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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday. Officials said the U.S. has a good sense of...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to bridging deep mistrust between law enforcement and the public, the White House said, weighing in on a national debate sparked by the shooting of an unarmed black man last month in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri. More than 150,000 people signed an online White House...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's nominee to be the government's chief civil rights attorney has officially resigned from consideration for the post. Obama tapped Debo Adegbile for the Justice Department job last year. But a bipartisan group of senators blocked his...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As the United States works to assemble a coalition against the Islamic State group, the White House is trying to make clear what a successful outcome would be. President Barack Obama's chief of staff puts it this way: The militants no longer would threaten the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and extremists released a video on Saturday showing his beheading. In a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and extremists released a video on Saturday showing his beheading. In a statement,...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials said Friday. In Syria, U.S...
WASHINGTON (AP) — As a U.S. senator from Illinois running for the White House in 2007, Barack Obama sponsored a resolution to prohibit President George W. Bush's administration from taking military action against Iran unless it was explicitly authorized by Congress. His idea...