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  • 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...
  • Australia to deploy 300 additional troops to Iraq

    Australia's government said Tuesday it had completed preparations to send about 300 additional troops to Iraq and would deploy them over the coming weeks. The troops will work alongside about 100 New Zealand troops at the Taji base north of Baghdad....
  • Former Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq massacre get stiff sentences

    WASHINGTON A federal judge sentenced four former Blackwater USA security contractors Monday to long prison terms for killing Iraqi civilians in a notorious 2007 incident. Three of the former Blackwater now known as Academi contractors received prison...
  • Guenter Grass, German writer who took on Nazism, dies at 87

    BERLIN Guenter Grass, the Nobel Prize-winning author who explored Nazi brutality and the trauma that Germany suffered after World War II in novels such as "The Tin Drum" and "Cat and Mouse," has died. He was 87. He died Monday morning in a clinic in...
  • Iraq's premier says more support needed to 'finish' IS

    Iraq's prime minister said Monday his country needs greater support from the international coalition so it can "finish" the Islamic State group. Haider al-Abadi said the "marked increase" in airstrikes, weapons deliveries and training has helped roll...
  • Air Combat Command vice commander reprimanded

    An Air Force investigation determined that the vice commander of Air Combat Command effectively attempted to restrict airmen from lawfully communicating with members of Congress when he told hundreds of airmen that anyone who passes information to...
  • Fort Drum officer among first women set for Ranger training

    When a first of its kind Ranger School course begins at Fort Benning this month, 10th Mountain Division Capt. Michelle L. Kelly will be among the women with a rare chance to make history by wearing the coveted Ranger tab. "Minds start changing when...
  • PLO says no to military action in Syria's embattled Yarmouk

    The Palestine Liberation Organization said it will not be drawn into military action in an embattled Palestinian refugee camp in Syria, rejecting claims that Palestinians would join Syrian troops in driving out Islamic State militants. The PLO statement,...
  • U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq

    U.S. warplanes launch airstrikes against Islamic State in Tikrit, Iraq
    U.S. warplanes began conducting airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday after the Iraqi government requested assistance with a stalled offensive to retake the militant-held city, officials said. "I can confirm that the government of Iraq has requested...
  • FACT CHECK: Can Paul bring balance to the federal budget?

    Sen. Rand Paul is campaigning for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination as a man who wants to upend the ways of Washington. In one way, though, he's a creature of the nation's capital: He carries on a long tradition of promising the implausible,...
  • 101st Airborne soldier killed in Afghanistan

    A Fort Campbell soldier has been killed in Afghanistan. The 101st Airborne Division said Thursday that 22-year-old Spc. John M. Dawson of Whitinsville, Massachusetts, died Wednesday in Jalalabad of wounds suffered when he was attacked by small arms...