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U.S. cools talk of combat role in Iraq

The United States has already spent billions of dollars training and equipping Iraqi security forcesThe White House and U.S. military scrambled to play down a suggestion that deploying ground forces in Iraq was an option.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:03:17 -0400
IS forums encourage NYC, Vegas attacks

Federal Judge Rules NYPD's Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violates RightsBomb-making tutorial, potential targets for "lone wolves in America" shared online: report.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 14:21:57 -0400
Rand Paul's thinking-out-loud problem

Rand Paul Reinvents Himself for the 2016 CampaignRand Paul is quickly learning that his words have consequences.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:34:57 -0400
Wildfire rips through 150 homes in Northern California

Handout photo of fire supression at Happy Camp Complex fire in the Klamath National ForestBy Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fire crews in California battled on Tuesday to halt the advance of wildfire that has already destroyed about 150 homes, lapped at rural schools and caused power outages that left an evacuation shelter without electricity, authorities said. The day-old blaze, one of about a dozen major fires raging across the drought-parched state, prompted authorities to order the evacuation of about 1,000 households in and around the Northern California town of Weed, which has a population of about 3,000. ...

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:32:53 -0400
Minnesota governor says Vikings' Peterson should be sidelined

Minnesota Vikings Adrian Peterson runs with ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Arlington, TexasBy Steve Ginsburg (Reuters) - The Minnesota Vikings should sideline running back Adrian Peterson until his child abuse case works its way through the courts, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton said on Tuesday, criticizing the team's decision to reactivate the NFL player. Peterson is accused of punishing his 4-year-old son in Texas last May by beating him with a tree branch, known as a switch. The incident is one of a series of domestic abuse cases that has rocked the National Football League. ...

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 16:15:42 -0400
Hurricane Edouard weakening, moving away from U.S. coast: NHC

Three images of Edouard are shown as it transitions into a hurricane, from September 12, to September 13 and as a hurricane on September 14 in the Atlantic Ocean(Reuters) - Hurricane Edouard, thefirst majorhurricaneof the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season, is weakening and accelerating north-eastward, the U.S. National HurricaneCenter (NHC) said on Tuesday. Edouard was about 495 miles (795 km) east-northeast of Bermuda with maximum sustained wind of 90 mph (150 kph), NHC said. (Reporting by Anupam Chatterjee in Bangalore; Editing by Anand Basu)

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:15:01 -0400
Cold case solved: Killer confesses 15 years after slaying

Police mug shot of Matthew Gibson, who has been sentenced to 10 years in prison after driving from North Carolina to Arizona to turn himself in to face charges that a prosecutor said wouldn't have come without the 55-year-old's surrender.A man drove across the country to confess to killing an Ariz. woman with a flashlight in 1997.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:47:58 -0400
DiCaprio named U.N. messenger of peace

Leonardo DiCaprio's movie roles have made him an international star, but his long and little-known commitment to preserving the global environment has led to his new role as a U.N. messenger of peace.

Wed, 31 Dec 1969 19:00:00 -0500
67 South Africans killed in church collapse

A rescue worker uses a hose during the search for survivors in the rubble of a collapsed building belonging to the Synagogue Church of All Nations in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday Sept. 16, 2014.The collapse of a controversial Nigerian megachurch has killed scores of worshippers.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 19:12:09 -0400
Hunt on for survivalist charged in police ambush shooting

This undated PennDOT identification photo released Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Matthew Frein, 31, of Canadensis, Penn., being sought in Friday's shooting that left one trooper dead and another critically wounded at a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. A gunman killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside the barracks during a late-night shift change, then slipped away. (AP Photo/PennDOT via Pennsylvania State Police)Suspect killed Cpl. Bryon Dickson, 38, and critically wounded Trooper Alex Douglass outside Penn. barracks: police.

Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:52:27 -0400
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