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  • Jubilation as Pakistan protests reach parliament

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Jubilant anti-government demonstrators in Pakistan are claiming victory after tearing down barricades and occupying a key road outside Parliament, where they are demanding the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. A peaceful and celebratory atmosphere prevailed Wednesday...

  • Holder calls for end to violence in Ferguson

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is promising a thorough investigation into the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown while calling for "an end to the acts of violence in the streets" of Ferguson, Missouri. Holder says the Justice Department "will defend the right of protesters...

  • US government to sell 21.6 million offshore acres

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The federal government is selling 21.6 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration. The U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management says Wednesday morning's sale involves more than 4,000 tracts located between 9 miles and 250 miles off the Texas coast. The...

  • Jury to hear from deputy in road-rage shooting

    ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Southeast Texas jury will hear more from a deputy who investigated the road-rage killing of a drunk driver who killed two boys — a killing for which the boys' father is on trial. The testimony comes Wednesday in the second day of the murder trial of David Barajas...

  • Bridge over Anacostia to close for several hours

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation officials in Washington are closing the Frederick Douglass Memorial Bridge over the Anacostia River for several hours. The bridge, which is also known as the South Capitol Street Bridge, will be closed on Wednesday from 2 a.m. to 5 a.m. Officials say the bridge...

  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. The militants threatened to kill another captive they also identified as...

  • China's latest bus fire kills 1, injures 19

    BEIJING (AP) — A public bus in eastern China caught fire Wednesday in what was likely arson, killing one person and injuring 19 others, a local state-run newspaper reported. The blaze is at least the fifth bus fire this year in China. Several public attacks in recent years, including bus arson...

  • US officials: Video shows American's beheading

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Read more on NewsOK.

  • NYC's Met opera still negotiating with 10 unions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Contract negotiations are continuing between New York's Metropolitan Opera and 10 of its unions to avert a lockout. Shortly before a 12:01 a.m. Wednesday deadline, Met spokesman Sam Neuman said there was "nothing to report" about ongoing talks with unions representing...

  • China fines 12 Japanese firms in auto price probe

    BEIJING (AP) — China announced Wednesday it will fine 12 Japanese auto parts suppliers a total of $202 million for colluding to raise prices in an unfolding anti-monopoly probe of the country's auto industry. Beijing has launched a series of investigations of global automakers and technology...

  • AP PHOTOS: Peruvian nurse cares for 175 sick cats

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — At her job, Maria Torero cares for sick human beings. At home, she lavishes love on slowly dying cats — 175 of them at last count. The 45-year-old nurse has turned her two-story, eight-room apartment into a hospice for cats with feline leukemia, scattering it with scores of...

  • Asia stocks make slight gains, await Yellen speech

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stock markets got a slight boost Wednesday from positive U.S. economic figures that reinforced expectations of eventual Fed rate hikes and a stronger dollar. KEEPING SCORE: Hong Kong's Hang Seng was up 0.1 percent at 25,154.62 while Japan's Nikkei 225 was little changed at...

  • Governor Perry still looks strong

    In a number of TV appearances, Gov. Rick Perry not only said that he was legally authorized to defund the DA, but that he would do it all over again if he had the chance.

  • Tea Partiers reluctant to laud Rick Perry

    The Texas governor might be Democrats' Public Enemy No. 1, but the state's Tea Partiers still aren't all ready to make nice.

  • AP sources: Video appears to show execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic group

    WASHINGTON (AP) — AP sources: Video appears to show execution of US journalist James Foley by Islamic group.



From the Weekly Standard

  • An Appalling Propaganda Ploy

    The Islamic State, an al Qaeda offshoot, has released a grisly video of one of its fighters beheading a man who appears to be James Foley, an American journalist who was kidnapped in Syria on...

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  • IS Threatens Another U.S. Journalist

    The Islamic State’s official media arm, Furqan Media, has just released a video showing the beheading of American photojournalist James Wright Foley. The terrorist organization claims that the...

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  • Fear Itself

    Julie Gunlock is one mother who’ll welcome the return of pink slime. As the Wall Street Journal reported recently, the beef product processed from scraps left over from butchered cattle all but...

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