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  • Chicago Police: Assault-Style Gun Used In Attack

    Chicago Police: Assault-Style Gun Used In Attack

    CHICAGO  — Chicago’s top police official says an assault-style weapon with a high-capacity magazine was used in a late-night attack at a southwest Chicago park in which 13 people were wounded.
    Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Friday that given the type […]

  • People hold their hands to their heads as they are escorted out of the building where a deadly shooting rampage occurred at the Washington Navy Yard in Washington, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013. One shooter was killed, but police said they were looking for two other possible gunmen wearing military-style uniforms. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    12 Killed In Washington Navy Yard Shootings

    WASHINGTON  — As many as two gunmen launched an attack Monday morning inside the Washington Navy Yard, spraying gunfire on office workers in the cafeteria and in the hallways at the heavily secured military installation in the heart of the […]

  • President Barack Obama awaits the start of a meeting with members of his cabinet, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, National Security Advisor Susan Rice,  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the president, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    President Obama Seeks To Focus On Domestic Issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the prospect of a military strike on Syria receding, President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to refocus on a pressing domestic agenda as key benchmarks on the budget and health care quickly approach.
    The big unknown is […]

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, centre, on arrival at Cointrin Airport,  in Geneva,  Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, prior to his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to discuss the ongoing problems in Syria. (AP Photo/Larry Downing, Pool)

    John Kerry Set To Test Russia On Syria Weapons

    GENEVA  — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Geneva Thursday morning to test the seriousness of a Russian proposal to secure Syria’s chemical weapons.
    Kerry and a team of U.S. experts will have at least two days of meetings […]

  • Nation Pauses On 9/11 To Pay Tribute To Victims

    Nation Pauses On 9/11 To Pay Tribute To Victims

    NEW YORK  — Life in lower Manhattan resembled any ordinary day on Wednesday as workers rushed to their jobs in the muggy heat, but time stood still at the World Trade Center site while families wept for loved ones who […]

  • A woman looks out at New York's Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center from inside the 9/11 Empty Sky memorial at Liberty State Park in Jersey City, New Jersey, September 11, 2013. REUTERS/Gary Hershorn

    Somber U.S. Ceremonies Mark 12th Anniversary Of September 11 Attacks

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON  – Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11 attacks with solemn ceremonies and pledges not to forget the nearly 3,000 killed when hijacked jetliners crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field, […]

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  • Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

    President Obama Conditionally Backs Offer On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations.
    In a nationally […]

  • President Barack Obama, accompanied by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper Terrance Gainer,  arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, to meet with Senate Democrats and Republicans on Syria, a day after an unexpected Russian proposal for Syria to avert a U.S. military strike by relinquishing control of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Obama Talks Syria Diplomacy, Fallback Airstrikes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pushing military might and raising hopes it won’t be needed, President Barack Obama threw his support Tuesday behind a plan for U.N. Security Council talks aimed at securing Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles, even as he continued to […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for Sweden and the G20 Summit in Russia from the White House in Washington September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Obama Backs U.N Discussion Of Syria Arms Proposal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.
    The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with […]

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  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, center, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey, right, arrive for a meeting with House members on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Talking Diplomacy In Syria, Obama Goes To Congress

    WASHINGTON  — With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that would allow Syria’s government to avert U.S. missile strikes if it […]

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry touches his head during a joint press conference with Britain Foreign Secretary William Hague at Foreign Office in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2013. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday renewed U.S. allegations that Syria's President Bashar Assad launched a chemical weapons attack against his own people and said that Assad could resolve the crisis by turning over "every single bit" of his weapons arsenal to the international community within a week. Appearing at a news conference with William Hague, his British counterpart, Kerry quickly added that Assad "isn't about to do that."(AP Photo/Alastair Grant,Pool)

    U.S. Weighs Talk Of Syria Dumping Chemical Weapons

    WASHINGTON — Confronted by the threat of U.S. air strikes, Syria swiftly welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, capping a remarkable chain of events that started with a suggestion from Secretary […]

  • President Obama Trying To Sway War-Weary Public On Syria

    President Obama Trying To Sway War-Weary Public On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves to try to convince Americans limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States’ long-term safety, while Secretary of State John Kerry is vehemently defending the case against President […]

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  • President Barack Obama gestures while speaking during a "Civil Society Roundtable" with gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender activists,  Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, in St. Petersburg, Russia. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    High-Stakes Week On Syria Awaits Obama

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is readying for a high-stakes week of trying to sell a skeptical Congress and a war-weary American public on a military strike against Syria
    The coming days represent one of the most intense periods of congressional […]

  • Lebanese pro-Syrian regime supporters hold placards as they gather during a demonstration against a possible military strike in Syria, near the U.S. Embassy in Aukar, east of Beirut, Lebanon, Friday, Sept. 6, 2013. The prospect of a U.S.-led strike against Syria has raised concerns of potential retaliation from the Assad regime or its allies. The State Department ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon over security concerns and urged private American citizens to depart as well. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

    U.S. Orders Diplomats Out Of Lebanon

    WASHINGTON  — The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential American diplomats and the families of staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut to leave Lebanon immediately due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on […]

  • Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Marijuana Use In 2 States

    Feds Won’t Sue To Stop Marijuana Use In 2 States

    Aug 29, 7:23 PM EDT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite 75 years of federal marijuana prohibition, the Justice Department said Thursday that states can let people use the drug, license people to grow it and even allow adults to stroll into stores […]

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  • An Israeli soldier is seen next to an Iron Dome rocket interceptor battery deployed near the northern Israeli city of Haifa, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Israel ordered a special call-up of reserve troops Wednesday as nervous citizens lined up at gas-mask distribution centers, preparing for possible hostilities with Syria. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

    Obama: Syrian Gov’t Carried Out Chemical Attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday declared unequivocally that the United States has “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians. But new hurdles emerged that appeared to slow the formation of […]

  • Members of the Dexter Ave. King Memorial Baptist Church hold a bell ringing ceremony in Montgomery, Ala., Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The ceremony honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and the "I Have a Dream" speech by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., who was pastor at this church in 1954.  (AP Photo/Dave Martin)

    More Than 300 Sites Ring Bells For MLK Speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Church bells were ringing out Wednesday at the National Cathedral and nationwide to answer a call from one of the most important civil rights speeches in history to “let freedom ring.”
    Organizers said people at more than 300 […]

  • Three women who attended previous March's on Washington, from left, Armanda Hawkins of Memphis, Vera Moore of Washington, and Betty Waller Gray of Richmond, Va., (holding sign) listen to the speakers during the March on Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.  President Barack Obama will speak later Wednesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Another March On Washington Remembers MLK’s Dream

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Taking stock of progress both made and still to come, Americans of all backgrounds and colors massed on the National Mall on Wednesday to hear President Barack Obama and civil rights pioneers commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King’s […]

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  • White House press secretary Jay Carney answers questions about Syria and chemical weapons during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. The U.S. was expected to make public a more formal determination of chemical weapons use on Tuesday, however Carney stated that the president did not have a decision made about the response to announce at this time. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    U.S. Lays Groundwork For Possible Syria Strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for potential military action in Syria in the coming days, with intelligence agencies readying additional evidence about last week’s alleged chemical weapons attack and high-ranking U.S. officials declaring there was […]

  • Syracuse, N.Y. The launch of a highly anticipated strike on Syria could make for awkward timing. Few doubt that Obama is preparing for a U.S.-led military action to retaliate for what the U.S. and its allies say was a deadly chemical weapons attack perpetrated by the Syrian government. But there are few good options for when to attack. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

    When To Strike: Tense Decisions For Obama On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Preparations for a highly anticipated strike on Syria could lead to an awkward decision on timing.
    Few doubt that President Barack Obama is preparing for a U.S.-led military action to retaliate for what the U.S. and its allies […]

  • Afghan President Hamid Karzai gives a speech during an event to mark International Women's Day in Kabul March 10, 2013. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

    Afghanistan, NATO Strike Compromise On Pullout Plan

    KABUL n President Hamid Karzai struck a compromise with NATO forces on Wednesday, agreeing to a far more limited and gradual pullout from a key province than he had initially demanded, according to accounts from the NATO-led force.
    The deal emerged 10 […]

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  • U.S. President Barack Obama (L) participates in a news conference with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem, March 20, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    After Israeli Backslapping, Obama Faces Palestinian Discontent

    JERUSALEM – President Barack Obama faces a stony reception when he travels to the West Bank on Thursday for talks with Palestinian leaders who accuse him of letting Israel ride rough-shod over their dream of statehood.

    Obama has said he will not […]

 
 

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