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  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and...

  • US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems. Output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent rise in...

  • US reopens embassy in Central African Republic

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it's reopening The U.S. embassy in the Central African Republic. The U.S. evacuated the facility in Bangui, suspended operations and urged Americans to leave in December 2012 because of sectarian violence that left thousands of people dead. The U.N....

  • US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip.

  • The Palin Family's Side of the Anchorage Brawl Story

    Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    Maybe the brawl that Sarah Palin and several members of her family were involved in isn’t exactly the type of story you expect to hear about someone who was nearly elected to the nation’s second highest office six years ago, says RealClearPolitics.  But with The Washington Post , “ Good...

  • Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal — destroying a marauding organization of extremists — is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. U.S. secretary of state...

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • #OKC Boxscore

    By William Crum, Staff Writer | Published: Mon, Sep 15, 2014

    William Crum: The week in review and the week ahead in Oklahoma City civic affairs.

  • Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away. Don't expect a repeat of last year's website meltdown, but the new sign-up period could expose underlying problems with the...

  • Courage, detective work led to Medal of Honor for Oklahoman killed in Vietnam

    By Chris Casteel, Washington Bureau | Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    A website posting and a call out of the blue led the mother of U.S. Army Spc. 4 Donald P. Sloat, of Coweta, Oklahoma, who was killed 40 years earlier in Vietnam, on a long-shot quest to get his selfless act of bravery recognized.

  • White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. White House chief of staff Denis McDonough signaled that the State Department in coming days will name allies...

  • Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily

    Updated: Sun, Sep 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and...

  • REAL ID law may complicate travel for Oklahoma driver's license holders

    BY RICK M. GREEN, Capitol Bureau | Updated: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    A bill passed by the Oklahoma Legislature in 2007 without opposition and signed into law by then-Gov. Brad Henry specifically forbids the state from complying with the federal REAL ID Act of 2005, which was intended to improve states’ driver’s licenses in ways that would make it harder for...

  • Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and extremists released a video on Saturday showing his beheading. In a statement issued...

  • AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria — a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe — poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target...

  • Chemical reform bill faces uphill battle in Senate

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to come up with a new chemical regulation bill face an uphill battle in the Senate. Over the summer, Sens. Tom Udall, D-N.M., and David Vitter of Louisiana, the top Republican on the Senate Environmental and Public Works Committee, provided a revised draft of their...

  • Obama: Combating Islamic State not US fight alone

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is distinguishing the military campaign against Islamic State militants from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. He says the new fight must avoid what he calls mistakes of the past. Obama says more nations are joining a coalition against the extremists....

  • Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Updated: Sat, Sep 13, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials say. In Syria, U.S. planes and drones will...

  • A Little Girl Met President Obama And Told Him She Was Disappointed He Wasn't Beyoncé

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    The president and the first lady visited the Inspired Teaching School in Northeast Washington on Thursday, according to BuzzFeed. Barack and Michelle Obama were at the school participating in a project to mark September 11 as a national day of service. Madison, a sixth-grader, told the...

  • Sarah Palin and family 'caught up in Alaska mass brawl'

    Published: Fri, Sep 12, 2014

    Sarah Palin and her family were reportedly involved in a mass brawl at a snowmobile party which had to be broken up by police, reports The Telegraph. Alaska's gossip blogs lit up with accounts of the Saturday night fight, claiming that the former governor's son and daughter both threw punches...



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