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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Obama administration officials say the United States would retaliate if Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) were to order his forces to go after American planes launching airstrikes against terror targets in Syria. President Barack Obama has authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria to go after Islamic State militant targets. The officials say any retaliation by Syria would put its air defenses at risk.
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say American warplanes have backed up Iraqi security forces south of Baghdad who were being attacked today by Islamic State fighters. Previous U.S. airstrikes in Iraq were conducted to protect U.S. interests and personnel, assist Iraqi refugees and secure critical infrastructure.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Despite public furor over child abuse allegations against running back Adrian Peterson, the Minnesota Vikings say the he'll suit up Sunday. He sat out Sunday's home opener. Vikings general manager Rick Spielman (SPEEL'-muhn) says the team will do the right thing, but that Peterson deserves to play "while the legal process plays out."
HUDSON, Fla. (AP) — Tampa Bay area authorities have charged a man with four counts of first-degree murder in the deaths of his ex-girlfriend, her parents and her new boyfriend. Deputies in Pasco County found four bodies piled atop each other in an open field. Officials say Adam Matos took his 4-year-old son from the home after the killings.
CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — About 30,000 tourists in Mexico have been put up in temporary shelters in hotels and Los Cabos international airport remains closed because of damage caused by Hurricane Odile (oh-DEEL'). The Pacific storm, which made landfall last night near Cabo San Lucas, leveled everything from huts to hotels. Scores of people have been injured but there are no reports of fatalities.
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