A.M. Links: US Troops Oppose "Boots on the Ground" in Iraq, Jerry Brown Vetoes Bill Limiting Police Drones, Pro-Democracy Protests in Hong Kong Grow


Tear gas at Hong Kong protest
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  • More than 70 percent of U.S. troops surveyed opposed putting "boots on the ground" in Iraq in order to fight the Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS). The leader of the Al-Qaeda affiliate in Syria, meanwhile, warned of terrorist attacks in the U.S. and Europe as retribution for air strikes against their group and ISIS in the country.
  • Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says he wants an investigation into how a contract employee was able to start a fire at a regional flight control center that caused the cancellation of thousands of flights in and out of Chicago and disrupted air traffic nationwide.
  • Gov. Jerry Brown (D-Ca.) vetoed a bill that would have limited police use of drones in the state.
  • A doctor who may have contracted Ebola while working in Sierra Leone returned to the United States and checked himself in with the National Institute of Health.
  • Anti-Beijing, pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong grew after police used tear gas to disperse protesters.
  • At least 31 people could be dead after Mount Ontake, in central Japan, erupted this weekend.

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