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  • U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border

    U.S.-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Syria-Turkey border
    U.S.-led airstrikes have struck Islamic State positions in Syria close to the Turkish border, the Pentagon said Saturday, in what could signal an escalation of the American aerial assault in the country against the extremist faction. The strikes...
  • Going after Islamic State's sources of financing

    Going after Islamic State's sources of financing
    Shaky video posted to YouTube last week pans across foot-high bundles of $100 bills topped by two shining gold ingots. A man's voice calls for Islamic blessings and says the rich trove — "maybe even millions of dollars" — belongs to Usama...
  • Gov. McAuliffe talks 'new Virginia' at Jeff Lab in Newport News

    Gov. McAuliffe talks 'new Virginia' at Jeff Lab in Newport News
    Gov. Terry McAuliffe helicoptered into Newport News Friday morning to help christen Jefferson Lab's new and improved particle beam accelerator, which just underwent a $338 million upgrade. But he also came as a cheerleader, a coach and a bit as a...
  • Khorasan leader killed in U.S. strike in Syria: report

    Khorasan leader killed in U.S. strike in Syria: report
    A Twitter account run by an al Qaeda member said the leader of the al Qaeda-linked Khorasan group was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Syria, SITE monitoring service said Sunday, following several days of uncertainty over whether he survived the raid. A U.S....
  • Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals

    Weapons of war beefing up local police arsenals
    A large armored vehicle that in recent years patrolled the battlefields of the Middle East now stands at the ready in York County. Once used to help American troops avoid getting killed or maimed by roadside bombs, the imposing vehicle was turned over...
  • John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'

    John Boehner on ABC's 'This Week'
    The guest list for Sunday morning: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, talks to ABC's "This Week" at 11 a.m. on WFTV-Channel 9. Another guest is Vice Adm. John Miller, commander of U.S. Naval Forces Central Command. The roundtable will be Matt Bai of...
  • Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance

    Islamic State tightens siege of Syria town, more Europeans join alliance
    The U.S. and allied air strikes against Islamic State fighters in Syria that began earlier this week have disrupted the militant group's command and control and logistics ability, the top U.S military officer said on Friday. General Martin Dempsey,...
  • Mexican officer and 7 soldiers in military court in killing of 22 people in June

    A Mexican army officer and seven soldiers were brought before a military court Thursday in connection with the shootings of 22 people in June -- an incident officials portrayed as a gun battle. The Mexican Defense Ministry said the eight men were...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • Up to 15,000 Syrian rebels needed to retake eastern Syria -U.S. military

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Western-backed opposition force of around 12,000 to 15,000 will be needed to retake areas of eastern Syria controlled by Islamic State militants, the top U.S military officer said on Friday, as the Pentagon outlined the first...
  • Timing a debate on war-making

    WASHINGTON -- Now that President Obama has laid his case before the United Nations for a concerted international war on the emerging Islamic State, if and when should the argument be debated in Congress? Obama legal experts have insisted that the...