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APNewsBreak: California to ban some pesticides near schools
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) ? California is moving to ban farmers from spraying pesticides into the air near schools and day care centers under a newly proposed rule that will be among the nation's toughest, regulators told The Associated Press on Thursday.
More than another call: Chief talks about school shooting
When two firefighters rolled up to an elementary school shooting, they said they found only a wrecked black pickup truck at the playground. There was no gunman, and no one inside the truck. Within minutes, ...
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Clinton, Trump barnstorm Iowa as early voting begins
Hillary Clinton campaigned Thursday in Iowa as early voting began in the pivotal swing state, seeking to pry it away from Republican Donald Trump and spur turnout that could ultimately decide the presidency. The businessman-turned-populist stumped in Iowa a day earlier, appealing to white, blue-collar workers who have helped push him into the lead in the Hawkeye State, where the latest polls put him up nearly five points. Iowa has long been an essential staging post on the path to the White House.
Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in AsiaSAN DIEGO (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday said the U.S. will "sharpen our military edge" in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China's rising military might.
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Obama departs to Israel for Peres memorial service
White House lashes out at Congress after 9/11 bill voteWASHINGTON (AP) ? The White House lashed out at Congress on Thursday, a day after Republicans and Democrats overwhelmingly overrode President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of the 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia. The White House turned to mockery as top GOP leaders expressed buyer's remorse and vowed to fix the bill.
U.S. close to suspending Syria talks with Russia as Aleppo battle rages
By Arshad Mohammed and Tom Perry WASHINGTON/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States is close to suspending talks with Russia on a ceasefire in Syria, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday, as the Kremlin vowed to press on with an assault on the city of Aleppo. Moscow and Damascus launched a campaign to recapture the rebel-held sector of Syria's biggest city this month, abandoning a ceasefire a week after it took effect to embark on what could be the biggest battle of a nearly six-year war. Syrian government forces made a significant advance, capturing the Handarat refugee camp a few kilometers (miles) north of the city.