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  • Obama: No nation gets 'free pass' on climate

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama says the climate is changing faster than efforts to address global warming. Obama is speaking at a United Nations summit on climate change. Read more on NewsOK.

  • 'Imminent' threat from new terror group emerges as first target in Syria strikes

    The first targets of U.S. air and missile strikes in Syria late Monday were bases of an Islamist extremist group that had received little mention amid the focus on the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but that U.S. officials now say posed an imminent threat to the homeland.

  • Ebola threat to EU is 'low' but readiness needed

    MILAN (AP) — EU health ministers say the chance that the deadly Ebola virus might spread to Europe is "low" but that they must improve coordination and prevention measures just in case. The ministers ended a two-day meeting in Milan on Tuesday amid concerns in Italy that the virus might spread...

  • Here's Obama's letter to Boehner explaining the White House's authority to launch airstrikes in Syria

    Shortly after President Obama's address on his decision to launch airstrikes against the Islamic State, the White House released the text of a letter sent to House Speaker John Boehner explaining the White House's supposed authority to take action in Syria without congressional consent and approval.

  • 1 Obama trip to play pool, drink beer, raise money cost taxpayers about $700,000

    Taxpayers had to cough up $1,159,823 in just one month to fly President Obama to New York and Denver to raise money for Democrats and attend an LGBT event, according to documents obtained by a taxpayer watchdog group.

  • Pelosi praises coalition strikes against Islamic State

    "With the world uniting to confront the brutality of [the Islamic State], we will disrupt, degrade and destroy this threat to global security and stability," the California Democrat said.

  • Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad said Tuesday he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of the U.S.-led coalition conducting airstrikes against the Islamic State group. Damascus said the U.S. informed it...

  • Iran leader: Strikes in Syria illegal, no gov't OK

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Tuesday the U.S.-led coalition's airstrikes in Syria are illegal because they were not approved by or coordinated with Syria's government. Meeting with a group of senior editors on the first day of the United Nations General Assembly...

  • Hamas suspects in slaying of Israeli teens killed

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli special forces stormed a West Bank hideout early on Tuesday and killed two Palestinians suspected in the June abduction and slaying of three Israeli teenagers, a gruesome attack that had triggered a chain of events that led to the war in Gaza this summer. The deaths of...

  • Gillespie remains bullish about Virginia

    Few people give Ed Gillespie much of a chance in Virginia's Senate race -- except Gillespie himself.

  • FDA: 'Standard measures not working' against Ebola

    President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said that the soaring death rate among non-Ebola patients threatens to reverse the strides made in the nation against killers like AIDS and malaria.

  • Cities set the pace on climate change

    By undertaking certain actions, cities could conceivably reduce greenhouse gas emissions -- which most scientists say drive global warming -- 24 percent by 2030 and 47 percent by 2050.

  • Obama hurting Begich in Alaska

    A new Public Policy Polling survey in Alaska shows Begich two points behind Republican challenger Dan Sullivan.

  • Boehner: Airstrikes 'one step' in larger mission

    "I support the airstrikes launched by the president, understanding that this is just one step in what must be a larger effort to destroy and defeat this terrorist organization. I wish our men and women in uniform Godspeed as they carry out this fight,—� the Ohio Republican said.

  • Obama: Arab allies send 'powerful message' in ISIS fight

    President Obama thanked the U.S. military and regional Arab allies for their airstrikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets inside Syria and said that the bombing campaign also targeted an al Qaeda group known to be planning attacks against the United States.



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