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  • D-Day Hero's Sacrifice Remembered

    D-Day Hero's Sacrifice Remembered
       I wanted to acknowledge a great email I got the other day from Bob and Elle Conti of Bethlehem    They read my piece this summer on D-Day hero Technical Sgt. William R. Benn of Bethlehem Township, who is honored in the Sacrifice Gallery at the...
  • Pro-Russia separatists defy warnings, hold 'sovereign' vote

    Pro-Russia separatists defy warnings, hold 'sovereign' vote
    Russia-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in elections condemned by the international community as illegal and a violation of a cease-fire already teetering on the verge of collapse. Results of the elections in Donetsk and Luhansk...
  • Poet Brian Turner mesmerizes QVCC crowd

    If anyone was disappointed that Yoko Ono didn't appear at Quinebaug Valley Community College's "Waiting for Yoko" event on Oct. 30, that disappointment was wiped away by poet Brian Turner's eloquent reading. Turner was the featured reader at the QVCC...
  • Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure

    Iraqi forces insist Baghdad airport, lifeline to the world, is secure
    Sgt. Ahmed Hassan says he hasn't fired a shot at Islamic State fighters in six weeks. From his perch atop an Iraqi army guard tower in this ramshackle city just west of Baghdad, he peers over his rifle sight toward a military checkpoint clogged with...
  • U.S. strategy against Islamic State hits major hurdles

    The Obama administration's plan to raise a 15,000-strong rebel army in Syria has run into steep political and military obstacles, raising doubts about a key element of the White House strategy for defeating Islamic State militants in the midst of a...
  • 21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa

    21-day quarantine ordered for U.S. troops on Ebola mission to Africa
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed an order Wednesday requiring all U.S. troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa to be quarantined for 21 days to guarantee they don't have the virus. The Joint Chiefs of Staff had recommended on Tuesday that...
  • Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission

    Quarantine-like monitoring approved for U.S. troops on Ebola mission
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday approved 21 days of strict, quarantine-like monitoring for U.S. military personnel returning from Ebola relief efforts in West Africa, but the Pentagon was still finalizing details on who exactly would be...
  • Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup

    Ukraine cease-fire pressured by pro-Russia attacks, weapons buildup
    Pro-Russia separatists attacked Ukrainian government forces with Grad rockets and artillery in two unsuccessful attempts to seize the idled Donetsk international airport, Ukrainian security officials said Tuesday. The concerted campaign to wrest...
  • Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up

    Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up
    Only three floors remain in the blackened skeleton of the seven-story, glass-walled airport terminal, opened with a burst of national pride two years ago for the Euro 2012 soccer championship. Ukrainian commandos control two of them: the ground and...
  • In Pennsylvania woods, Eric Frein eludes a massive manhunt

    He is a self-trained sniper, survivalist, cop hater and, according to police, a cold-blooded killer who watched his victim die with clinical interest. For six weeks Eric Frein has dodged one of the largest manhunts in Pennsylvania history, hiding in a...
  • Ukraine troops struggle with nation's longtime neglect of military

    Ukraine troops struggle with nation's longtime neglect of military
    Militia commander Yuri Bereza and his 150 Ukrainian irregulars were closing in on pro-Moscow separatists in their last stronghold in this eastern city when Russian troops and armor thundered in out of nowhere to cut them off in the suburb of Ilovaisk....