WASHINGTON (September 1, 2014) — The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia.
MILWAUKEE (September 1, 2014) -- President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.
JACKSON, Miss. (September 1, 2014) — Mississippi state Sen. Chris McDaniel will take at least one extra day to decide whether to try to revive his lawsuit that challenged his Republican primary loss to Sen. Thad Cochran.
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2014) — President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week’s airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.
SEATTLE (September 1, 2014) — Following a nationwide directive, Washington state's largest national park has joined the list of those banning drones.
LIMA, Peru (September 1, 2014) — Peruvian police displayed in a Lima airport police hangar on Monday what officials called the largest cocaine haul ever in the Andean nation, 7.7 metric tons (8.5 tons).
ERIE, Colo. (September 1, 2014) — All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (September 1, 2014) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked Louisiana from enforcing its new abortion law. But lawyers and advocates appeared to disagree about whether the judge's order affects doctors at all five abortion clinics in the state or only those at three clinics whose lawsuit challenges the measure.
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2014) — Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.
WASHINGTON (September 1, 2014) — Hampered by low approval ratings and an unfriendly electoral map, President Barack Obama enters the fall campaign as a liability to some vulnerable Democrats and a target for Republicans trying to fire up conservatives and appeal to disillusioned independents.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (September 1, 2014) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their freedom.
MOSCOW (September 1, 2014) — Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday.
WASHINGTON (August 31, 2014) — Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein says President Barack Obama may be too cautious in his approach to dealing with Islamic State militants.
JERUSALEM (August 31, 2014) — The Israeli military said Sunday that it shot down a drone that entered Israeli-controlled airspace from neighboring Syria, heightening tensions in the volatile Golan Heights.
KIEV, Ukraine (August 31, 2014) — Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday called on Ukraine to immediately start talks on a political solution to the crisis in eastern Ukraine.
DES MOINES, Iowa (August 31, 2014) — Iowa's airwaves are already jammed with ads, most of them negative, in one of the Senate races nationwide that will decide which party claims the majority.