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Julian E. Barnes LA TIMES The Air Force is preparing for an expanded role in Iraq that could include aggressive new tactics designed to deter Iranian assistance to Iraqi militants, senior Pentagon officials said. The efforts could include more forceful patrols by Air Force and...
Kristen Mack My SA.com In a proposal that could keep smokers from dodging municipal ordinances by patronizing bars and restaurants outside city limits, state Sen. Rodney Ellis is suggesting a statewide smoking ban. He will announce the initiative today and release a poll he says...
With Fidel Castro seriously ill, the city of Miami is making plans to throw a party at the Orange Bowl when the Cuban president dies. The city commission earlier this month appointed a committee — whose official job is to "Discuss an event at the Orange Bowl in case expected...
LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT & BETH McLOUGHLIN The Sun Online A NEW worldwide movement backed by celebrities, musicians, politicians and business leaders is aiming to reverse the effects of global warming over the next decade. Global Cool launched in London and LA today and is calling...
KATE ZERNIKE The New York Times The Senate is expected to clear the way on Tuesday for an increase in the minimum wage that Democrats and some Republicans agree is overdue. But the Senate’s approval may not mean that workers will actually start receiving bigger paychecks in the...
The Iraqi army was surprised and nearly overwhelmed by the ferocity of an obscure renegade militia in a weekend battle near the holy city of Najaf and needed far more help from American forces than previously disclosed, American and Iraqi officials said Monday. They said...
ARON HELLER ABC News In a precedent-setting decision, an Israeli court has ruled that a dead soldier's family can have his sperm impregnated into the body of a woman he never met. Keivan Cohen, 20, was shot dead in 2002 by a Palestinian sniper in the Gaza Strip. He was single...
KCRA.com Outrage continued to grow in Stanislaus County Monday follow the arrest of a local mother who is accused of providing alcohol to teens and having sex with two minors. Anna Walker-Vogt, of Grayson, was arrested Friday after a crash following a party at her home injured a...
Matthew Thompson CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL Police said they arrested a South Charleston man for driving under the influence after he flipped his middle finger at Kanawha County Sheriff Mike Rutherford and then crashed his car. Glenn Harold Vickers, 53, was arrested Thursday night...