Friday, September 19, 2014
  • Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid
    Friday, September 19, 2014 12:01 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.
     
  • CDC: Don’t forget your flu vaccine
    Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s time for flu vaccine again and while it’s important for the whole family, this year health officials have some different advice for different ages. 
  • Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK (AP) — Home Depot said Thursday that 56 million debit and credit cards are estimated to have been breached in a data theft between April and September at its stores in the U.S. and Canada.
     
  • Friday, September 19, 2014 12:00 AM
    NEW YORK (AP) — UPS will hire up to 95,000. Kohl’s plans to take on 67,000 and FedEx 50,000. Wal-Mart will add 60,000.
     
  • House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces “do not and will not have a combat mission” in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.

     
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 AM

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s new prime minister ruled out stationing U.S. ground troops in his country, chiding the international community Wednesday for inaction in Syria and lamenting the “puzzling” exclusion of neighboring Iran from the coalition being assembled to fight the Islamic State group.

     
  • Oregonians to vote on driving cards
    Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 AM

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — For a time last year, Oregon was on the road to giving driving privileges to people living in the country illegally until a small anti-immigrant group decided to put the state’s love affair with ballot measures to use against the law.

     
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 AM

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Americans suffer needless discomfort and undergo unwanted and costly care as they die, in part because of a medical system ruled by “perverse incentives” for aggressive care and not enough conversation about what people want, according to a report released Wednesday.

     
  • Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision.  
  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq
    Wednesday, September 17, 2014 12:01 AM

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian rebels.

     

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