WASHINGTON (AP) — In declaring Syria a national security threat, President Barack Obama is warning as much about the leaders of Iran and North Korea as about Bashar Assad.
And administration officials say America's credibility with those countries will be an immediate casualty if the U.S. fails to respond to Syria now with military action.
It's a connection that's not immediately clear to most Americans — especially after the White House refused to send military support earlier in the Syrian war.
Following an Aug. 21 chemical weapons attack outside Damascus, the White House declared Syria's civil war a top risk to American interests. The administration says that attack killed 1,429. Other estimates are lower.
The war, now in its third year, has so far killed more than 100,000 people.
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A Buffalo Police vehicle was involved in a two-car crash around 8:40 a.m. Monday. The crash happened at Bailey and LaSalle Avenues.
A Buffalo city jail cell block attendant was arrested early Saturday morning on multiple animal cruelty charges.
An airman from Niagara Falls was away training for the Air Force for months. After being apart from his family, he decided to surprise them at Kelly’s Country Store in Grand Island.
Police say that with the assistance of local media, they were able to identify the person responsible.
Monday is being billed as a national "Day of Action" among teachers and community groups who are worried about the state of education.
Buffalo Police say a man was shot and killed Sunday night near Shirley and Suffolk Avenues. Police were called to the scene around 9 p.m