WASHINGTON (AP) — A new terrorism poll finds half of Americans think there's a high risk of another attack on U.S. soil someday, while nearly 2 out of 3 back U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria targeting Islamic State extremists. The Associated Press-GfK poll shows about a 50-50 split over approval of President Barack Obama's handling of the Islamic State group threat.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Economists predict a reassuring government report today on September employment, after a downturn in August. Economists surveyed by FactSet forecast that employers added 215,000 jobs last month and that unemployment was steady at 6.1 percent.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are being reinforced as a pair of major holidays, one Jewish and one Muslim, overlap this weekend. Yom Kippur, Judaism's holiest day, begins at sunset and ends tomorrow night. The Muslim Eid al-Adha (eed al-AHD'-hah), commemorates the willingness of the prophet Ibrahim — or Abraham, as he is known in the Bible — to sacrifice his son in accordance with God's will. That three-day observance starts tomorrow.
GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Protests could rev up again today in Golden, Colorado where students and parents saw their objections to a proposed review of the Advanced Placement U.S. history course rejected by the school board in the Denver suburb. Opponents accuse the conservative-led board of trying to influence children with their political views. The proposal is to review the course with an eye toward promoting patriotism and citizenship and downplaying civil disorder.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It is unusual. It is not unprecedented. It is getting hotter in California. Weather forecasters say thank the Santa Ana winds for the autumn heat wave which is expected to push temperatures past 100 in Southern California and the 90s in the normally more temperate San Francisco Bay Area. Some places could even be hotter than Death Valley.