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  • Obama weighs direct action against insurgents in Iraq

    Facing the threat of sectarian conflict engulfing the Middle East, President Obama indicated Thursday that he may order direct military action in Iraq, a step he has ruled out since the U.S. ended its long war there. A number of former administration...
  • Obama rules out sending ground troops to Iraq

    As Islamic militants pushed closer to Baghdad, President Obama on Friday ruled out sending American ground troops into Iraq or engaging in any long-term military campaign, saying, "We're not going to allow ourselves to be dragged back in." Obama said he...
  • Maryland's stagnant economy [Editorial]

    Maryland's stagnant economy  [Editorial]
    The latest report from the U.S. Department of Commerce reveals that Maryland's gross domestic product or GDP, a primary measure of the economy's health, was unchanged in 2013. That zero growth rate caused Maryland to be ranked second to last among all...
  • Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad

    Iraq Kurds seize Kirkuk; Sunni militants surge toward Baghdad
    Iraqi Kurdish forces took control of the northern oil city of Kirkuk earlier Thursday, after government troops abandoned their posts in the face of a triumphant Sunni Islamist rebel march towards Baghdad that threatens Iraq's future as a unified state....
  • Al Qaeda splinter group gains more ground in Iraq

    A resurgent Al Qaeda splinter group consolidated gains in one of Iraq's largest cities Wednesday and pushed deeper into the heart of the country, threatening to create an extremist "proto-state" in the Middle East, something that U.S. forces fought for...
  • British appeals court says terror trial can be held mostly in secret

    A British appeals court ruled Thursday that an upcoming terrorism trial can be held mostly in secret, despite objections from civil-liberties groups and news organizations that argued for public access and from prosecutors who wanted the entire proceeding...
  • Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers

    Report: Chronic fatigue still problem at air traffic towers
    Chronic fatigue at airport towers and government radar facilities that direct planes is still a major threat to safety, three years after a “sleeping controllers’’ scandal spurred the Federal Aviation Administration to focus on evening...
  • Colombia's presidential runoff Sunday influenced by rebel talks

    Colombian voters appear deeply divided by the government’s peace negotiations with rebels, helping make Sunday’s presidential runoff election between incumbent Juan Manuel Santos and former Finance Minister Oscar Ivan Zuluaga too close to...
  • Israel holds Palestinian president responsible for Gaza rocket fire

    Israel holds Palestinian president responsible for Gaza rocket fire
    A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip slammed into a main road in southern Israel on Wednesday morning, causing damage but no injuries, according to Israeli military reports. It was the first such fire since the new Palestinian government was sworn in last...
  • U.S. focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes

    U.S. focus is on boosting Iraqi forces, not air strikes
    The White House signaled on Wednesday that it was looking to strengthen Iraqi forces to help them deal with an insurgency rather than to meet what one U.S. official said were past Iraqi requests for U.S. air strikes. An Obama administration official who...
  • Sikorsky Wins Contract To Build New Presidential Helicopters

    Sikorsky Wins Contract To Build New Presidential Helicopters
    Sikorsky helicopters will get to keep their parking spots on the South Lawn of the White House. The company Wednesday afternoon won a multibillion-dollar Navy contract to replace the president's aged fleet of Marine One transportation helicopters,...