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  • 43 killed in Iraq suicide attack as Islamic State seizes downed pilot

    BAGHDAD A suspected suicide bomber killed 43 pro-government militia fighters in an attack near Baghdad, police said Wednesday, as Islamic State militants claimed to have shot down a Jordanian fighter jet in neighboring Syria and captured the pilot.
  • Baghdad's Christians gather defiantly for Christmas Eve mass

    Baghdad's embattled Christian community worshipped defiantly Wednesday night at Christmas Eve mass. The pews filled at Baghdad's Sacred Heart church, as people remembered the darkest year in memory. Blast walls shielded the church and seven...

    Jordanian plane crashes in Syria; Islamic State says pilot captured

    A Jordanian F-16 plane crashed Wednesday near a city controlled by Islamic State extremists in northeastern Syria, and the pilot was captured by the militants, according to statements from both sides. Islamic State claimed that it shot down a U.S....

    'American Sniper' goes above and beyond war-hero tradition

    Biopics about American war heroes are a Hollywood tradition going all the way back to Gary Cooper starring as the legendary World War I sharpshooter "Sergeant York" and World War II's highly decorated Audie Murphy playing himself in "To Hell and Back."...

    As U.S. troops return to Iraq, more private contractors follow

    The U.S. government is preparing to boost the number of private contractors in Iraq as part of President Barack Obama's growing effort to beat back Islamic State militants threatening the Baghdad government, a senior U.S. official said. How many...