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WASHINGTON (AP) — There could be a vote on a proposal that would provide arms and training for moderate rebels in Syria as part of the U.S. effort to eradicate the group Islamic State. The measure doesn't authorize U.S. combat troops in Iraq or Syria or explicitly ban them. While there is support for airstrikes against the group, some lawmakers favor tougher action than that proposed by President Barack Obama.
WASHINGTON (AP) — American warplanes have carried out attacks over the past two days in support of Iraqi forces fighting against the Islamic State group. The strikes happened in two locations, including southwest of Baghdad. Scores of previous airstrikes have been primarily to defend infrastructure, U.S. interests and personnel.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says requiring police officers to wear body cameras is one potential solution to the mistrust between police and their communities that fueled unrest last month in Ferguson, Missouri. More than 150,000 people have signed an online White House petition urging President Barack Obama to "create a law" requiring all police to wear body cameras. Such legislation would require an act of Congress.
EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) — Despite a felony child abuse charge in Texas, the Minnesota Vikings say star running back Adrian Peterson will play Sunday. Peterson was on the sideline yesterday in Viking's 30-7 home loss to New England. Peterson issued a statement saying he is not a child abuser and said his father used the same punishment -- a switch -- on him. The Vikings say he'll be allowed to play while the case against him is sorted out.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three wildfires in California have forced 1,500 residents to evacuate their homes. Firefighters spent the day working to build and reinforce containment lines near a community south of an entrance to Yosemite National Park in central California. Authorities in Madera County evacuated about 900 residents from 400 homes. In Southern California, a blaze burned 20 homes.