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Briefs From World and National News
US finds cobbling coalition against extremists in Iraq and Syria is no easy task
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Vikings' Star Player Accused Of Child Abuse
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Star Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been indicted in Texas on a charge of child abuse after using a branch to spank his son, and was swiftly benched by the team on Friday for this weekend's game against New England.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

Influence Game: Chemical Trade Tries To Reshape Regs
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The powerful chemical industry is putting its lobbying muscle behind legislation that would establish standards for chemicals used in products from household goods to cellphones and plastic water bottles -- but also make it tougher for states to enact their own regulations.
Saturday, September 13, 2014

US Sanctions Target Key Russia Economic Sectors
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States hit Russia Friday with a new round of economic sanctions, levying penalties on Russia's largest bank and expanding financing restrictions on major energy and defense companies.
Friday, September 12, 2014

Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at different points stressing themes of service, resilience, tolerance, reconciliation.
Friday, September 12, 2014

Alien-like giant water-living dinosaur unveiled
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Picture the fearsome creatures of "Jurassic Park" crossed with the shark from "Jaws." Then super-size to the biggest predator ever to roam Earth. Now add a crocodile snout as big as a person and feet like a duck's.
Friday, September 12, 2014

AP News in Brief
Key Mideast allies commit to "do their share" to oppose Islamic State militants
Friday, September 12, 2014

UK leader rushes to fend off Scottish independence
GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) -- The British political establishment descended on Scotland on Wednesday to plead for a united United Kingdom, after polls suggested the once-fanciful notion of Scots voting to break from Britain has become a real possibility in next week's referendum.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Obama to deepen America's military role in Mideast
WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a major reversal, President Barack Obama is moving to deepen the U.S. military role in the volatile Middle East, including training and arming Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State militants and potentially expanding airstrikes across the Iraqi border into Syria.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths
PINE APPLE, Ala. (AP) -- Their little bodies shrouded in plastic bags, the five children of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. had been dead for days by the time he led investigators to the spot where they had been dumped among dead trees and scrub brush.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering
AP Science Writer
Thursday, September 11, 2014

AP News in Brief
Islamic State group: A fearsome jihadi outfit, but not an unstoppable juggernaut
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic missile from a nuclear submarine.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

Obama Orders Airstrikes in Syria For First Time
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading reign of terror.
Thursday, September 11, 2014

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta
ATLANTA (AP) -- The fourth U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, mirroring the carefully choreographed routine of the two Americans already successfully treated and released from Emory University Hospital's special isolation unit.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Obama says he has authority for militant campaign
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out violent extremists in Iraq and Syria, a day before outlining his plans to the American people in a prime-time address.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

AP News in Brief
Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court? Both sides agree it's time for justices to decide
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Canada finds 1 of 2 explorer ships lost in Arctic
TORONTO (AP) -- One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been found, Canada's prime minister announced Tuesday in a discovery that could unlock one of history's biggest mysteries and swell Canadian pride.
Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cars engulfed as rain sets record for Phoenix
PHOENIX (AP) -- The remnants of Hurricane Norbert pushed into the desert Southwest and swamped Phoenix with record rainfall for a single day, turning freeways into small lakes and sending rescuers scrambling to get drivers out of inundated cars.
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

AP News in Brief
Obama to undertake broader counterterrorism mission to combat Islamic State militants
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Indiana couple charged with holding woman captive
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in a case one officer likened to "modernized slavery."
Tuesday, September 9, 2014

9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid
NEW YORK (AP) -- The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the terrorist attacks' aftermath days before their anniversary.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze
SPARTAK, Ukraine (AP) -- Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold.
Monday, September 8, 2014

Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group
CAIRO (AP) -- The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically," issuing an apparent call to arms as President Barack Obama prepares to go to lawmakers and the American public with his own plan to stop the militants.
Monday, September 8, 2014

AP News in Brief
At 14, Japan's Kei Nishikori began a path to the US Open final and stardom
Monday, September 8, 2014

Monkey Study: Ebola Vaccine Works, Needs Booster
WASHINGTON (AP) -- New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the animals got a booster shot made a different way.
Monday, September 8, 2014

AP News in Brief
Heads of House, Senate intelligence panels warn of threat from Islamic State fighters in US
Monday, September 1, 2014

Southern California surfer
A surfer rides a wave at the wedge in Newport Beach, Calif., Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014. Southern California beachgoers experienced much higher than normal surf, brought on by Hurricane Marie spinning off the coast of Mexico.
Friday, August 29, 2014

Strong California Quake Causes Injuries, Damage
NAPA, Calif. (AP) -- The largest earthquake to hit the San Francisco Bay Area in 25 years struck before dawn on Sunday, sending scores of people to hospitals, igniting fires, damaging historic buildings and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses in California's wine country.
Monday, August 25, 2014

AP News in Brief
US says American held in Syria for nearly 2 years by al-Qaida-linked group has been freed
Monday, August 25, 2014

Federal autopsy ordered in Missouri teen's death
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal medical examiner to perform another autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.
Monday, August 18, 2014

AP News in Brief
As Gaza cease-fire talks wind down, divisions emerge among Palestinians
Monday, August 18, 2014

World News Briefs
Israel and Hamas accept Egyptian cease-fire proposal, clearing way for resumption of talks
Monday, August 11, 2014

Israel withdraws most troops from Gaza
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israel withdrew most of its ground troops from the Gaza Strip on Sunday in an apparent winding down of the nearly monthlong operation against Hamas that has left more than 1,800 Palestinians and 60 Israelis dead.
Monday, August 4, 2014

AP News in Brief
American nurse sick with Ebola to leave West Africa, land in US Tuesday morning
Monday, August 4, 2014

World Briefs, Saturday, August 2
Conservatives on board with toughened House bill on border crisis, Obama condemns plan
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Groups Seek to Block Upcoming Deportation Hearings
OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A coalition of immigrant-rights advocacy groups has asked a federal court to block upcoming deportation proceedings against several minors unless they are provided legal representation.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Dogs That Killed Michigan Man Will Be Euthanized
LAPEER, Mich. (AP) -- A couple charged with second-degree murder after their two dogs fatally mauled a Michigan jogger agreed Friday to give up ownership of the animals and have them euthanized.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Prosecutor: Peanut Plant Faked Salmonella Results
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) -- A Georgia peanut plant linked to a deadly salmonella outbreak cut corners and sent fake lab results to customers, endangering consumers nationwide, federal prosecutors said Friday as they opened a rare case seeking criminal punishment for corporate workers over food poisoning.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Americans with Ebola Returning to US for Treatment
NEW YORK (AP) -- Two American aid workers seriously ill with Ebola will be brought from West Africa to Atlanta for treatment in one of the most tightly sealed isolation units in the country, officials said Friday.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Many Don't Feel Economy Strengthening
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For millions of workers, happy days aren't quite here again.
Saturday, August 2, 2014

Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels, deaths spike
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Thursday to destroy Hamas' tunnel network designed for deadly attacks inside Israel "with or without a cease-fire," as the Palestinian death toll soared past 1,400 -- surpassing the number killed in Israel's last major invasion of Gaza five years ago.
Friday, August 1, 2014

CIA spied on Senate, internal review finds
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The CIA's insistence that it did not spy on its Senate overseers collapsed Thursday with the release of a stark report by the agency's internal watchdog documenting improper computer surveillance and obstructionist behavior by CIA officers.
Friday, August 1, 2014

AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT
Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels as death toll surpasses that of last Gaza conflict
Friday, August 1, 2014

Medical examiner IDs man in Chicago work shooting
CHICAGO (AP) -- The local medical examiner has identified the man accused of shooting and wounding his boss before fatally shooting himself inside a Chicago high-rise office building.
Friday, August 1, 2014

NASA to test making rocket fuel ingredient on Mars
WASHINGTON (AP) -- NASA plans to make oxygen -- a key ingredient of rocket fuel -- on Mars early next decade.
Friday, August 1, 2014

Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Deadly Israeli strikes hit UN school, market area
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) -- Israeli artillery shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with sleeping war refugees and back-to-back explosions rocked a market filled with shoppers Wednesday as Israel's stepped up campaign against Gaza's Hamas rulers claimed at least 116 Palestinian lives.
Thursday, July 31, 2014

AP News in Brief
As Israel steps up Gaza operation, strikes hit UN shelter for war refugees, shopping area
Thursday, July 31, 2014

Suing Obama: GOP-led House gives the go-ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
Thursday, July 31, 2014


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