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Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

Posted 9/12/2014 in National

As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress.

 

'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

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.

Gillian Anderson onscreen soon in 'Streetcar'

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

If you can't get to London in time to catch Gillian Anderson spinning onstage in "A Streetcar Named Desire," her orbit is about to get larger.

 

Missouri lawmakers enact 72-hour abortion wait

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

Missouri lawmakers enacted one of the nation's most stringent abortion waiting periods Wednesday, overriding a veto of legislation that will require women to wait 72 hours after consulting with a doctor before ending a pregnancy.

 

 

Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

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.

 

 

Expanded U.S. airstrikes are first step in long campaign

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the greater Mideast. Those are key steps toward Obama's stated goal of eventually destroying the extremist group.

 

 

Islamic State group not unstoppable

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance.

 

Changes surround 9/11 anniversary commemoration

Posted 9/11/2014 in National

A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.

Protests, anger, doubt prevail at Ferguson meeting

Posted 9/10/2014 in National

Elected leaders in the St. Louis suburb where an unarmed black 18-year-old was fatally shot by a white police officer hoped to use their first public meeting since Michael Brown's death as a chance to promote community healing.

No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

Posted 9/10/2014 in National

Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their combat duty in Afghanistan.

Charges expected against father of 5 dead children

Posted 9/10/2014 in National

Authorities expect to charge a South Carolina man in connection with the deaths of his five children after he led them to a secluded dirt road in Alabama where their bodies lay wrapped in individual garbage bags.

 

Islamic State threat: Coalition building can be tricky

Posted 9/9/2014 in National

The first President Bush had one, so did President Bill Clinton, and the second President Bush had two. Now, President Barack Obama wants to build a coalition of nations to join the U.S. to combat the threat posed by the Islamic State group in the Middle East and beyond.

 

 

Report: Malaysian Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

Posted 9/9/2014 in National

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded today.

 

Shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

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.

 

Obama to outline strategy on Islamic State

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.

 

British royal couple expecting second child

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

The Duchess of Cambridge, wife of Prince William, is expecting her second child and being treated for severe morning sickness, royal officials said Monday.

Monkey study: Ebola vaccine works, needs booster

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

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.

Chick-fil-A founder S. Truett Cathy has died

Posted 9/8/2014 in National

S. Truett Cathy, the billionaire founder of the privately held Chick-fil-A restaurant chain that famously closes on Sundays but also drew unwanted attention on gay marriage in recent years because of his family's conservative views, died early Monday, a company spokesman said. He was 93.

 

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