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- Obama on Syria strikes: War on Islamic State will 'take time'
- Syrian Twitter user reports U.S. airstrikes 30 minutes before Pentagon A Syrian Twitter user appeared to break the news of U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria overnight before the Pentagon announced them.
- U.S., coalition airstrikes explained
- Surf wisdom with Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu congresswoman
- Inouye revealed to be senator who told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby'
The senior senator who once told New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand not to lose "too much weight" because he liked his girls "chubby" was the late Hawaii Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, the New York Times reports.
- Obama, Modi vow to boost strategic ties, create model for world
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and new Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi vowed on Monday to expand and deepen their countries' strategic partnership and make it a model for the rest of the world. In a joint "vision statement" issued after their first meeting at a White House dinner, the two leaders said they would work together "not just for the benefit of both our nations, but for the benefit of the world. ...
- U.S. Supreme Court votes 5-4 to delay start of early Ohio voting
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday cut back on early voting in Ohio by preventing people from casting in-person ballots this week in the lead-up to the Nov. 4 midterm elections. The Supreme Court voted 5-4 along ideological lines to put on hold a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Peter Economus earlier in September that required the Ohio secretary of state to restore early voting hours cut by a new state law this year. The stay will be in effect until state officials file an appeal and the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to hear the case, the court said. ...
- Secret Service director faces grilling over security breaches
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service is expected to face blistering questions from lawmakers on Tuesday about the latest White House security breach and a string of scandals that have tarnished the image of the agency charged with protecting the president. Republicans and Democrats alike said they want Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to explain during her appearance before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee how she plans to change the agency's culture and procedures. ...
- Congress vote on campaign against Islamic State could lag to 2015
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress might not vote until next year on an authorization for President Barack Obama's air strikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, congressional aides said on Monday, despite some lawmakers' insistence that approval is already overdue. The U.S. military began a campaign in Iraq weeks ago to halt advances by the Sunni group known as Islamic State, which has killed thousands of people while seizing swaths of territory in Iraq and Syria. ...
- Garry Kasparov: Putin is 'the most dangerous man' in the world and a bigger threat to the U.S. than the Islamic State Arguably the world's best chess player ever, Garry Kasparov is on a new mission. He hopes to convince the world that the biggest threat to global unrest is not the Islamic State, al-Qaida or North Korea. Instead it is Vladimir Putin, Russia's president from 2000 to 2008 and then again from 2012 to today.
- Drone captures Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests from above A drone operator captured footage of the growing crowd as it swelled beneath the skyscrapers of the city's central business district.
- Joni Ernst surges into the lead in Iowa Senate race as GOP 2016 hopefuls come to town
On a night when Republicans got a dose of very good news in the election battle that could decide who controls the U.S. Senate, three potential Republican presidential candidates flocked to Iowa to speak to more than 1,000 conservative Christians at an annual dinner.
- Holder: 'I wanted to be an activist attorney general' In an interview with Yahoo News in Scranton, Pa., the day after he announced he was stepping down, Attorney General Eric Holder reflected on his legacy, how he became a progressive and how he went from idolizing JFK to RFK.
- Attorney General Eric Holder's unexpected legacy Holder's has been one of the most unusual transformations any attorney general has gone through in recent years.
- White House Fence Jumper Got Farther Than Previously Thought, Sources Say
- College Laughing Gas Tale a 'Long Time Ago' for Rand Paul
Rand Paul has never been quiet when it comes to voicing his disapproval of America’s war on drugs. And a new profile in the New Yorker, which traced Paul’s life from childhood to potential 2016 presidential contender, details a time when the Kentucky senator reportedly engaged in...
- The Battle of Kobane
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- Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat.
- Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the offshore prison for terrorism suspects.
- Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties
- Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach
- 12 things to know about who’s trying to influence your vote in 2014 If you watch TV you've seen an unbelievable number of political ads asking for your vote. Do you know who is paying for those ads, and why?
- McAuliffe names panel to reform Virginia’s ethics laws Governor cites Center’s State Integrity Investigation in announcing new initiative.
- Marine Corps settles dispute with whistleblower Scientific adviser Franz Gayl, whose protests forced the Corps to buy costly MRAPs, is appointed to a new commission on whistleblowers.
- Hong Kong protests: Live Report
- Hong Kong democracy protesters ignore leader's call to end demo
Hong Kong (AFP) - Hong Kong's embattled leader called Tuesday for an immediate end to street demonstrations that have drawn tens of thousands and paralysed parts of the city, but protesters refused to move until China grants genuine democracy.
- South Africa court postpones Malema corruption trial
Polokwane (South Africa) (AFP) - A South African court on Tuesday suspended the corruption trial of firebrand politician Julius Malema, pushing the high-profile case against the self-appointed graft buster back by nearly a year.
- Ebola-hit Liberia staring into the abyss, experts warn Monrovia (AFP) - With its collapsed health service, sick and poorly equipped security forces and broken economy, Ebola-hit Liberia finds itself on the brink of complete societal breakdown, experts warn.
- Cameron reminds China of obligations over Hong Kong
- Cameron gets louder on Europe as party cracks widen
Birmingham (United Kingdom) (AFP) - Ahead of a general election which could prompt a referendum on Britain leaving the EU, Prime Minister David Cameron has become the latest Conservative leader struggling to hold his party together over Europe.
- German jobless total rises in September
Frankfurt (AFP) - The number of people looking for work in Germany increased in September, as clouds continue to build over Europe's biggest economy, data showed Tuesday, but analysts said the figures were no cause for alarm just yet.
- Ukraine truce in tatters as election season kicks off
Kiev (AFP) - Ukraine's tenuous truce and troop withdrawal deal lay in tatters on Tuesday after the deadliest wave of attacks by pro-Russian insurgents in more than a month killed nine government soldiers.
- Eurozone inflation drops to 0.3%, unemployment steady
Brussels (AFP) - Inflation in the eurozone fell to 0.3 percent in September, the lowest for nearly five years, official figures showed Tuesday, signalling that the European Central Bank may have to go even further to avert the threat of deflation.
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