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  • US official: More airstrikes in Iraq
    US official: More airstrikes in Iraq

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American fighter jets and drones continued to pound Islamic State militants in Iraq on Wednesday, and military planners weighed the possibility of sending a small number of additional U.S. troops to Baghdad, U.S. officials said, even as the insurgents threatened to kill a second Aerican captive in retribution for any continued attacks.

  • Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants
    Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes against Islamic State extremists Wednesday and weighed sending more troops to Iraq as President Barack Obama vowed to be relentless in pursuit of the terrorist group that beheaded an American journalist and is holding other U..

  • Social media pushes back at militant propaganda
    Social media pushes back at militant propaganda

    BEIRUT (AP) — The extremists of the Islamic State group have turned their social media into a theater of horror, broadcasting a stomach-turning stream of battles, bombings and beheadings to a global audience.

  • Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting
    Holder arrives in Ferguson after police shooting

    CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder arrived in Ferguson Wednesday to meet with federal investigators and reassure residents of the suburban St. Louis community torn by several nights of racial unrest since the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer.

  • Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure
    Airstrike kills wife and child of Hamas figure

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas' shadowy military chief escaped an apparent Israeli assassination attempt that killed his wife and infant son, the militant group said Wednesday as Israel's prime minister warned that the bombardment of Gaza will continue until rocket fire out of the Palestinian trritory stops.

  • Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration
    Obama weighs broader move on legal immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is considering key changes in the nation's immigration system requested by tech, industry and powerful interest groups, in a move that could blunt Republicans' election-year criticism of the president's go-it-alone approach to immigration.

  • AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating
    AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program old The Associated Press.

  • APNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with US
    APNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement to resolve an investigation into its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities before the 2008 financial crisis, officials directly familiar with the matter said Wednesday.

  • Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk
    Ukrainian govt troops take over much of Luhansk

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — After days of street battles and weeks of shelling, Ukrainian troops made a significant push Wednesday into rebel-held territory, claiming control over a large part of the separatist stronghold of Luhansk and nearly encircling Donetsk, the largest rebel-held city.

  • Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record
    Liberian slums barricaded as Ebola sets new record

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Riot police and soldiers acting on their president's orders used scrap wood and barbed wire to seal off 50,000 people inside their Liberian slum Wednesday, trying to contain the Ebola outbreak that has killed 1,350 people and counting across West Africa.

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    American killed in Syria a journalist at heart

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    ROCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Journalist James Foley, captured and held six weeks while covering the uprising in Libya, knew the risks when he went to Syria in 2012 to cover the escalating violence there. It didn't matter. He was a journalist at heart, once saying he'd cover local news if it meant doing te job he loved.

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    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims.

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    EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley.

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