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Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, said President Obama is perhaps "too cautious" in his approach to combatting the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt, File)

House, Senate intel chiefs flag Islamic State risk

Associated Press

Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees on Sunday prodded President Barack Obama to take decisive action against what they say are growing threats from Islamic State militants on U.S. soil.

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Filipino force defied UN commander in Golan crisis

- Associated Press

The Philippine military said Monday that a U.N. peacekeeping commander in the Golan Heights should be investigated for allegedly asking Filipino troops to surrender to Syrian rebels who had attacked and surrounded their camp.

Moscow: Ukraine talks must back cease-fire now

- Associated Press

Diplomats at a new round of talks on easing the crisis in Ukraine must push for an immediate, unconditional cease-fire between Ukrainian government troops and pro-Russian separatists, Russia's foreign minister said Monday.

VA to hold town halls to discuss health care

Associated Press

Officials with the Veterans Affairs health care system in New Mexico are planning two town halls to discuss health care and disability claims with veterans and their families.

S. Korea says N. Korea fires projectile into sea

- Associated Press

North Korea fired another short-range projectile into the sea Monday, a Seoul official said, in the country's latest weapons test made three days after it cancelled a plan to send cheerleaders to the upcoming Asian Games in the South.

Judiciary committee taking up terror lawsuit bill

Associated Press

The Senate Judiciary Committee is marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks by focusing its attention on a long-deliberated bill that would allow victims to recover monetary damages from foreign sponsors of terrorism.

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

- Associated Press

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

UK to propose controversial anti-terror laws

Associated Press

Britain's prime minister is expected to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning for terror training in the Middle East.

Report: Conn. police get free military equipment

Associated Press

A group of Connecticut newspapers reports that nearly two dozen police departments in southwestern Connecticut have an inventory of M-16 assault rifles, utility trucks, Commando armored cars, a mine-resistant vehicle, an armored truck and a Huey helicopter.

Ohio man builds own bush plane, then learns to fly

- Associated Press

Greg Swingle made a near-noiseless pass above the family barn in Philo before dipping his plane into a steep hairpin turn and landing on an uneven stretch of grass that - if he hadn't just landed there - wouldn't seem possible.

Prince William Co. ends year with $5.9M shortfall

Associated Press

Prince William County is facing a budget shortfall of nearly $6 million for the fiscal year that ended in June, due in part to tax exemptions, the federal government shutdown, sequestration and other factors.

$2.2M wind turbine at Veterans Affairs site idle

Associated Press

A $2.2 million wind turbine at a Department of Veterans Affairs facility in St. Cloud has been broken for years, and similar issues have plagued VA facilities in two other states.

US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

- Associated Press

Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military, newly declassified Air Force and FBI documents show.

FILE - In this Wednesday April 16, 2014 file photo, former defense contractor, Republican,Walt Havenstein talks with supporters in Concord, N.H. Havenstein, a Republican, hopes to win the nomination to challenge incumbent Democrat Maggie Hassan in November. (AP Photo/Jim Cole/File)

Havenstein says teamwork key to government success

- Associated Press

Walt Havenstein uses "we" a lot: when he's talking about the partnership with his wife, Judy; when he recalls the "gang of 16" leaders at the defense contractor BAE Systems, where he was CEO; and when he talks about his 28-year Marine Corps career.

FILE - In Aug. 25, 2014 file this photo released by Thai Spokesman Office, Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha speaks  after he accepted a written royal command issued by King Bhumibol Adulyadej certifying his appointment as the country's 29th premier in Bangkok in Bangkok, Thailand.  The general who transitioned from Thailand's junta leader to prime minister has awarded top posts in his Cabinet to senior military officials, in the latest move that critics say will prolong the military's grip on power. Gen. Prayuth Chan-ocha's government lineup was announced Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014. . (AP Photo/Thai Spokesman Office, File)

Thai junta leader stacks Cabinet with military men

- Associated Press

The general who transitioned from Thailand's junta leader to prime minister has awarded key Cabinet posts to his trusted allies from the armed forces, the latest in a series of moves that critics say will prolong the military's grip on power.

In this photo released by the Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office, Philippine Military Chief Gen. Gregorio Catapang, center, reacts after learning about the safe repositioning of Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights as they monitor the situation with Philippine Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert Del Rosario, second left, Philippine National Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin, third from left seated, at Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, Philippines on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014. Catapang said more than 70 Filipino peacekeepers have escaped from two areas in the Golan Heights that came under attack by Syrian rebels. (AP Photo/Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office)

Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

- Associated Press

Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 45 Fijian troops.

Australia to fly guns and ammunition into Iraq

- Associated Press

An Australian military aircraft will soon fly guns and ammunition to the northern Iraqi city of Irbil to help Kurds fight Islamic State militants as part of a U.S.-led multination mission, Australia's prime minister said on Sunday.