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  • Michelle Obama to appear on ABC's 'The Chew'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama is making her debut on the ABC daytime talk show "The Chew." The network says a taped segment featuring the first lady talking about school nutrition and the benefits of cooking at home will air next Friday — Oct. 3. She is joining co-hosts Mario Batali,...

  • Obama: Fighting Ebola must be a global priority

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says that in an interconnected world, outbreaks of deadly viruses like Ebola have the potential to affect every nation. Obama is speaking to representatives of more than 40 countries attending a global health summit at the White House. The president...

  • US: Most new immigrant families fail to report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three months this summer, the Obama administration carefully avoided answering questions about what happened to tens of thousands of immigrant families caught illegally crossing the Mexican border and released into the United States with instructions to report back...

  • A departing Obama friend leaves mixed legal legacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It wasn't difficult for Barack Obama and Eric Holder to be in the same orbit. Both were sons of immigrants, Columbia Ivy Leaguers, basketball fans and prominent African-American political figures. They first met nearly 10 years ago, dinner guests of a mutual Washington friend...

  • FBI: About 12 Americans fighting in Syria, not 100

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. believes there are about a dozen Americans fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria, not more than 100, as has been cited for months. That's not to say there is no concern about these other 88 or so Americans who officials say have been killed, arrested, traveled...

  • Holder's legacy: counterterrorism to civil rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, who is resigning as attorney general, leaves a legacy built over six years during which he was in the vanguard of administration policymaking but also the subject of intense criticism from Republicans. A look the legacy of the nation's first black attorney general...

  • FBI: About a dozen Americans fighting in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans the government believes is fighting alongside extremist groups in Syria is almost one-tenth the number cited by government officials and lawmakers for months. There are about 12 Americans believed to be fighting in Syria right now, FBI Director James...

  • Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eric Holder, America's first black attorney general and an unflinching champion of civil rights in enforcing the nation's laws, announced his resignation Thursday after leading the Justice Department since the first days of President Barack Obama's term. He is the...

  • Turkey, still coy, joins fight against militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving from reluctance to refusal and finally to acceptance, Turkey is joining its NATO allies and fellow Sunni Muslim nations in a coalition to destroy the Islamic State militant group. But the world is still waiting for details of any new, specific aid and is warily watching...

  • US offers more nuanced take on Khorasan threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials offered a more nuanced picture Thursday of the threat they believe is posed by an al-Qaida cell in Syria targeted in military strikes this week, even as they defended the decision to attack the militants. James Comey, the FBI director, and Rear Adm. John...

  • Obama accepts Holder resignation, praises record

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is accepting the resignation of Attorney General Eric Holder and praising him for his deep commitment to ensuring all Americans receive equal justice under the law. The president said during an East Room ceremony that it was a "bittersweet moment" to...

  • Families want investigations into police deaths

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown and Eric Garner, two black men who died in encounters with white police officers, joined with civil rights leaders on Thursday to call for a full federal investigation and charges against those involved in their deaths. "I'm here to make sure that...

  • US may have identified man in beheading videos

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI director says the U.S. believes it has identified the British-accented masked man in the videos depicting the beheadings of two American journalists and a British aid worker. FBI Director James Comey told reporters at the bureau's headquarters Thursday he would not...

  • Pentagon: No 'credible' evidence civilians killed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military is looking into allegations that civilians may have been killed in U.S. and allied airstrikes in Syria, but so far there is no "credible" reporting that such deaths occurred, the Pentagon said Thursday. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights...

  • FBI director assumes Khorasan plots not disrupted

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Plots against the U.S. and Europe by the al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group may still be in the works. FBI director James Comey told reporters at headquarters he has no indication yet that a series of airstrikes against the militants this week disrupted its...



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