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  • Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages

    Spirits of the harvest season summon you to enjoy craft beverages
    Autumn often brings bright blue skies streaked with sunshine and bedroom windows cracked open to catch the crisp evening air, inviting in the aroma of crackling fireplaces, pine needles and sweet crushed fruit — apples, pears and grape mashes...
  • Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes

    Sen. Coburn's 'Wastebook' has no likes
    If you thought spending federal money to study shrimp running on an underwater treadmill was a stupid waste of your tax dollars, think again. Outgoing Sen. Tom Coburn, the physician and Oklahoma Republican, has outdone himself in his yearly search of...
  • Legal questions loom in Blackwater convictions

    WASHINGTON Congress and courts alike could end up chasing after the high-profile convictions of four ex-Blackwater Worldwide guards now facing decades in prison. In the wake of the Blackwater trial verdicts, a North Carolina congressman hopes to revive...
  • Open-air art display in D.C. meant to show plight of Syria's refugees

    WASHINGTON The bombs look like root beer barrels, falling from the sky toward unsuspecting stick figures. A tent labeled "UN" is ablaze, with orange scribbles for flames. There are remembered houses and tiny handprints, as well as a heart, cleaved in two,...
  • 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...
  • 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.

    Baby killed by Palestinian driver in Jerusalem was American: U.S.
    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 vehicle at a light...
  • 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...