Obama: ‘Contradictory’ Syria policy helps Assad

In this Saturday, Sept. 27 2014 photo, provided by the anti-government activist group Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows Syrians walking amid the rubble of damaged houses following a Syrian government airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. (AP Photo/Syrian Observatory for Human Rights)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group an

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

Firefighters and members of Japan's Self-Defense Forces conduct a rescue operation at an ash-covered cabin, center left, near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan, Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. Mount Ontake erupted shortly before noon Saturday, spewing large white plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and blanketing the surrounding area in ash. Rescue workers on Sunday found more than 30 people unconscious and believed to be dead near the peak of an erupting volcano, a Japanese police official said. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT

TOKYO (AP) — Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in

Ferguson demands high fees to turn over city files

In this framegrab image courtesy of KSDK-TV a crowd gathers near the scene where a police officer was shot in the arm Saturday night in Ferguson, Mo. The officer was shot in the arm and is expected to survive, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. (AP Photo/KSDK-TV)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bureaucrats in Ferguson, Mo., responding to requests under the state’s Sunshine Act to turn over government files about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown, are chargi

Ebola clinics fill up as Liberia awaits aid

Bystanders listen to a street preacher calling on people to raise their hands and "Wave Ebola Bye Bye" in Monrovia, Liberia, Saturday Sept. 27, 2014. Six months into the worlds worst-ever Ebola outbreak, and the first to happen in an unprepared West Africa, the gap between what has been sent by other countries and private groups and what is desperately needed is huge. Even as countries try to marshal more resources to close the gap, those needs threaten to become much greater, and possibly even insurmountable. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Doctors are in short supply. So are beds for patients.

Air France pilots end strike after 14 days

Head of Air France-KLM Alexandre de Juniac, speaks during a press conference in Paris, Sunday Sept. 28, 2014. Air France's leading pilots union on Sunday announced an end to a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline's flights, stranded passengers worldwide and led to stern shows of frustration by the French prime minister. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

PARIS (AP) — Despite no deal in sight, Air France’ s main pilots union on Sunday unilaterally ended a 14-day strike that grounded roughly half of the airline’s flights, stranded passengers worldwid

Police: Man accused in Oklahoma beheading is awake

This Oct. 18, 2011 photo provided by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections shows Alton Nolen, of Moore, Okla. Prison records indicate that Nolen, the suspect in the beheading of a co-worker at an Oklahoma food processing plant Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, had spent time in prison and was on probation for assaulting a police officer. (AP Photo/Oklahoma Department of Corrections)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A man who was shot after authorities say he beheaded one woman and attacked another at an Oklahoma food processing plant from which he had just been fired has regained consciou


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