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  • U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam

    U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam
     U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama...
  • Reader feedback Sept. 8: Warner sub christened, flu shots, asteroid passing Earth

    Navy christens sub named after John Warner The Navy christened the submarine John Warner on Saturday in a star-spangled ceremony at Newport News Shipbuilding that honored the elder statesman of Virginia politics and included a hometown flourish. Linda...
  • Is Mitt Romney contemplating another run?

    WASHINGTON -- As the crystal ball on the 2016 Republican presidential nomination remains blurred , two-time loser Mitt Romney appears willing at least to entertain the possibility of trying a third time. In addition to occasional comments on matters he...
  • U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa

    U.S., Britain to send troops to help fight Ebola in West Africa
    The United States and Britain are sending troops and equipment to West Africa to help curb the spread of Ebola, officials said Monday, as the World Health Organization warned that the outbreak is outstripping the capacity to respond in one of the worst-...
  • Money crunch forces Florida Guard to suspend drills

    WASHINGTON — Last year it was a government shutdown that shook up the ranks of Florida's "citizen soldiers." This month, another form of funding shortfall has forced the Florida Army National Guard to suspend its drills, disrupting training plans...
  • Civilian Firepower Put Police In Arms Race

    When I graduated from the Hartford Police Academy in 1964, I was given a Colt .38-cal. police revolver, which held six bullets. This was more than enough firepower to keep us safe as we protected the city. Our heaviest piece of equipment was a patrol...
  • Foley family says was 'threatened' by U.S. official over ransom: ABC

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The family of murdered American journalist James Foley says it was threatened by a U.S. official who warned that family members could be charged with supporting terrorism if they paid a ransom to his Islamist captors, ABC News...
  • Slain journalist's mom: 'Jim believed until the end that his country would come'

    Slain journalist's mom: 'Jim believed until the end that his country would come'
    U.S. government officials repeatedly told James Foley's relatives they could not raise ransom money to secure the journalist's release after he was kidnapped in Syria, Foley's mother said in a CNN interview aired Thursday night. Foley, a freelance...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Big Game'

    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Imagine a movie of the "Only one man can save the President" ilk, change that to "Only one boy..." and you've got the gist of "Big Game." This , where he has only a local 13-year-old to keep him alive -- and one step ahead of...
  • Trudy Rubin: Islamic State threat too big to ignore

    Now that President Barack Obama has finally laid out a strategy to "degrade and destroy" the Islamic State, there are only two (very big) questions that matter: Is this strategy really necessary? And can it succeed? My answer to the first question is a...
  • Congress could vote next week to help Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON Congress was largely receptive Thursday to President Barack Obama's plan to attack the Islamic State, but lawmakers are divided on the details, and it's not clear how quickly they will act on his push to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels....