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National News Articles for Monday, September 01 2014
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Campaign manager for Kentucky's McConnell resigns, denies wrongdoing

The campaign manager for U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Kentucky Republican locked in a tough re-election battle, resigned late Friday in fallout from a scandal stemming from his time with the 2012 Ron Paul presidential campaign.

Obama accused of diminishing U.S. standing in fight against terrorism

President Obama found himself under fire Sunday for his cautious approach to beating back the Islamic State’s march through Iraq and Syria and stamping out other diplomatic fires around the globe, with a top House Republican suggesting his foreign policy was in free fall and that Western allies no longer view the U.S. as a leader in the fight against bad actors.

White House may hold off on immigration action until after election

If President Obama's acting on his own on immigration before the election prompts more Republican voters to go to the polls in swing states, it could end up costing the Democrats the Senate. That's why he may put off executive action.

5 killed in plane crash north of Denver

All five people aboard a small plane that crashed near an airport north of Denver have died, a spokesman for the National Transportation Board said.

Oil tanker 'vanishes' with $100M cargo off Texas

The U.S. Coast Guard has lost track of a Kurdish tanker carrying $100 million in disputed oil off the coast of Texas, the Independent reports.

Aftershocks follow 5.1 Alaska earthquake

Aftershocks continue to rattle interior Alaska after a 5.1-magnitude earthquake Saturday night.

Oregon girl, 9, dies when sand hole collapses on her at beach

A beach trip turned tragic for an Oregon family Friday when their 9-year-old daughter suffocated after the walls of a sand hole she was sitting in collapsed on her.

Northern California Wildfires Show Slower Growth

The U.S. Forest Service says cloudy skies and lower temperatures have slowed the spread of two forest wildfires that are threatening as many as 250 homes in far Northern California.

Police: X-ray shows suspect swallowed stolen ring

Two people were arrested on suspicion of felony theft after police said one of them swallowed a stolen ring in an attempt to hide it.

Family dog turns on stove, starts New Jersey fire. It's happened before.

Fire investigators believe a pet dog left alone turned on the stove and set fire to a house in Lacey Township, N.J.