Chemical Weapons Inspectors Reach Syrian Town

By ZEINA KARAM, Associated Press BEIRUT (AP) — International inspectors have entered the Syrian town where an alleged chemical attack was carried out earlier this month, Syrian state media reported Tuesday, after they had waited for days in the capital for permission from Syrian and Russian authorities. The fact-finding mission from the Organization for the Prohibition…

Pentagon Says Syria Strikes ‘Hit Every Target’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S.-led airstrikes on Syria “successfully hit every target.” Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said Saturday that the strikes were launched to “cripple Syria’s ability to use chemical weapons in the future.” The U.S., France and Britain launched military strikes in Syria on Friday night to punish President Bashar Assad…

The Latest on the U.S. missile attack on Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says Russia has “failed” in its responsibility to deliver on a 2013 commitment to secure Syria’s chemical weapons. Tillerson briefed reporters shortly after the U.S. launched cruise missiles against a Syrian air base in retaliation for a gruesome chemical weapons attack. The secretary says Russia has either…

US sees Assad staying in Syria until March 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) – The Obama administration’s best-case scenario for political transition in Syria does not foresee Bashar Assad stepping down as the country’s leader before March 2017, outlasting Barack Obama’s presidency by at least two months, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. An internal timeline prepared for U.S. officials dealing with the…

MO Republicans call for hearing on refugees

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) – State Republican legislative leaders have called a joint hearing that will review programs that could be used to provide assistance for refugee resettlement in Missouri. The House Budget Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee will conduct the hearing on Nov. 3 at 10 a.m. House Speaker Todd Richardson says the hearing…