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  • U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says

    U.S. talks to Iran about crisis in Iraq, militant threats, official says
    The State Department's No. 2 diplomat spoke with Iranian counterparts Monday about the crisis in Iraq, a senior State Department official said. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns arrived in Vienna on Monday to join international negotiations on...
  • Ukraine's president vows to seal borders, seek cease-fire this week

    Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Monday to recover control over his country's eastern borders by the end of this week and propose a cease-fire with pro-Russia separatists whose nearly three-month battle with government troops has taken 300...
  • U.N. pulls some staff from Baghdad as Iraqi forces attack militants

    U.N. pulls some staff from Baghdad as Iraqi forces attack militants
    Pro-government forces in Iraq launched a counteroffensive Monday to try to retake a northern town seized by an extremist Sunni Muslim faction whose week-old onslaught threatens to dismember the country and touch off a bloody sectarian struggle....
  • Gun violence: America's new pastime?

    Gun violence: America's new pastime?
    Given that some sort of horrific, headline-grabbing school shooting now occurs in the United States at a rate of once a week, it's hard to argue against the idea that gun violence is as much a national pastime as baseball. Unlike baseball, however, the...
  • Appeals court reverses decision in local terrorism prosecution

    Appeals court reverses decision in local terrorism prosecution
    A federal appeals court in Chicago on Monday struck down an unprecedented lower court ruling that gave defense attorneys access to classified documents filed with the top-secret Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court in a local terrorism case....
  • U.S., Iran discuss possible cooperation against Iraq militants

    The weeklong onslaught by a marauding army of Islamist extremists in Iraq pushed the United States and its longtime rival Iran on Monday to discuss collaborating against a common foe, although the White House ruled out any joint military operations....
  • Cable TV boxes become 2nd biggest energy users in many homes

    In the middle of the night, when most Americans are sound asleep, their lights and appliances off, a power hog is wide awake and running at nearly full throttle: the boxes that operate their cable or satellite television service. The seemingly innocuous...
  • U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city

    U.S. sending 275 troops to Iraq; scores killed in battle for city
    The U.S. is deploying up to 275 military personnel to Iraq as support and security for U.S. interests as militants seize control of the north of the country.  President Obama made the announcement in a letter to lawmakers Monday. He said the forces...
  • On Tehran streets, U.S.-Iran cooperation weighed in practical terms

    On Tehran streets, U.S.-Iran cooperation weighed in practical terms
    The prospect of U.S.-Iranian cooperation over the threat of Sunni extremists in Iraq has been sensitive in the corridors of power in the two countries, one that some officials have preferred not to discuss.  On the street in Tehran, however, Iranians...
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders as clashes continue in Iraq

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders as clashes continue in Iraq
    Forces loyal to the Iraqi government repulsed an insurgent attack on a provincial town northeast of Baghdad, state media reported Tuesday, as White House officials announced that President Obama would meet with congressional leaders to discuss the...
  • Two Russian journalists killed in Ukrainian attack on separatists

    Two Russian television journalists were killed Tuesday in a Ukrainian military attack on a militant roadblock near the eastern city of Luhansk, stirring accusations by the Russian government and media that Kiev's troops are targeting civilians. Reporter...