Airstrikes alone may not defeat Sunni militants
BAGHDAD (AP) — In their Syrian strongholds, extremists from the Islamic State group had been moving into civilian apartment buildings for cover days before the U.S. and its allies began pounding them before dawn Tuesday, activists say. It's just one sign of the difficulties in trying to destroy thegroup by relying mainly on airstrikes.
Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self."
Obama urges world to follow US lead on climate
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — In the first international test for his climate-change strategy, President Barack Obama pressed world leaders Tuesday to follow the United States' lead on the issue, even as a United Nations summit revealed the many obstacles that still stand in the way of wider agreements to educe heat-trapping pollution.
US warns that Ebola could infect 1.4 million
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials Tuesday laid out worst-case and best-case scenarios for the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, warning that the number of infected people could explode to at least 1.4 million by mid-January — or peak well below that, if efforts to control the outbreak are ramped u.
Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A suspect has been charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but the man has not been apprehended, police said Tuesday night.
Fire destroys Michael Brown memorial in Ferguson
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Anger spilled over Tuesday after fire destroyed one of two memorials on the street where Michael Brown was killed, a site that has become sacred to many in Ferguson and others nationwide focused on interactions between minorities and police.
Palestinians seek $3.8B in aid for Gaza
NEW YORK (AP) — Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said Tuesday he has asked for $3.8 billion in urgent aid to help rebuild Gaza following its devastating 50-day war with Israel this summer.
Arkansas cowers under Senate advertising barrage
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock friends Mike Thomas and Jack Evans don't support the same candidate in the nationally watched U.S. Senate race here, but they certainly agree on what to do when the contenders' ads start pouring out of the television.
Pastor: UPS gunman was 'troubled' over work
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — The man who killed two former co-workers and then himself at a UPS shipping center Tuesday had told some people that he was having problems at work but never suggested the situation might turn violent, his pastor said.
Could Jeter be the first with perfect Hall vote?
NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter has had as close to perfect a career as a major leaguer can have. Still, five years from now, don't expect the New York Yankees' captain to be a unanimous selection to baseball's Hall of Fame.
A humorous slant on the top news of the day, Jon Stewart reports on the foibles and fumbles of the real world watch