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Pentagon Sidesteps Questions About Syria Surveillance

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Arlington, VA) -- Pentagon spokesman John Kirby is sidestepping questions about reports that U.S. drones are now doing surveillance over Syria. In a Pentagon briefing, Kirby called it an intelligence matter and said he does not publicly discuss intel. Speaking broadly, said the U.S. will continue doing what is necessary to protect Americans. President Obama…

U.S. Not Working With Syria To Defeat ISIS

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- The U.S. is planning to act alone to defeat ISIS. State Department spokesperson Jen Psaki said today if the U.S. decides to strike ISIS targets in Syria, American officials won't ask for permission from the Syrian regime before making the move. Psaki insisted the Syrian government won't be able to stop the…

Court Scuttles Order To Seize Kurdish Crude From Tanker Near Texas

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Houston, TX) -- A federal court in Houston is scuttling an order to seize about a million barrels of oil from a tanker anchored off Texas. Monday's ruling could allow the Kurdish crude to be delivered in Galveston. The month-long court case revolves around who owns the oil. Iraq's central government says the oil belongs…

Senator Calls For Burger King Boycott Over Canada Donut Deal

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown wants Americans to boycott Burger King. The Ohio Democrat is calling for the boycott because of Burger King's weekend announcement that it's in talks to buy Canadian donut chain Tim Hortons. If the deal goes through, Burger King would move its corporate headquarters from Florida to Canada. That could…

Peter Curtis’ Mother Discusses Son’s Release From ISIS

Posted On August 26, 2014

(Undated) -- The mother of an American journalist freed by ISIS is overjoyed to know her son is safe. Nancy Curtis tells ABC's "Good Morning America" she was able to talk to her son, Peter, after his release to U.S. government personnel on Sunday.   She says one of the first things she did after…