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WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. defense official says the Pentagon is considering sending more military advisers to Iraq. Their role would be to help determine future course of action for the U.S., based in part on the impact of several days of targeted airstrikes on the Islamic...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Little of the impassioned debate that fractured lawmakers last year over possible military intervention in Syria is happening now as American war planes strike extremist targets in Iraq. Almost a week into the Obama administration's emergency action in northern...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Federal wildlife officials plan to withdraw proposed protections for the snow-loving wolverine Tuesday, in a course reversal that highlights lingering uncertainties over what a warming climate means for some temperature-sensitive species. Wolverines, or "...
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — After an unarmed black teenager was shot by a police officer, a St. Louis suburb endured two nights of violence sparked by racial tensions. Here's a look at the key elements of the shooting and the unrest that followed: THE SHOOTING: Authorities have been...
WARREN, Mich. (AP) — A woman died when her vehicle became stranded in 3 feet of water in suburban Detroit, after heavy rain across southeastern Michigan left many roads impassable. Fearing more motorists could become stranded a day after a storm dumped more than 6 inches of rain...
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say an armed American drone has attacked and destroyed a mortar position of Islamic militants in northern Iraq. The U.S. Central Command issued a brief statement saying the Tuesday morning attack targeted a mortar position that was...
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City's newest casino is shutting its doors just over two years after opening amid high hopes of turning around the crumbling seaside resort's gambling market. Revel Casino Hotel will shut down next month after failing to find a buyer in...
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — The United States is providing $180 million in emergency aid to address a food crisis in South Sudan. White House National Security Adviser Susan Rice says the people of South Sudan face the worst food shortage in the world. She blamed the suffering of...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lake Mead is one of the main reservoirs in the vast Colorado River water system, and its receding shoreline is raising concerns about the future of a network serving the perennially parched Southwest. Marina operators, water managers and farmers are closely...