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Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world
Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world

By LEANNE ITALIE
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed...full story
updated 2014-08-30 06:01 AM
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Hotel staff barricade lobby windows in preparation for Typhoon Matmo along the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) Police officers secure a refrigerated train loaded with bodies of the passengers of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 as it arrives in a Kharkiv factory for a stop on Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands, a journey which has been agonizingly slow for relatives of the victims. (AP Photo/Olga Ivashchenko) FILE - In this Monday, July 21, 2014, file photo, a Palestinian overcome by emotion watches rescuers carry a body from the rubble of a house which was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike, in Gaza City. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra, File) Fishing boats are tied down in port as Typhoon Matmo approaches the eastern coast of Keelung, northeastern Taiwan, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. The eye of Typhoon Matmo is expected to make landfall in eastern Taiwan early Wednesday bringing heavy rain and winds with gusts over 130 kilometers per hour (85 miles per hour). (AP Photo/Wally Santana) FILE - In this Thursday, June 20, 2013 file photo, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, left, with her daughter Princess Anne greet her horse Estimate, who won the Gold Cup horse race on the third day of the Royal Ascot horse race meeting, traditionally known as Ladies Day, in Ascot, England. A racehorse owned by Britain Indian actress Freida Pinto, smiles, during the Girl Summit 2014, at the Walworth Academy, in London, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a meeting in Samara, Russia, Monday, July 21, 2014. Putin has lambasted those who use the downing of a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine for "mercenary objectives," the Kremlin said Monday. In a statement posted on the Kremlin website, Putin again lashed out at Ukraine for ongoing violence with pro-Russian rebels in the eastern part of the country. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Alexei Nikolsky, Presidential Press Service) Malaysian air crash investigators take pictures of wreckage at the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 near the village of Hrabove, eastern Ukraine, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A team of Malaysian investigators visited the site along with members of the OSCE mission in Ukraine for the first time since the air crash last week. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda) Flowers are placed at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam, Tuesday, July 22, 2014. A train carrying the remains of people killed in the Malaysia Airlines crash arrived in the eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv on Tuesday on their way to the Netherlands. Oleksander Kharchenko, spokesman for the state committee on the crash, said "we will do our best" to send the bodies to the Netherlands on Tuesday. Ukraine has agreed to send remains of all the victims there for identification and forensic investigation. (AP Photo/Mike Corder) FILE - In this Wednesday, June 1, 2011, file photo, a Palestinian man waits to cross into Egypt at the Rafah border crossing, southern Gaza Strip. Disagreement over whether to lift the Gaza blockade is a key stumbling block to ending more than two weeks of fighting between the Islamic militant Hamas and Israel. Some in Gaza say they would rather endure more fighting than return to life under blockade. (AP Photo/Eyad Baba, File)
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Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world Obama's tan suit buzzed around the world
By LEANNE ITALIE
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Quick! What exactly did President Barack Obama say from the White House briefing room about Syria, Iraq and Ukraine while dressed....Fullstory

2014-08-30 06:01 AM

Life sentence in slaying of lawmaker in Curacao

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USS Constitution sets sail; Last time for 3 years USS Constitution sets sail; Last time for 3 years

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BOSTON (AP) -- The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat has set its sails for the last time before it heads to dry dock for....Fullstory

2014-08-30 06:01 AM

Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers
By LAURA MILLS
Associated Press

MOSCOW (AP) -- The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for....Fullstory

2014-08-30 06:01 AM

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By KEN DILANIAN and BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

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2014-08-30 03:01 AM

UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The spokesman for the U.N. secretary-general says the situation with dozens of peacekeepers detained or restricted in movement in Syria remains....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:01 AM

Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far
By ROBERT BURNS
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says that military operations in Iraq have cost more than $560 million so far, including the surveillance flights and airstrikes....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:01 AM

US Air Force Academy on al-Qaida list of targets

Associated Press

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado (AP) -- An English-language al-Qaida publication that promotes "lone-wolf" terrorist attacks includes the Air Force Academy in Colorado on a list of....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:01 AM

Building coalition for Syria action no easy matter
By BRADLEY KLAPPER
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama's acknowledgement the U.S. still lacks a strategy for defeating the growing extremist threat emanating from Syria reflects a still....Fullstory

2014-08-30 06:01 AM

Jamaican ends legal challenge to anti-sodomy law

Associated Press

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) -- A Jamaican gay rights activist who brought a legal challenge to the Caribbean island's anti-sodomy law says he has withdrawn the....Fullstory

2014-08-30 06:01 AM

Budget issues delay Guam Army Guard training

Associated Press

HAGATNA, Guam (AP) -- The Guam Army National Guard is postponing training because of a budget shortfall. The Pacific Daily News (http://bit.ly/1nKe9eb ) reports soldiers were....Fullstory

2014-08-30 06:01 AM

US: Too soon evaluate Pakistan offensive
By LOLITA C. BALDOR
Associated Press

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) -- U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:42 AM

Poland bars Russian plane from its airspace

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Poland has prevented a plane carrying Russia's defense minister from traveling through its airspace, leading to a complaint from Moscow. The incident....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:01 AM

UK envoy hopes for Gaza resolution in 'few days'

Associated Press

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The British ambassador to the United Nations says he hopes the Security Council will be able to unanimously adopt a resolution....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:01 AM

Zimbabwe 1st lady roils political scene with entry
By FARAI MUTSAKA
Associated Press

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) -- She has expensive tastes, owns a lot of land in Zimbabwe and is now entering politics, a move that is roiling....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:01 AM

Greek lawmaker gets jail leave for city seat

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ATHENS, Greece (AP) -- The jailed spokesman of Greece's extreme right Golden Party has been granted a brief leave from prison to take up his....Fullstory

2014-08-30 03:01 AM

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