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  • Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow

    Islamic State making millions despite U.S. bid to halt money flow
    Islamic State still generates tens of millions of dollars a month in illicit income despite a U.S.-led effort to cut the financing streams that have helped turn the once-obscure militant group into a terrorist organization unlike any previously seen, a...
  • Family in Ohio greets man released from North Korea

    WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio Family members of Jeffrey Fowle emotionally greeted the West Carrollton man Wednesday morning after he spent more than five months as a detainee in North Korea. Fowle's three children rushed to embrace him as he...
  • Our new missiles of October

    In October of 1962, America worried whether an untried young president, John F. Kennedy, could keep us safe from nuclear-tipped missiles from nearby communist Cuba. Today's October worries are more insidious: the Ebola virus, the macabre Islamic State, a...
  • Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby

    Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby
    JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said. A hospital official...
  • US, Europeans row over post-Fukushima nuclear safety step

    VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States is lobbying against an amendment to an international nuclear safety pact proposed by Switzerland, which Berne argues could help prevent Fukushima-style disasters but which may also increase industry costs, diplomats...
  • U.S. jury convicts four Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq killings

    For 10 weeks this summer in a downtown Washington courtroom, the trial of four former Blackwater security guards unfolded as a morality play about American accountability to Iraqi civilians in the aftermath of the United States’ long military...
  • Even terrorists have a right to citizenship

    Even terrorists have a right to citizenship
    U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, doesn't trust Barack Obama to protect Americans against Ebola, defeat the Islamic State, oversee the IRS or revamp the health insurance system. He decries the expansion of federal power Obama has brought about. But Cruz...
  • Baby killed by Palestinian driver in Jerusalem was American: U.S.

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 3-month-old baby killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians was an American, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. Eight other people were hurt on Wednesday when the driver crashed the...
  • USAID tamped down internal criticism over Egypt work: report

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Auditors and employees at the U.S. Agency for International Development say critical assessments of the agency's work in Egypt were removed from a report before it was released by the agency's inspector general, the Washington...
  • Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings

    Jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings
    A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle. The decision closes an...
  • Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 killings of Iraqi civilians

    WASHINGTON An infamous chapter of the Iraq War closed Wednesday as a jury convicted four former Blackwater Worldwide contractors of killing unarmed civilians in the chaotic streets of Baghdad. The former Blackwater men were charged with killing 14...