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As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

2 hours 8 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Full Story
Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

Congress scrutinizes Obama military strategy

2 hours 11 mins ago
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. Full Story
AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

2 hours 13 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday. Full Story
Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

Video of lawmaker tirade resurfaces in House race

2 hours 53 mins ago
DUQUOIN, Ill. (AP) — A red-faced Mike Bost showed little restraint when he took to the floor of the Illinois House in 2012 and unleashed a furious rant about the way Democrats run the state, complete with hollering, paper-throwing, fist-waving and an oddly placed reference to Moses. Full Story
Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

Kansas election law looms large in US Senate race

3 hours 39 mins ago
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear arguments Tuesday over whether the Democrat who wants to drop out of the U.S. Senate race must stay on the ballot anyway, a dispute which could have a big effect on Republican hopes of recapturing a Senate majority. Full Story

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House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

7 hours 5 mins 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 State group. Full Story
Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

8 hours 7 mins 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. Full Story
State Sen. Wright resigns after voter fraud case

State Sen. Wright resigns after voter fraud case

8 hours 30 mins ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — State Sen. Rod Wright submitted his resignation Monday after he was sentenced last week to three months in jail for lying about where he lived when he ran for office. Full Story