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White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them....

Hillary Clinton in Iowa stirs 2016 speculation
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton, making her return to Iowa for the first time since the 2008 presidential campaign, implored Democrats on Sunday to choose shared economic opportunity over "the guardians of gridlock" in an high-profile appearance that drove speculation about another White House bid into overdrive....

Iowa Democrats react to Hillary Rodham Clinton
INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Democrats gave a warm welcome Sunday to Hillary Rodham Clinton at retiring Sen. Tom Harkin's annual fundraiser. But not all party loyalists from the early-voting state were ready to hand her the 2016 presidential nomination just yet....

Hurdles for Obama health law in 2nd sign-up season
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Potential complications await consumers as President Barack Obama's health care law approaches its second open enrollment season, just two months away....

Melding health overhaul and taxes gets complicated
President Barack Obama's health care law uses the tax system to subsidize coverage for the uninsured....

Islamic State group's war chest is growing daily
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Islamic State militants, who once relied on wealthy Persian Gulf donors for money, have become a self-sustaining financial juggernaut, earning more than $3 million a day from oil smuggling, human trafficking, theft and extortion, according to U.S. intelligence officials and private experts....

AP Enterprise: al-Qaida's Syrian cell alarms US
WASHINGTON (AP) -- While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United States, working with Yemeni bomb-makers to target U.S. aviation, American officials say....

Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists....

Skin shocks used at Mass. school draw FDA look
CANTON, Mass. (AP) -- Some cut themselves. Others slam their heads against walls or desks - so hard that one girl detached both retinas and a young man triggered a stroke. Another pulled out all his teeth....

Eyeing 2016, Sen. Rubio stresses border security
MIAMI (AP) -- Two years ago, immigration activist Gaby Pacheco got a call from Marco Rubio. The Florida senator wanted advice as he tried to develop a plan to help people like her: immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children....

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