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No boost yet for Dems from fight with extremists

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:30pm

President Barack Obama gestures during a statement in the State Dining Room of the White House, on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014, in Washington. Obama spoke after Congress voted to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels in the fight against the Islamic State group. The public often rallies behind presidents when the country faces an overseas threat. But so far, there’s no evidence that the U.S-led confrontation against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is boosting people’s satisfaction with President Barack Obama. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)WASHINGTON (AP) — The American public often rallies behind the president when the country faces an overseas threat. But so far, there's no evidence that the U.S-led fight against Islamic State militants in the Middle East is boosting people's satisfaction with President Barack Obama — especially in any way that might rub off on Democratic candidates.


Goodell: 'Same mistakes can never be repeated'

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:26pm

FILE - In this Thursday, May 29, 2014, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, right, addresses members of the media in Foxborough, Mass. The NFL is under pressure from sponsors, fans and lawmakers for its handling of domestic violence allegations against several players. At issue is whether the league is acting swiftly enough to investigate or discipline players. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Commissioner Roger Goodell says that "over the past several weeks, we have seen all too much of the NFL doing wrong; that starts with me."


Utah doctor gets up to life in wife's murder

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:26pm

Martin MacNeill enters the courtroom before his sentencing, Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, in Provo, Utah. MacNeill, a Utah doctor convicted of killing his wife in a trial that became a national true-crime cable TV obsession, has been sentenced to 17 years to life in prison. MacNeill was found guilty of giving his wife drugs prescribed after cosmetic surgery and leaving her to drown in the bathtub of their home in 2007 so he could begin a new life with his mistress. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah doctor convicted of murdering his wife in a case that became a true-crime cable TV obsession was sentenced Friday to 17 years to life in prison at a hearing in which his daughter called him a monster.


Former Connecticut Governor Rowland found guilty of campaign law violations

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:24pm

CONNECTICUT GOVERNOR ROWLAND MAKES RESIGNATION SPEECH.By Richard Weizel NEW HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Former Connecticut Governor John Rowland violated U.S. election laws by taking under-the-table payments from a business owned by the husband of a candidate whose campaign he advised, a federal jury found on Friday. Rowland, a Republican who resigned from office a decade ago after pleading guilty to corruption charges, was found guilty of seven criminal counts including two counts of falsifying records in a federal investigation, a charge that carries a possible 20-year prison sentence. ...


US chief justice worried about partisanship

Friday, September 19, 2014 12:22pm

U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts speaks at the University of Nebraska Lincoln, in Lincoln, Neb., Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. Chief Justice Roberts said he’s worried about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that the court is a political body. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts says he's worried about growing partisanship in the judicial confirmation process and a public perception that the court is a political body.


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