- Pentagon: US, partners begin airstrikes in Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and five Arab countries launched airstrikes Monday night on Islamic State group targets in Syria, expanding a military campaign into a country whose three-year civil war has given the brutal militant group a safe haven.
- Islamic State offensive poses problems for Turkey
SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Fierce fighting Monday between the Islamic State militant group and Kurdish forces just over the border in Syria brought the battle closer to Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees and raising pressure for the government to step up efforts to take on the Sunni extremists. Meanwhile, the United States and five Arab countries launched the first airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters.
- Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case
WASHINGTON (AP) — Investigators found more than 800 rounds of ammunition, a machete and two hatchets in the car of the former soldier accused of scaling the White House fence and sprinting inside while carrying a knife, a federal prosecutor said Monday. President Barack Obama was "obviously concerned" about the weekend incident, a spokesman said.
- 2 suspects in abduction of Israeli teens killed
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli army spokesman says two Palestinians suspected in the fatal abduction of three Israeli teens in June have been killed in a shootout with Israeli forces.
- Police say rifle carried by ambush suspect found
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) — Nine days after a gunman went on a deadly ambush at a state police barracks, authorities said Sunday they have recovered one of the weapons he was carrying and believe they are hot on his trail as he travels on foot through rugged forests in northeastern Pennsylvania.
- Bears hold on to beat Jets 27-19
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman needed a few extra minutes to clear his head.
- Owner: 'No misinformation' by Ravens on Rice
OWINGS MILLS, Md. (AP) — Baltimore Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti refuted a report suggesting he and other team officials tried to persuade the NFL to be lenient on Ray Rice after the running back was arrested in February for knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City elevator.
- NFL vetting process: There are no sure things
By the time the typical player signs an NFL contract, around 100 scouts, coaches and general managers have pored over his history.
- Braves fire GM Frank Wren after missing playoffs
ATLANTA (AP) — For nearly a quarter-century, the Atlanta Braves have been all about stability.
- Concern over McIlroy, McDowell more about results
GLENEAGLES, Scotland (AP) — European captain Paul McGinley is having second thoughts about a Rory McIlroy-Graeme McDowell partnership in the Ryder Cup.