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  • More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration

    More details announced for Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration
    Ships from six foreign countries and all over the East Coast, plus Texas, will be coming to Baltimore in September for the city's Star-Spangled Spectacular celebration, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake announced Tuesday morning. As part of the Battle of...
  • 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....
  • Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine

    Obama stops short of blaming Russia for downed jet in Ukraine
    President Obama on Friday condemned the missile attack that downed a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet over separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine as an "outrage of unspeakable proportions" but stopped short of blaming Russia directly for the tragedy. A...
  • U.S. return to war in Iraq makes few waves in a Baghdad focused on Maliki's fate

    BAGHDAD As American bombs fell Friday on Iraqi soil for the first time in more than two years, the attention of Iraqi leaders in Baghdad was firmly fixed elsewhere: the looming vote to form a new government that could coalesce its fight against the...
  • Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola

    Liberia declares a state of emergency in the wake of Ebola
    Health workers in West Africa appealed for urgent help in controlling the world's worst Ebola outbreak as the death toll climbed to 932 and Liberia shut a hospital where several staff were infected, including a Spanish priest. Liberian President Ellen...
  • 72-hour cease-fire begins; U.S. to send delegation to Israel-Hamas Cairo talks

    JERUSALEM A 72-hour "humanitarian cease-fire" agreed to by Israel and Hamas, to be followed by immediate negotiations on a durable truce, went into effect Friday morning, a first step toward a halt of more than three weeks of fighting that has claimed the...
  • Teen's body discovered on U.S. military plane at base in Germany

    Teen's body discovered on U.S. military plane at base in Germany
    The body of a teen stowaway was found in the wheel well of a U.S. military plane in Germany on Sunday night, military officials said. The victim, described as an "adolescent black male, possibly of African origins," was found during a routine inspection...
  • Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs

    Ebola emergency turns spotlight on experimental drugs
    With hundreds of patients in Africa suffering the devastating effects of Ebola, health experts are scrambling to determine which drugs might offer the best experimental treatment, and researchers are being pressed by government officials to speed up their...
  • Officer killed in Afghanistan identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene

    Officer killed in Afghanistan identified as Maj. Gen. Harold Greene
    An American general was killed and more than a dozen people were wounded, including a German general, in the latest insider attack by a man believed to be an Afghan soldier, U.S., German and Afghan officials said on Tuesday. A U.S. official said Maj....
  • U.S. targets Islamic State artillery in first air strike of new Iraq mission

    WASHINGTON U.S. fighter jets bombed an Islamic State position outside Irbil on Friday, the first use of munitions by American forces since President Barack Obama authorized military action to defend the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan from Islamist attack. In...
  • Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying

    Thriller author Fesperman explores capacity of drone warfare, spying
    It was the eeriness of the situation that struck Baltimore writer Dan Fesperman. Drone pilots for the Air Force would spend weeks watching what amounted to a real-life silent movie of a small town thousands of miles away — all the while plotting the...