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  • D-Day Hero's Sacrifice Remembered

    D-Day Hero's Sacrifice Remembered
       I wanted to acknowledge a great email I got the other day from Bob and Elle Conti of Bethlehem    They read my piece this summer on D-Day hero Technical Sgt. William R. Benn of Bethlehem Township, who is honored in the Sacrifice Gallery at the...
  • Pact with Afghanistan [Editorial]

    Pact with Afghanistan  [Editorial]
    The signing of a long-delayed bilateral security agreement between the U.S. and Afghanistan today means the U.S. won't again find itself in the same situation it faced two years ago in Iraq, where the failure to reach a similar accord precipitated the...
  • U.S. airstrikes expand to Syrian city of Aleppo

    Even as it launched sweeping new airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, the U.S. military said Tuesday that it had expanded the campaign to the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, targeting an offshoot of Al Qaeda said to be plotting "imminent"...
  • Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'

    Islamic State has offered to trade hostages for imprisoned 'superstar'
    For months, Islamic State militants have engaged in a high-stakes game of deadly extortion, threatening to behead American captives they are holding in the Middle East unless their demands are met, including an end to U.S. airstrikes targeting their...
  • U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria

    U.S., Kurds strike at Islamic State in Syria
    U.S. warplanes attacked Islamic State targets in Syria overnight, in raids that a group monitoring the war said killed civilians as well as jihadist fighters. The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the strikes hit mills and grain...
  • Bin Laden's son-in-law is sentenced in N.Y. to life in prison

    Bin Laden's son-in-law is sentenced in N.Y. to life in prison
    Sulaiman abu Ghaith, a top Al Qaeda leader and Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law, was sentenced in New York on Tuesday to life in prison with no possibility of parole, becoming the highest-ranking advisor to the terrorist group to be convicted and now...
  • Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town

    Islamic State defies air strikes by shelling Syrian Kurdish town
    New U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State fighters failed to stop them from pressing their assault on a strategic Syrian town near the Turkish border on Saturday, hitting it with shell fire for the first time. The U.S. Central Command (Centcom) said...
  • Taking the kids to Orlando for the first time

    Taking the kids to Orlando for the first time
    Talk about the potential for stress. The Bennetts raced around Walt Disney World with 11 people, including kids who ranged in age from 5 to 18, while one teen was sick in bed at the hotel. But Theresa Bennett and her extended family were all smiles --...
  • Are expired medications still safe?

    Are expired medications still safe?
    It is 2 a.m. and that cough and stuffy nose you have been battling is still keeping you up. You reach for the nighttime cold relief medicine only to find it expired a few months ago. If you take a dose to ease your symptoms, will you be putting yourself...
  • Durbin: No U.S. ground forces against Islamic State while Obama is president

    Durbin: No U.S. ground forces against Islamic State while Obama is president
    Regardless of what top U.S. military officials might advise, Sen. Dick Durbin said Sunday he does not expect any American troops to conduct ground combat to take on the Islamic State as long as Barack Obama is president. Durbin, speaking on WGN (AM-720)...
  • Finally stirred to action in the Veterans Kitchen Chronicles

    Finally stirred to action in the Veterans Kitchen Chronicles
    In this, the latest installment of the Veterans Kitchen Chronicles, I'm happy to report that there's been some progress, although it's way too soon to pull out the party hats. CalVet officials now tell me they think they can build a second kitchen in...