Washington

August 27, 2014
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's election stalemate this summer hurt progress in training the country's military, and resolving the political chaos will be key to that military's success in 2015, Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford said as he stepped down as the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan.
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August 26, 2014
"We certainly should authorize this," Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) told MSNBC on Tuesday. "Look, for the American people's sake, Congress should weigh in -- Congress should be a part of this, Congress should own whatever we're doing militarily.
August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters cast ballots Tuesday in primary elections in Florida, Arizona and Vermont. Highlights:
August 26, 2014
White House spokesman Josh Earnest on Monday refused to speculate on "what sort of congressional approval would be requested or required based on a military action that hasn't been ordered at this point."
By ALICIA A. CALDWELL
August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — A government immigration board has determined for the first time that domestic violence victims may be able to qualify for asylum in the United States. The ruling comes in the case of a Guatemalan woman who crossed into the U.S. illegally in 2005 after fleeing her husband.
By JEFFREY COLLINS
August 27, 2014
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.
August 27, 2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.