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  • Democratic senator to introduce bill for airstrikes in Syria

    A Democratic senator from Florida says he will introduce legislation giving President Obama congressional authority for airstrikes against militants in Syria. The announcement came after the apparent beheading of another U.S. journalist. The legislation...
  • Video depicts beheading of second American journalist

    WASHINGTON Ignoring his mother's plea for mercy, the Islamic State posted a video Tuesday showing the beheading of Steven Joel Sotloff, the second American journalist executed in two weeks by the extremist group in reprisal for U.S. airstrikes against its...
  • Ukraine rebels say they are poised to recapture Donetsk airport

    BRUSSELS/DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - EU officials proposed sanctions on Tuesday to starve Russian firms of cash as punishment for Moscow's role in Ukraine, where rebels said they were storming Donetsk airport, potentially their biggest prize since turning...
  • Video purportedly shows beheading of U.S. hostage Steven J. Sotloff

    The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq....
  • Outrage builds after ISIS video claims to show beheading of Steven Sotloff

    Outrage builds after ISIS video claims to show beheading of Steven Sotloff
    A video released Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of journalist and former UCF student Steven Sotloff by Islamic militants is sparking outrage and calls for more action against the group. The video shows an Islamic State militant killing a...
  • Obama increases U.S. force protecting embassy in Baghdad

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama has ordered an increase of about 350 troops in Baghdad to protect the U.S. Embassy in the Iraqi capital and is sending top officials to the Middle East to "build a stronger regional partnership" against...
  • Rape kit exams not available on area campuses

    Rape kit exams not available on area campuses
    While the Obama administration presses colleges and universities to respond more aggressively to sexual assaults, students who are attacked at Baltimore-area schools are unable to get rape kit exams on their campuses. Instead, they must go to a hospital...
  • Hiring bias against the unemployed: Should there be a law?

    The day Debra Wolverton was laid off from her retail sales job in June 2013, she stopped by some businesses on her way home in Austin, Texas, to ask for work. She was told to apply online. She did, countless times for countless job openings. She...
  • Securing release of Americans held in North Korea a top priority: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Securing the release of the three Americans detained in North Korea is a top priority, the White House said on Tuesday. "Securing the release of U.S. citizens is a top priority," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters in...
  • Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher

    Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher
    Washington Post Co. owner Jeff Bezos on Tuesday named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the publication's new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the nation's premier news organizations. Ryan will take over...
  • U.S., allies to discuss NATO readiness amid Ukraine crisis: White House

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and its allies are preparing this week to discuss plans to significantly increase the readiness of NATO response forces amid escalating tensions in Ukraine and Russia's involvement in the area, the White House said...