Iraqi military officials are reporting heavy casualties in a battle with the Islamic State group in western Anbar province. A senior Iraqi commander says at least 40 soldiers were killed in an attack led by suicide bombers. He says another 68 soldiers were captured and have likely been taken to Fallujah, where extremists seized control earlier this year. Meanwhile, refugees continue to flood into Turkey as fighting rages between Islamic State militants and Kurdish fighters in northern Syria.
A federal prosecutor says he's ready to take legal action against New York City to force reforms at its problem-plagued jail complex. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara made the threat after The New York Times reported the city had given the prosecutor incomplete and inaccurate information about inmate fights at Rikers Island. The city had provided statistics to Bharara that it claimed show conditions improving. Bharara says legal action may be necessary to force the city to change.
Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan has officiated for the first time at a same-sex wedding, a Maryland ceremony for her former law clerk and his husband. Retired Justice Sandra Day O'Connor and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg have previously officiated at the wedding of gay and lesbian couples, including at the Supreme Court. The court could decide in its upcoming term whether same-sex couples nationwide have the right to marry under the Constitution.
A senior Iraqi commander in the western Anbar province says at least 40 soldiers have been killed in suicide bombings carried out by Islamic State militants, while another 68 soldiers have been captured. The general says the soldiers disappeared during an attack on Sijir yesterday and have likely been taken to the nearby city of Fallujah. There has been no communication with any of the captured soldiers.
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett says he's confident the survivalist charged in a deadly ambush at a police barracks will be caught. Corbett discussed the manhunt for 31-year-old Eric Frein at a news conference today in Blooming Grove, near the barracks where Frein is charged with killing one trooper and seriously wounding another 10 days ago. State police say the search area is narrowing and authorities believe they are close to him.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick says there is speculation among military officials that three Afghanistan National Army officers who went missing during a training exercise at a Cape Cod military base may be trying to find a way to stay in the United States. Patrick told reporters the military does not believe that the three soldiers pose a danger to the public. The soldiers had arrived at Camp Edwards on Sept. 11 and were last seen Saturday at the Cape Cod Mall in Hyannis during an off day.
Apple says sales of its iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models set a new record in its first three days on the market. Apple sold more than 10 million of the new smartphones, and CEO Tim Cook says demand has exceeded the company's expectations. Besides larger screens, the new phones offer faster performance and a wireless chip for making credit card payments.
Stocks are lower in morning trading. A run of soft economic data out of China has investors concerned that the world's second largest economy is slowing. The Dow dropped about 40 points in the first hour of trading, while the S&P was off 10 and the Nasdaq composite was down more than 40.
The man accused of getting inside the White House after scaling a fence is a veteran who was awarded a medal for his service in Iraq and retired due to disability, the Army said Sunday.
Authorities have identified the intruder from Friday night's shocking incident as Omar J. Gonzalez, 42, of Copperas Cove, Texas, and the Army said he had served from 1997 to 2003, when he was discharged, and then again from 2005 to December 2012, when he retired.
Officials say a deputy was pushed from a bridge during a traffic stop near Lolita, TX, in Jackson County Friday night. The incident happened on a relief bridge on Fm 616 when the deputy pulled over a driver suspected of DWI. The driver complied with the deputy's request to get out of the car, but as they were talking, the suspect allegedly pushed the deputy, who fell 18 feet from the bridge. The suspect got in his vehicle and drove off, according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.
The Baltimore Ravens say more than 7,000 fans showed up to exchange their Ray Rice jerseys for those of other Ravens players during a two-day event at Baltimore's home stadium. A team spokesman says the Ravens spent "six figures" on the trade-in, though he declined to disclose an exact figure.
Divers found the body of a missing Central Texas sheriff's deputy Friday, a day after her patrol car was found swamped by floodwaters minutes after she radioed for help while checking flooded low-water crossings.
Senior Deputy Jessica Hollis was found dead Friday afternoon in Lake Austin, an emotional Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton announced Friday afternoon. Hamilton said he had been determined to "bring her home."
Thousands of American forces will be moving into West Africa over the next 30 days to set up facilities and form training teams to help treat Ebola victims. That's according to the Army's top officer, Gen. Ray Odierno. President Barack Obama has pledged 3,000 troops. The U.S. military commander and a small team have arrived in Liberia to do initial assessments.
The commissioner of the NFL is again admitting mistakes in the handling of domestic abuse cases involving NFL players. Roger Goodell told reporters that in recent weeks, "we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong." And he says it's a problem that begins with him. He says again that he botched the handling of the Ray Rice case - and adds that the "same mistakes can never be repeated."
TxDOT will be performing construction work on 10th Street and the I2 overpass in McAllen from Monday, September 22 until Friday, September 26.
The work will take place from 8pm to 5am each day. The public is asked to be aware of construction in the area and observe all warning signs.
Thousands of traffic citations in Houston are being thrown out, following an internal investigation into four officers accused in a ticket rigging scandal.
Prosecutors say the four officers have more than 6,000 pending cases in court.
Court records show on some of those tickets the officers list each other as witnesses, when those officers were never there
Investigators say they did this to appear in court more often and collect more overtime.
On Saturday, Sept. 27, the Unites States Drug Enforcement Administration will be conducting the 9th Prescription Drug Take Back event. DEA agents and local police officers man numerous locations across the U.S. where people can anonymously turn in prescription and over the counter medication that has expired or is no longer needed. The DEA will properly dispose of the medicine.
Jeff Patterson's friends and family say it's a miracle he's out of the hospital, and Friday he was given the best kind of medicine.
Patterson was surprised with a hero's welcome. His brotherhood of Dallas firefighters helped him onto Engine 44 after nearly five months in the hospital where he underwent 12 surgeries.
It was unclear whether the father of two young children would survive the injuries he recieved after battling a house fire in May. Almost half of his body was covered in third
A federal jury has convicted three people in connection with an outbreak of salmonella poisoning five years ago that sickened hundreds of people and was linked to a number of deaths. Former Peanut Corporation of America owner Stewart Parnell was found guilty of conspiracy and other charges after a seven-week trial in Albany, Georgia. Two others were also convicted
Unemployment across Texas rose slightly to 5.3 percent in August.
The Texas Workforce Commission on Friday announced the rate increased from the 5.1 percent recorded in June and July.
The national unemployment rate stood at 6.1 percent.
Through the course of the year, Texas employers have added 395,200 nonfarm jobs to their payrolls.
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