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  • Holder visits Ferguson, Mo., in bid to have 'calming influence'

    FERGUSON, Mo. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder met privately on Wednesday with the parents of Michael Brown, part of a one-day swing through the region by the nation's top law enforcement official in the wake of 12 nights of riots and strife. The stated...
  • Obama: U.S. will be relentless with Islamic State after beheading

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed that the United States will not be swayed from airstrikes against Islamic State after the group beheaded an American journalist, an act he said is proof that the militants stand for...
  • Father of James Foley: 'We know Jimmy's free. He's finally free'

    The parents of slain journalist James Foley begged President Obama on Wednesday to do everything in his power to save the other journalists who have been abducted by Islamic State, and pleaded with their son’s executioners to release the other...
  • Destroying Syria's chemical weapons still leaves questions unresolved

    BERLIN Looking back a year, to the early hours of Aug. 21, 2013, when a series of missiles with poison gas payloads landed in suburban Damascus, experts can't help but note that the results of an international reaction to use of the lethal chemicals can...
  • Sullivan claims victory in Alaska's U.S. Republican Senate primary

    JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Mainstream Republican Dan Sullivan claimed victory early on Wednesday in Alaska's three-way primary race ahead of a November election seen as critical to the party's bid to regain control of the U.S. Senate. Unofficial results...
  • Doyle McManus: Obama testing the bounds of presidential lame-duckery

    There are two words every president, including Barack Obama, hates to hear: "lame duck." He's in year six of his eight-year run. His biggest accomplishments are all in the past; his remaining proposals are stymied by Congress. His popularity is mired...
  • Uber hires Obama strategist David Plouffe for political campaign against cabs, regulations

    SAN FRANCISCO In Uber's latest and perhaps boldest maneuver to counter opposition to its car service app, the startup has tapped David Plouffe, former campaign manager and White House adviser to President Barack Obama, to lead its marketing and policy...
  • U.S. still has time to stake out a position of strength on Ukraine

    U.S. still has time to stake out a position of strength on Ukraine
    American and European stock markets have been jumpy for weeks as they contemplate possible armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine. Inside Ukraine, certainly, Kiev's forces have been pushing back separatists supported by Moscow , and they've been...
  • Family loses camera, vacation memories, but good Samaritan puts them back in the picture

    Family loses camera, vacation memories, but good Samaritan puts them back in the picture
    When Bob and Sunny Riling came home to Cooper City after a family vacation earlier this month, they planned on having plenty of photos from Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia that their kids could share with classmates. A day before their American...
  • Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide

     Even Obama seems trapped by racial divide
    Some of President Barack Obama's supporters sound notably disappointed by his third speech on the Ferguson, Mo., crisis. Too timid, they say. Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic: "Feel like he is utterly exhausted. Actually feel bad for him. Not...
  • A first step in reining in the NSA

    A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone records of millions of Americans, Congress is poised to end the program and provide...