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  • McKeon backs Syria airstrikes

    McKeon has been a strong supporter of action against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, saying the U.S. must "go all-in" to defeat it.

  • Joint Chiefs chair: 'No safe haven' for militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes at the heart of the Islamic State group's military strongholds in Syria achieved their strategic aim of showing the extremists that their savage attacks will not go unanswered, the top American military officer said Tuesday. The U.S. and five Arab...

  • Indian zoo: Tiger kills man who climbed into moat

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A white tiger killed a young man who climbed over a fence at the New Delhi zoo and jumped into the animal's enclosure Tuesday, a spokesman said. Despite repeated warnings that he shouldn't get too close to the outdoor enclosure, the man eventually climbed over a knee-high...

  • Syria says Washington informed it before strikes

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria said Tuesday that Washington informed President Bashar Assad's government of imminent U.S. airstrikes against the Islamic State group, hours before an American-led military coalition pounded the extremists' strongholds across northern and eastern Syria. The opening...

  • 28 dead in landslides, floods in northeast India

    GAUHATI, India (AP) — Landslides and flash floods triggered by two days of heavy rain have killed at least 28 people in India's remote northeast, officials said Tuesday. At least 14 people have been killed in northern Meghalaya state. Another 14 deaths were reported in neighboring Assam state,...

  • Soft data, Syria strikes knock European markets

    LONDON (AP) — European stock markets fell sharply Tuesday after some disappointing economic news and U.S.-led airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria. The falls came despite an unexpectedly strong Chinese manufacturing survey that helped ease worries in Asia over the state of the...

  • Bill Clinton, Blair say West has tough challenge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair say the West must proceed methodically but firmly against the Islamic State group trying to deepen its footprint in the Mideast. Amid new airstrikes by the United States and some Arab allies against the...

  • 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...

  • Providence Teachers Union rejects proposed pact

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The Providence Teachers Union has rejected a three-year contract proposal that would have eliminated a job security clause and allowed management to create a new compensation system providing extra pay for more responsibilities. The Providence Journal reports...

  • General Motors sponsors expansion of garden

    HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — General Motors Co. is sponsoring the expansion of a garden in the Detroit enclave of Highland Park. Work scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday will double the size of the garden. The effort involves Detroit Rescue Mission Ministries and the nonprofit Buckets of Rain....

  • Columbus will spend more on worst neighborhoods

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The city of Columbus is pouring more public money into rehabilitating its worst neighborhoods. The city council on Monday night approved giving $2.2 million to area nonprofit groups willing to renovate run-down homes or build new ones on vacant lots in the city that need...

  • Newport taps $3.3 million for business incubator

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — Newport has received nearly $1.7 million federal grant to convert a vacant school into a technology business incubator to promote start-up companies. The city will match funding from the grant for a total of about $3.3 million. The Newport Daily News reports...

  • Norfolk chief orders body cameras for officers

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Police officers in Norfolk could soon be outfitted with body cameras. Police chief Mike Goldsmith has ordered 300 cameras for the department's officers. Media outlets report that Goldsmith announced the purchase Monday night at the City Council's annual retreat and at an Old...

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

    Federal health insurance officials, says the Washington Examiner, can't tell Congress how much the government has spent since 2010 selling Obamacare to a key segment of the market, according to the Government Accountability Office. The accounting system used by the Center for Medicare and...

  • Deutsche Bank co-CEO, 4 others face charges

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors in Germany have brought charges against Deutsche Bank co-CEO Juergen Fitschen and two former CEOs in connection with what prosecutors say were misleading statements in a court case. The Munich prosecutor's office said Fitschen, Rolf Breuer and Josef...



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