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Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 4:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission. (...)
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US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi town under siege

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:35pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission. (...)
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US welcomes EU decision on Russia

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:29pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine. (...)
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US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi town under siege

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:15pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — An international airdrop of food and water supported by U.S. airstrikes sought to bring relief to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. (...)
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US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants. (...)
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US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — US military launches airstrikes, drops humanitarian aid to help beleaguered city in Iraq. (...)
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In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 11:46am
DALLAS (AP) — Republican Sen. Ted Cruz sounds increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016, telling an influential gathering of conservative activists Saturday that "we are part of a grassroots fire that is sweeping this country." (...)
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5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:07am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam. (...)
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In Texas, Cruz sounds like he's running in 2016

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:53am
DALLAS (AP) — Firebrand Sen. Ted Cruz is sounding increasingly like he's made up his mind to run for president in 2016. (...)
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5 highlights from California's legislative session

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 9:51am
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has until the end of September to sign or veto the hundreds of bills sent to him by the Legislature. Here are five notable actions, some of them firsts in the country, that state lawmakers took in the final days of this year's legislative session, which ended early Saturday: (...)
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Obama's visit comes amid tight governor's race

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 3:35am
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The last time President Barack Obama celebrated workers' rights at a Wisconsin Labor Day event, there was barely a hint of the turmoil that would embroil the state later when public employees staged massive protests in an unsuccessful bid to keep their collective bargaining rights. (...)
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5 things to know about House races

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 2:04am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Here's a start of the school year lesson: History and geography are coming up aces for House Republicans. (...)
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5 things to watch in this fall's Senate races

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:56am
ATLANTA (AP) — The top prize of the November midterm elections is control of the Senate for the final years of President Barack Obama's administration. Republicans need six more seats to take over. (...)
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5 things to know about 2014 governor's races

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:52am
Thirty-six states choose governors in the November elections. Winning one of these races can take years of paying political dues and a grueling nomination battle. (...)
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Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 1:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4. (...)
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Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:25am
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. (...)
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Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. (...)
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Obama seeking allies for fight against extremists

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:00pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still unformed international coalition. (...)
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Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:40pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections. (...)
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Senate hopeful defends role in Irish firm's merger

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:06pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Years before Burger King sized up a Canadian headquarters in a hunt for lower taxes, Republican U.S. Senate candidate Mike McFadden's investment firm was involved in a merger that moved an American pharmaceutical company to Ireland and significantly dropped its tax rate. (...)
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