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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is expected to give final approval tomorrow to legislation that would give the Obama administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels in the struggle against Islamic State militants. It cleared the House today despite bipartisan opposition and will be tacked on to spending legislation that keeps the government operating normally after Sept. 30, the end of the budget year.
NEW YORK (AP) — Iran's foreign minister is ruling out cooperating with the United States in helping Iraq fight Islamic State militants. Mohammad Javad Zarif said his country has serious doubts about the willingness and ability of the United States to react seriously to the "menace" from the Islamic State group "across the board."
PHOENIX (AP) — Another NFL player is facing legal problems over domestic abuse allegations. Arizona Cardinals running back Jonathan Dwyer was arrested today on aggravated assault charges in connection with two incidents at his home in July involving a woman and their 18-month-old child. The Cardinals said they only became aware of the situation today. Dwyer has been deactivated and the case will be reviewed by the league.
WEED, Calif. (AP) — About 2,500 firefighters are battling a wildfire east of Sacramento, California, that threatens more than 1,600 homes. It's only five percent contained and has already destroyed huge swaths of timberland. Nearly 33 square miles of trees and brush have burned.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia trial lawyer Thomas R. Kline has pledged $50 milli0on to Drexel University for the law school which will bear his name. Drexel's law school opened in 2006 and now has 400 students.
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