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  • Hagel: US military stands ready to strike Syria

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. military stands ready to strike Syria at once if President Barack Obama gives the order, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday as the United States prepared …

  • UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 26, 2013, 1:58 p.m.

    Ty Carter of Spokane receives Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has bestowed the Medal of Honor on Army Staff Sgt. Ty Carter, a veteran of the war in Afghanistan who risked his life to save …

  • Obama taps Pritzker, Froman for economic jobs

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is nominating longtime fundraiser and philanthropist Penny Pritzker to run the Commerce Department and economic adviser Michael Froman to be the U.S. Trade Representative.

  • UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2013, 9:23 a.m.

    Preliminary test indicates ricin in letter to Obama

    WASHINGTON — The FBI says preliminary tests on a letter sent to President Barack Obama indicate the presence of poisonous ricin. The letter is undergoing further testing because preliminary field …

  • Al-Qaida releases video of American hostage, 70

    WASHINGTON — In a video released Sunday by al-Qaida, American hostage Warren Weinstein said he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group’s demands.

  • Obama fundraiser Thursday in Seattle

    SEATTLE — President Obama returns to Seattle Thursday to raise money for his re-election campaign.