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    ISIS beheads American journalist; threatens others

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a horrifying act of revenge for U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, militants with the Islamic State extremist group have beheaded American journalist James Foley - and are threatening to kill another hostage, U.S. officials say. The White House must now weigh the risks of adopti ... Read More

    Holder and Jarrett called over 1,000 civil rights leaders

    WASHINGTON -- White House and Justice Department officials on Monday held two conference calls on the crisis in Ferguson with a total of 1,050 African-American and civil rights leaders around the country. The calls, made by Attorney General Eric Holder, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett and ... Read More

    Los Angeles schools roll back discipline

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students at the nation's second largest school district will be shielded from prosecution and sent to administrators for low-level offenses as part of a sweeping reform of the way school police respond to bad behavior, Los Angeles Unified School District officials will announce Tu ... Read More

    Officers involved in shootings relay physical, emotional toll of incidents

    The stress of shooting someone in the line of duty was enough to put Penn Hills police Officer Duane Yenchik in the hospital. Yenchik, 61, fatally shot Anthony Watts, 32, of Penn Hills in 1996 when Watts approached him with a machete after Watts attacked his mother and sister with the weapon. Yenchi ... Read More

    Audit: Obamacare tax not meeting revenue target

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An "Obamacare" tax on medical devices is falling short of its revenue target because thousands of companies aren't paying it, according to a government audit released Tuesday. The audit by the Treasury inspector general for tax administration says the IRS needs to do a better job p ... Read More

    Germany prepared to send arms to Kurds in Iraq

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany says it is prepared to arm the Kurdish fighters battling Sunni insurgents in northern Iraq. Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier says Germany would closely coordinate its efforts with France, Britain and other European countries who are already delivering weapons to the Kur ... Read More

    Simms, Dungy likely not to use 'Redskins' on TV

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two influential NFL voices — including CBS lead analyst Phil Simms, who will handle Washington's Week 4 game — said Monday they likely won't use the term "Redskins" when discussing the franchise. "My very first thought is it will be Washington the whole game," Simms told The Associat ... Read More

    Bishops criticize food stamp rule

    New Mexico's Catholic bishops called "unconscionable" plans by Gov. Susana Martinez's administration to reimpose work-related requirements on low-income New Mexicans who want to qualify for food stamps. Starting in October, the state plans to restore a 20-hour-aweek work requirement for an estimated ... Read More

    ISIS to US: 'We will drown all of you in blood'

    BAGHDAD - The Islamic State terror group that has seized large parts of Iraq and drawn the first American air strikes since the end of the occupation in 2011 has warned the United States it will attack Americans "in any place" if the raids hit its militants. The video, which shows a photograph of an ... Read More

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