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  • Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism rooted in more than a decade of war. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and...

  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of...

  • Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's...

  • Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa.

  • 12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision read early Tuesday by Brig. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the military tribunal...

  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President Barack Obama's strategy against the Islamic...

  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier opposition to Tehran even attending the conference. U.S....

  • NASA inspector blasts asteroid protection program

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's effort to identify potentially dangerous space rocks has taken a hit. On Monday, the space agency's inspector general released a report blasting NASA's Near Earth Objects program, which is meant to hunt and catalog comets, asteroids and relatively...

  • Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York City Mayor...

  • Former state worker fined for mistreating women

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A former assistant director of the Department of Fish and Wildlife was fined and reprimanded Monday for mistreating women as the Executive Branch Ethics Commission wrapped up a two-year investigation of the agency. Kenneth "Scott" King used his position "to...