WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron have conferred about possible military options in Syria. The U.S. and its international partner are convinced the regime of President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons last week in an attack on civilians. Vice President Joe Biden calls the attack "heinous" and said there's no doubt government forces are to blame.
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A hacker group that has claimed responsibility for a number of recent Web attacks on media targets is claiming responsibility for Tuesday's attack on the New York Times website. The group calls itself the "Syrian Electronic Army." A Times spokeswoman says the disruption was caused by a "malicious external attack" that affected the paper's website and email.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Closing arguments are set for Wednesday in the trial of the Army psychiatrist who fatally shot 13 people in Texas at Fort Hood. Maj. Nidal Hasan rested his case in the penalty phase of the trial Tuesday without calling witnesses or testifying. The prosecution presented emotional testimony from victims' relatives in hopes of securing a death penalty for Hasan.
NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for New York City have asked a federal judge to hold her ruling ordering major changes to the police department's stop-and-frisk policy while it appeals. Judge Shira Scheindlin (SHEER'-uh SHIND'-lin) ruled this month that the practice violates the civil rights of minorities. The city argues the ruling could harm public safety. Critics say it amounts to racial profiling.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is downplaying any comparisons between the speech he'll give in Washington on Wednesday and the speech given 50 years ago by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Obama and former Presidents Clinton and Carter will mark the anniversary at an event at the Lincoln Memorial. Celebrity speakers will include Oprah Winfrey, Forest Whitaker and Jamie Foxx.
Created: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:16:12 EST
Updated: Wed, 28 Aug 2013 01:16:12 EST