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National & World Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants
President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still won't commit U.S. troops to a ground war against the brutal insurgency and will rely heavily for now on allies to pitch in for what could be an extended campaign.
National & World About that raise ... U.S. execs feeling tight-fisted About that raise ... U.S. execs feeling tight-fisted
The corporate executives who decide whether U.S. workers get meaningful raises have a message: Don't expect one anytime soon. And if you're counting on a full-time job offer in the future, your prospects may be dimming.
National & World Police: Couple holds woman captive in cage Police: Couple holds woman captive in cage
An Indiana couple who police say abducted a woman in July, assaulted her and held her captive in demeaning conditions that one officer likened to "modernized slavery" were due in court Monday on preliminary charges of rape and criminal confinement.
National & World Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage cases in court Idaho, Nevada, Hawaii gay marriage cases in court
The federal appeals court in San Francisco has already issued two significant gay rights rulings: In 2012, it struck down California's same-sex wedding ban and this year it extended protections against discrimination to gay and lesbians.
National & World Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros
Since illegal immigration spiked in the Rio Grande Valley this summer, the Border Patrol has dispatched more agents, the Texas Department of Public Safety has sent more troopers and Gov. Rick Perry deployed as many as 1,000 guardsmen to the area.
National & World Obama set to give speech on Islamic State Obama set to give speech on Islamic State
President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on U.S. soil.
National & World Congress coming back, must act to avoid shutdown
Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic and Republican leaders promise action to prevent a government shutdown while holding votes aimed at defining the parties for the fall campaign.