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4 hrs ago | WJKX-FM Hattiesburg

Obama Wants New ISIS War Plan ASAP

President Obama wants to decide by the end of the week whether or not his war in Iraq against the Islamic State will expand to the group's haven in eastern Syria.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama

6 hrs ago | KVBC-TV Las Vegas

2 rescued from disabled boat near brink of falls

Authorities say two boaters were less than a half-mile from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US Military

10 hrs ago | WLOX-TV Biloxi

APNewsBreak: Jindal suing feds over Common Core

Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday against the Obama administration, accusing it of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the Common Core education standards.


Related Topix: US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Barack Obama

10 hrs ago | KATV Little Rock

Boy hurt in California quake: 'I should be dead'

Thirteen-year-old Nicholas Dillon's screams could be heard throughout his pitch black house when the earth shook and the falling bricks hit him.


Related Topix: US Politics, Bobby Jindal, Republican, US House of Representatives, US Governors, Charlie Crist, Rick Scott, Davis, CA

13 hrs ago | Cybercast News Service

Judges chide state lawyers over gay marriage bans

Federal appeals judges bristled on Tuesday at arguments defending gay marriage bans in Indiana and Wisconsin, with one Republican appointee comparing them to now-defunct laws that once outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, US Supreme Court, Ohio

Tue Aug 26, 2014

Chambersburg Public Opinion

Army officer killed at Gettysburg to get Medal of Honor

A Union Army officer who made his last stand at the Battle of Gettysburg is to be honored with the nation's highest military decoration 151 years after his death, the result of a decades-long push by his descendants and Civil War buffs.


Related Topix: History in the News, US Politics, Barack Obama, Delafield, WI, Opinion

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Former Virginia governor denies corruption charges

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell on Tuesday faced the most pointed questions yet about his dealings with a businessman whose gifts are at the heart of the ex-governor's corruption trial.


Related Topix: Bob McDonnell, US Governors, Paul LePage, US Politics, Barack Obama, Immigration Reform, Jerry Brown

KMPH-TV Fresno

Maine Governor LePage embraces candor in campaign

Maine Gov. Paul LePage sometimes can't help mouthing off, once telling the NAACP to "kiss my butt," calling the IRS "the new Gestapo" and saying he wouldn't be afraid to tell President Barack Obama to "go to hell."


Related Topix: US Governors, Paul LePage, US Politics, Barack Obama

WTKS-AM Savannah

GOP Shies Away From Obamacare Repeal

Beverly Hires, a former nurse running for Congress here in one of the nation's rare competitive House races, ticks off her problems with the federal health care law: higher premiums, cancelled policies and employers cutting full-time jobs.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Representative Sean Patrick, US Politics, US House of Representatives, Representative Patrick Murphy, Democrat


WWI soldier recommended for Medal of Honor

The secretary of defense has recommended awarding a posthumous Medal of Honor to a black soldier from upstate New York who saved a comrade while fighting off a German attack in France during World War I. Sen. Charles Schumer says Tuesday that Chuck Hagel has sent Congress a letter saying Sgt.


Related Topix: US Senate, US Politics, Charles Schumer, Democrat


Even if attacked, airline could be liable in crash

Families of passengers who were on the Malaysia Airlines plane shot down over Ukraine are starting to sort through the long process of gaining compensation for their loss.


Related Topix: World News, Malaysia, Federal Aviation Administration

WXMI-TV Grand Rapids

President Obama authorizes reconnaissance missions over Syria

U.S. President Barack Obama has authorized reconnaissance flights over Syria as ISIS militants continue to gain ground in the war-ravaged nation, a U.S. official told CNN.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Senate, Republican, Lindsey Graham


Voters in Florida, 3 other states head to polls

Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is set to find out how much momentum he has for a political comeback, as Democratic primary voters decide whether to nominate the former Republican for a chance to reclaim his old job.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Republican, Charlie Crist, US Governors, Representative James Lankford, US House of Representatives, Peter Shumlin, Tom Coburn

Mon Aug 25, 2014


Biden to Iraqi leaders: Time for new government

Vice President Joe Biden is calling top Iraqi leaders to call for the formation of a new government and encourage their opposition to the Islamic State group.


Related Topix: Middle East, Iraq, World News, US Politics, Joe Biden

The York Daily Record

Florida Sen. Marco Rubio boosts SC Republicans

Confronted several times by hecklers demanding immigration reform, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio told attendees at a Republican fundraising barbecue that no country has been more generous to people from elsewhere than the United States.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform, Representative Tim Scott, US Politics, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Jeff Duncan, Senator Marco Rubio, US Senate, Lindsey Graham, Jim DeMint

WFAA-TV Dallas

Cops called after fliers fight over seat recline

Airline passengers have come to expect a tiny escape from the confined space of today's packed planes: the ability to recline their seat a few inches.

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Related Topix: Airlines, United Airlines, Transportation, Federal Aviation Administration

Dempsey in Afghanistan for transition talks

The Pentagon has developed plans that would allow American forces to remain in Afghanistan beyond the end of the year if the contested presidential election drags on and a security agreement isn't signed soon, the top U.S. military officer said Monday.


Related Topix: World News, Asia, Afghanistan, 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, Hamid Karzai

94.3 WSC

The Tea Party Governor Backlash of 2014

To an exhausted electorate, the final midterms of the Obama presidency are failing to drive much mainstream excitement, and no clear national themes have emerged despite the high-stakes fight for the Senate.


Related Topix: Pop/Rock, The Tea Party, US Politics, Mitt Romney, Senator Kay Hagan, US Senate, Democrat, Republican, Mitch McConnell, Pat McCrory, US Governors

WLFI-TV West Lafayette

Obama back in DC amid crises; as if he never left

Indeed, this sultry month usually associated with the doldrums of summer has burdened modern presidents with personal, domestic or international crises.


Related Topix: US Politics, Barack Obama, US Military, US Navy, Terrorism, World News, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)

WTOL-TV Toledo


When Niki Quasney felt a piercing pain in her ribcage in March, the oncologist treating her advanced ovarian cancer told her to get to an emergency room immediately.


Related Topix: Oncology, Medicine, Ovarian Cancer, Health, Wedding, Gay/Lesbian, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals