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  • U.S. forces tried but failed to rescue U.S. hostages in Syria

    WASHINGTON/EDGARTOWN Mass. (Reuters) - U.S. forces attempted to rescue journalist James Foley and other American hostages during a secret mission into Syria and exchanged gunfire with Islamic State militants only to discover the captives were not there,...
  • Air Force grounds 82 F-16 fighter jets after cracks found near cockpit

    Air Force grounds 82 F-16 fighter jets after cracks found near cockpit
    The Air Force has temporarily grounded 82 of its aging F-16 fighter jets after structural cracks were found near the cockpits. The first cracks were discovered July 31 during post-flight inspections of a F-16D model, which is a two-seat variant...
  • U.S. military continues to strike Islamic State in Iraq -U.S. officials

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. war planes continue to strike Islamic State targets in Iraq despite the militants' killing of a U.S. journalist in retaliation for President Barack Obama's air campaign in Iraq, U.S. officials said on Wednesday. The United...
  • Guantanamo-bound MRI spent year in storage

    The senior medical officer at Southern Command pulled the plug on plans to put an MRI at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a more than year-long review by medical staff concluded it wasn't necessary for an aging prisoner population, an...
  • The militarization of the police is a threat to American democracy

    The killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the heavy-handed police tactics that have followed point to a growing problem in this country: the threat of a police state that endangers not only public safety, but democracy itself. After the fatal...
  • Life sentence upheld for U.S. Marine who killed prostitute

    HONOLULU (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps Pacific commander has approved the life sentence recommended by a court martial for a former U.S. Marine who murdered a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii, a spokesman said Tuesday. The military court found...
  • Pittsburgh's work on foreign hackers may become model for nationwide effort

    WASHINGTON — The Justice Department is adding resources and agents in Pittsburgh to combat hackers after the Steel City's law enforcement agencies, universities and companies led the way on two landmark prosecutions. The two cases targeting...
  • Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split

    Views of Maliki encapsulate Iraq's stark sectarian split
    This poor, sun-scorched village on the Euphrates is like so many in Iraq: The electricity is spotty, the sewer system a mess, the main road an obstacle course of potholes. Oddly, many residents see these problems as a credit to Junaja's most famous...
  • John Oliver looks at Ferguson and police militarization

    John Oliver looks at Ferguson and police militarization
    It was a long week last week, and depending on your interests you were distracted by Robin Williams' death, Lauren Bacall's death, the worsening Ebola crisis in Africa, America's return to Iraq, the brewing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, the cease-...
  • Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]

    Leaving Iraq was Obama's biggest foreign policy mistake [Letter]
    I read with tears in my eyes and an aching heart that President Barack Obama has ordered airstrikes against ISIS militants in Iraq while vowing that no American combat troops will be sent back to the region and that he will not allow the U.S. to be...
  • Some cities question benefits of free U.S. military gear

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle seemed like a useful piece of equipment for the Albuquerque Police Department - at least at first. But less than a year after the hulking tactical vehicle arrived from the U.S. Defense...