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  • 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.

  • CDC: Up to 1.4 million Ebola cases coming

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated Tuesday that up to 1.4 million people in West Africa could become infected with Ebola by the end of January if there are no changes in behavior.

  • Life term for China scholar chills ethnic dialogue

    BEIJING (AP) — A life sentence given to a moderate Chinese scholar on Tuesday shows the ruling Communist Party is cutting off dialogue on ethnic tensions and could backfire by radicalizing minorities, scholars and analysts said. A court found economics professor Ilham Tohti, an ethnic Uighur...

  • Russia proposes curbs for foreign media ownership

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's parliament has given preliminary approval to a bill limiting foreign ownership in Russian media to 20 percent. The State Duma voted 434-1 to pass the first reading of the law. The bill can be amended in the second reading, and either adopted or withdrawn in the third....

  • Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A man was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city on Tuesday, police said. It was not immediately clear whether the violence was related to a recent call from the Islamic State group to supporters to...

  • GM to move Cadillac brand HQ to New York City

    DETROIT (AP) — The Cadillac luxury brand will move its headquarters to New York next year to get closer to those living lives of luxury. The high-end brand, which has lost sales this year as German rivals gain, also will become a separate business unit, giving it more freedom to chase global...

  • NetJets gets China's OK for new private jet firm

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — NetJets says its new joint venture will soon begin offering private charter flights in China now that regulators there have granted the company an operating certificate. NetJets, which sells partial ownership interests in business jets in the United States and Europe, has...

  • Maine drumstick factory survives fire

    NEWPORT, Maine (AP) — A Maine factory that makes drumsticks avoided serious structural damage in a fire that occurred when a water cooler overheated. The Morning Sentinel (http://bit.ly/1vcpIiL ) reports the Sunday fire at Vic Firth's Newport factory was contained under metal stairs. Newport...

  • Group seeks to resume car races at Md. airport

    CUMBERLAND, Md. (AP) — A car-racing group in Cumberland wants to resume racing at the local airport next year. The Cumberland Times-News (http://bit.ly/1Caks3p) reported Tuesday that National Road Autosports has asked the Potomac Highlands Airport Authority to consider the request at its...

  • Maryland state trooper injured in hit-and-run

    GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state trooper has been injured in a hit-and-run in Prince George's County. Maryland State Police say 30-year-old Cpl. Brian Hirsh was searching a car on the side of Interstate 495 in Greenbelt early Tuesday morning when a car hit him. Maryland State Police say...

  • Five months later, Nigerian officials again negotiating release of abducted schoolgirls

    It has been five months since nearly 300 Nigerian schoolgirls were kidnapped by the terrorist group Boko Haram, and more than 200 of them are still missing. In mid-August, four months after the girls were abducted, Nigerian government officials tried again to negotiate with Boko Haram for...

  • US, Arab allies hit IS strongholds in Syria, Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Combined U.S.-Arab airstrikes hit Islamic State group military strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and a simultaneous U.S. strike targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting assaults on American and other Western interests, the U.S. military said. President Barack Obama declared...

  • Assad backs efforts to fight terrorism

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad says he supports any international effort against terrorism, apparently trying to position his government on the side of airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition. Assad spoke Tuesday during a meeting with Faleh al-Fayadh, an envoy of Iraq's prime...



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