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  • Senate approves Obama plan to train Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON – The Senate has approved a plan for the military to train and equip Syrian rebels, clearing the measure for President Barack Obama's signa ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 5:44 pm
  • APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U. ...
    Sept. 18, 2014 - 7:19 am
  • House grudgingly approves arms, training for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels Wednesday as Preside ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Iraq premier nixes U.S. ground troops

    BAGHDAD – Iraq’s new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 11:26 pm
  • 2014 MacArthur Foundation awards 21 'genius grants'

    CHICAGO — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer ...
    Sept. 17, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Top general: U.S. ground troops possible in Iraq

    WASHINGTON – American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 8:15 pm
  • Most dangerous kind of obesity: Americans' bellies expanding fast, CDC study says

    CHICAGO — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startlin ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 3:19 pm
  • Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as th ...
    Sept. 16, 2014 - 7:43 am
  • Hurricane Odile slams Mexico’s Baja California

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico – Hurricane Odile blazed a trail of destruction through Mexico’s Baja California Peninsula on Monday that leveled everything fr ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:35 pm
  • Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON – Two Vietnam War soldiers – one still living, one killed in action – received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony Monday, nearly ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:34 pm
  • Hundreds flee California wildfires; homes burn

    SAN FRANCISCO – Crews attempted to get better access to two raging wildfires in California that have forced hundreds to evacuate their homes, includin ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:33 pm
  • United offers up to $100K severance if workers leave

    DALLAS – United Airlines reached a deal with the flight attendants’ union to offer up to $100,000 in severance for workers who leave the company.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library’s short list

    WASHINGTON – Chicago, New York and Honolulu have made the short list to host Barack Obama’s future presidential library.
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 11:00 pm
  • U.S. wealth gap putting the squeeze on state revenue

    WASHINGTON — Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments.The widening gap between the we ...
    Sept. 15, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look

    CANTON, Mass. – Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks – so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man trig ...
    Sept. 14, 2014 - 11:52 pm
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