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By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 17, 2014 at 5:41 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the House has taken an important step to confront the threat posed by the group Islamic State. In an unusual vote that crossed party lines, lawmakers voted 273-156 in favor of arming and training rebels in Syria to go after Islamic State fighters. More Republicans than Democrats voted in favor of the measure that gives the president authority only until Dec. 11.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man has been charged with throwing two Molotov cocktails at a U.S. congressman's office on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. Federal prosecutors say Eric King was charged today with last week's attempted firebombing at Emanuel Cleaver's office in Kansas City. An affidavit says video shows King throwing a hammer through Cleaver's office window and lighting the devices.

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Top prosecutors in New York and Los Angeles are forming a non-partisan coalition against gun violence. Los Angeles City Attorney Mike Feuer says the first step will be convening a summit on gun violence prevention in Atlanta next month. Prosecutors will share strategies that have worked in their individual districts. The group will be called Prosecutors Against Gun Violence.

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) —Minnesota Vikings owner Zygi Wilf says the team made a mistake when it decided to allow running back Adrian Peterson to suit up this week despite him being charged with injuring his 4-year-old son by spanking him with a switch. Peterson is on paid leave through a special roster exemption granted by the NFL.

TORONTO (AP) — Doctors say Toronto Mayor Rob Ford has a large malignant tumor in his abdomen that will have to be treated with intensive chemotherapy. The cancer is said to very rare and aggressive. Ford, whose time in officer has been rocked by alcohol and drug abuse scandals, dropped out of the race on Friday. He checked himself into the hospital last week after complaining about stomach pain while eating.

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