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  • 5 things to know about transgender Americans

    5 things to know about transgender Americans
    These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces: ___ THE BASICS According to demographer...
  • Iraqi premier to seek U.S. help in war against Islamic State

    Iraqi premier to seek U.S. help in war against Islamic State
    When Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Abadi sits down in the Oval Office on Tuesday, he is expected to ask President Obama to boost U.S. military assistance to help his beleaguered government push Islamic State militants out of Iraq. But Obama will be...
  • U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations

    U.S. weighs greater role for Iraqis in joint military operations
    The Obama administration is considering training Iraqis to handle ground control for airstrikes, a move that would significantly expand their role in the fight against the militant group Islamic State, a senior administration official said Thursday. The...
  • Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.

    Saudi Arabia signals a more muscular foreign policy less reliant on U.S.
    Just weeks into the reign of Saudi Arabia's new ruler, King Salman, wars were raging across two of the kingdom's borders. To the north, Sunni Muslim extremists were threatening the stability of Iraq, which sought help from another of its neighbors,...
  • Iraqi officials say 'king of clubs' Saddam Hussein deputy al-Douri killed

    He was the last member of Saddam Hussein's inner circle still on the run, depicted with his distinctive red moustache as the "king of clubs" on the U.S. military's deck of cards of most-wanted Iraqi regime fugitives. Now, officials say they believe...
  • Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi

    Thousands of families flee as Islamic State advances on Iraq's Ramadi
    More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, as the Islamic State group closed in on the capital of western Anbar province, clashing with Iraqi troops and turning it...
  • Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi

    Iraqi forces, Islamic State fighters duel for control of Ramadi
    Iraqi forces battled Islamic State fighters for control of Ramadi on Thursday, officials said, attempting to thwart the militant group’s latest bid to overrun government-held areas of Anbar province. Ramadi, the capital of Sunni Muslim-dominated...
  • Huntington Ingalls exec gets Navy League award

    Huntington Ingalls exec gets Navy League award
    A Norfolk-based frigate seized nearly $34 million in drugs and detained eight people in a joint anti-smuggling operation with the U.S. Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy, the U.S. Navy said this week. The USS Kauffman deployed from Norfolk in January...
  • Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty

    Navy officer admits taking bribes; eighth defendant to plead guilty
    A Navy officer Wednesday admitted taking bribes to leak classified information -- the eighth defendant to plead guilty in a scandal involving ships in the Asia-Pacific region. Lt. Cmdr. Todd Dale Malaki admitted that he was given cash, hotel...
  • Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit

    Iraqi leader warns troops against reprisals as they attack Tikrit
    As Iraqi forces pressed their advance Thursday on the militant-held city of Tikrit, Prime Minister Haider Abadi moved to quell concerns of sectarian-fueled retribution against civilians, urging troops “to respect human rights and preserve [civilian]...
  • James Lawrence LongAugust 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015

    James Lawrence Long<br/>August 24, 1923 - February 21, 2015
    Our beloved hero, husband, father and friend, James Lawrence Long, age 91, passed away on February 21, 2015 at John Muir Hospital in Walnut Creek, CA.  He was born on August 24, 1923 in Oak Park, Illinois to James and Isabelle Long. In 1938, he...