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  • Airstrikes in Syria also target little-known Khorasan Group

    Airstrikes in Syria also target little-known Khorasan Group
    With motivated fighters from the United States and Europe streaming into Syria to join militant groups, Al Qaeda’s battered leadership in Pakistan recently saw an opportunity to pluck Western passport holders and train them to launch attacks in...
  • John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola

    John Kerry: Other countries aren't doing enough to stop Ebola
    President Barack Obama has made it crystal clear that Ebola is an urgent global crisis that demands an urgent global response. The United States has intensified every aspect of our engagement, and that includes providing Ebola treatment units,...
  • How America can defeat Ebola [Letter]

    How America can defeat Ebola [Letter]
    While much of the response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa is contingent on the United States government's public health and military actions ("Ebola hits home," Oct. 2), health professionals and government officials have been quite reluctant to come...
  • Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria

    Related story: In Turkey, Kurdish anger, fear grow as militants advance in Syria
    Kurdish civilians in Turkey gaze skyward as warplanes rumble above the embattled city of Kobani, just across the border in Syria. Late Wednesday afternoon, a massive explosion shakes a hilltop where, a few days ago, Islamic State militants had raised...
  • Ebola airport screenings to begin Saturday at New York's JFK

    WASHINGTON Airline passengers arriving from Sierra Leone, Guinea and Liberia will soon face enhanced screening at five U.S. airports that receive over 94 percent of travelers from those Ebola-stricken West African nations. The measures will begin...
  • Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington

    Gopal Ratnam: Joe Biden is the only honest man in Washington
    Vice President Joe Biden has had to apologize, twice, to two key U.S. allies in the fight against the Islamic State. It wasn't because he lobbed false accusations at them. It was because he accidentally told some inconvenient truths. Speaking at the...
  • Florida teacher in Belize child-sex sting faces life

    Florida teacher in Belize child-sex sting faces life
    TAMPA — Trying to persuade a 13-year-old girl in Belize to have sex with him, Pasco County middle school teacher David Wendel Thompson used a tactic officials say is common among adults wanting to exploit impoverished children. "But u need help,"...
  • Restore discipline and high standards

    Clearly discipline has been lax within the Secret Service, and there are systemic culture problems — machismo, boys will be boys, and condoning misbehavior of colleagues. The agents' jobs allow them to take liberties at times, and they may feel...
  • Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances

    Turkey says Syria town about to fall as Islamic State advances
    Turkey's president said the Syrian Kurdish town of Kobani was "about to fall" on Tuesday as Islamic State fighters pressed home a three-week assault that has cost a reported 400 lives and forced thousands to flee their homes. The prospect that the town...
  • Syrian resettlement to US limited by security issues, process

    WASHINGTON When news broke that a gunman was on the loose in the Navy Yard area last year, fear swept though the D.C. area. But when Ahmad Beetar, a Syrian immigrant, was asked to stay home, he refused. "If there was just one sniper in my neighborhood...
  • Foley's Tenure In Iraq Resurrected As Campaign Issue

    Foley's Tenure In Iraq Resurrected As Campaign Issue
    NEW BRITAIN – Republican candidate for governor Tom Foley says he was proud to serve as a civilian adviser in Iraq, but union leaders on Monday resurrected his tenure there as a campaign issue, saying his work there was a failure. "The time that...