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  • 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...
  • For the record

    Shakespeare: An Oct. 6 Calendar article on Brian Stokes Mitchell said the singer and actor had appeared in the Public Theater's Shakespeare in the Park production of "Two Gentlemen of Verona." Rather, he had appeared in "Much Ado About Nothing."...
  • 'Good Wife,' 'Strain,' 'Homeland': big weekend

    Sunday night will be packed with big offerings and schedule changes. Some weekend highlights to keep in mind: 1. "The Good Wife," 9:30 p.m. Sunday, CBS A football doubleheader will push back the start of CBS prime time. But the start times may be...
  • Report: Islamic State fights in Syria, Iraq with arms produced worldwide

    WASHINGTON An independent arms monitoring group has collected evidence that fighters in the Middle Eastern extremist group known as the Islamic State, labeled a "network of death" by President Barack Obama, are using weapons and ammunition manufactured in...
  • U.S. to allow some Central Americans to seek refugee status from home

    U.S. to allow some Central Americans to seek refugee status from home
    In an effort to discourage thousands of unaccompanied children from trying to enter the U.S. illegally, President Obama has instructed immigration officials to allow citizens of Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to apply for refugee status in their home...
  • U.S., Arab allies struck 24 militant targets in Syria, officials say

    U.S., Arab allies struck 24 militant targets in Syria, officials say
    The deadly Tomahawks roared in from two directions in the predawn hours Tuesday, as the guided-missile destroyer Arleigh Burke in the Red Sea and the cruiser Philippine Sea in the north Persian Gulf fired 47 cruise missiles across the cold desert and into...
  • Rebel gains threaten U.S. campaign against Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen

    The Obama administration's muscular counter-terrorism campaign against a dangerous Al Qaeda affiliate in Yemen is facing a new threat from the sudden military gains and growing political influence of a Shiite Muslim rebel group backed by Iran, according...