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Iraqi parliament speaker, Salim al-Jabouri, a Sunni, speaks about the Friday attack on the Musab bin Omair Mosque, which killed more than 60 people and escalated sectarian tensions, during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014. Al-Jabouri said an investigation is underway into the attack on the Sunni mosque in Imam Wais village, northeast of Baghdad. If the attack proves to have been carried out by Shiite militiamen it would deal a major blow to  prime minister-designate Haider al-Abadi efforts to reach out to the country's Sunni minority, whose grievances are seen as fueling the Islamic State insurgency. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Baghdad bomber hits Interior Ministry, kills 11 people

Associated Press

A suicide bomber hit an interior ministry building in central Baghdad and killed at least 11 people on Saturday, officials said, as an investigation was underway into a deadly attack on a Sunni mosque that has heightened sectarian tension as the country undergoes a fragile political transition.

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Islamic State backers under scrutiny by counterterrorism officials in U.S.

- Associated Press

Officially, the FBI agents who swarmed Donald Ray Morgan at Kennedy Airport this month were there to arrest him on a mundane gun charge. But they whisked him away to their Manhattan office and grilled him for two hours on an entirely different topic: Islamic State extremists.

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Miss. wrongful-death case before US high court

- Associated Press

The U.S. Supreme Court will consider Sept. 29 whether to hear an appeal from operators of a northwest Mississippi shooting range in a case involving the death of a Navy SEAL during a training exercise.

FILE - In this Friday, March 8, 2013 file photo, a U.N. peacekeeper from the Philippines UNDOF force crosses to Syria at the Quneitra Crossing between Syria and the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights. The Philippine government said Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, that it would bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and would withdraw its troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Philippines to pull out of Golan Heights, Liberia

Associated Press

The Philippine government said Saturday that it would bring home its peacekeeping forces from the Golan Heights amid the deteriorating security in the region and withdraw its troops from Liberia because of the Ebola outbreak.

Alabama governor names drone task force

Associated Press

Gov. Robert Bentley has created a task force to look at the potential uses of drones in agriculture, conservation and law enforcement.

Jihadis release video of captured Lebanese troops

- Associated Press

Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate released a video Saturday showing Lebanese policemen and a soldier captured by the group earlier this month during the most serious cross-border attack since Syria's conflict began more than three years ago.

School program aims to help veterans

Associated Press

A program aimed at helping veterans hone their skills through education to prepare them for careers is seeing booming registration at Western Kentucky University.

Judge: No bond for Alabama VA worker

Associated Press

A federal judge has ruled a worker at the Veterans Administration Health Center in Tuskegee will be held without bond until his trial on charges alleging sexual abuse of a mentally disabled volunteer.

Hagan criticizes Obama over help for veterans

Associated Press

North Carolina Sen. Kay Hagan criticized the Obama administration Friday for not doing enough to help military veterans and fix problems within the Veterans Administration, comments made just days before the president is scheduled to speak to the American Legion convention.

Trucks move towards a border control point with Ukraine in the Russian town of Donetsk, Rostov-on-Don region, Russia, Friday, Aug. 22, 2014. The first trucks of the Russian aid convoy crossed the Ukrainian inspection zone Friday morning. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

- Associated Press

The Obama administration on Friday denounced the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine, citing it as the latest provocation by Moscow along the highly volatile eastern border of the former Soviet republic.

VA reviews caregiver support in Charleston

- Associated Press

The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is calling for tighter controls on the support program for family members and others who care for vets treated at the Ralph Johnson Medical Center in Charleston.