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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.

Surgery on ailing Great Dane yields 43 socks

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

The 3-year-old Great Dane was miserable and retching when its owners rushed him to a northwest Portland emergency animal hospital. It was something he ate!

 

Congress' task: Act fast on spending, return home

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task -- act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign.

 

 

Colleges re-thinking sexual assault education

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

As freshmen descend on college campuses, they enter the "red zone" -- a period between Labor Day and Thanksgiving during which they are most vulnerable to sexual assault.

 

 

Maine mom fights state over no-resuscitation order

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

A teenage mother is fighting a do-not-resuscitate order imposed on her brain-damaged daughter, saying she should be responsible for medical decisions.

 

 

Competing politics forced Obama to delay immigration reform

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Caught between competing political demands over immigration, President Barack Obama will now wait until after the November election to take executive action that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation and ignite a clash over the extent of his presidential authority.

 

 

U.S. wary over hitting Syrian militants

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their infrastructure in Syria.

 

 

Clinton: 2016 decision likely by early next year

Posted 9/6/2014 in National

Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of 2015.

 

 

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