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  • Ghosts Of Iraq War Force Britain To Delay Syria Strike

    Ghosts Of Iraq War Force Britain To Delay Syria Strike

    By Guy Faulconbridge and Andrew Osborn | Thu Aug 29, 2013 9:40am EDT (Reuters)

    LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron’s plans for an imminent military strike on Syria were in disarray on Thursday after a revolt by lawmakers warning him to heed the “lessons of Iraq”.
    After […]

  • FILE - In this Wednesday, May 8, 2013 file photo, Jeff Caldwell, 29, right, a chassis assembly line supervisor, checks a vehicle on the assembly line at the Chrysler Jefferson North Assembly plant in Detroit. The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated, according to data released Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013, by the Commerce Department. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

    U.S. Economy Grew At 2.5 Percent Rate In Spring

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined.
    The Commerce Department said second-quarter growth […]

  • Shellie Zimmerman, wife of George Zimmerman, pleads guilty at the Seminole County Courthouse in Sanford, Fla. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. Shellie Zimmerman pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge for lying during a bail hearing after her husband's arrest, and she was sentenced to a year's probation and 100 hours of community service. (AP Photo/Orlando Sentinel, Gary W. Green, Pool)

    Zimmerman’s Wife To ‘Think About’ Staying Married

    Aug. 29 8:34 AM EDT
    SANFORD, Fla. — George Zimmerman’s wife says she’s going to have to “think about” whether she stays married to him.
    Shelli Zimmerman made the comments to ABC on Wednesday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor perjury charge […]

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  • VIDEO: Hollande Hosts Syrian Opposition For Talks

    VIDEO: Hollande Hosts Syrian Opposition For Talks

    French President Francois Hollande hosts talks with the Syrian National Coalition at Elysee Palace as international community discuss Syria military intervention. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

  • State Media: Assad Says Syria Will Defend Itself

    State Media: Assad Says Syria Will Defend Itself

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syria’s state news agency has quoted President Bashar Assad as saying Syria will defend itself against any aggression.
    Assad’s comments Thursday come at a time of rising expectations of a punitive military strike against Syria by Western […]

  • U.N. Chemical Weapons Team To Leave Syria By Saturday Morning

    U.N. Chemical Weapons Team To Leave Syria By Saturday Morning

    VIENNA | Thu Aug 29, 2013 6:14am EDT

    (Reuters) – United Nations inspectors, in Syria to determine whether forces have used chemical weapons in the civil war, will continue their investigations until Friday and plan to leave by Saturday morning, the U.N. chief said.
    U.N. Secretary-General Ban […]

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  • Oil Off Highs, Shares Up On Likely Delay In Syria Action

    Oil Off Highs, Shares Up On Likely Delay In Syria Action

    LONDON  – Signs of delay in expected Western military strikes on Syria ended a three-day sell off on world share markets on Thursday, but investors were on edge over whether any action would trigger turmoil across the Middle East.
    European stocks led the […]

  • Obama: US Action Would Send Assad ‘Strong Signal’

    Obama: US Action Would Send Assad ‘Strong Signal’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is vowing that American retaliation for Syrian chemical weapons use would send a “strong signal,” as U.S. intelligence officials readied briefings for Congress on evidence aimed at linking last week’s attack to President Bashar […]

  • Today In History For August 29th

    Today In History For August 29th

    Today In History: Hurricane Katrina blows ashore in southeast Louisiana. (Aug. 29th)
     

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  • VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Drops it Like its Hot in Mike WiLL Made Its 23 Music Video

    VIDEO: Miley Cyrus Drops it Like its Hot in Mike WiLL Made Its 23 Music Video

    Miley Cyrus is set to appear in Mike WiLL Made Its music video for his new track, 23.

  • Obama Makes Case For Punishing Syria Over Gas Attack

    Obama Makes Case For Punishing Syria Over Gas Attack

    WASHINGTON  – President Barack Obama vowed on Wednesday that the Syrian government would face “international consequences” for last week’s deadly chemical attack, but made clear any military response would be limited to avoid dragging the United States into another war […]

  • 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 […]

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  • UK’s Cameron Forced To Delay Strike Against Syria

    UK’s Cameron Forced To Delay Strike Against Syria

    By Andrew Osborn | Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:09pm EDT (Reuters)

    LONDON – Prime Minister David Cameron was forced on Wednesday to push back his plans for an imminent military strike against Syria in a humiliating climb-down for Britain’s leader after coming under fierce domestic and […]

  • 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 […]

  • Fears Of Western Strike On Syria Spread In Mideast

    Fears Of Western Strike On Syria Spread In Mideast

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Fears of a possible U.S. strike against Syria’s regime over an alleged chemical weapons attack rippled across the region Wednesday, as about 6,000 Syrians fled to neighboring Lebanon in a 24-hour period and Israelis scrambled for […]

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  • U.N. Chief Says Syria Inspectors Need Another Four Days

    U.N. Chief Says Syria Inspectors Need Another Four Days

    Aug. 28 – U.N. inspectors returned to a suburb of Damascus to further investigate a suspected chemical attack on civilians. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon urged patience as inspectors complete their mission. Linda So reports.

  • 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 […]

  • The head of UN inspectors’ team, Professor Ake Sellstrom, second right, and Angela Kane, right, the representative on the United Nations for Disarmament Issues, watch as the UN inspectors’ team leaves the Four Seasons hotel in Damascus, Syria, August 28, 2013. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon pleaded for a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict, even as world powers appeared to be moving toward punitive military strikes against President Bashar Assad's regime for what the United States and its allies say was a deadly chemical weapons attack. Syria has denied it was behind the alleged attack. (AP Photo)

    U.N. Council Set For Syria Clash As West Readies Attack

    BEIRUT  – The United Nations Security Council was set for a showdown over Syria on Wednesday as Britain sought authorization for Western military action that Russia called premature and seemed certain to block.

    U.N. chemical weapons experts investigating a gas attack that killed […]

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    1st US-Made Smartphone Isn’t More Expensive

    Aug 28, 12:19 PM EDT
    NEW YORK (AP) — Motorola’s new Moto X phone doesn’t cost more to make simply because it’s assembled in Texas, research firm IHS said Wednesday.
    The Moto X is the first smartphone to carry the “Made in […]

  • In this Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013 photo, trader Gregory Rowe, left, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. U.S. stock futures are modestly higher, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, while global exchanges are falling, with Western nations laying the groundwork for potential military strikes in Syria. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Stocks Edge Higher As Syria, Oil Worries Linger

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market edged higher Wednesday as investors continued to focus on the likelihood of a U.S.-led attack on Syria.
    The Dow Jones industrial average rose 56 points, or 0.4 percent, to 14,831 in midday trading. The […]

  • Syrian protesters carry a placards showing dead Syrian children, during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy to condemn the alleged poison gas attack on the suburbs of Damascus,  during a protest in front of the Syrian embassy,  in Amman, Jordan, Friday, Aug. 23, 2013.  Anti-government activists accused the Syrian regime of carrying out a toxic gas attack that is thought to have killed at least 100 people, including many children as they slept, during intense artillery and rocket barrages Wednesday on the eastern suburbs of Damascus that are part of a fierce government offensive in the area.(AP Photo/Mohammad Hannon)

    Jordan: No Attack On Syria From Our Soil

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Jordan will not be used as a launching pad for attacks on Syria and the kingdom favors a diplomatic solution to the crisis, a Jordanian government spokesman said Wednesday.
    A U.S.-led strike on Syria in response to […]

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  • Bodies lie at a morgue following fighting between rebel fighters and Syrian government forces on August 10, 2013 in the northern city of Raqqa, the only provincial capital in rebel hands. Syrian regime air strikes killed more than 30 people Saturday in the  Latakia province, bastion of the ruling Assad clan, and the northern city of Raqqa, a monitory group said.  AFP PHOTO/ALICE MARTINS        (Photo credit should read ALICE Martins/AFP/Getty Images)

    U.N. Envoy Says Evidence Suggests Some Chemical ‘Substance’ Was Used In Attack

    By JOHN HEILPRIN 08/28/13 09:55 AM ET EDT
    GENEVA — Evidence suggests that some kind of “substance” was used in Syria that may have killed more than 1,000 people, but any military strike in response must first gain U.N. Security Council approval, […]

  • U.N. Experts Head To Damascus Suburb, Activists Say

    U.N. Experts Head To Damascus Suburb, Activists Say

    BY ALBERT AJI AND KARIN LAUB  – ASSOCIATED PRESS – Aug 28, 7:48 AM EDT
    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — U.N. chemical weapons experts headed to a Damascus suburb on Wednesday for a new tour of areas struck by a purported poison gas attack, […]

  • Passersby wait to cross a street in front of the day's Nikkei 225 stock index seen on a board in Tokyo, Japan, Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013. The growing likelihood of Western military action against Syria pummeled Asian stock markets Wednesday and sent the price of oil soaring. (AP Photo/Shuji Kajiyama)

    Strike On Syria Fears Stalk Markets

    BY PAN PYLAS AND PAMELA SAMPSON (AP) BUSINESS WRITERS – Aug 28, 7:32 AM EDT
    LONDON (AP) — Growing fears of a U.S.-led military strike against Syria weighed on stocks once again on Wednesday but sent the price of oil soaring to its […]

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  • The Rim Fire burns through trees near Yosemite National Park, Calif., on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013. Firefighters gained some ground Tuesday against the huge wildfire burning forest lands in the western Sierra Nevada, including parts of Yosemite National Park. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    California Wildfire Prompts Unhealthy Air Warnings In Nevada

    GROVELAND, Calif. (AP) — The giant wildfire burning at the edge of Yosemite National Park has not only destroyed buildings and threatened water supplies, electricity and sequoias, it has also unleashed a smoky haze that has worsened air quality more […]

  • 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 […]

  • A U.N. chemical weapons expert (R) gathers evidence at one of the sites of an alleged poison gas attack in the southwestern Damascus suburb of Mouadamiya August 26, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Alshami

    U.N. Inspectors In New Syria Mission As West Prepares To Strike

    By William Maclean and Oliver Holmes | Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:53am EDT(Reuters)

    BEIRUT  – U.N. chemical weapons investigators crossed Syria’s front line into rebel-held territory on Wednesday for a second visit to the scene of a poison gas attack that has triggered […]

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  • More than 100 Sites To Ring Bells For MLK Speech

    More than 100 Sites To Ring Bells For MLK Speech

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The final refrain of Martin Luther King Jr.’s most famous speech will echo around the world as bells from churches, schools and historical monuments “let freedom ring” in celebration of a powerful moment in civil rights history.
    Organizers […]

  • A Free Syrian Army is pictured through a hole in the old city of Aleppo August 27, 2013. REUTERS/Muzaffar Salman

    Analysis: Brief Military Action In Syria Would Limit Risks For Obama

    WASHINGTON  – Most Americans want no part of a U.S. military intervention in Syria, but there is a growing sense in Washington that President Barack Obama would face more political risks from a weak response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons […]

 
 

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