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BEIRUT (AP) — The militant group Islamic State is sending a warning to the United States. In a 52-second video entitled "Flames of War," it says any American troops sent to Iraq will be met by militant fighters. The video shows militants blowing up tanks, wounded U.S. soldiers and others about to killed.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are expected today to give President Barack Obama approval to have U.S. soldiers train and provide weapons to Syrian moderate rebels in the fight against the group Islamic State. Obama also has vowed to use air power, not ground forces, against militants in Iraq and Syria. But Joint Chiefs Chairman Martin Dempsey said yesterday that if the current plan doesn't work, he might have to recommend that ground forces be used.
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military says it killed 40 suspected militants in air strikes today near its border with Afghanistan. The military says the air strikes targeted five militant hideouts in a troubled tribal region in North Waziristan. Military officials say about 1,000 suspected militants have been killed since Pakistan launched its offensive in the region June 15.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have changed their minds about letting star running back Adrian Peterson play while he addresses child abuse charges in Texas. Now, the team says Peterson has to stay away from the team until the case is resolved. Peterson is charged with a felony for using a tree branch to whip his 4-year-old son. Some sponsors have severed ties with Peterson, including Castrol Motor Oil and Special Olympics Minnesota.
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Police in Pennsylvania are warning the public that a suspect in the ambush killing of a state trooper and the wounding of another is dangerous and talked about committing mass murder. Authorities are looking for 31-year-old Eric Frein (freen). They say Frein opened fire on the troopers at a remote police barracks in the Pocono Mountains Friday night.
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