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  • 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...
  • No torture report violence; Europe bemoans delay in detailing CIA program

    BERLIN President Barack Obama's administration sought Tuesday to reassure its allies around the globe that the United States no longer engages in the brutal interrogation tactics outlined in a scathing Senate committee report. President Barack Obama,...
  • Why didn't US know about South African who died in failed Yemen rescue mission?

    JERUSALEM An account by the director of an aid group that negotiated the release of a South African hostage who was killed Saturday during a failed U.S rescue mission in Yemen raises new questions about the planning for the raid. Dr. Imtiaz Sooliman,...
  • Rebels in northern Syria say US has stopped paying them

    REYHANLI, Turkey The United States has stopped paying most of the pro-western rebels fighting in northern Syria and has suspended the delivery of arms to them, rebel commanders told McClatchy Tuesday. A top civilian coordinator for rebel forces estimated...
  • Torture remains a political football

    Torture remains a political football
    The catalog of horrors contained in Tuesday's report from the Senate Intelligence Committee ought to settle one argument for good: Yes, the CIA did use torture on suspected terrorists in its secret detention program a decade ago. Not convinced...
  • Glendale passport center opens; service ends at other post offices

    Glendale passport center opens; service ends at other post offices
    A new passport center has opened in Glendale, offering one-stop passport applications that include the taking of required photographs. As of Monday, travelers who had need passport renewals and more and had been served by their post offices in Altadena,...
  • Couple detained in Qatar welcomed home at Pasadena church service

    Couple detained in Qatar welcomed home at Pasadena church service
    A standing ovation erupted inside the Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena during Sunday morning service as Matt and Grace Huang were called before the congregation. The Asian American couple, who were detained in Qatar for almost two years before recently...
  • After hostage rescue fails, no-negotiation policy is questioned

    WASHINGTON Two days after an American hostage was killed during a failed rescue mission in Yemen, a member of Congress questioned on Monday the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists, saying that approach leaves highly risky military operations as...