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  • Boehner: Airstrikes 'one step' in larger mission

    "I support the airstrikes launched by the president, understanding that this is just one step in what must be a larger effort to destroy and defeat this terrorist organization. I wish our men and women in uniform Godspeed as they carry out this fight,—� the Ohio Republican said.

  • Obama: Arab allies send 'powerful message' in ISIS fight

    President Obama thanked the U.S. military and regional Arab allies for their airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets inside Syria and said that the bombing campaign also targeted an al Qaeda group known to be planning attacks against the United States.

  • CDC: Up to 1.4 million Ebola cases coming

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that up to 1.4 million people in West Africa could become infected with Ebola by the end of January if there are no changes in behavior.

  • Five months later, Nigerian officials again negotiating release of abducted schoolgirls

    It has been five months since nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and more than 200 of them are still missing. In mid-August, four months after the girls were abducted, Nigerian government officials tried again to negotiate with Boko Haram for...

  • EU sets new climate targets, pledges aid to developing nations

    The European Union will aim to slash greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent by 2030, European Commission President Josè Manuel Barroso said Tuesday at the United Nations climate summit.

  • Bush, Palin to stump in Kansas

    Bush and Palin will join the three-term senator -- currently in a tight re-election race -- at a luncheon in Wichita.

  • Obama says Arab support in Syria airstrikes shows 'this is not America's fight alone'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama says Arab support in Syria airstrikes shows 'this is not America's fight alone'

  • Obama: US-Arab strikes show unity against militant

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone." Obama says the joint fight against the Islamic State will take time but is vital to the security of the...

  • U.S.: We didn't 'coordinate' with Assad on airstrikes

    The State Department said Tuesday that the U.S. had "informed" the Syrian government about plans to strike Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets inside Syria but did not request permission, coordinate with Damascus or give any indication of timing.

  • Republicans offer tepid praise for airstrikes in Syria

    Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., the ranking member of the Intelligence Committee, commended the five Arab countries who have joined in on the airstrikes while others offered limited praise while continuing to slam President Obama for failing to take action sooner.

  • Top Senate Democrat praises Syrian airstrike coalition

    "I support President Obama's decision to strike [Islamic State] targets within Syria," Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said in a statement issued Tuesday.

  • Ben Carson likely to run in 2016 for president

    "Unless the American people indicate in November that they like Big Government intervention in every part of their lives, I think the likelihood is strong," Carson said of his potential run.

  • U.S. swears off landmines, except for use in Korea

    The United States will not use landmines outside of Korea and will destroy any stocks not used for the defense of South Korea, bringing it closer to compliance with a 1999 treaty outlawing that class of military weapon, the White House said Tuesday. The U.S. is one of 36 nations that have not...

  • CF Industries, Yara in talks on possible merger

    DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — CF Industries is in preliminary talks with Norway's Yara International about a possible merger that would create a mammoth player in the fertilizer industry. The combined company would have a market capitalization of more than $26 billion, second only to Potash Corp. of...

  • Christie will headline Iowa governor's birthday bash

    The event, headlined last year by Rep. Paul Ryan, is an important stage for Republicans hoping to run for president. It will mark Christie's second trip to Iowa so far.



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