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US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town

Sat, 09/27/2014 - 7:09am

U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.

Chelsea Clinton gives birth to baby girl, Charlotte

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:00pm

Bill and Hillary Clinton are grandparents. The couple's daughter, Chelsea Clinton, has given birth to her first child, a daughter named Charlotte.

Economy's Q2 rebound was even faster than thought

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:00am

The U.S. economy's bounce-back last quarter from a dismal winter was even faster than previously thought, a sign that growth will likely remain solid for rest of the year.

France: No high-level Iran nuke talks meeting

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:00am

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Friday that the latest round of talks with Iran has failed to make substantial headway on imposing nuclear curbs that country can accept in exchange for an end to sanctions clamped on Tehran's economy.

Britain joins fight against Islamic State group

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:00am

LONDON — Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes on Islamic State group militants in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists.The European lawmakers flatly described the moves as critical to security on home soil, arguing that facing down terrorists has become a matter of urgency. British Prime Minister David Cameron made a passionate plea that spelled out the [...]

'Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike' tops list

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:30am

Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike" tops the list of the most produced plays nationwide during the 2014-15 season, according to the theater industry's largest trade group.

Fire at FAA facility near Chicago causes major air traffic disruption

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 2:33am

All flights in and out of Chicago's two airports were halted Friday after a fire at a suburban air traffic control facility sent delays and cancellations rippling through the nation's air travel network. Although the fire was intentionally set, there are no ties to terrorism according to officials.

Philip Maddocks: Congress gives final approval to plan to fund fight with ISIS by winning lottery

Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:04am

By Philip MaddocksMore Content NowIn a rare show of bipartisan decisiveness, the Senate gave overwhelming approval to a plan to fund the U.S. fight against the Islamic State by winning the Powerball jackpot."This is one of my proudest moments in office," said a teary-eyed Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina. "What better way to show our enemies that we are in it for the long haul and in it to win."The Powerball funding measure was pushed hard by President Obama, who has been [...]

Morning Jolt: Chicago airports shut down; delays expected across the country

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:53pm

A fire at an air traffic control facility has grounded flights at both of Chicago’s airports, a disruption that is sure to have an effect on the entire country’s system today, officials said. The fire affects O’Hare and Midway airports, and is currently being attended to. According to USA Today, the longer the Chicago airports are closed, the worse travel will get across the country today.

US Forest Service proposal does not increase photography, filming restrictions

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 11:58am

A proposed rule change from the U.S. Forest Service has some groups concerned about an infringement on First Amendment rights, but local personnel – and the forest service's rulebook – say it is not an issue.

Barack Obama urges world to do more to tackle Ebola

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:00am

President Barack Obama, in a chilling assessment of international efforts to stem a deadly Ebola outbreak, said the world has not done enough to respond to a health crisis that poses a growing threat to regional and global security.

REM crews specialize in extraction from wildfires during emergencies

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:43am

During the 2012 fire season, a new form of emergency rescue was established on the Klamath National Forest, called Rapid Extraction Module.REM is a module of highly skilled first response rescuers, according to Information Officer Amy Masi.There are currently two REM teams on the Happy Camp Complex, REM1 and REM2.Each team is composed of four individuals, and [...]

Iraqi PM: Plot to attack US, Paris subways

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:07am

Iraq's prime minister said Thursday that captive Islamic State militants told his intelligence agents of an alleged plot to attack subways in the United States and Paris.

White House: Holder resigning as attorney general

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 3:02am

Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration's legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation's first black attorney general.

Klamath dam, restoration agreements could terminate Dec. 31

Thu, 09/25/2014 - 2:23am

Both agreements require congressional approval

Morning Jolt: ESPN suspends Bill Simmons

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:14pm

ESPN’s Bill Simmons was suspended by the company for three weeks for making disparaging remarks about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Simmons made the comments on his podcast, which is not affiliated with ESPN. ESPN responded to the rant by saying, “Every employee must be accountable to ESPN and those engaged in our editorial operations must also operate within ESPN’s journalistic standards. We have worked hard to ensure that our recent NFL coverage has met that criteria. Bill [...]

Booked into jail Sept. 22, 2014

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:00am

A look at the bookings in the Sept. 22, 2014, edition of the Siskiyou Daily News.

Obama calls for dismantling IS 'network of death'

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 5:00am

Declaring the world at a crossroads between war and peace, President Barack Obama vowed at the U.N. on Wednesday to lead a coalition to dismantle an Islamic State "network of death" that has wreaked havoc in the Middle East and drawn the U.S. back into military action.

Algerian extremists behead French hostage, post video

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:06am

Algerian extremists allied with the Islamic State group have decapitated a French hostage after France ignored their demand to stop airstrikes in Iraq, according to a video obtained Wednesday by a U.S.-based terrorism watchdog.

Suspect charged in case of missing UVa student

Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:58am

Even with a suspect charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, police are stressing that the search for the 18-year-old sophomore from northern Virginia remains in full force.

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