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  • Navy - TeamReport

    NCAAF Team Report - Navy - INSIDE SLANT Navy hoping for independent's day against Buckeyes Navy has been here before -- preparing for an opening game with a sixth-ranked Ohio State team and doing it with rare confidence. Just like in 2010, Navy has...
  • US dispatches more troops to northern Iraq as Yazidi crisis grows

    BAGHDAD The crisis over who will be Iraq's next prime minister faded in Baghdad on Tuesday after Iran joined the United States in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But it was quickly replaced by...
  • Iraq's pick for prime minister appears to have approval of Iran

    The lawmaker tapped to succeed Nouri Maliki as Iraq’s prime minister appeared to receive the backing Tuesday of neighboring Iran, a crucial Baghdad ally and major supporter of political factions and militias in the deeply divided nation. The...
  • U.S. ready to help new Iraq leader; sends 130 additional troops

    BAGHDAD - Iraq's new prime minister-designate won swift endorsements from uneasy mutual allies the United States and Iran on Tuesday as he called on political leaders to end crippling feuds that have let jihadists seize a third of the country. Haider al-...
  • Iran embraces al-Maliki replacement as succession tensions ease in Baghdad

    BAGHDAD Iran joined the United States on Tuesday in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to be Iraq's next prime minister, denying support to defiant incumbent Nouri al-Maliki's bid to retain power. Iran Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khameni...
  • Iraq militants pull back from two towns after Kurdish counterattack

    Iraq militants pull back from two towns after Kurdish counterattack
    The town was largely abandoned, except for laid-back groups of Kurdish troops, and there was little sign of combat — a few burned-out storefronts, scattered cartridges on the streets, the bullet-riddled body of an Islamic militant drawing flies next...
  • Gaza ceasefire talks 'difficult' but truce holds

    Talks to end a month-long war between Israel and Gaza militants are "difficult", Palestinian delegates said on Tuesday, while Israeli officials said no progress had been made so far and fighting could soon resume. As a 72-hour ceasefire held for a...
  • U.S., allies rush heavy weapons to Kurds to fight militants in Iraq

    The United States and its allies have begun rushing antitank weapons, other arms and ammunition to Kurdish fighters battling heavily armed Islamic militants in northern Iraq, another step in America’s rapidly deepening reengagement in the country....
  • U.S. strikes have slowed, not weakened Iraq militants: Pentagon

    A series of U.S. airstrikes since last week has slowed the operational tempo of the Islamic State, the militant group that has seized large parts of northern Iraq, but is unlikely to substantially weaken the group, the Pentagon said on Monday. "We...
  • Moderate rebels face worsening situation in Aleppo

    REYHANLI, Turkey Moderate rebel forces are warning that they are in danger of losing their last foothold in Aleppo, once Syria's commercial center, and that government troops are pressing an offensive that is just three miles from completely cutting rebel...
  • Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths

    Human rights group slams U.S. over Afghan civilian deaths
    A new Amnesty International report criticizes the U.S. government for not properly investigating civilian casualties its forces inflicted in Afghanistan. The report, called "Left in the Dark" and released at a Kabul news conference on Monday, calls on...