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  • Last-minute effort to end crisis with Yemen rebels

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni presidential envoy traveled Monday to the northern stronghold of powerful Shiite rebels for a last-minute effort to end a standoff with the government, an official and a rebel representative said. The last-minute talks come after the Hawthi rebel leader, Abdel-Malek...

  • Heavy rainfall closes 6 beaches in Nassau County

    MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — Health officials say six beaches have been closed to bathing on Long Island due to heavy rainfall. The beaches are located in Nassau County. They were closed Monday as a precautionary measure. Health officials say storm water runoff can negatively impact bacterial levels....

  • Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

    Tim Talley, Associated Press An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent now that the federal government stripped Oklahoma of its authority to decide how to spend millions in education funds following the state's...

  • Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that...

  • Merkel: Arming Kurds in Germany's interest

    BERLIN (AP) — Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers that it's in Germany's interests to arm the Kurdish fighters who are battling Islamic extremists in Iraq. The government decided Sunday to send 16,000 assault rifles, millions of rounds of ammunition, hundreds of anti-tank weapons and...

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question. Studies of marijuana's effects show that the drug can slow...

  • Minor quake hits Northern California

    GILROY, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey has registered a minor earthquake in Northern California. The magnitude-3.5 quake struck around 9:10 a.m. Monday about six miles southeast of Gilroy. Gilroy is about 30 miles south of San Jose. A Gilroy police dispatcher says she felt a jolt...

  • Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants. The White House on Monday released a letter formally letting Congress' leaders know that...

  • Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Read more on NewsOK.

  • Crews search for missing boater in New Kent County

    NEW KENT, Va. (AP) — Authorities are searching for a missing boater in New Kent County. Police tell media outlets that witnesses reported seeing the man jump into the Pamunkey River after his boat stalled. Witnesses said the man tried to swim to the shore. But he went under water and didn't...

  • NY racing officials look into racehorse deaths

    SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — A rash of equine fatalities on Saratoga Race Course grounds over a recent five-day period has prompted state racing officials to look closer at the deaths and consider some new safety steps to go with measures already being developed. From Aug. 21-25, three horses...

  • UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes

    GENEVA (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body on Monday overwhelmingly approved the Iraqi government's request for an investigation into alleged crimes against civilians committed by the Islamic State group in its rampage across northeastern Syria and parts of Iraq. Diplomats agreed by...

  • Paris suburb building blast death toll reaches 8

    PARIS (AP) — The death toll in the partial collapse of a four-story apartment building in a Paris suburb has risen to eight after emergency crews pulled the bodies of a man and a woman from the rubble. Fire department spokesman Gabriel Plus said the bodies were found Monday in Rosny-sous-Boisa,...

  • Big Labor: Eat only 'union-made' for Labor Day BBQ

    Make that Labor Day barbecue a union-made feast, says the AFL-CIO, which provides a list of labor-made hot dogs, beer and ice cream.

  • Solar power set to double for seventh straight year

    While solar's slice of the U.S. electricity pie is still small -- it accounted for just 0.2 percent of total generation in 2013 -- the electric utility industry is viewing it as a disruptive force.



From the Weekly Standard

  • ‘We Don’t Have a Strategy Yet’

    "Rooting out a cancer like ISIL won’t be easy and it won’t be quick,” President Obama told the American Legion’s annual convention in Charlotte on Tuesday, August 26. He repeated the thought in...

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  • Small Ball in Wisconsin

    West Allis, Wis. --  Scott Walker looked relaxed. Dressed in light blue Levi’s jeans, a navy polo shirt, and white and gray Nike sneakers, the Wisconsin governor had just finished speaking at a...

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  • Democrats Take the Low Road

    Conway, Ark. "Tom Cotton voted against preparing America for pandemics like Ebola,” a TV ad in Arkansas declared last week. The ad came from Democrat Mark Pryor, who is running for reelection to...

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