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Amid foreign crises, Obama takes solace in U.S. economic turnaround 5:47pm EDT

MILWAUKEE - Throughout much of his presidency, Barack Obama has been under siege about the state of the U.S. economy.

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Obama faces bipartisan criticism over his foreign policy

WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama faced criticism over his foreign policy from both Democratic and Republican lawmakers on Sunday as he wrestled with crises in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Ukraine.

Libya, Syria, Iraq 31 Aug 2014

Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

WASHINGTON - Members of a Libyan militia have taken over an abandoned annex of the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli but have not broken into the main compound where the United States evacuated all of its staff last month, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

World, Libya 31 Aug 2014

U.S., foreign fighters in Syria pose 'very serious threat' to U.S.: lawmaker

WASHINGTON - Hundreds of U.S., British and Canadian citizens who have trained with Islamic State fighters trying to carve out their own state in Iraq and Syria pose a "very serious threat" to the United States, a top Republican lawmaker said Sunday. | Video

World, Syria, Iraq 31 Aug 2014

California governor lauds passage of 'historic' sick leave bill

- A measure to grant California workers mandatory sick leave that passed the state legislature early on Saturday appeared poised to become law after Governor Jerry Brown lauded it as a historic achievement.

30 Aug 2014

U.S. to push for coalition to fight 'cancer' of Islamic State: Kerry

WASHINGTON - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said the United States will use a NATO summit next week to push for a coalition of countries to beat back incursions in Syria and Iraq by Islamic State militants who are destabilizing the region and beyond.

Syria, Iraq 30 Aug 2014