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WASHINGTON (AP) — An expedited shipment of 2,000 lightweight shoulder-fired weapons intended to help the Iraqi army stop the Islamic State group's increasingly effective use of car bombs should arrive in Iraq as soon as next week, the Pentagon said Thursday. The shipment is...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two children were likely killed during an American airstrike targeting al-Qaida-linked militants in Syria last year, and two other adults were wounded, according to an investigation released Thursday by the U.S. military. The 76-page report concludes that the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee unanimously approved a bill on Thursday to reform U.S.-funded broadcasting to counter what a California congressman dubs the "weaponization of information" from Russia and anti-American propaganda being aired by Iran and Islamic State...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department on Thursday proposed legislation to make it easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives to vote. A legislative proposal sent to Congress would require states and territories that are home to Indian reservations or tribal lands to have...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ignoring veto threats, Republicans on a key Senate panel Wednesday approved an overall freeze on the annual operating budgets for domestic agencies while padding overseas military accounts to raise Pentagon budget limits by $36 billion. The proposal by Senate...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promises of pre-emptive strikes to prevent what he says are certain future attacks on American soil. As he prepares for a likely 2016 presidential run, Walker told a multistate Republican gathering in...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI has broadened the scope of records sought under a section of the Patriot Act that permits agents to gather wide-ranging materials during national security investigations, according to a Justice Department watchdog report issued Thursday. The report...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS is refunding a total of $10 million to thousands of tax preparers who paid to take a competency test, the agency announced Thursday. A federal court struck down IRS regulations in 2013 that sought to require some tax preparers to get training and take a...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators have advanced legislation that would ease rules on smaller banks and other requirements of the landmark law reining in Wall Street and the financial industry after the 2008 crisis. But it received no support from Democrats, making its...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A staggering plunge in the free market value of Venezuelan currency sent people...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants,...
ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign...
ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers reliever Will Smith was suspended for eight games on Friday for having a foreign...
DUBLIN (AP) — Voters in once staunchly Catholic Ireland were deciding Friday whether to legalize gay marriage in...
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman is charged with robbery after police say she used a stun gun to...