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House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Secretary of State John Kerry settles into his seat as he arrives to testify on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the US strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

September 17, 2014 4:11 pm
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama spoke to members of the military after consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Pablo …

September 17, 2014 4:11 pm
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama speaks at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama spoke to members of the military after consulting with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic State militants. (AP Photo/Pablo …

September 17, 2014 4:11 pm
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich., seated left, confers with Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, appear before the panel to examine President Barack Obama's strategy to co…

September 17, 2014 4:11 pm
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama greets members of the military before taking the stage to speak at US Central Command (CentCom) at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Obama had earlier consulted with military officials about the U.S. counterterrorism campaign against Islamic Stat…

September 17, 2014 4:11 pm
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014. Iraq’s new prime minister says foreign ground troops are neither necessary nor wanted in his country’s fight against the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

September 17, 2014 4:11 pm
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

President Barack Obama, center, with Sec. of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, right, Commander of the US Central Command (CentCom), before the start of a briefing at MacDill Air Force Base, Fla., Wednesday.

September 17, 2014 4:11 pm
House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

House grudgingly approves arms for Syrian rebels

WASHINGTON | The Republican-controlled House voted grudgingly to give the U.S. military authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic state militants.

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Report: Wealth gap could threaten Indiana revenues

INDIANAPOLIS | Rising income inequality in the U.S. appears to be slowing tax revenue growth in Indiana and other states, according to a new report by the credit rating agency Standard & Poor's.

September 15, 2014 7:48 am

Indiana blocks $78 million in wrongful tax refunds

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana tax investigators say they have blocked $78 million in illegitimate income tax refunds from being collected.

September 03, 2014 7:05 am

Cedar Lake's bond rating boosted

CEDAR LAKE | The town’s new bond rating is something to brag about, officials said.

October 20, 2013 8:45 pm

Small budget hurts Indiana tourism efforts

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's effort to promote its attractions is losing ground to better-funded neighbors, but the state's top tourism official hopes to change that with a new plan to generate revenue and persuade people to explore all the Hoosier state has to offer.

August 04, 2013 11:30 am
Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, announces that revenue's and reserves are higher than projected during a press conference with State Auditor Tim Berry in Indianapolis, Thursday. The report shows the state ended fiscal year 2013 with a structural surplus of $483 million, which is $93 million …

July 11, 2013 10:55 am
Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Ind. ends 2013 budget with improved cash balance

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, right, announces that revenue's and reserves are higher than projected during a news conference with State Auditor Tim Berry in Indianapolis, Thursday. The report shows the state ended fiscal year 2013 with a structural surplus of $483 million, which is $93 million h…

July 11, 2013 10:55 am

US economy adds 195K jobs; unemployment 7.6 pct.

WASHINGTON | U.S. employers are sending a message of confidence in the economy — hiring more workers, raising pay and making the job market appear strong enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its bond purchases as early as September.

July 05, 2013 3:45 pm

St. John Redevelopment Commission debt-free

ST. JOHN | The town’s Redevelopment Commission had a banner financial year during 2012, according to a report prepared by the accounting firm of Cender & Co. LLC of Merrillville and delivered to the commission Thursday by St. John Town Manager Steve Kil.

January 13, 2013 9:00 pm
Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

BEIRUT | In an appeal that could stoke more fury over an anti-Islam film, the leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah called for sustained protests in a rare public appearance Monday at a rapturous but peaceful rally attended by hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters in Beirut.

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Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters during a rally Monday denouncing an anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Na…

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm
Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Afghan police stand by burning tires during a protest Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hundreds of Afghans burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base as a demonstration against an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad turned violent in the Afghan capital early Monday.

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm
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