US military targets extremists in Somalia

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

U.S. military forces targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabab network in an operation Monday in Somalia, the Pentagon said.

US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said.

Berlin, Hamburg tussle for German Olympic bid

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Berlin and Hamburg presented low-cost models with contrasting approaches on Monday in bids to become Germany's candidate city for the 2024 or 2028 Olympics.

Obama notifies Congress of airstrikes in Iraq

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

President Barack Obama has sent official notification to Congress of his order for last week's airstrikes and humanitarian aid drops to help Iraqis threatened by Islamic State militants.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

9 African wrestlers barred from worlds

|Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The governing body of wrestling says nine athletes cannot compete at the upcoming world championships because of travel restrictions imposed since the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.

5 things to know about driving on marijuana

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

The legalization of recreational marijuana in two states — Colorado and Washington — and medical marijuana in more than 20 others has raised concern that there will be more drivers stoned behind the wheel. What's not clear is whether that will translate into an increase in fatal crashes.

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in'

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

A surly electorate that holds Congress in even lower regard than unpopular President Barack Obama is willing to "keep the bums in," with at least 365 incumbents in the 435-member House and 18 of 28 senators on a glide path to another term when ballots are counted Nov. 4.

Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot?

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

Lawmakers: Islamic State groups wants to hit US

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

Cities in the United States and Western Europe are being eyed as Islamic State militants' future targets and President Barack Obama needs to take action, U.S. lawmakers say.

Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

| |Monday, Sep. 01, 2014

President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

| |Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014

Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

US welcomes EU decision on Russia

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

The United States is welcoming a decision by European Union leaders to prepare tougher economic sanctions against Russia over its apparent invasion of Ukraine.

Airstrikes and aid provide relief for Iraqi town

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

Aircraft from the United States, Australia, France and Britain dropped food and water to the beleaguered Iraqi town of Amirli, which has been under siege by Islamic State militants for nearly two months, the Pentagon said Saturday night. U.S. airstrikes supported the humanitarian mission.

5 US airstrikes target Islamic State fighters

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

The U.S. military says fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck Islamic State militants near Iraq's Mosul Dam.

Pro wrestling returns to the ring in North Korea

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

North Koreans got their first look at pro wrestling in about 20 years on Saturday when an ex-NFL lineman and 20 other grapplers from around the world took to the ring for an exhibition put together by a charismatic former Japanese pro-wrestler who is now a member of parliament.

Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

|Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted.

Intelligence nightmare: Extremists returning home

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

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

Obama's delay on immigration creates uncertainty

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

President Barack Obama's possible delay in taking action on immigration has thrown advocates and lawmakers from both parties a curveball, barely two months before the midterm elections.

Tax forms could pose challenge for HealthCare.gov

| |Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014

If you got health coverage through President Barack Obama's law this year, you'll need a new form from your insurance exchange before you can file your tax return next spring.