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  • U.S. sharply raises estimate of number of Islamic State fighters

    (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence community has sharply raised its estimate of the number of Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria to between 20,000 and 31,500, from its estimate in June of about 10,000. A CIA spokesman said the new assessment...
  • Quick takes on what's new for the fall TV season

    Quick takes on what's new for the fall TV season
    Fall comes. Not such a big deal as it was back before there were 27 TV seasons in a year and a thousand new shows starting every week, but there are still something like a million series premiering on 6 billion channels between now and the end of the...
  • Judge says US doesn't have to reveal cost of Guantanamo's secret Camp 7

    WASHINGTON A federal judge agreed Thursday that the Pentagon does not have to reveal how much was paid to build the crumbling, secret Camp 7 at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Center, rejecting a Miami Herald bid to make the number public. U.S. District...
  • Turkish aid to al-Qaida-linked group shows finding allies in Syria is tough

    WASHINGTON In an effort to map out the ideological spectrum of Syria's various rebel groups, Turkish and American officials used a color-coded scheme: green for trusted friends, red for clear-cut enemies and yellow for those in the middle. That middle...
  • With 'Madam Secretary,' Tea Leoni returns to series TV after 16 years

    With 'Madam Secretary,' Tea Leoni returns to series TV after 16 years
    When the secretary of State invites you into bed, it's hard to say no. At the end of a long week filming the new CBS drama "Madam Secretary," Téa Leoni is exhausted. Because there are few comfortable places available on the makeshift Brooklyn soundstage...
  • For Assad, U.S. plan will weaken one foe but bolster others

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - By striking Islamic State in Syria, the United States would be weakening one of President Bashar al-Assad's major enemies. But the new U.S. strategy may still unnerve Assad by helping other opponents determined to overthrow him. The U....
  • U.S. operation may only halt, not destroy, Islamic State, officers say

    U.S. operation may only halt, not destroy, Islamic State, officers say
    The military offensive ordered by President Obama against marauding Islamic State militants barely resembles the grinding ground war that the United States waged in Iraq from 2003 to 2011, but may prove just as tough to win. Rather than U.S. combat...
  • Lawmakers backing Obama but questions persist

    — Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania had a concise response Thursday to the president's request for money to arm and train Syrian rebels: Better late than never. The request was part of a broad plan that President Barack Obama outlined Wednesday...
  • Obama's attack plan for ISIS differs from Iraq War strategy

    Obama's attack plan for ISIS differs from Iraq War strategy
    The military offensive ordered by President Obama against marauding Islamic State militants barely resembles the grinding ground war that the United States waged in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 — but may prove just as tough to win. Rather than U.S....
  • Peggy Lipton Lists Beverly Hills Tear Down (Plus A Dollop of $85 Million Real Estate Gossip)

    SELLER: Peggy Lipton LOCATION: Beverly Hills, CA PRICE: $4,000,000 SIZE: 1,920 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (as per Tax Man) YOUR MAMA'S NOTES: It was our much appreciated Fairy Godmother in Bel Air who, via digital missive, thoughtfully snitched...
  • 9/11 Museum unveils new display on hunt for Osama bin Laden

    The National September 11 Memorial & Museum in New York unveiled this week a new display devoted to the hunt for Osama bin Laden. The unveiling of the exhibit, which features U.S. Navy SEAL artifacts and objects from the 2011 raid in Abbottabad,...