile plateau. The military said a "Syrian aircraft infiltrated into Israeli air...

  • Ukraine rebels say they withdraw heavy artillery

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Russia-backed rebels in east Ukraine say that they are pulling back heavy artillery from front-line positions in response to similar moves by the Ukrainian army, a first step toward satisfying a truce agreement signed last week. Rebel leader Alexander Zakharchenko told...

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » 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. » Michael...

  • 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...

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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...

  • 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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    As far as newspaper corrections go, it was a whopper. On August 24, the editors of the New York Times sucked the air out of a windy essay that had blown through its pages a few days before. The...

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    A new poll from Public Opinion Strategies, commissioned by Independent Women’s Voice, finds that people who care about the issue of Obamacare really don’t like Obamacare.  On the flip side,...

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