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Turkey remains coy in coalition against militants
Turkey remains coy in coalition against militantsTurkey remains coy in coalition against militants

WASHINGTON (AP) — Moving from reluctance to refusal and finally to acceptance, Turkey is joining its NATO allies and fellow Sunni Muslim nations in a coalition to destroy the Islamic State militant group. But the U.S. is still waiting for details of any new, specific, aid and is warily watching to make sure Ankara keeps its commitments. Turkey, often described as a difficult partner with much …

FACT CHECK: Rauner early prison release TV ad
FACT CHECK: Rauner early prison release TV adFACT CHECK: Rauner early prison release TV ad

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — A secret program allowing the early release of Illinois prison inmates nearly sunk Democrat Pat Quinn’s first run for governor four years ago. Now it has resurfaced in his bid for re-election. With each candidate attacking the other on their management records, Republican Bruce Rauner has aired a 30-second television spot about the 2009 policy that Quinn terminated …

Jeb Bush stumps for GOPs, weighs presidential bid
Jeb Bush stumps for GOPs, weighs presidential bidJeb Bush stumps for GOPs, weighs presidential bid

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush hit the midterm election campaign trail in politically important North Carolina Wednesday, stumping for state House Speaker Thom Tillis and becoming the latest possible presidential contender to get behind the party’s effort to win control of the Senate. Bush’s visit to a small lighting distribution company in central North Carolina, and …

Federal court lifts injunction in Walker case
Federal court lifts injunction in Walker caseFederal court lifts injunction in Walker case

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign. The three-judge panel of the 7th U.S. Court of Appeals overturned a lower …

How imminent is an 'imminent' attack threat?
How imminent is an ‘imminent’ attack threat?How imminent is an ‘imminent’ attack threat?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Smart people in the administration have spent the last two days telling the American people that U.S. strikes against the Khorasan Group were necessary to disrupt “imminent attack plotting” against U.S. and Western interests. They warned that members of the shadowy Khorasan Group, an al-Qaida offshoot, were “nearing the execution phase” of an attack in the U.S. or Europe. …

Hillary Clinton pushes school program for girls
Hillary Clinton pushes school program for girlsHillary Clinton pushes school program for girls

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton announced a $600 million effort Wednesday to enroll girls in secondary schools around the globe, aiming to address security and access problems in the developing world. The former secretary of state unveiled the plan at the Clinton Global Initiative to help 14 million girls typically between the ages of 11 and 16 to attend school. The initiative, carried …

Obama to address UN amid new Mideast strikes
Obama to address UN amid new Mideast strikesObama to address UN amid new Mideast strikes

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama is addressing the United Nations as a commander in chief overseeing a war against militants in two Middle Eastern nations, a striking shift in the trajectory of a presidency that had been focused on ending conflicts in the region. Instead, when he speaks to the world body Wednesday, he will cast the U.S. as the linchpin in efforts to defeat Islamic State …

FACT CHECK: Obama's UN speech spins statistics
FACT CHECK: Obama’s UN speech spins statisticsFACT CHECK: Obama’s UN speech spins statistics

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama glossed over some inconvenient truths Tuesday in his climate-change speech to the United Nations. For one, as the U.S. cleans up emissions at home, it’s sending dirty fuel abroad to pollute the same sky. As well, the U.S. is not cleaning up quite as aggressively as Obama implied in his remarks. Obama was among scores of world leaders at the …

GOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaign
GOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaignGOP uses terror threat against Dems in campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — The recurring image in the latest Republican campaign ads is a lone militant walking across a barren land with the black banner of the Islamic State group. Six weeks to Election Day, the once back-burner issue of national security is suddenly at the forefront amid rising American fears and the U.S. military’s expanded campaign to destroy extremists in Iraq and Syria. The GOP, …

 

 

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