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  • Don't expect Islamic State to wring its hands over torture

    Don't expect Islamic State to wring its hands over torture
    The Islamic State doesn't appear ready to follow our lead, so don't expect it to release its report on the morality of severing American heads any time soon. Though its members call themselves a state, they're actually a mob of terrorists in Iraq and...
  • Death of top Palestinian after clash with Israeli police is latest crisis

    JERUSALEM A senior Palestinian official died Wednesday after a confrontation with Israeli troops who were blocking a demonstration in the West Bank, sharply raising tensions between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Ziad Abu Ain, 55, a firebrand...
  • For CIA, fallout from Senate report looks far from over

    As outcry grows over its now-defunct brutal interrogation program, America's spy agency appears caught in the crossfire of debate over its methods in the ongoing U.S. battle against Islamic militants and whether it has changed its ways. Inside the...
  • U.S. says no China-style climate deal in works for India

    The United States on Wednesday played down prospects for a wide-ranging deal with India to curb greenhouse gas emissions next year along the lines of a plan agreed to with China last month. President Barack Obama will visit India in January at the...
  • US hints that it won't oppose Cuban participation in Summit of the Americas

    In an apparent reversal of decades-long policy, Washington will not stand in the way of Cuban participation in the next Summit of the Americas, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested on Wednesday. In a speech marking the 20th anniversary of the first...
  • U.S. couple formerly held in Qatar sues husband's ex-employer

    U.S. couple formerly held in Qatar sues husband's ex-employer
    An American couple convicted and later cleared in the death of their adopted African-born daughter in Qatar has sued the husband's former employer, saying the engineering company essentially abandoned them after they were arrested. Matthew and Grace...
  • Will Islamic State wring its hands like us over torture? Not likely

    Will Islamic State wring its hands like us over torture? Not likely
    The Islamic State doesn't appear ready to follow our lead, so don't expect it to release its report on the morality of severing American heads any time soon. Though they call themselves a state, they're actually a mob of terrorists in Iraq and Syria....
  • Boehner expects fast passage of government funding bill

    Boehner expects fast passage of government funding bill
    A massive funding bill to keep the U.S. government operating will pass the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, Speaker John Boehner predicted on Wednesday. Congressional negotiators reached agreement on Tuesday on a $1.1 trillion measure to...
  • John Kass: Will Islamic State wring its hands over torture? Not likely

    The Islamic State doesn't appear ready to follow our lead, so don't expect it to release its report on the morality of severing American heads any time soon. Though they call themselves a state, they're actually a mob of terrorists in Iraq and Syria. And...
  • Protests in Mexico among world events affecting travel

     Protests in Mexico among world events affecting travel
    Mexico: Protests have increased in Mexico City and other parts of the country in response to the 43 missing students from Guerrero. In addition, several protests blocking points of entry along the U.S.-Mexico border took place Dec. 8, and more...
  • Nation and world news briefs

    NATION WASHINGTON After the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the CIA's brutal interrogation program lost track of captives, led to false confessions and fabricated information, and produced no useful intelligence about imminent terrorist attacks, according to...