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  • U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale

    U.S. intervention in Libya now seen as cautionary tale
    A group of U.S. diplomats arrived in Libya three years ago to a memorable reception: a throng of cheering men and women who pressed in on the startled group "just to touch us and thank us," recalled Susan Rice, President Obama's national security advisor....
  • Irvine council rejects changes to Friendship Cities program

    A split vote of the Irvine council this week sent proposed amendments to the city's suspended Friendship Cities program back to the city manager's office for revisions. The changes pertained to a country's human rights record and came about in...
  • Foreign Briefing: Rome seeks money for antiquities restoration

    Roman officials are trying to raise $271 million to restore gladiator training grounds next to the Colosseum and to catalog 100,000 boxes of excavated artifacts, among other projects. This is the latest effort to seek outside funding for conservation in...
  • Myths busted? Well, some of them

    Myths busted? Well, some of them
    Can a human dodge a bullet? Do you get wetter running through the rain or walking? Could you really poke a shark in the eye if it was trying to eat you? How can you learn the answers to these and other burning questions inspired by popular scientific...
  • Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town

    Embassy staff evacuated as Iraqi rebels seize northwest town
    The United States is beefing up security at its embassy in Baghdad and will evacuate some workers out of the Iraqi capital, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday. The move comes as Sunni insurgents seized a mainly ethnic Turkmen city in northwestern ...
  • ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar

    ISIS militants in Iraq gain more ground with capture of Tal Afar
    Fighters affiliated with an extremist Al Qaeda-inspired faction seized control of another town in the northwest of Iraq on Monday, beating back pro-government forces scrambling to stop the group's advance. Tal Afar, an ethnically diverse town of Sunni...
  • Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed

    Kenya town attacked during World Cup screening, 50 killed
    Somali-linked Islamists have killed at least 50 people in a Kenyan coastal town, executing men in front of their families and killing others who had gathered to watch World Cup soccer on television. The al Shabaab group said on Monday that its commandos...
  • Militants kill dozens in hours-long siege on Kenyan town

    A crowd of people gathered to watch a World Cup soccer match were among the targets of militants during a deadly five-hour siege on a small town on Kenya’s coast. Meshack Kimani said he was watching the game in a video hall in the town of...
  • Shabab claims responsibility for Kenyan attack that killed dozens

     Shabab claims responsibility for Kenyan attack that killed dozens
    The  Shabab on Monday claimed responsibility for an attack the day before that killed at least 48 people, marking the first time the militant group from Somalia had launched an assault of this scale on a town in neighboring Kenya. Witnesses reported...
  • LINDA C. BLACK HOROSCOPES for 06/18/14

    Today's Birthday (06/18/14). Your power's growing this year. Stick to scheduled health routines. Financially there's plenty of action, especially before mid-July. Then get into wordsmithing, writing and recording. The message travels farther than...
  • 9/11 museum a powerful reminder of the unthinkable

    9/11 museum a powerful reminder of the unthinkable
    There is a long list of things that the newly opened National September 11 Memorial Museum doesn't accomplish, or doesn't fully accomplish. It doesn't deal much with the messy, ongoing aftermath of the attacks of that day. It doesn't present the world's...