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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EDT

    Black church to hold Sunday service after shooting; FBI reviewing purported manifesto A small group of parishioners was allowed inside the bullet-scarred Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church on Saturday, getting a firsthand glimpse of the room...
  • US can't solve Iraq's problems

    US can't solve Iraq's problems
    During the past 10 or so years we, the U.S., have spent billions of dollars in weapons and untold amounts of manpower and energy equipping and training the Iraqi military to become militarily self sufficient. Now, we find them unable to fulfill this...
  • Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports

     Terrorist attacks and their toll soared in 2014, U.S. reports
    Terrorist violence exploded around the world last year, driven by a surge in attacks by the Islamic State extremist group in the Middle East and Boko Haram in West Africa, the State Department said in a report Friday. The number of terrorist attacks...
  • Acts of terrorism rose by more than a third last year

    Acts of terrorism rose by more than a third last year
    Extremists in Iraq, Afghanistan and Nigeria unleashed a savage rise in violence between 2013 and 2014, according to new statistics released by the State Department. Attacks largely at the hands of the Islamic State and Boko Haram raised the number of ...
  • Ex-Army contractor gets prison for military theft in Iraq

    A former Army contractor in Iraq who helped to steal and sell more than $2.6 million in U.S. military property must serve nearly four years in prison. Stacey B. Hines pleaded guilty in April to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. and to theft of government...
  • Dutch govt extends military missions in Iraq, Mali by a year

    The Dutch government is extending by a year its contribution to the international coalition fighting the Islamic State terror group in Iraq and to a United Nations peacekeeping force in Mali. Prime Minister Mark Rutte announced the decision Friday...
  • Trudy Rubin: Obama tinkers with failed Islamic State strategy

    One of the most frustrating aspects of President Barack Obama's "strategy" to degrade and destroy Islamic State in Iraq is that he seems to grasp why it isn't working. Yet he refuses to take the obvious steps needed to fix it (and I don't mean sending...
  • ISIS beat al-Qaida with its marketing plan

    ISIS beat al-Qaida with its marketing plan
    First, the good news: It turns out President Barack Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events. Which brings us to the bad news: Al-Qaida is dying out because it’s being...
  • Obama's legal rationale for war against Islamic State secret and 'very thin'

    WASHINGTON As U.S. military operations against the Islamic State approach the one-year mark, the White House has failed to give Congress and the public a comprehensive written analysis setting out the legal powers that President Barack Obama is using to...
  • Al-Qaida's out, ISIS is in!

    First, the good news: It turns out President Obama was right. Al-Qaida is being destroyed. One could even say he deserves some credit for this happy turn of events. Which brings us to the bad news: Al-Qaida is dying out because it's being replaced by...
  • General: New US hub in Iraq could be model

    The Pentagon's top general said Thursday the U.S. military's reach could extend even further into Iraq if the anti-Islamic State campaign gains momentum, and he held out the possibility of eventually recommending to President Barack Obama that U.S. troops...