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  • U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State leaders in Iraq, destroy convoy

    The U.S. carried out airstrikes that targeted a gathering of Islamic State leaders in northern Iraq, military officials said Saturday. U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in the Middle East, confirmed that warplanes destroyed a 10-...
  • Freed by North Korea, Americans Bae and Miller return to U.S.

    Two Americans detained in North Korea were freed and brought home to the United States on Saturday, the result of a surprising move by the reclusive nation that may signal a shift in its approach to the United States. The men — Matthew Todd...
  • Warning on returning from Ebola-affected countries

    In an Oct. 24 travel warning, the U.S. State Department explains that the Department of Homeland Security will now require travelers coming from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will need to fly through New York's Kennedy; Newark, N.J.; Washington Dulles;...
  • 20 years later, a talk with Chicago's 'accidental congressman'

    20 years later, a talk with Chicago's 'accidental congressman'
    Mike Flanagan's birthday on Sunday will be nothing like his birthday 20 years ago, a day when he had just done the impossible. Nov. 9, 1994. It was the day after an election. As the Tribune story that morning put it, "U.S. Rep. Dan Rostenkowski,...
  • Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica

    Active volcano prompts concern in central mountains of Costa Rica
    French Polynesia: Health officials reported the first cases of locally transmitted chikungunya in Tahiti, as well as on Austral and Palliser islands. Chikungunya symptoms include fever and joint pain, headache, muscle pain, joint swelling or rash. The...
  • American released by North Korea celebrates freedom with family

    SEATTLE For his first meal back in the United States, Kenneth Bae chose pizza. It was nearly 11:30 p.m. Saturday, after their joyous reunion at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, when Bae and his family finally had time for dinner, his sister, Terri Chung, said...
  • 2 Americans freed by North Korea back on U.S. soil

    2 Americans freed by North Korea back on U.S. soil
    Two Americans freed from secretive North Korea stepped off a plane into the welcoming arms of family on Saturday after the surprise involvement of the top-ranking U.S. intelligence official who traveled to Pyongyang to bring them home. Kenneth Bae and...
  • Pentagon to double U.S. force in Iraq to help fight Islamic State

    The Pentagon will send up to 1,500 additional troops to Iraq, more than doubling the size of the U.S. force assisting Iraqi and Kurdish troops battling Islamic State militants, the White House said Friday. For the first time since U.S. troops returned...
  • Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment

    Republicans in Congress poised to clash with Obama over environment
    Despite postelection nods toward cooperation, Republicans, who will hold the majority in Congress next year, appear poised to clash with President Obama over a range of energy and environmental issues, including the controversial Keystone XL pipeline...
  • Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'

     Aasif Mandvi on 'No Land's Man'
    As "senior brown correspondent" (and sometimes "senior Muslim correspondent"), Aasif Mandvi is often one of the funniest performers on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart." But in real life, Mandvi — whose family emigrated from India...
  • How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola

    How the Obama administration wants to spend that $6 billion for Ebola
    Obama administration officials outlined in more detail Thursday how they would spend the president’s proposed $6-billion Ebola emergency funding package, emphasizing the urgency of the situation as government funds are scheduled to sunset early next...