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  • Guantanamo judge bows to prosecution, reinstates 5-man 9/11 trial

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The military judge in charge of the 9/11 terrorism trial bowed to a Pentagon prosecution protest Wednesday and agreed to go forward with a single, five-man, Sept. 11 death penalty tribunal. The judge, Army Col. James L....
  • McAuliffe: State budget will need another round of cuts

    RICHMOND – Gov. Terry McAuliffe went before state legislators Friday to deliver some expected bad news: Virginia's budget needs a bit more cutting. The state missed its projected revenue figures in the last fiscal year, and the sluggish economic...
  • U.S. says rescue mission for Iraq's Yazidis less likely after visit

    U.S. says rescue mission for Iraq's Yazidis less likely after visit
    A U.S. mission to evacuate Iraqi civilians trapped on a mountain by Sunni militant fighters is far less likely after a U.S. assessment team sent there on Wednesday found the humanitarian situation not as grave as expected, the Pentagon said. A team of U....
  • 9/11 defendant agrees to separate trial at Guant�namo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba Alleged 9/11 plot deputy Ramzi bin al Shibh agrees with his military judge that he should face a separate trial to let the accused Sept. 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and three other accused co-conspirators make...
  • Air Force bypasses Langley for temporary support center

    When the Air Force announced it would eliminate 742 positions at Langley Air Force Base, members of Congress in Virginia launched a counter-offensive. The Langley cuts are part of a larger plan that will create jobs elsewhere — exactly where is the...
  • US dispatches more troops to northern Iraq as Yazidi crisis grows

    BAGHDAD The crisis over who will be Iraq's next prime minister faded in Baghdad on Tuesday after Iran joined the United States in embracing the appointment of Haider al-Abadi to replace Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But it was quickly replaced by...
  • 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...
  • Iraq's pick for prime minister appears to have approval of Iran

    The lawmaker tapped to succeed Nouri Maliki as Iraq’s prime minister appeared to receive the backing Tuesday of neighboring Iran, a crucial Baghdad ally and major supporter of political factions and militias in the deeply divided nation. The...
  • Turning point in Iraq [Editorial]

    Turning point in Iraq  [Editorial]
    After months of hesitation, President Barack Obama has authorized the use of U.S. military force, including limited airstrikes, against Islamic militants in Iraq who in recent months have overrun large parts of the country and now threaten the northern...
  • Obama sends U.S. planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with airstrikes

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States on Thursday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who fled their homes when the extremist group captured the...
  • Obama sends US planes to aid Iraqi refugees, threatens Islamic State with airstrikes

    IRBIL, Iraq The United States early Friday took direct action for the first time to counter the Islamic State's advances in Iraq, dropping humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of people who'd fled their homes when the extremist group captured the...