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  • Obama on Syria strikes: War on Islamic State will 'take time'

    President Barack Obama speaks about the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria., Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, on the South Lawn the White House, in Washington, before heading to the United Nations. The president said the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria "makes it clear to the world this is not America's fight alone." (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)Hours after plunging the United States into new warfare in the heart of the Middle East, President Obama insisted Tuesday that international support proved that “this is not America’s fight alone.”

  • 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

    Map of Syria showing air strikes by the US and allies on IS jihadists and Al-Qaeda affiliatesThe U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in eastern Syria. Here are some facts about the military action, as provided by U.S. Central Command.

  • Surf wisdom with Tulsi Gabbard, first Hindu congresswoman

    Extreme Recess: Surfing with Congresswoman Tulsi GabbardExclusive: Yahoo News' Chris Moody hits the waves with Hawaii war veteran.

  • Inouye revealed to be senator who told Kirsten Gillibrand he liked his girls 'chubby'

    This book cover image released by Ballantine Books shows "Off the Sidelines: Raise Your Voice, Change the World," by Kirsten Gillibrand. (AP Photo/Ballantine Books )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

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, during his visit to the United StatesBy 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

    voters wait in line outside the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in ClevelandBy 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

    U.S. President Obama shakes hands with U.S. Secret Service agent Pierson after she is sworn in as first woman Director of the Secret Service in the Oval Office of the White House in WashingtonBy 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

    A pair of U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagles fly over northern IraqBy 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

    Republican senatorial candidate State Sen. Joni ErnstOn 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

    White House Fence Jumper Got Farther Than Previously Thought, Sources SayIntruder Tackled Near East Room

  • College Laughing Gas Tale a 'Long Time Ago' for Rand Paul

    College Laughing Gas Tale a 'Long Time Ago' for Rand PaulRand 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

    The Battle of KobaneISIS and Kurdish Fighters Continue to do Battle Along the Syrian-Turkish Border

  • 3rd-graders face high-stakes reading targets

    Joshua Rowell, right, laughs during a performance of "The Trial of the Big Bad Wolf" at Clinton Elementary School in Columbus, Ohio, Thursday, July 17, 2014. At left is Ta'Nyah Burbage. This was the final part of a five-week summer reading program to help failing third-graders improve their skills so they can be tested again and move on to the fourth grade. Across the U.S., third-graders are increasingly facing the possibility they’ll be held back for missing state reading proficiency targets. (AP Photo/Mike Munden)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The games, ice cream and play rehearsals that 9-year-old Joshua Rowell experienced during summer school this year weren't just for fun.

  • Sen. Harry Reid playing major role in Senate races

    FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2014, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic policy lunch at the Capitol in Washington. Reid has twice won elections he was supposed to lose. If Democrats avoid a bloodbath and maintain control of the Senate in November, much of the credit will go to the wily Nevada Democrat. Reid is not on the ballot this year, but his position as majority leader depends on Democrats denying Republicans the net six seats they need to retake the Senate. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)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

    the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, CubaWASHINGTON (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

    India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks during a keynote speech at the Council on Foreign Relations, Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States.

  • Secret Service head faces questions on WH breach

    FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, a Uniformed Secret Service police officer stands outside the White House in Washington. The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday, Sept. 29. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson is scheduled to answer lawmakers' questions about an embarrassing White House security 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

    Pro-democracy protesters put up a banner bearing their messageHong Kong (AFP) - 11:20 GMT - AI watching - Amnesty International says it is monitoring the police response, following the use of tear gas in protests Sunday.

  • Hong Kong democracy protesters ignore leader's call to end demo

    Women chat next to protest signs in different languages, and a large poster of Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying in CentralHong 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

    South African opposition party Economic Freedom Fighters' leader Julius Malema (centre) arrives to attend his corruption trial at the Limpopo High Court in Polokwane on September 30, 2014Polokwane (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

    Pro-democracy demonstrators take a rest during a protest in Hong Kong on September 30, 2014London (AFP) - Prime Minister David Cameron said Tuesday he was "deeply concerned" about escalating protests in Hong Kong and reminded China of its obligations towards the former colony.

  • Cameron gets louder on Europe as party cracks widen

    Prime Minister David Cameron gestures as he speaks during a visit to Scottish Widows offices in Edinburgh, Scotland, on September 10, 2014Birmingham (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

    Two job seekers stand in front of the reception at a unemployment centre "Agentur fuer Arbeit" on April 11, 2012, at the district Kreuzberg in Berlin, GermanyFrankfurt (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

    The burned down top floor of the Gymnasium 33 high school in Donetsk, on September 29, 2014Kiev (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

    Eurozone inflation falls to 0.3 percent, stoking fears of deflationBrussels (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.

  • Lesbian Love and the Perfect Murder

    Lesbian Love and the Perfect MurderAs her latest novel, ‘The Paying Guests,’ is published, bestselling author Sarah Waters talks about love, sexuality, subverting history, aging—and affairs with straight women.

  • Hey, Congress: Vote on the Damn War

    Hey, Congress: Vote on the Damn WarAlready, the ISIS war has hit some snags. Americans are worried—but so far, supportive—and Congress is nervous. Is this how to win a war?

  • Overlooked Classic Books From Florida

    Overlooked Classic Books From FloridaA Florida author recommends several inspiring, sustaining, but too little known books about the Sunshine State that are often overlooked but to which he returns repeatedly.

  • Lawsuits for Me, Not for Thee

    Lawsuits for Me, Not for TheeNorth Carolina GOP Senate nominee Thom Tillis is a fan of extreme sports and tort reform. But at 17 he sued over a car accident that left him with a ‘35% permanent partial disability.’

  • UK Tabloid’s ‘Public Interest’ Sex Sting

    UK Tabloid’s ‘Public Interest’ Sex StingThe Sunday Mirror says it was in the ‘public interest’ to entrap a Conservative MP in an elaborate sex sting. Many are questioning the paper’s justification.

  • Are Black Staffers Fleeing Capitol Hill?

    Are Black Staffers Fleeing Capitol Hill?Aides say a number of the high ranking African-American congressional staffers have left for in recent years, leading to a dearth of diversity on the Hill.

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