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  • Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing

    Obama to visit Florida for ISIS battle plan briefing
    President Barack Obama will visit U.S. Central Command, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base, on Wednesday for a briefing from his commanders on battle plans against the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State. "As we implement the President's strategy...
  • U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth

    U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth
    As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
  • 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...
  • Sept. 11 attacks remembered in Hampton ceremony

    Sept. 11 attacks remembered in Hampton ceremony
    HAMPTON — The time continues to pass since Sept. 11, 2001, even as the names remain the same. That moment is revisited each year in Hampton during the Day of Hope and Remembrance when volunteers read the names of those killed in the terrorist...
  • Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing

    Two Navy fighter jets crash in western Pacific; 1 pilot missing
    Two Navy F/A-18 fighter jets crashed after taking off from the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson while operating at sea in the western Pacific Ocean. One of the pilots was quickly located and brought aboard the carrier for medical attention. Search efforts...
  • 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-...
  • Lawsuit Details Pratt & Whitney's Scramble To Run Down Titanium Issue

    Lawsuit Details Pratt & Whitney's Scramble To Run Down Titanium Issue
    Looking for answers, a Pratt & Whitney representative and the president of an East Hartford machine shop pulled into the parking lot for one of their raw materials suppliers in West Bridgewater, Mass. For weeks, questions swirled about the...