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Reid backs Iran nuclear deal... US airman injured in train takedown speaks out... IS attacks continue in Iraq

By The Associated Press | Posted - Aug. 23, 2015 at 3:41 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says he's throwing his full support behind President Barack Obama's nuclear agreement with Iran. In a message on his Twitter account, the Nevada senator says he strongly supports "the historic agreement with Iran and will do everything in my power to ensure that it stands." Reid is the highest ranking Senate Democrat.

PARIS (AP) — U.S. airman Spencer Stone says he awakened from a nap before springing into action and subduing a gunman on a high-speed European train with two American travel companions. Stone recounted how he and his friends took down the gunman and revealed the extent of the injuries he suffered, saying doctors in France reattached his thumb after his hand was sliced.

BAGHDAD (AP) — At least 23 Iraqi soldiers and government-allied militiamen are dead after an attack by Islamic State militants in the turbulent Anbar province west of Baghdad. That's according to Iraqi military and police officials who say Sunday's attack, which killed 17 soldiers and six Sunni militia fighters, took place in a rural district, north of Ramadi.

BOSTON (AP) — Police say two Iowa men suspected of making violent social media threats to people attending the Pokemon World Championships in Boston have been arrested on gun charges. The suspects, 18-year-old Kevin Norton, of Ames, and 27-year-old James Stumbo, of Boone, will be arraigned Monday. Police say they found a shotgun, an AR-15 rifle, and ammunition in their car.

SUMMERLAND, Calif. (AP) — Officials in Santa Barbara County, California, say a popular beach remains closed as they try to determine the source of smelly oil and tar balls that have washed ashore. The strong petroleum odors and oily substances on Summerland Beach, south of Santa Barbara persist. Officials will reevaluate on Monday whether it's safe for the public to return.

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