Obama: Syrian government carried out chemical attack
AP: US President Barack Obama said in a PBS interview Wednesday that the US has “concluded” that the Syrian government carried out a deadly chemical weapons attack on civilians last week. Obama did not present any direct evidence to back up his statement, and he said he is still evaluating options for possible military retaliation.
US, Spain battle for gold in men’s basketball final
For the second straight Olympics, men’s basketball teams from the United States and Spain faced off for a gold medal. See the results on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Team USA’s Lebron James is pictured at the men’s gold medal basketball match in London today. (Brian Snyder / Reuters)
US, Japan women’s soccer teams battle for Olympic gold
The highly anticipated gold medal women’s soccer game between the U.S. and Japan has just concluded. The game is a rematch of last year’s World Cup final, which Japan won in a penalty shootout.Japan is trying to become the 1st team to win the World Cup and Olympic titles in back-to-back years. The U.S. is vying for their 4th Olympic gold medal and 3rd straight. The final drew a crowd of 80,203 to Wembley Stadium, the largest ever to see a women’s soccer game at the Olympics. View results on BreakingNews.com.Photo: Megan Rapinoe of the U.S. fights for the ball against Japan’s Aya Sameshima. (Mike Blake / Reuters)
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President Barack Obama makes phone calls to 10 American servicemembers stationed around the world from his vacation rental home in Kailua, Hawaii, Dec. 24, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)