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AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question." Read More

 

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Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers prepared to give President Barack Obama authority to arm and train Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants Wednesday as Iraq's new prime minister dismissed the notion that the struggle could lead to U.S. forces again fighting on the ground in his country. More »

 

Obama reaffirms opposition to US combat in Iraq

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — President Barack Obama reaffirmed Wednesday that he does not intend to send U.S. troops into combat against the Islamic State group, despite doubts about the ability of Iraqi forces, Kurdish fighters and Syrian rebels to carry out the ground fight on their own. More »

 

Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — Will the ayes have it, or will Scotland say naw thanks? More »

 

Police run down tips about trooper ambush suspect

BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities hunting for a suspect in last week's fatal ambush outside a rural state police barracks chased down several mistaken sightings Wednesday as schools closed down and the public remained on edge. More »

 

Social media sleuths aid gay couple beating probe

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searching for a group of suspects in the beating of a gay couple say they got an assist from social media users, and a defense lawyer said Wednesday that some of them were turning themselves in for questioning. More »

 

Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy. More »

 

Polish fears of Russia run high on war anniversary

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — It was an unexpected question from a woman hoping to sell me her Warsaw apartment: "Are you sure you want to buy now, when war could be coming?" More »

 

Q&A: Barbra Streisand, the feminist, sings on

NEW YORK (AP) — Barbra Streisand's new album of duets only includes male singers, but it wasn't a conscious effort to exclude females. More »

 

After making 'mistake,' Vikings bench RB Peterson

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Hours after reversing course and benching Adrian Peterson indefinitely, Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf said Wednesday that the team "made a mistake" in bringing back its superstar following his indictment on a felony child-abuse charge in Texas. More »

 

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