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  • FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military actions designed to neutralize the foe. What is clear, though, is...

  • Lawyers: Court lifts bank freeze on ex-US diplomat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense lawyers say an Austrian court has lifted a freeze on bank deposits held by a former U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq and the United Nations, and his wife. The lawyers said late Wednesday that the regional high court in Vienna granted an appeal of an earlier order...

  • Scientists: Strong solar storm heading to Earth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A strong solar flare is blasting its way to Earth, but the worst of its power looks like it will barely skim above the planet and not cause many problems. It has been several years since Earth has had a solar storm of this size coming from sunspots smack in the middle of the...

  • Congress questions Goodell actions on Rice video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress from both parties on Wednesday questioned NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's handling of a domestic violence incident involving former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice. Goodell has insisted the league didn't see the violent images until this week. After...

  • Obama says military campaign will take time

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says it will take time to eradicate Islamic State extremists but is offering no timetable for how long the United States will conduct airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria. The president spoke to the nation from the White House Wednesday night....

  • AP NewsAlert

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama approves targeting Islamic State in Syria, says US will hit them 'wherever they exist'

  • Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities. Obama was announcing the additional forces Wednesday as...

  • Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq, joining more than 1,000 forces already there

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq, joining more than 1,000 forces already there.

  • Obama: It will take time to eradicate Islamic State, there are risks involved for US forces

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama: It will take time to eradicate Islamic State, there are risks involved for US forces.

  • US official: Saudis to host Syrian rebel training

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says Saudi Arabia has agreed to open its bases for the training of moderate Syrian rebel forces as part of an effort to better equip them against the threat of Islamic State militants. The decision by the Saudis signals a significant new role for the...

  • Obama to say US will use airstrikes to take out Islamic State fighters 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama to say US will use airstrikes to take out Islamic State fighters 'wherever they exist'

  • SENIOR STUDENT DEBT

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  • Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of the planet....

  • Reid calls for vote on training Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the run-up to a presidential address, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called on Wednesday for a quick pre-election vote to approve the administration's request to train and equip Syrian rebels fighting terrorists seeking an Islamic state in the Middle East. House...

  • First lady helps reopen White House Visitor Center

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The desk where President Franklin D. Roosevelt delivered his "fireside chats." An eagle ornamental feature from the top of the flagpole on the White House roof. A desk with an intercom system that allowed the chief White House usher to contact staff in other parts of the...



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