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  • Assad's army stretched but still seen strong in Syria's war

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syria's army declared a victory against insurgents last week when it pushed back their advance towards pro-government towns in the west of the country. But a month earlier the strategic area did not even appear at risk. The campaign...
  • Kurds say Islamic State seizes Syrian villages near Turkish border

    BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State fighters have seized 16 Kurdish villages in northern Syria in a major advance towards the city of Ayn al-Arab at the border with Turkey, a Kurdish military official and a group that tracks the civil war said on Thursday....
  • Asian Olympic boss unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women

    INCHEON South Korea (Reuters) - Asia's top Olympic official is unsure why Saudi Arabia excluded women from their team for the Asian Games and says he thought the Islamic kingdom had "broken the ice" when they picked female competitors for the London...
  • N.C. Republican dinged for defending right to fire gays

    WASHINGTON As House Democrats made a Hail Mary attempt to force a vote on laws to protect gays in the workplace, Rep. Robert Pittenger, R-N.C., continues to stand by comments he made earlier this month that businesses should be free to fire employees...
  • Boynton Beach to offer domestic partner benefits

    Boynton Beach will now offer its employees domestic partnership benefits, joining Palm Beach County cities including Boca Raton and Delray Beach. In a 4-1 vote Tuesday, city commissioners decided to give domestic partners access to benefits including...
  • Rationalizing Israeli injustice against Palestinians

    To the editor: Yossi Klein Halevi acknowledges that "Israel's long-term survival depends on ending the occupation" and that "the Jews didn't come home to deny another people its sense of home." ("How do Israelis cope?," Op-Ed, Sept. 12) Indeed, Halevi's...
  • U.N. experts caution powers they must heed 'laws of war' in fighting IS

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations war crimes investigators for Syria cautioned world powers preparing military action against Islamic State fighters that the 'laws of war' would apply to them and they must do everything possible to protect civilian...
  • Mideast Christians urge Arabs lead fight against Islamic State

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Middle East Christian leaders called on Muslim governments and religious authorities on Tuesday to condemn Islamic State for its assault on minority religious communities and to take the lead in efforts to destroy its power in Iraq...
  • 'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection

    'Until Tuesday' is HB Reads selection
    The board of HB Reads announced Friday that Luis Carlos Montalvan's "Until Tuesday: A Wounded Warrior and the Golden Retriever Who Saved Him," a memoir of the author's experiences in Iraq and the service dog who aided him after his return home, will be...
  • Ocean View trustee Briscoe fined over campaign signs

    Ocean View School District Trustee John Briscoe is threatening to sue Huntington Beach after he was fined for having his reelection campaign signs up before the time allowed by a city ordinance. According to the ordinance, campaign signs cannot be...
  • Kaine's War Powers concerns prompt proposal for effort against ISIL

    ┬áSen. Tim Kaine is giving voice to his longstanding concern that Presidents aren’t paying careful enough attention to the War Powers Act and what the Constitution says about the role of Congress when war looms, with legislation would specifically...