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  • 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

    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...
  • Britain plans to reopen its embassy in Iran amid improving relations

    Relations between Britain and Iran have improved in recent months and "circumstances are right" to reopen the British Embassy in Tehran, Foreign Secretary William Hague said Tuesday. The election a year ago of moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani...
  • Health buzzwords on food labels are misleading consumers, study finds

    Health buzzwords on food labels are misleading consumers, study finds
    Consumers are likely to believe that “whole grain” canned pasta, “organic” candy and soda that contains “antioxidants” are more healthful than the same products without those buzzwords on the labels, researchers say....
  • Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday

    Obama to meet with congressional leaders on Iraq on Wednesday
    WASHINGTON -  President Barack Obama invited the leaders of the Senate and House of Representatives to the White House on Wednesday for a meeting on Iraq, according to Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. McConnell told reporters at the Capitol that...
  • Disillusioned Washington and the Middle East

    The Marines -- 250 of them, together with carrier air support and Marine Corps Osprey support craft -- have been dispatched to save the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, the "biggest in the world," "the size of the Vatican City," with its swimming pools and...