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  • The Latest: White House hopefuls gather in New Hampshire

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  • Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven

    Al Qaeda in Yemen using chaos of war to carve out terrorism haven
    A brazen territorial grab by Al Qaeda militants in Yemen — together with a $1-million bank heist, a prison break and capture of a military base — has given the terrorist group fundraising and recruitment tools that suggest it is following...

    Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say

    Saddam Hussein loyalist Izzat Ibrahim killed, Iraqi officials say
    Izzat Ibrahim, a fugitive confidant of former Iraqi strongman Saddam Hussein who helped spearhead a deadly insurgency against U.S. troops and later formed an alliance with Islamic State militants, was shot dead Friday by security forces, Iraqi officials...

    Naval Academy bests rivals in NSA cyber competition

    Naval Academy bests rivals in NSA cyber competition
    Midshipmen from the Naval Academy won a mock war in cyberspace this week, faring better against an elite team of National Security Agency hackers than their rivals at the other service academies, the Fort Meade-based spy agency said. It was the...

    Homeland chief: Gyrocopter came in 'under the radar'

    The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key...