Updated: 09/09/2013 - President Obama steps up his campaign to convince Congress and Americans Syria should be held accountable for a deadly chemical weapons attack. The Commander in Chief is sitting down this afternoon for a series of television interviews. Over the weekend, Syrian President Bashar Assad had an exclusive interview with CBS This Morning co-host, Charlie Rose.
Posted: 09/08/2013 - Obama Still Seeks Syrian Military Strike... Germany joins US in blaming Assad for attack... U.S. official releases a DVD showing video of chemical attack victims... Paper: UN team could submit Syria report within a few days... EU: All info on Syria gas attack points to Assad (but that any potential military attack against it should wait for a U.N. inspectors' report)... Syria forces possible GOP candidates to pick sides... Looming Syria vote prompts protests... Vatican: 100,000 attend Syria peace vigil
Posted: 09/08/2013 - Wildfire near Yosemite burns into fourth week... 3 rescued after helicopter ices on Alaska volcano... Towers scrape new heights with 'vanity' spires
Posted: 09/08/2013 - Militants in Pakistan's most populous province are said to be training for what they expect will be an ethnic-based civil war in neighboring Afghanistan after foreign forces withdraw in 16 months, according to analysts and a senior militant...analysts accuse the government of lacking the political will to go after the militants...Pakistan doesn't want to see Afghanistan return to the 1990s, when civil war destroyed the country and gave rise to the repressive Taliban regime which in turn strengthened Pakistan's militants..."We know where they are. We could bomb the whole area, flatten it. That would solve Afghanistan's problem but what would that leave for us? . We might solve the Afghan problem but our problem would be far worse. We would suffer for the next 40 years."
Posted: 09/08/2013 - Egypt launches new assault against Sinai militants... Stork detained as spy in Egypt found dead... Libya's oil exports plunge as problems escalate... Tokyo celebrates win to host 2020 Olympics
Posted: 09/08/2013 - ...there's a village in a remote region of Nicaragua -- you need a rental vehicle, horses and river-forging pangas to reach it -- with dreadful drinking-water and sanitation conditions. And the 2012 Pine View School graduate has given villagers her word that she will return, with water purifiers, in January.
Posted: 09/08/2013 - On September 8 - In 1565, a Spanish expedition established the first permanent European settlement in North America at present-day St. Augustine, Fla. In 1900, Galveston, Texas, was struck by a hurricane that killed an estimated 8,000 people. In 1974, President Gerald R. Ford granted an unconditional pardon to former President Richard Nixon. In Entertainment history - In 1962, "Monster Mash" by Bobby "Boris" Pickett made its debut on the charts. In 1966, the television series "Star Trek" premiered on NBC. It ran for three years.
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