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VA settles complaints of three employees

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has reached financial settlements with three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.

The employees were...

VA settles complaints of three employees

WASHINGTON — The Veterans Affairs Department said Monday it has reached financial settlements with three employees who faced retaliation after filing whistleblower complaints about the troubled Phoenix VA hospital.

The employees were...

Japan volcano death toll hits 36
Japan volcano death toll hits 36

Rescuers found five more bodies near summit after weekend eruption

Obama: US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State threat
Obama: US ‘underestimated’ Islamic State threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — 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...

Hong Kong police use tear gas in protests
Hong Kong police use tear gas in protests

HONG KONG — Hong Kong police blasted pro-democracy protesters with tear gas and used vans with flashing lights in renewed efforts overnight to force demonstrators from streets near the government headquarters, as the city’s top leader...

Analysis: For Obama, a swift leap from no strategy to a full battle plan for Islamic State
Analysis: For Obama, a swift leap from no strategy to a full battle plan for Islamic State

President admits new military

mission will outlive his time in office

Liberia awaits aid as clinics fill up
Liberia awaits aid as clinics fill up

Need for doctors, supplies, beds

greater than

resources available

Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants’ threat

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama acknowledged that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq’s army to fight.

Questioning Obama’s...

Ferguson officer shot; police say no protest link

FERGUSON, Missouri — Authorities searched Sunday for two men suspected of shooting and wounding a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where there have been angry protests since a white officer fatally shot an unarmed 18-...

At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano
At least 31 believed dead at Japanese volcano

TOKYO — Finally reaching the ash-covered summit of a still-erupting volcano in central Japan, rescue workers made a grim discovery Sunday: 31 apparently dead people, some reportedly buried in knee-deep ash.

Four victims were brought down...

Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights
Holder resigning: Attorney general backed rights

Eric Holder, first

African-American to hold position, will stay until replacement found

State health care facilities to receive federal money

Grants help clinics in underserved, rural areas

After news of terror plot, NY officials ride subway trains

Officials aimed to show residents that there was not an imminent threat

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