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Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the... Full Story

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  • Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
    Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria, and the U.S. undertook a separate, unilateral air attack on what it called an al-Qaida affiliate elsewhere in Syria.

  • Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes
    Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

    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.

  • Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest
    Accused White House intruder armed in July arrest

    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 Huse.

  • Obama offers climate change help to other nations

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is pledging to sign an executive order requiring the U.S. government to take climate change into account when it spends money overseas to help poorer countries.

  • Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov
    Government hackers try to crack HealthCare.gov

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government's own watchdogs tried to hack into HealthCare.gov earlier this year and found what they termed a critical vulnerability — but also came away with respect for some of the health insurance site's security features.

  • Afghan president-elect seeks favor in Washington
    Afghan president-elect seeks favor in Washington

    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.

  • Limits on overseas mergers prompt renewed debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's decision to curb the ability of U.S. corporations to skirt taxes by merging with foreign companies kicked off an immediate election-season debate over when and how to tackle the nation's complex corporate tax code.

  • SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers
    SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it health care law numerology.

  • Obama: Secret Service does a 'great job'
    Obama: Secret Service does a 'great job'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Secret Service does "a great job." He says he is grateful for the "sacrifices" the service performs on his behalf and on behalf of his family.

  • Campaigns commonly share policy platforms, slogans
    Campaigns commonly share policy platforms, slogans

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Democrat running for Wisconsin governor acknowledges her campaign lifted policy platforms, including some exact language, from like-minded candidates.

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