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Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less re... Full Story

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  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps
    Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and former U.S. officals.

  • Questions and answers about the US Ebola case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S.

  • Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests
    Obama seeks traction on economy amid foreign tests

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's escalating military campaign in Iraq and Syria has drowned out the economic pitch he hoped would help salvage a midterm election that has been favoring Republicans. But the airstrikes against Islamic State extremists have also introduced a new complicatingfactor into the fall campaign, forcing both sides to reassess their closing political messages.

  • Details of presidential security breaches evolve
    Details of presidential security breaches evolve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service.

  • What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?
    What if high court rejects gay marriage cases?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The fastest and surest path to marriage for same-sex couples in some parts of the United States would be for the Supreme Court to surprise everyone and decline to get involved in the issue right now.

  • Obama, Netanyahu to meet as Iran deadline looms
    Obama, Netanyahu to meet as Iran deadline looms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet for the first time since a rash of civilian casualties during Israel's summer war with Hamas heightened tensions between two leaders who have long had a prickly relationship.

  • Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers
    Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine.

  • Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi
    Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolvedvexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length.

  • Group aims to put food policy on the kitchen table
    Group aims to put food policy on the kitchen table

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans like to talk about food, and they certainly like to eat. But they don't normally think about food policy when they vote.

  • Colorado school protests roil swing state politics
    Colorado school protests roil swing state politics

    DENVER (AP) — The protests over a Colorado school district's proposal to promote patriotism and de-emphasize civil disobedience in American history classes have found their way into the state's marquee midterm election races, injecting a volatile issue two weeks before early voting ballots land in ailboxes across the state.

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