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Aug 28, 2014

Anonymous Tip Leads to Large Pot Bust in North Harris County

An anonymous tip to the Harris County Sheriff's Office led deputies to a large marijuana grow operation in North Harris County on Tuesday, according to sheriff's officials...

Aug 10, 2014

U.S. drone strike kills 3 suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen

A U.S. drone strike on a house in central Yemen killed three suspected Al Qaeda militants, Yemeni security officials said. The officials said the aircraft struck the house in the Obeida Valley in Marib province, where Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsul... #Al-Qaeda #Yemen #Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula

Aug 29, 2014

Iraqi town holds out against militant onslaught

(AP) -- As Islamic militants rampage across northern Iraq, seizing vast swaths of territory and driving hundreds of thousands of people from their homes, the Shiite Turkmens living in the hardscrabble town of Amirli have decided to stay and fight. Th... #Iraq #Barack Obama

Aug 29, 2014

Joan Rivers resting comfortably after going into cardiac arrest during minor surgery

Joan Rivers remained in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. Melissa Rivers said in a statement Thursday that her mother was resting comfortably. She did not elaborate on the 81-year-old comed... #New Jersey #Time Warner Inc. #Melissa Rivers #Joan Rivers #Count Basie #New York (state)

Aug 26, 2014

AP sources: US surveillance planes fly over Syria

(AP) -- 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. While the White House says Obama has... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Kabul #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #Joint Chiefs of Staff #Martin Dempsey

Aug 27, 2014

AP source: American militant said killed in Syria

(AP) -- 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 has said. Investigators were aware that Douglas McAuthur McCain was in the country ... #Syria #Iraq #Turkey #Barack Obama #US State Department

Aug 23, 2014

Bombings kill 30 in Iraq after Sunni mosque attack

(AP) -- Bombings in Baghdad and the northern city of Kirkuk killed at least 30 people in Iraq on Saturday as the government investigated a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque the day before that has heightened sectarian tensions amid a fragile political ... #Syria #Iraq #Baghdad #Mosul #Kirkuk

Aug 28, 2014

Egypt's Morsi accused of leaking secrets to Qatar

(AP) -- Egypt's ousted and jailed Islamist President Mohammed Morsi refused to answer a prosecutor's questions about allegations that he leaked classified documents -- some related to the army's budget-- to Qatar via the Doha-based Al-Jazeera broadca... #Egypt #Hosni Mubarak #Middle East #Qatar #Mohammed Ibrahim (politician) #Al Jazeera #Muslim Brotherhood #Doha, Qatar #Mohamed Morsi

Aug 26, 2014

U.S. surveillance planes fly over Syria, AP sources say

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. While the White House says Obama has not app... #Syria #Iraq #Afghanistan #Kabul #The Pentagon #Barack Obama #Joint Chiefs of Staff #Martin Dempsey

Aug 24, 2014

Palestinian president prepares new UN appeal

(AP) -- Aides to the Palestinian president said Sunday that he will soon appeal to the international community to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 Mideast war and make way for an independent Palestinian st... #Gaza Strip #Mahmoud Abbas #Israel #Hamas #Benjamin Netanyahu
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