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Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- President Barack Obama says the United States will continue to confront Islamic State extremists despite the brutal murder of journalist James Foley....

US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad....

Obama to speak after militants behead American
EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) -- The White House says President Barack Obama will deliver a statement on Wednesday, the day after Islamic State militants released a video showing an American journalist being beheaded....

US officials: Military mulling more troops to Iraq
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. officials say military planners are weighing the possibility of sending more American forces to Iraq mainly to provide additional security around Baghdad....

Obama: US won't stop confronting Islamic State
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight against Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region as the administration weighed sending even more American troops to Iraq....

APNewsBreak: BofA reaches $17B settlement with US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Officials familiar with the deal say Bank of America has reached a record $17 billion settlement with federal and state authorities over its role in the sale of mortgage-backed securities in the run-up to the 2008 financial crisis....

Report: Firefighting costs eroding conservation
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration is detailing the toll that the escalating cost of fighting forest fires has had on other projects as it pushes Congress to overhaul how it pays for the most severe blazes....

Texas Gov. Perry formally enters not guilty plea
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry has formally pleaded not guilty to criminal charges of leveraging his power to try to oust a Democratic district attorney convicted of drunken driving, according to court documents obtained Wednesday....

AP NewsBreak: Navy kicks out 34 for nuke cheating
WASHINGTON (AP) -- At least 34 sailors are being kicked out of the Navy for their roles in a cheating ring that operated undetected for at least seven years at a nuclear power training site, and 10 others are under criminal investigation, the admiral in charge of the Navy's nuclear reactors program told The Associated Press....

Sullivan beats tea party in Alaska GOP Senate race
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) -- Former state Attorney General Dan Sullivan became the latest mainstream Republican to turn back a tea party challenger, winning the Alaska GOP primary to become his party's candidate to take on U.S. Sen. Mark Begich in the fall....

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