Pressure builds on Paul Ryan to run for House speaker
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The pressure is on Rep. Paul Ryan, the GOP vice presidential nominee in 2012, to run for House speaker in the chaotic aftermath of Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's sudden decision to abandon his campaign for the post....
Pentagon giving up on building new Syrian rebel force
LONDON (AP) -- The U.S. is abandoning its goal of having America's military train a new force of moderate Syrian rebels, turning its focus to equipping, arming and supporting established groups already fighting against the Islamic State group inside Syria, officials said Friday....
Obama focusing on condolences, not gun laws, in Oregon visit
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is bringing words of comfort and sympathy to grieving families of victims of the shooting rampage in Roseburg, Oregon, muting his message about the need for new laws to stem gun violence as he visits an area where firearms are popular....
Sanders not overloaded with prep for 1st Democratic debate
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There are no image consultants, no mock stages and no body language coaches....
Donald Trump says Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump said Thursday that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should have been executed for leaving his post in Afghanistan....
Carson says armed Jews would have 'diminished' Holocaust
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson suggests the Holocaust would have been "greatly diminished" if German Jews had been armed with guns....
US airman who thwarted French train attack stabbed in brawl
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Airman 1st Class Spencer Stone, celebrated as a hero for helping to stop a terror attack on a French train over the summer, was stabbed and seriously wounded outside a bar in his hometown early Thursday in what police said was an alcohol-related brawl....
Arizona Sen John McCain, who is the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, says the US bombing of an Afghanistan hospital is a terrible tragedy that would not have occurred if the Taliban had not attacked in Kundoz in the first place. He says it's ludicrous and insulting that people are calling this terrihle accident a war crime. He says to call this a war crime distorts the definition of a war crime.
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