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  • Senate committee votes to authorize fight against Islamic State

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday narrowly approved the first formal authorization for the Obama administration's 5-month-old military campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria. By a party-line 10-8 vote, the...
  • U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

    U.S. launches 20 airstrikes against Islamic State in Syria, Iraq
    The United States launched 20 airstrikes against Islamic State militants in recent days, military officials said in a statement on Wednesday. Since Monday, U.S. forces conducted seven strikes against the militant group in Syria and led 13 strikes in ...
  • Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims

    Bolingbrook teens' parents 'stunned' by Islamic State recruitment claims
    Mohammed Hamzah Khan, 19, rose before dawn on Oct. 4 to pray with his father and 16-year-old brother at their neighborhood mosque in Bolingbrook. When they returned home just before 6 a.m., the father went back to bed and the Khan teens secretly...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA's brutal interrogation program lost track of captives, led to false confessions and fabricated information, and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks, according to...
  • Iraqi leader asks Chuck Hagel for more U.S. airstrikes, arms

    Iraq’s leaders told Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Tuesday that local security forces want an increase in airstrikes and American-made weaponry in their fight to defeat Islamic State militants. The appeal by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi...
  • Coalition nations to send troops to aid Iraq against Islamic State

    Several nations have pledged to send a total of about 1,500 troops to support the U.S.-led military campaign against Islamic State militants who control large parts of Iraq and Syria, according to the U.S. general commanding the coalition. Army Lt. Gen....
  • UN makes new appeal for humanitarian aid, citing wars in Syria, Iraq, Africa

    GENEVA The United Nations on Monday called on its members to provide $16.4 billion in 2015 for refugee assistance, 27 percent more than it requested in its initial appeal for 2014. Much of the need for humanitarian aid next year is fueled by the civil...
  • Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan

    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins farewell tour in Afghanistan
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel had initially planned on visiting the vast U.S. military installation here, ringed by snow-topped mountain ranges and craggy countryside, to close out the final chapter of combat missions in a bloody war that has dragged on...
  • Politics as Usual

    Really fat wallets were opened in governor's race Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf and the Republican incumbent he defeated, Gov. Tom Corbett, spent a record $60.5 million in the 2014 election campaign, the latest campaign finance reports show. The...
  • Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah

    Fight against Islamic State akin to third world war: Jordan's King Abdullah
    President Barack Obama said on Friday that the United States and its allies are making slow but steady progress in the fight against Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, and he pledged new aid to Jordan to grapple with Syrian refugees. Obama and...
  • Federal land deals full of thorny trade-offs

    One of the most ambitious public lands packages in years is speeding through Congress after being quietly attached to a must-pass bipartisan defense bill that cleared the House on Thursday. The measure includes about 70 public lands projects,...