The tough-talking New Jersey governor came to the Kansas City area for a noon fundraiser at the home of a Mission Hills physician. On the way, Christie and the Kansas governor stopped for takeout at Oklahoma Joe’s Bar-B-Que in Kansas City, Kan., where they created a stir as they took time to shake hands — and take some selfies — with the early lunch crowd.
At the heart of President Barack Obama’s quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group’s land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.
A council majority defeated an attempt to add the words “light rail” to ballot measures prompted by Clay Chastain’s petition initiative, and the wording is set for the Nov. 4 election. The council decision means that voters will be asked whether they want to authorize a quarter-cent sales tax for “capital improvements” and an eighth-cent for “public transportation purposes.”
The City Council agreed to a $750,000 settlement with former water department manager Mable Ramey-Moore. This comes on top of nearly $2 million paid in recent months to settle complaints from former assistant city prosecutors.
Several dozen U.S. special forces troops flew into Syria last month in a bid to rescue several Americans held by the Islamic State, including journalist James Foley, but they pulled out after discovering that the captives had been moved, senior U.S. officials said Wednesday.
In this battle-scarred St. Louis suburb, he met with community leaders and promised a “thorough and fair” federal inquiry into the police shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown. “Our investigation is different” from a parallel St. Louis County probe, Holder said in a meeting room surrounded by his top aides and local federal officials. “We’re looking for possible violations of federal civil rights statutes.”
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Sarah Palin has lost the magic. The defeat of her choice Tuesday in a Republican Senate primary in her home state of Alaska capped a primary season in which her favored candidates across the nation have stumbled.
President Barack Obama pledged Wednesday to continue to confront Islamic State militants despite the beheading of an American journalist in Iraq, standing firm in the face of the militants’ threats to kill another hostage unless the U.S. military changes course.
Gov. Rick Perry wore a wry smile and ditched the black-framed glasses that are synonymous with his political comeback as he posed Tuesday for his mug shot at the Travis County Courthouse complex. Then he went out for ice cream. Perry, the first Texas governor to be indicted in nearly a century, was greeted by cheers at the Travis County courthouse complex, where one man shouted,“We love you.”
Gov. Rick Perry was defiant Tuesday as he was booked on abuse of power charges, telling dozens of cheering supporters outside a Texas courthouse that he would "fight this injustice with every fiber of my being."