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US bombs militants in Iraq as crisis worsens

August 8, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

CORRECTS CAPTION TO REFLECT THAT THE SOURCE OF THE AIRSTRIKE CAUSING SMOKE IN PHOTO IS UNKNOWN Smoke rises after airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants near the Khazer checkpoint outside of the city of Irbil in northern Iraq, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The Iraqi Air Force has been carrying out strikes against the militants, and for [&hellip...

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How Obama decided on airstrikes in Iraq

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FILE – In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, President Barack Obama speaks about the situation in Iraq in the State Dining Room at the White House in Washington. Obama, after years of resisting the pull of more Mideast conflicts, has sent the...

UN: Ebola outbreak a public health emergency

August 8, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

The image of Liberia President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, left, appears on a public information banner warning people about the Ebola virus in the city of Monrovia, Liberia, Friday, Aug. 8, 2014. The World Health Organization urged nations worldwide to donate...

WWII veteran who found Hitler’s top hat dies at 88

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2002 photo, World War II veteran Richard Marowitz, of Albany, N.Y., takes a picture of an exhibit on opening day of the New York State Military Museum and Veterans Research Center in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Marowitz, who found Adolf...

Mainstream GOP upbeat after sweeping tea party

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Senator Lamar Alexander talks to his supporters after winning his race against Joe Carr Thursday Aug. 7, 2014, in Nashville. (AP Photo/The Tennessean, John Partipilo) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mainstream conservatives ran the table in Senate Republican primaries as...

Obama authorizes renewed airstrikes in Iraq

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FILE – This June 20, 2007, file photo shows a C-130-J transport aircraft over Little Rock Air Force Base in Jacksonville, Ark. President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, warning they would be launched if...

NCAA board hands 5 biggest conferences more power

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Wright State University president David R. Hopkins, right, listens as Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz, left, discusses changes to the NCAA structure after a board of directors vote at NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014....

Man guilty of murder in Michigan porch shooting

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Bernita Spinks, aunt of slaying victim Renisha McBride, speaks to reporters outside the Wayne County Circuit Court building in Detroit, on Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, after a jury found Theodore Wafer guilty of second-degree murder in the shotgun death of...

CDC director: Scale of Ebola crisis unprecedented

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CORRECTS REPRESENTATIVE NAME TO SMITH FROM ROYCE – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Dr. Tom Frieden, left, talks with Rep. Chris Smith, R-N.J., as he arrives to on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, testify...

Sen. John Walsh leaves race amid plagiarism probe

August 8, 2014 • National NewsComments Off

U.S. Rep. Steve Daines arrives for a meeting in Helena Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014 after learning Sen. John Walsh, his opponent in the race for U.S. Senate, was dropping his campaign for office. Daines said he respected Walsh’s decision before heading into a...