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Syria attacks insurgents in Iraq...Cellphone ruling...Obama, Senate Democrats meeting

By The Associated Press | Posted - Jun. 25, 2014 at 4:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle against Sunni extremists who have been seizing Iraqi territory is spilling across borders. U.S. officials say Syria launched airstrikes into western Iraq against fighters for the extremist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The White House said intervention by Syria was not the way to stem the insurgents, who have taken control of several cities in northern and western Iraq.

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a unanimous ruling, the Supreme Court says that police generally may not search the cellphones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Chief Justice John Roberts wrote that cellphones are increasingly powerful computers that contain vast quantities of personal, sensitive information. No warrant would be required when officers reasonably fear for their safety or the lives of others.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Senate Democrats are meeting in what the White House is calling an informal get-together. Every member of the Senate Democratic caucus was invited. The White House declined to say which senators attended the meeting.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful House panel has gone against the wishes of GOP leaders and restored a longstanding congressional mandate requiring the Postal Service to deliver mail on Saturdays. The Appropriations Committee vote was bipartisan. GOP leaders had planned to use savings from ending Saturday deliveries to keep the government's highway fund from running dry this summer.

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a police officer caught on video kicking a restrained boy's legs out from under him will not face criminal charges. The video surfaced online last month. The Boynton Beach Police officer is seen giving a sweeping kick to the boy, who is standing with his hands restrained behind his back. The boy then fell to the ground. A Palm Beach County says the boy had been "disruptive and profane" and had chest-bumped another officer.

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