Obama gets bipartisan message on Islamic State

The Islamic State “is a group of people who are extraordinarily dangerous. And they’ll kill with abandon,” said Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

Leaders of the House and Senate intelligence committees prodded President Obama to take decisive action against the group.

Nicole Diggs is accused in the 2012 death of her severely disabled daughter Alayah Savarese, 8.

N.Y. mother accused of killing daughter may inherit $1m trust

If convicted, the 32-year-old would not be automatically disqualified from inheriting the trust fund because she is not charged with intending to kill the girl.

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Smaller military hospitals said to put patients at risk

Small and underused military hospitals are the focus of an evolving Pentagon plan to scale back its system of 40 hospitals — entirely separate from the scandal-plagued veterans health system — by converting some into outpatient clinics or birthing centers. The hospital system’s conflicting missions, according to many people interviewed, put not just the Pentagon’s coffers at risk, but also the quality of care and patient safety.

After a Father’s Plea, Few in Missouri Try to Disrupt Traffic

FERGUSON, Mo. — The father of the unarmed black teenager who was shot and killed by a white police officer here last month asked protest organizers on Monday to postpone their planned shutdown of highway traffic in the St. Louis region.At a march in Ferguson on Saturday, organizers called on their supporters to shut down area highways on Labor Day to protest the killing of Michael Brown, 18, urging motorists to stop their vehicles 4:30 p.m. in a four-minute blockade.

Study says low-carb diet leads to reduced body fat

NEW YORK — People who avoid carbohydrates and eat more fat, even saturated fat, lose more body fat and have fewer cardiovascular risks than people who follow the low-fat diet that health authorities have favored for decades, a major new study shows.The findings are unlikely to be the final salvo in what has been a long and often contentious debate about what foods are best to eat for weight loss and overall health.

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