Kerry: US Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used In Syria - NBC Right Now/KNDO/KNDU Tri-Cities, Yakima, WA |

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share

Kerry: US Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used In Syria

Posted: Updated:

WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry is asserting the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and says the "case is building" for a military attack.

A day after President Barack Obama stepped back from his threat to launch an attack, Kerry says in a series of interviews on the Sunday news shows that the administration learned of the sarin use through samples of hair and blood provided to Washington by first responders in Damascus.
    
Kerry also says confident that Congress will give Obama its backing for a military strike against Syria. But the former senator also says the president has authority to act on his own if Congress doesn't give its approval.
    
Congress is scheduled to return from a summer break on Sept. 9.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

HD DOPPLER 6i
/
  • Top Stories from KHQHomeMore>>

  • Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's room

    Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's room

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:40 PM EST2018-02-21 22:40:34 GMT
    Spanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's roomSpanaway father shoots man prowling outside children's room

     SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a father shot a burglary suspect outside of his home south of Tacoma in Spanaway. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the father spotted the suspect crotched in the window of his infant and toddler's room early Monday. The News Tribune reports the sheriff's office said Tuesday that the father yelled at the suspect to stop before firing four times, hitting the suspect twice. Officials say the 24-year-old suspec...

    More >>

     SPANAWAY, Wash. (AP) - Authorities say a father shot a burglary suspect outside of his home south of Tacoma in Spanaway. The Pierce County Sheriff's Department says the father spotted the suspect crotched in the window of his infant and toddler's room early Monday. The News Tribune reports the sheriff's office said Tuesday that the father yelled at the suspect to stop before firing four times, hitting the suspect twice. Officials say the 24-year-old suspec...

    More >>
  • Montana high school student charged in school threat

    Montana high school student charged in school threat

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:39 PM EST2018-02-21 22:39:15 GMT
    Montana high school student charged in school threatMontana high school student charged in school threat

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - An 18-year-old western Montana high school student is charged with intimidation and assault with a weapon after reportedly making numerous threats to "shoot up the school."  Maclean William Kayser of Darby was charged Tuesday in Ravalli County Justice Court. His bail was set at $50,000. He has not entered a plea. Court records say he told investigators he was joking and regretted frightening students. Witnesses reported Kayser sai...

    More >>

    HAMILTON, Mont. (AP) - An 18-year-old western Montana high school student is charged with intimidation and assault with a weapon after reportedly making numerous threats to "shoot up the school."  Maclean William Kayser of Darby was charged Tuesday in Ravalli County Justice Court. His bail was set at $50,000. He has not entered a plea. Court records say he told investigators he was joking and regretted frightening students. Witnesses reported Kayser sai...

    More >>
  • Bill targeting rape kit payments headed to Idaho Senate

    Bill targeting rape kit payments headed to Idaho Senate

    Wednesday, February 21 2018 5:37 PM EST2018-02-21 22:37:38 GMT

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state pays for the collection of evidence in sexual assault investigations. State law currently says the cost of a rape kit is first billed to a sexual assault victim's health insurance and any remaining costs are then picked up by the state. Sexual assault is the only crime in Idaho where the victim's insurance is billed for collecting forensic evidence.    Rep. Melissa Wint...

    More >>

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Idaho lawmakers have advanced legislation that would change how the state pays for the collection of evidence in sexual assault investigations. State law currently says the cost of a rape kit is first billed to a sexual assault victim's health insurance and any remaining costs are then picked up by the state. Sexual assault is the only crime in Idaho where the victim's insurance is billed for collecting forensic evidence.    Rep. Melissa Wint...

    More >>