Obama and US lawmakers turn up heat on IS
Washington (AFP) - Barack Obama and US lawmakers ratcheted up the pressure on the Islamic State, with the president declaring there was no hiding place for the jihadists and warning: "Our reach is long."
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:29:45 -0400
Pirates overwhelm Buchholz, Red Sox in 9-1 win
PITTSBURGH (AP) There used to be a time any year really between 1993-2012 when reaching 81 wins would be cause for celebration for the Pittsburgh Pirates.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:21:54 -0400
TV show helps spur arrest in 1997 Arizona killing
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) Police say a television show that featured the nearly two-decade-old killing of an Arizona teenager and her unborn baby helped lead to the arrest of her ex-boyfriend.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:20:33 -0400
Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race
Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings faced new scrutiny Wednesday in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:16:34 -0400
Australian leader warns of planned attack
Australian police detained 15 people on Thursday in a major counterterrorism operation, saying intelligence indicated a random, violent attack was being planned on Australian soil.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:15:11 -0400
Most Alaskans to get nearly $1,900 in oil money
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) It's a highly anticipated day of the year in Alaska, when residents learn how much money they'll receive from the state's oil-wealth savings account a payout people receive just for living in The Last Frontier.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:12:56 -0400
Iran rules out cooperating with US in Iraq
NEW YORK (AP) Iran's foreign minister on Wednesday ruled out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants and warned that the terrorist group poses a much broader global threat that needs new thinking to eradicate.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:12:48 -0400
APNewsBreak: Border Patrol to test body cameras
SAN DIEGO (AP) The U.S. Border Patrol purchased body cameras and will begin testing them this year at its training academy, two people briefed on the move said Wednesday, as new leadership moves to blunt criticism about agents' use of force.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:07:46 -0400
Jason Isbell cleans up at Americana Awards
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Singer-songwriter Jason Isbell swept the major awards Wednesday night at the Americana Honors & Awards, creating another special moment with his wife, Amanda Shires.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:06:30 -0400
Chagrined NFL teams bow to pressure on domestic abuse cases
By Eric Kelsey and Mary Milliken (Reuters) - Another National Football League player was arrested on domestic violence allegations hours after two teams succumbed to public pressure and suspended players enmeshed in similar cases on Wednesday. The charges against Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer of aggravated assault in connection with two alleged incidents of domestic violence in late July come amid intensifying criticism from corporate sponsors and politicians toward America's top sports league. ...
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:58:30 -0400
Los Cabos in a mess 3 days after Odile's wrath
SAN JOSE DEL CABO, Mexico (AP) Desperate locals and tourists were in survival mode in the resort area of Los Cabos on Wednesday, with electrical and water service still out three days after Hurricane Odile made landfall as a monster Category 3 storm.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:56:29 -0400
Japan logs trade deficit for 26th month in a row
TOKYO (AP) Japan logged a 948.5 billion yen ($8.7 billion) trade deficit in August, the 26th straight month of red ink, as slack demand from China and the U.S. stymied exports, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:53:56 -0400
China's President Xi seeks to reset ties in India
China's President Xi Jinping will hold talks with Indian leaders in New Delhi on Thursday on a rare visit likely to yield a sharp rise in investment as Beijing seeks to reset ties with its western neighbour.
Wed, 17 Sep 2014 22:39:58 -0400
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