By JOSH LEDERMAN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 5:32 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Once shunned by the United States, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rode a wave of enthusiasm and popular support Monday to the White House, where he kicked off a two-day visit with President Barack Obama. The two leaders sought to put a brave face on the relationship despite widespread concerns that U.S.-Indian ties have frayed in recent years.
By EDITH M. LEDERER and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 5:07 p.m.
UNITED NATIONS — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are "branches of the same poisonous tree," both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.
By Roy Gutman, Tribune News Service
September 29, 2014 4:53 p.m.
ISTANBUL — Turkey deployed 35 armored vehicles, including at least a dozen tanks, to the border with Syria on Monday as Islamist extremists closed in on the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobane, raining shells from two directions.
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL and JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 3:02 p.m.
WASHINGTON — The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, the Washington Post and New York Times newspapers reported Monday. The disclosures came on the eve of a congressional oversight hearing with the director of the embattled agency assigned to protect the president's life.
By JACK GILLUM, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 2:15 p.m.
WASHINGTON — Officials in Ferguson, Mo., are charging nearly 10 times the cost of some of their own employees' salaries before they will agree to turn over files under public records laws about the fatal shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
By KRISTEN WYATT, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 2:15 p.m.
DENVER — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.
By ZEINA KARAM and EDITH M. LEDERER, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 12:37 p.m.
UNITED NATIONS — Syria's foreign minister said Monday that his government is satisfied with the U.S.-led bombing campaign against the Islamic State group, adding that the airstrikes should be expanded to include all other militant groups in Syria.
By BRIAN SKOLOFF, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 11:18 a.m.
PHOENIX — About two dozen potential jurors who said they could not be impartial were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, as prosecutors again seek a death sentence in the Arizona case that became a tabloid TV sensation.
By KEN DILANIAN, Associated Press
September 29, 2014 11:17 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is acknowledging that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants in the Middle East and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight such extremists.
By Michael Muskal, Los Angeles Times
September 29, 2014 10:49 a.m.
As Chicago airports canceled hundreds of flights and worked to return to normalcy on Monday, the head of the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered a review of security protocols and how the agency deals with delays such as those stemming from last week's fire at an air traffic control center in Illinois.