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Major TV changes go off the air in Senate

Lawmakers in the Senate have abandoned plans to overhaul the way people choose which television stations are part of their cable or satellite …

Islamic State’s response to Obama: ‘Fighting has just begun: Coming soon’

The Islamic State has released a polished video that looks like a movie trailer apparently responding to President Obama’s promise to “degrade and destroy” the group.<p>Released through the same Islamic State outlet, the Al Hayat Media Center, that made its beheading videos available, the brief …

In Congress, path clearing for Obama plan to aid Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State

President Obama’s plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants appeared headed for quick passage on Capitol Hill this week, but congressional leaders have signaled that they will postpone a full debate on the use of military force until after the midterm …

In Fight Against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq, Efforts Are Hampered by Arab Divide

Russia Warns Against U.S. Strikes on Syria Without Regime's Consent<p>By<p>Stacy Meichtry,<p>Stacy Meichtry<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@smeichtry<p>Stacy.Meichtry@wsj.com<p>Jay Solomon and<p>Jay Solomon<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@WSJSolomon<p>jay.solomon.923<p>Google+<p>Jay.Solomon@wsj.com<p>Maria Abi-Habib<p>Maria …

Middle East

GOP’s Benghazi committee prepares for media spotlight

The rising threat from Islamic extremists has set the stage for Republicans to make a splash with the launch of their Benghazi investigation next …

Obamacare's bill for small businesses? Big bucks, fewer jobs

Obamacare is taking a toll on small businesses, according to a new analysis of the effects of the health-care reform law, which found billions of …

Health Care

CBO says Cassidy 'keep your plan' bill would raise $1B

A proposal by Rep. Bill CassidyWilliam (Bill) Morgan CassidyTrump nominates wife of ex-Louisiana senator to be federal judge Trump allies see …

Rogers: Money for Ebola in CR

The 2015 government funding proposal from the House will offer extra money to help combat the growing Ebola crisis in West Africa and allow federal departments new flexibility to manage undocumented minors at the U.S. border.<p>House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-Ky.) said Tuesday …

Poll: Public supports strikes in Iraq, Syria; Obama’s ratings hover near his all-time lows

Americans overwhelmingly view Islamic State terrorists as a serious threat to vital U.S. interests and, in a significant shift, widely support airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.<p>The nation’s increasingly hawkish mood will form part of the backdrop for a …

Report: MH17 hit by burst of 'high-energy objects' from outside

Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 broke apart in the air after it was hit by a burst of "high-energy objects" from outside, a preliminary report by Dutch aviation investigators said Tuesday.<p>Flight 17 came down in eastern Ukraine on July 17 in an area controlled by pro-Russian separatists. Of the 298 …

Old Community Hospital could be reborn as Pasco VA clinic

The former Community Hospital in New Port Richey is nothing but an empty building with an empty parking lot. The west Pasco County campus for the …

How Kurds Came to Play Key Role in U.S. Plans to Combat Islamic State

People With Whom U.S. Has Had a Long but Wary Partnership Play Role in Plans to Combat Jihadist Threat<p>ERBIL, Iraq—The anti-Islamic State strategy the U.S. is developing first began to take shape a month ago after a series of increasingly urgent phone calls from this Kurdish city.<p>In one, Kurdish …

Middle East

Gus Bilirakis: No Surprise Obamacare Site was Hacked

From his perch on the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee, U.S. Rep. Gus Bilirakis, R-Fla., said on Monday that it was no surprise to …

Week ahead: Congress returns to new HealthCare.gov worries

Congress is returning to Washington with just two months left before ObamaCare's second enrollment period.<p>For most of the lawmakers’ August recess, …

The economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1 percent in the month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Fr...

The U.S. labor market recovery failed to gather momentum in August.<p>The economy added 142,000 jobs and the unemployment rate ticked down to 6.1 …

Ukrainian lawmaker arrested on alleged coup plot charges

MOSCOW (AP) -- A Ukrainian court on Friday sanctioned the arrest of a celebrated former military pilot accused of plotting an attack on parliament with grenades and automatic weapons.<p>Nadiya Savchenko, who has declared presidential ambitions, described the charges against her as an attempt by …

Russia

Two months before Election Day, worst jobs report of the year

The U.S. economy added 142,000 jobs in August, the worst showing of the year, as the unemployment rate fell to 6.1 percent, the Bureau of Labor …

Hacker Breached HealthCare.gov Insurance Site

The Hacker Uploaded Malicious Software, But Consumers' Personal Data Didn't Appear to Be Taken<p>A hacker broke into part of the HealthCare.gov insurance enrollment website in July and uploaded malicious software, according to federal officials.<p>Investigators found no evidence that consumers' personal …

Personal Data

NFL facing blitz on TV blackout rule

As the NFL’s new season kicked off Thursday with a marquee matchup of Super Bowl champion Seattle and Green Bay, the clock appears to be winding down on the unpopular sports blackout rule that has left some football fans in the dark.<p>Under the 40-year-old federal regulation, cable and satellite …

Veterans lobbying for where in Pasco new VA clinic should go

The men and women who have served our country during times of war, or in case of war, have been fighting a new conflict to ensure they have access to …

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Sources say second American killed fighting with ISIS in Syria identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed

A second American reportedly killed fighting with the Islamic State group in Syria has been identified as Abdirahmaan Muhumed, of Minneapolis, two sources told Fox News late Wednesday.<p>KMSP-TV in Minneapolis reported that Muhumed was killed in the same battle as Douglas McAuthur McCain, who grew up …

CSX official apologizes for train stoppages in Dade City

— A CSX Transportation official met with Dade City commissioners Tuesday evening to offer an apology for two recent incidents where CSX trains …

CSX official apologizes, pledges trains won't block Dade City streets

DADE CITY — A high-ranking official for railroad giant CSX made a public apology to the Dade City Commission on Tuesday for two train stoppages in …

Pasco meeting looks to identify sites for VA clinic

NEW PORT RICHEY — Congressman Gus Bilirakis said he wanted to hear from veterans about possible locations for a new Department of Veterans Affairs …

Public forum set for today on consolidated VA clinic

Veterans will get a chance Wednesday to weigh in on where a new Department of Veterans Affairs clinic should be located in Pasco County.<p>U.S. Rep. Gus …