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  • Businesses Troubled Over Garcetti's Proposal To Raise The Minimum Wage

    Businesses Troubled Over Garcetti's Proposal To Raise The Minimum Wage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:05:20 GMT
    Los Angeles business leaders said today they were troubled by a proposal being shopped by Mayor Eric Garcetti that would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as much as $13.50 an hour by 2017.
    Los Angeles business leaders said today they were troubled by a proposal being shopped by Mayor Eric Garcetti that would raise the minimum wage in Los Angeles to as much as $13.50 an hour by 2017.
  • Source: American Islamic Militant Said Killed In Syria

    Source: American Islamic Militant Said Killed In Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:42:03 GMT
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
  • Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

    Israel, Hamas Accept Gaza War Cease-Fire

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-08-26 16:57:15 GMT
    Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians. The cease-fire was to take effect at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), but violence persisted until the last minute.
    Israel and Hamas announced Tuesday that they agreed to an open-ended cease-fire in the Gaza war after seven weeks of fighting that killed more than 2,200 people, the vast majority Palestinians. The cease-fire was to take effect at 7 p.m. local time (1600 GMT), but violence persisted until the last minute.
  • US Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

    US Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:26:52 GMT
    The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
    The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
  • American Held In Syria Has Been Freed After Nearly 2 Years

    American Held In Syria Has Been Freed After Nearly 2 Years

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:22:10 GMT
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
  • Obama Faces Tough Options In Regards To Iraq and Syria

    Obama Faces Tough Options In Regards To Iraq and Syria

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:12:15 GMT
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.
  • US Special Forces Tried But Failed To Find Hostages

    US Special Forces Tried But Failed To Find Hostages

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:11:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
  • President Obama: US Won't Stop Confronting Islamic State

    President Obama: US Won't Stop Confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:11:12 GMT

    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with 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. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.

    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with 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. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.

  • Obama Struggles To Find His Role After Brown Death, Ferguson

    Obama Struggles To Find His Role After Brown Death, Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:30:45 GMT
    When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.
    When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.
  • Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Eyes on 2016? Clinton goes to Iowa next month

    Monday, August 18 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-08-18 22:24:37 GMT
    Bill and Hillary Clinton will headline the annual steak fry for retiring Sen. Tom Harkin of Iowa, making a big return to the leadoff caucus state as the former secretary of state considers another presidential...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline a high-profile fundraiser next month in the nation's first presidential caucus state of Iowa, creating a big campaign splash as Democrats scramble to hold a key Senate seat in...
  • No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    No arrest warrant being issued for Texas' Perry

    Monday, August 18 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-08-18 16:15:41 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is moving ahead with plans to visit 2016 primary states and calling his indictment politically motivated as he faces two felony counts in his home state.
    A judge has decided not to issue an arrest warrant for Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a court official said Monday, meaning the Republican can continue traveling the country and gearing up for a possible 2016 presidential run...
  • US Urges Speedy Formation Of New Iraq Government

    US Urges Speedy Formation Of New Iraq Government

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:32:59 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq's new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer it significant additional aid in the fight against Islamic State militants.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq's new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer it significant additional aid in the fight against Islamic State militants.
  • US Sending Arms To Kurds In Iraq

    US Sending Arms To Kurds In Iraq

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:53:00 GMT
    The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.
    The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.
  • Airstrikes Undertaken As US Re-Engages Militants In Iraq

    Airstrikes Undertaken As US Re-Engages Militants In Iraq

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:06:19 GMT
    U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.
    U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.
  • Russia Hits Back On Sanctions; Bans Food Imports From West

    Russia Hits Back On Sanctions; Bans Food Imports From West

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:26:57 GMT
    Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.
    Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.
  • Afghan Official: General's Killer Hid In Bathroom

    Afghan Official: General's Killer Hid In Bathroom

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-06 14:12:27 GMT
    The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.
    The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.
  • US Government Had Role In Ebola Drug Given To Aid Workers

    US Government Had Role In Ebola Drug Given To Aid Workers

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-05 14:58:43 GMT
    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
  • Mother Stricken With Ebola Should Spark Push For Cure

    Mother Stricken With Ebola Should Spark Push For Cure

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-04 14:17:46 GMT
    Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
    Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
  • Immigration Issue Produces Congressional Disarray

    Immigration Issue Produces Congressional Disarray

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:48:49 GMT

    Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

    Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

  • Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-Ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-Ahead

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:17:05 GMT
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.
  • Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

    Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:51:01 GMT
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.
  • Israel’s Consul General David Siegel: "We Asked The UN To Work With Us"

    Israel’s Consul General David Siegel: "We Asked The UN To Work With Us"

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:43:27 GMT
    Today marks the 18th day of fighting between Israel and Gaza. Also today Israel’s security cabinet meets to consider international cease-fire proposals. Joining us to discuss the situation is Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, David Siegel.
    Today marks the 18th day of fighting between Israel and Gaza. Also today Israel’s security cabinet meets to consider international cease-fire proposals. Joining us to discuss the situation is Israel’s Consul General in Los Angeles, David Siegel.
  • Gang Violence, Fears For Children Fuel Immigrant Rush To US

    Gang Violence, Fears For Children Fuel Immigrant Rush To US

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:35 GMT
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
  • Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs

    Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:57:39 GMT
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
  • Congressman Adam Schiff: These Are Tough Situations To Deal With

    Congressman Adam Schiff: These Are Tough Situations To Deal With

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:40:38 GMT
    Pick a spot on the globe and there seems to be a crisis the United States is dealing with.Joining us to discuss the situations in the Middle East and the Ukraine was Congressman Adam Schiff.
    Pick a spot on the globe and there seems to be a crisis the United States is dealing with.Joining us to discuss the situations in the Middle East and the Ukraine was Congressman Adam Schiff.
  • Malaysian Passenger Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine: Searching The Wreckage

    Malaysian Passenger Jet Shot Down Over Ukraine: Searching The Wreckage

    Saturday, July 19 2014 12:55 AM EDT2014-07-19 04:55:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama says there's evidence that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched from an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
    President Barack Obama says there's evidence that Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down by a surface-to-air missile launched from an area of eastern Ukraine controlled by Russian-backed separatists.
  • White House Faces Broad Resistance On Border Bill

    White House Faces Broad Resistance On Border Bill

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:33:59 GMT
    The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border, raising questions about chances for any action in Congress to address the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.
    The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border, raising questions about chances for any action in Congress to address the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.
  • State Board Considers Fines For Water Wasters During Drought

    State Board Considers Fines For Water Wasters During Drought

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 11:22 AM EDT2014-07-09 15:22:47 GMT
    Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will cost Californians up to $500 a day for violations under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators. Examples of what to avoid include overwatering front lawns, hosing down sidewalks or washing cars without a nozzle on the hose.
    Wasting water outdoors amid the state's drought will cost Californians up to $500 a day for violations under get-tough restrictions being proposed by state regulators. Examples of what to avoid include overwatering front lawns, hosing down sidewalks or washing cars without a nozzle on the hose.
  • City Of Murrieta Is Latest Immigration Flashpoint

    City Of Murrieta Is Latest Immigration Flashpoint

    Saturday, July 5 2014 12:17 AM EDT2014-07-05 04:17:56 GMT
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] When American flag-waving protesters forced busloads of migrants to leave Murrieta earlier this week, the Southern California city became the latest flashpoint in an intensifying immigration debate
  • US Seeks More Security At Some Overseas Airports

    US Seeks More Security At Some Overseas Airports

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-03 14:24:30 GMT
    U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
    U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
  • Kamala Harris: We Are Experiencing A Lot Of Firsts

    Kamala Harris: We Are Experiencing A Lot Of Firsts

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 12:26 PM EDT2014-07-02 16:26:06 GMT
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris paid a visit to Good Day LA on Wednesday. Earlier this week she hosted a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Here she was talking about the responsibility this generation has.
    California Attorney General Kamala Harris paid a visit to Good Day LA on Wednesday. Earlier this week she hosted a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Here she was talking about the responsibility this generation has.
  • Iraqi Leader Says Islamic State Threatens Region

    Iraqi Leader Says Islamic State Threatens Region

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:58:45 GMT
    An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans.
    An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans.
  • Birth Control Ruling Sparks Political Clash

    Birth Control Ruling Sparks Political Clash

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-01 14:06:01 GMT
    Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed. The claims of victory arrived almost immediately after the high court ruled Monday that some companies need not provide contraception to women as required by President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.
    Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed. The claims of victory arrived almost immediately after the high court ruled Monday that some companies need not provide contraception to women as required by President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.
  • Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

    Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-06-30 14:34:54 GMT
    The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
    The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
  • US To Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan At Year-End

    US To Keep 9,800 Troops In Afghanistan At Year-End

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-05-27 18:59:39 GMT
    President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
    President Barack Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said Tuesday.
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  • Report: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit

    Report: FBI official used "poor judgment" in suit

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:50:06 GMT
    The Justice Department inspector general has criticized a former top FBI agent in Milwaukee for showing "extremely poor judgment" in response to a discrimination lawsuit against the agency.
    A former leader of the FBI's Milwaukee field office used "extremely poor judgment" in appearing to try to influence the testimony of a subordinate in a disability discrimination lawsuit, according to a Justice...
  • Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:18 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:18:29 GMT
    The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan.
    The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan.
  • Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

    Prosecutor urges jury to convict Blackwater guards

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-08-27 15:59:19 GMT
    A prosecutor is urging a federal jury to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.
    A prosecutor urged a federal jury on Wednesday to convict four former Blackwater guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqis.
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