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Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites

Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit IS sites

26 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday. Full Story
US officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack

US officials: Terrorist group was nearing attack

48 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's decision to order airstrikes against an al-Qaida cell in Syria known as the Khorasan Group was based on intelligence suggesting that the group was close to carrying out a terror plot against the U.S. or Europe, administration officials said Tuesday. Full Story
Next Afghan leader seeks influence in Washington

Next Afghan leader seeks influence in Washington

1 hour 40 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Months before becoming president-elect of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai began spending tens of thousands of dollars on lobbyists in the United States, using his ties to the West to seek influence in Washington. Full Story
Dole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate race

Dole campaigns for Roberts in Kansas Senate race

2 hours 9 mins ago
DODGE CITY, Kansas (AP) — A newly upholstered chair and an American flag dominated Village Square Mall on the west side of Dodge City, the Kansas hometown of Sen. Pat Roberts, who is seeking re-election. But the man who took the seat — and who commanded the audience of more than 200 — wasn't Roberts. Full Story
Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

2 hours 59 mins ago
NEW YORK (AP) — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced. Full Story

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New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

New jihad appeal makes policing even harder

4 hours 18 mins ago
PARIS (AP) — The Islamic State group's call on Muslims to go after the "filthy French" and other Westerners multiplies already deep security concerns in nations targeting the militant organization. Full Story
Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

4 hours 27 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two months before Omar J. Gonzalez allegedly hopped a White House fence, dashed across the North Lawn and entered the executive mansion, he was arrested in rural Virginia, heavily armed and carrying a map of Washington tucked inside a Bible — with a circle drawn around the White House. Full Story
Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

Would US have right of hot pursuit in Syria?

5 hours 42 mins ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry told senators last week that a "right of hot pursuit" could provide a basis for military forces to move across the border between Iraq and Syria to strike at Islamic State militants. But does Kerry's legal theory — which has little grounding in international law — provide firm precedent for Monday night's massive U.S. airstrikes in Syria and for future military actions? Full Story