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Syria airstrikes...White House security review...Environmental protest

By The Associated Press | Posted - Sep. 22, 2014 at 8:01 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — The aerial effort against the extremist group Islamic State has been expanded from Iraq into Syria. The Pentagon says the operation involves warplanes from the U.S. and its partners. The mission includes a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region. The operation is said to be ongoing.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the Secret Service will review protective efforts both inside the White House grounds and outside the security fence that was scaled Friday evening by a former soldier. Officials say he made it inside the front door and had a knife. Investigators found large stash of ammunition in his car. A House committee says it will hold a hearing next week on the breach.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is leading the way for passage of a binding U.N. Security Council resolution requiring nations to bar their citizens from traveling abroad to join terrorist organizations. Administration officials say the measure was negotiated over several months as part of their strategy against Islamic State and other terrorist groups.

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of environmental activists have marched on Wall Street to protest what they see as big business' role in climate change. About 1,000 of them blocked traffic. There were a few arrests of those who tried to push past police barricades at Wall Street. World leaders will meet at the United Nations tomorrow to discuss climate change.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska TV station -- KTVA -- is apologizing because a reporter ended a report last night on a medical marijuana with two four letter words. One was obscene and the other was 'quit.' Charlo Green resigned on air after admitting that she owns a medical marijuana business and would become an advocate for legalization of recreational pot in Alaska.

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