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  • US creating programs to counter extremists

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq. Attorney General Eric Holder says in a video message released Monday that the pilot programs will involve religious...

  • Austria plans to forbid Islamic extremist symbols

    VIENNA (AP) — Austria plans to introduce a law banning symbols of the Islamic State group and 18 other extremist groups. The justice and interior ministries announced the initiative on Monday. Interior Minister Johanna Mikl-Leitner also says that dual nationals will lose their Austrian...

  • Air France strike as Europe faces low-cost shakeup

    PARIS (AP) — At least half of Air France flights around the world were canceled Monday as pilots kicked off a weeklong strike, angry that the company is shifting jobs and operations to a low-cost carrier to better keep up with rivals. The company's challenges echo those faced by flagship...

  • Snowden: NSA collects mass data on New Zealanders

    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former National Security Agency systems analyst turned leaker Edward Snowden says the NSA is collecting mass surveillance data on New Zealanders through its XKeyscore program and has set up a facility in the South Pacific nation to tap into vast amounts of data....

  • Meridian council to vote on health insurance plan

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Meridian city officials could choose a different carrier for employees' health insurance when the city council meets on Tuesday. The mayor and council have heard recent proposals from the city's existing carrier, Fox-Everette and from United Healthcare. Fox-Everette...

  • Fire at northern New York feed plant

    SALEM, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say it took several hours to control a feed plant fire in northern New York. Local media report that a fire started early Monday morning at the Cargill facility in Salem, near the Vermont border. The facility provides feed for farm animals. There were no...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 15

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FLORIDA GOVERNOR SCOTT FLIP-FLOPS When Gov. Rick Scott surprisingly entered the Republican primary four years ago, he took a strong tea party stand on most issues. He vowed to cut government spending and...

  • White House touts TARP on anniversary of Lehman Bros. failure

    "Today, it is clear that the TARP program was a success," Obama economic adviser Jeffrey Zients wrote in a blog post published Monday morning.

  • Raw: Scots Hold Highland Games Ahead of Vote

    Scottish athletes are showcasing their unique sporting culture at the Highland Games. The competition comes just ahead of Thursday's vote on Scottish independence from the United Kingdom. (Sept. 15) SHOTLIST: AP TELEVISION - AP CLIENTS ONLY Dunoon, United Kingdom - 29 August, 2014 1. Various...

  • 6 killed, 14 wounded in east Ukraine city

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in rebel-held Donetsk, the city council reported Monday — the worst violation yet of the cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops that took effect Sept. 5. Two northern neighborhoods were heavily shelled...

  • European Space Agency picks site for comet landing

    BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency says it has decided on the spot where it will attempt the first landing on a comet, a maneuver that is one of the key elements of a decade-long mission. The Paris-based agency plans to drop the 100-kilogram (220-pound) lander, called Philae, from its...

  • Track signing ceremony planned for rail project

    DETROIT (AP) — Two 5-foot sections of steel streetcar tracks will be signed during a ceremony celebrating the public-private partnership behind Detroit's M-1 Rail project. The track signing is scheduled Monday morning at Grand Circus Park. It will follow a keynote address by U.S. Secretary of...

  • DC statehood bill to get Capitol Hill hearing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For the first time in 21 years, a Congressional committee will consider the notion of turning the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state. A Senate committee will hear testimony on Monday about a bill that would transform the nation's capital into the "state of New...

  • Montgomery Co. mom of missing kids set for hearing

    CLARKSBURG, Md. (AP) — The search continues for two missing Montgomery County children as their mother is expected to appear in court. Twenty-seven-year-old Catherine Hoggle of Clarksburg is set for a bond hearing Monday on charges of child neglect, obstruction and hindering. She was arrested...

  • Arts program moves from Kennedy Center to UMd.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An arts management training program has moved from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland, along with the arts center's former chief executive. Michael Kaiser, the former Kennedy Center president, has joined the university as a professor. Kaiser will lead the DeVos...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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  • A War President—Sort of

    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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