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WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States may have "no choice" but to send ground troops to fight Islamic State group militants if President Barack Obama's strategy fails to destroy the extremist group. Boehner tells ABC he doesn't think Obama's approach will work. Boehner says it'll take more than airstrikes to destroy the Islamic State group.
SANLIURFA, Turkey (AP) — Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate is warning that jihadists around the world will strike back at the coalition that's conducting airstrikes against Islamic militants in Syria. The Nusra Front is one of the targets of the U.S.-led coalition conducting air raids in Syria, along with the extremist group known as the Islamic State.
CHICAGO (AP) —The government is replacing the entire central computer network at a Chicago-area control center where a fire brought the city's two international airports to a halt. The Federal Aviation Administration says it's also improving communications between other facilities now handling Chicago's air traffic. A contract employee faces felony charges for allegedly setting the fire.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say crews are making more progress toward containing a massive wildfire in Northern California. A U.S. Forest Service spokesman says more rain and high humidity on Saturday helped crews battling the King Fire, which has burned more than 151 square miles of a heavily forested region east of Sacramento. The fire is now 87 percent contained.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say an SUV carrying actress Leah Remini and singer Jennifer Lopez and her two kids, was rear-ended last night by a suspected drunken driver who then fled the scene. Los Angeles County deputies stopped the man in his pickup a short distance away. He was arrested and booked on suspicion of drunken driving and hit and run. No one was injured.
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