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8/26/2014 11:22 AM
Obama sets stage for Syria strikes
President Barack Obama has authorized the U.S. military to conduct surveillance flights over Syria, a possible prelude to attacks on Islamic State targets there, according to a Defense Department official.

8/26/2014 9:40 AM
10 things to know for today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

8/26/2014 7:32 AM
Kurdistan President: Iran supplied us weapons
ARBIL — Iran supplied weapons and ammunition to Iraqi Kurdish forces, Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani said today at a joint press conference with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif in Arbil, capital of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.

8/26/2014 7:25 AM
Samoa hit by earthquake
SINGAPORE — A shallow earthquake of magnitude 5.6 struck off the tiny South Pacific nation of Samoa, the United States Geological Survey said on Tuesday.

8/26/2014 6:31 AM
Israel destroys 2 Gaza high-rises
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Israel bombed two Gaza City high-rises with dozens of homes and shops today, collapsing one building and severely damaging the other in a further escalation of seven weeks of cross-border fighting with Hamas.

8/26/2014 12:00 AM
10 Russian tanks roll into Ukraine
KIEV, Ukraine — A column of Russian tanks and armored vehicles entered southeastern Ukraine about dawn Monday, a Ukrainian official said — a move that brings conflict to an area that escaped the intense fighting of recent weeks.

8/25/2014 8:46 PM
U.S. prepares military options in Syria
WASHINGTON — The United States is preparing military options, including surveillance flights, to pressure Islamic State in Syria, U.S. officials said today, but they cautioned no decision had been made to expand U.S. action beyond the limited airstrikes under way in Iraq.

8/25/2014 6:32 PM
1,500 U.S. sorties flown in Iraq
WASHINGTON -- U.S. fighters, surveillance, supply and refueling aircraft have flown more than 1,500 patrols, or sorties, over Iraq since President Barack Obama authorized air strikes Aug. 8, according to the U.S. Central Command.

8/25/2014 6:10 PM
Sony, exec targeted in attacks
DALLAS — Hackers attacked Sony’s PlayStation Network and disrupted the travel plans of a top company executive by going on Twitter to suggest that there was a bomb on his American Airlines plane.

8/25/2014 5:17 PM
Weapons convoys head into Ukraine
KRASNODON, Ukraine — For several evenings this month, convoys of military weaponry passed with clockwork-like regularity through Krasnodon, a rebel-held town in eastern Ukraine near the porous border with Russia.