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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared Monday he is sticking to his war strategy of using U.S. troops to advise and mentor Afghan forces, even as a suddenly growing number of Americans are being gunned down by the very Afghans they are training to take on insurgents.
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit man contemplated killing his former girlfriend, dismembering her body and dumping it in a body of water, an old roommate testified Monday during a preliminary hearing.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — One of the worst growing seasons most U.S. farmers can remember is coming to an end with a corn harvest that's at least three weeks early thanks to an unusually warm spring and suffocating summer.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Busting into an all-boys club has never been a problem for Darla Moore.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic population growth and improved high school completion rates helped Latino young people become the largest minority group on college campuses and a fourth of the public school population last year, according to a Pew Hispanic report released Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Monday that Iran doesn't deserve to host a summit of non-aligned nations later this month but urged foreign leaders who decide to attend to press the Iranian government comply with international demands to come clean about its nuclear program.
BOSTON (AP) — States with the least religious residents are also the stingiest about giving money to charity, a new study on the generosity of Americans suggests.
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Struggling Indiana public school districts are buying billboard space, airing radio ads and even sending principals door-to-door in an unusual marketing campaign aimed at persuading parents not to move their children to private schools as the nation's largest voucher program doubles in size.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Monday the U.S. would reconsider its opposition to military involvement in the Syrian civil war if President Bashar Assad's beleaguered regime deploys or uses chemical or biological weapons. He called such action a "red line" for the United States.
SEATTLE (AP) — George Hickman, one of the original Tuskegee airmen and a longtime usher at University of Washington and Seattle Seahawks games, has died at age 88.