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  • U.S. hostage rescuers dropped from night sky: Syria activist

    BEIRUT/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - It was just after midnight on July 4 when at least two dozen U.S. Delta Force commandos arrived on heavily armed Black Hawk helicopters in Akrishi, a small town near the eastern Syrian city of Raqqa on the bank of the...
  • U.S. Weighs Attacking Islamic State Fighters In Syria

    EDGARTOWN, Mass. — Declaring that the beheading of an American journalist was a terrorist attack on the U.S., the Obama administration paved the way Friday to broaden its fight against Islamic State militants by acknowledging that it is weighing how...
  • Obama may seek additional funds to battle Islamic State

    President Barack Obama, soon to end a two-week working vacation in Martha's Vineyard, has not yet been presented with military options for attacking Islamic State targets beyond two important areas in Iraq, said White House deputy national security...
  • Russia Widely Condemned For Sending Trucks Into Ukraine

    MOSCOW — Russia defied international warnings against its 280-truck convoy barging into eastern Ukraine without the Kiev government's consent, drawing widespread condemnation Friday for its intrusion into the territory of its strife-torn neighbor....
  • UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden

    UCF's winning "cyber defense" team meets V.P. Biden
    A group of UCF students who won first place in a "cyber defense" contest in April got to meet Vice President Joe Biden and tour the White House this week as part of their prize. The University of Central Florida students won the top spot in the...
  • Obama's approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    WASHINGTON Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive,...
  • White House defends Obama's golf outings during crises

    EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama delivered a somber statement on the death of American journalist James Foley after a video emerged showing Foley's grisly execution by Islamic State militants. Then Obama proceeded directly to a golf...
  • In N.H., Rick Perry again links Islamic State to illegal immigration

    In N.H., Rick Perry again links Islamic State to illegal immigration
    While exploring a 2016 bid for the presidency with a visit to New Hampshire on Friday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry sought to tie the threat posed by the Islamic State militant group to the U.S. immigration crisis — suggesting that the “porous”...
  • Flow of ammunition, weapons to Israel continuing

    A recent Wall Street Journal story that claimed the Obama Administration has "tightened" its control on ammunition that the Pentagon is sending to Israel without its approval alarmed South Florida's Jewish community. But three members of South Florida'...
  • David R. Millard, businessman

    David R. Millard, businessman
    David R. Millard, an oil company executive who was a co-founder of the Chesapeake Oil Co., died Aug. 15 at Stella Maris Hospice of cancer. He was 88. The son of Junius Samuel Millard, a pharmacist, and Marian Bentley Millard, girl's athletic director at...
  • With an ill-timed slap at Obama, Hillary falters [Commentary]

    With an ill-timed slap at Obama, Hillary falters [Commentary]
    Hillary Clinton's tactical retreat in her soft apology and meet-up with President Obama at Martha's Vineyard, after her ill-timed criticism of his "failure" in aiding Syrian refugees, indicates she may not be quite ready to put her best foot forward for...