Airstrike near Mosul Dam targets armed vehicles

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

U.S. military officials say that an airstrike against Islamic State militants in Iraq has damaged or destroyed 16 armed vehicles near the Mosul Dam.

Penn State suddenly has sights on poll position

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Two years after sanctions threatened to cripple the program, Penn State has an eye on a spot in the polls.

US rejects Norwegian Air bid for US-Europe flights

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

In a case that has labor and trade policy implications, the Obama administration on Tuesday rejected a request that would have immediately permitted a low-cost air carrier to begin flights between the U.S. and Europe while the government is still reviewing its application for new service.

TV station's Senate, governor debates on hold

|Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A western Michigan TV station has postponed U.S. Senate and gubernatorial debates proposed for next week after Republican candidates didn't agree to debate.

Legal troubles re-emerge for S.C.’s Sanford with ex-wife’s complaint

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Congressman Mark Sanford is bracing for a new round of legal trouble after his ex-wife, Jenny Sanford, asked a judge to order the South Carolina Republican to undergo mental evaluations and anger management classes.

Missouri teacher initiative survives challenge

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A Missouri judge rejected a legal challenge Tuesday to a November ballot proposal that seeks to tie teachers' jobs and salaries to the performance of their students.

In long line of Bushes, grandson honors heroic grandfather

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

A small band of the Greatest Generation gathered on the National Mall at the World War II Memorial Tuesday morning to mark the 69th anniversary of Victory over Japan Day that ended the war.

McConnell on former aide: 'We're moving on'

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell is declining to answer questions about his former campaign manager who resigned amid a federal investigation of a 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus bribery scandal.

Cory Gardner says he's 'a new kind of Republican'

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

U.S. Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday released the second of two ads touting his support for renewable energy and over-the-counter birth control pills, calling himself "a new kind of Republican" as he tries to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall in a state that has become increasingly reluctant to elect members of the GOP.

Obama to Europe: NATO to oppose Russian aggression

| |Tuesday, Sep. 02, 2014

Confronted by a Kremlin-backed military offensive in Ukraine, President Barack Obama and Western allies will approve plans this week to position at least 4,000 troops and military equipment in Eastern Europe, bolstering NATO's security commitments to nervous member states near the Russian border.