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  • New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy

    New Afghan leader Ashraf Ghani's transformation and winning strategy
    With his Ivy League pedigree and professorial air, Ashraf Ghani long seemed ill-suited to the rough-and-tumble politics of his native Afghanistan, especially after a quarter-century as an academic in the United States. After a disastrous presidential...
  • Rachel Marsden: Obama's blame game underscores U.S. intelligence problem

    In a nationally televised interview that aired Sunday, U.S. President Barack Obama spoke of his director of national intelligence, James Clapper, the way a manager at a fast-food joint would speak of a grill cook who just botched a burger. "Our head of...
  • FBI believes it's identified militant who beheaded Americans

    FBI believes it's identified  militant who beheaded Americans
    The FBI believes it has identified the masked Islamic State militant who appeared in the videotaped beheadings of two American journalists, bureau Director James B. Comey told reporters Thursday. The militant group sparked international outrage when...
  • Showtime's Tactile Trailer for 'Homeland' Will Shake Smartphones When a Bomb Explodes

    Showtime Networks is betting that buzzing smartphones will help drive viewers to tune in to watch the next season of spy thriller "Homeland" -- as well as drive downloads of its mobile-video app. In a new promo, the premium cabler has launched what it...
  • Hamid Karzai: 'Foreigners' control Afghanistan's destiny

    Outgoing Afghan President Hamid Karzai took parting shots Tuesday at Pakistan and the United States, saying neither has genuinely worked toward peace in his country. Addressing his ministers and cabinet for what was expected to be a final time before...
  • Los Cabos airport smacked by Hurricane Odile may reopen Oct. 8

    Los Cabos International Airport, battered by Hurricane Odile on Sept. 14, may open to commercial flights next month. The airport at the southern tip of Baja California, Mexico, had earlier opened only to planes bringing emergency supplies and evacuating...
  • Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands

    Foreign diplomats, workers flee Libyan chaos by thousands
    The flight of foreign workers and diplomats from Libya accelerated Thursday, with thousands ordered home by their native countries as fighting consumed major cities and the Tripoli airport. Clashes between Islamist gangs and fractured government...
  • Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe

    Thomas Luche: He spent career making life better across the globe
    MOUNT DORA — Making life better for people in developing countries was at the core of Thomas Luche's lengthy career as a diplomatic official. Luche's career with the U.S. Agency for International Development led him to far-flung locales...
  • READER SUBMITTED: Connecticut High School Students Head To China

    Twenty high school students from Connecticut are in China for the first week in August, completing a year-long program that began when a delegation of Chinese students came to Connecticut last summer. The students from Mark T. Sheehan and Lyman Hall...
  • 2 Americans say they'll face trial soon in North Korea, seek U.S. help

    2 Americans say they'll face trial soon in North Korea, seek U.S. help
    Two Americans detained in North Korea expect to be tried soon, they told the Associated Press on Friday, and are pleading with the U.S. government to obtain their release. Jeffrey Fowle and Matthew Miller, who were detained three months ago, told an...
  • Mixed-media artist Barbara Aubin dies

     Mixed-media artist Barbara Aubin dies
    Barbara Aubin, a Chicago artist and art teacher, helped start the Chicago Women's Caucus for Art in the early 1970s and taught for years at Chicago State University. Ms. Aubin, 86, died of ascending cholangitis caused by an infection of the bile duct on...