Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) — American combat troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.
Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group
KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.
Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?
LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence — and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well.
US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola
ATLANTA (AP) — Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly virus.
Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more ations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident.
West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace talks with the Palestinians.
Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia
BRUSSELS (AP) — A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that.
New Jersey loses 4th casino; Trump weighs in
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump has offered his thoughts on the closing of one of the casinos that bears his name in Atlantic City.
Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York.
CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast
NEW YORK (AP) — CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL.
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