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Obama: Syrian govt carried out chemical attack

August 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Syrian Ambassador to the United Nations Bashar Ja’afari speaks to reporters after a meeting about Syria at United Nations headquarters Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The five permanent members of the U.N. Security Council met informally to discuss the language of a draft resolution that would authorize the use of military force against Syria. (AP...

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Calif. launches drone to aid wildfire battle

August 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Cattle stand in a field as a smoke from the Rim Fire rises near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park is 23 percent contained, U.S. fire officials said Wednesday. (AP...

Mont. judge apologizes for comments in teen’s rape

August 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Montana District Judge G. Todd Baugh reads a statement apologizing for remarks he made about a 14-year-old girl raped by a teacher in Billings, Mont., Wednesday Aug. 28, 2013. But Baugh defended the 30-day prison sentence given to the teacher as appropriate....

MLK’s dream inspires a new march, and a president

August 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

President Barack Obama speaks at the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington where Martin Luther King Jr., spoke, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak) WASHINGTON (AP) — Standing on hallowed ground...

Soldier sentenced to death for Fort Hood shooting

August 29, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

File – In this Aug. 23, 2013 file courtroom sketch, U.S. Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan is shown as the guilty verdict is read at his court martial, in Fort Hood, Texas. A military jury has sentenced Hasan to death for the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort...

Big investors pause amid tough August

August 29, 2013 • Business, National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, trader Gregory Rowe, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock futures are modestly higher, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, while global exchanges are falling, with Western nations laying the...

Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled

August 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

FILE – In this April 18, 2013, file photo then-Labor Secretary nominee Thomas Perez testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal...

AP PHOTOS: Hungry ghosts descend on Chinese homes

August 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

In this Tuesday Aug. 20, 2013 photo, a man looks at a list of donors for an opera at a makeshift theater during the “Hungry Ghost Festival” in Hong Kong. The Hungry Ghost Festival is celebrated during the seventh month in the Chinese lunar...

Female general: Ability, confidence propel career

August 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

New U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson speaks during an interview with The Associated Press, at her office at the Air Force Academy, near Colorado Springs, Colo., Tuesday Aug. 27, 2013. The first woman to lead the Air Force...

Squelching Sierra fires left forest ready to burn

August 27, 2013 • National NewsComments (0)

Sprinkler lines are set around the perimeter of a grove of giant sequoias in Yosemite National Park in this photo made on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, and released by the National Park Service on Tuesday. Yosemite crews continue to keep water on the Merced and...