Alaska governor candidates talk fish at debate

|Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The three major candidates for Alaska governor focused on just one topic — fish — during a debate in Kodiak.

Treasury hits Iran with new, wide-ranging sanctions

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The Obama administration unveiled a host of new sanctions Friday against more than 30 companies and individuals doing business in or with Iran, seeking to thwart that nation’s nuclear ambitions, its support for organizations the United States deems as terrorist groups and mute its support for the embattled regime of Syrian leader Bashar Assad.

U.S. does not plan to raise threat level

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The United States does not expect to follow the United Kingdom in raising its terror alert level because of concerns over Islamic militants.

Abbott backs out of televised debate with Davis

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Republican Greg Abbott has backed out of a statewide televised debate in the Texas governor's race with Democrat Wendy Davis.

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday.

Smartphone kill switch mandate raises privacy, civil liberty concerns

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Megan Boken was chatting with her mom on her new iPhone on August 18, 2012, when a thief shot her dead on the street in St. Louis, Mo. He wanted the 23-year-old’s smartphone.

At heart of Syria fears, extremists returning home

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The case of Mehdi Nemmouche haunts U.S. intelligence officials.

New challenge for HealthCare.gov: Tax forms

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

Obama interrupting weekend trip to return to DC

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

President Barack Obama is interrupting a weekend trip to return to the White House.

Perry criticizes Obama for 'no strategy' on Syria

| |Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is wasting little time pouncing on President Barack Obama's "we don't have a strategy yet" comments about the violent militant faction attacking cities in Iraq, accusing the White House of "dithering and debating" the threat posed by the Islamic State group.