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U.S. rallying allies to back Syria strikes

posted: 08/27/2014 3:08 a.m. Discuss

The United States has begun to mobilize a broad coalition of allies behind potential military action in Syria and is moving toward expanded airstrikes in northern Iraq, administration officials said Tuesday.

U.N. draft raises emissions alarm

posted: 08/27/2014 2:45 a.m. Discuss

Runaway growth in the emission of greenhouse gases is swamping all political efforts to deal with the problem, raising the risk of "severe, pervasive and irreversible impacts" over the coming decades, according to a draft of a United Nations report.

McDonnell grilled about email at trial

posted: 08/27/2014 2:39 a.m. Discuss

RICHMOND, Va. -- 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.

Florida Democrats pick Crist in governor race

posted: 08/27/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

Former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist continued his political comeback Tuesday as Democratic voters selected him as their nominee to challenge Republican Gov. Rick Scott in Florida, one of four states where voters were choosing candidates for statewide office.

Obama vows to ease path for vets

posted: 08/27/2014 2:37 a.m. Discuss

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — President Barack Obama on Tuesday promised several thousand military veterans that he would take further action to improve their access to health care and housing as he seeks to turn around a dysfunctional system.

Judges blast 2 states' gay marraige bans

posted: 08/27/2014 2:32 a.m. Discuss

CHICAGO — 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 outlawed weddings between blacks and whites.

The nation in brief

posted: 08/27/2014 2:21 a.m. Discuss

Police-killing protests flare in St. Louis

In the news

posted: 08/27/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

• President Barack Obama approved the Medal of Honor for 1st Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing, a Union Army officer who made his last stand at the Battle of Gettysburg, defending the Union position on Cemetery Ridge against Pickett's Charge, a major Confederate thrust.

Names and faces

posted: 08/27/2014 2:20 a.m. Discuss

• Miley Cyrus said when she stole the night at last year's MTV Video Music Awards, she didn't realize her impact and influence. Now, the singer says she wants to use her powers for good.

Thousands pay respects to slain teenager

posted: 08/26/2014 3:51 a.m. Comments 3

ST. LOUIS -- Michael Brown's relatives said goodbye Monday to the 18-year-old who was shot and killed by a police officer, remembering him as a "gentle soul" with a deep and growing faith in Christianity and ambitions that one day "the world would know his name."

GI barricades, kills herself

posted: 08/26/2014 3:49 a.m. Discuss

FORT LEE, Va. -- A soldier barricaded herself inside a major command's headquarters and shot herself in the head Monday after throwing objects about the office as law enforcement officials tried to negotiate with her, the Army said. She died later in the day.

Perry files motion to dismiss charges

posted: 08/26/2014 3:43 a.m. Discuss

AUSTIN, Texas -- Attorneys for indicted Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry formally asked a judge Monday to dismiss felony charges alleging that the possible 2016 presidential candidate abused his power with a veto last summer.

The nation in brief

posted: 08/26/2014 3:40 a.m. Discuss

McDonnell fields prosecutor queries

Names and Faces

posted: 08/26/2014 3:38 a.m. Discuss

G Unit surprised fans when its members reunited earlier this summer at the year’s biggest hip-hop concert, and they surprised again with the digital release of six new songs Monday.

In the news

posted: 08/26/2014 3:37 a.m. Discuss

Bill Gates and his wife, Melinda, donated $1 million to Initiative 594, a Washington state campaign seeking to expand background checks on gun sales, saying the effort “will be an effective and balanced approach to improving gun safety.”

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