| Oct 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
As warplanes from the U.S. and the United Arab Emirates pounded Islamic State fighters near the Syrian city of Kobani for a third day, the U.S.-led military campaign began running up against the limits of what air power can accomplish.
| Oct 9, 2014
| 1:38 PM
Last week, Joe Puglia addressed in his column the incident where President Obama saluted two Marines with a latte in his right hand.
As if the salute were not enough, the video of the salute was uploaded to Instagram by a White House staffer, who...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Same-sex couples apply for marriage licenses in state
Same-sex marriage is now taking place in Virginia for the first time in the state's more than 400-year history, after the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to take up the issue. In a surprise...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Iraqi news outlets reported Monday that at least 18 civilians, mostly women and children, were killed in an airstrike on a town under siege by fighters from the extremist group Islamic State.
The reports said that the U.S.-led coalition conducted the...
| Oct 4, 2014
| 10:03 PM
Major General Tan Benhong, the commander of the People's Liberation Army in Hong Kong, was a picture of uniformed calm as he shared champagne toasts with Chinese officials on Wednesday at local celebrations marking China's national day.
| Oct 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
President Obama, who swept to power in 2008 in part on his promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is clearly a reluctant warrior. His concern about getting involved in "mission creep" in the deserts of Iraq, where nearly 4,500 troops have died, recently...
| Oct 3, 2014
| 10:31 PM
WASHINGTON/BEIRUT - Islamic State militants fighting in Iraq and Syria posted a video on Friday that appeared to show the beheading of British aid worker Alan Henning, triggering condemnation by the British and U.S. governments.
The footage on YouTube,...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 12:48 PM
Violations of civil rights by the Baltimore City Police Department are at best a callous disregard for the rights of citizens; at worst, they are criminal. They are also horrendously expensive for the city's taxpayers. More than $20 million has been...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 11:15 AM
At least 11 adults were killed in Ukraine on Wednesday when artillery shells struck a schoolyard and bus stop in suburban Donetsk on the belated first day of school for the city at the center of a pro-Russia rebellion against rule from Kiev, Russian and...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 6:55 PM
Iraqi Kurdish forces have captured a strategic town along the border with Syria as part of an offensive against Islamist militants in northern Iraq, the Kurdish military command said Tuesday.
Kurdish troops known as peshmerga overran Rabia, a border...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 12:46 PM
The signing of a long-delayed bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan today means the U.S. won't again find itself in the same situation it faced two years ago in Iraq, where the failure to reach a similar accord precipitated the...