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  • Does being a veteran help candidates? A Montana politician hopes so

    Backstage before a debate between the two main candidates vying for Montana’s lone seat in the U.S. House, the moderator joked with John Lewis, the Democrat, asking whether he had brought his guitar to perform. The Republican, Ryan Zinke, a former...
  • Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance

    Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance
    For his World War II service as an intelligence officer in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Hostler received a Legion of Merit award from the U.S. and a French Legion of Honor. He also got something else: a scar on his forehead from the butt of a meat ax...
  • U.S. may keep secret prisoners after Afghan war exit

    U.S. may keep secret prisoners after Afghan war exit
    The fate of a group of prisoners held in near-total secrecy by U.S. forces at a prison in Afghanistan is hanging in limbo, the facility's commander said, as Washington gropes for options after its legal right to hold them there expires in December. The...
  • 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...
  • Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa

    Obama authorizes National Guard for Ebola mission in West Africa
    President Barack Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday, as lawmakers criticized his administration's efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama's move came after lawmakers held a...
  • Public concerns about Ebola increase faster than cases

    Public concerns about Ebola have grown much faster than the actual number of cases of the illness in the U.S. A Pew Research Center survey released Tuesday found that 41% of Americans said they worried that they or someone in their families would be...
  • Britain extradites terror suspect to New York; he pleads not guilty

    It took a New York jury just a few hours to convict an Egyptian-born cleric this year on charges he tried to set up a terrorist training camp in rural Oregon, and now one of his alleged co-conspirators in the plot is on U.S. soil after being extradited...
  • An Islamic State stalemate

    The United States and its allies are no longer losing the war against Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, and in the Middle East, that counts as progress. In Syria, the besieged Kurdish town of Kobani, nearly given up for lost two weeks ago, has held off...
  • Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?

    Is Panetta's hit on Obama a boon for Hillary?
    Did Leon Panetta really conspire with Bill and Hillary Clinton to undermine Barack Obama by writing a memoir that slams the president's leadership skills and foreign policy acumen? That's what political strategist Dick Morris claims. "I think Hillary...
  • Losing faith in Obama

    Losing faith in Obama
    When presidents become unpopular, they are no longer welcome on the campaign trail. They're trapped in Washington, watching their party abandon them. It happened to Lyndon B. Johnson, whose presidency collapsed amid protests over Vietnam. He left...
  • Americans want someone to blame for Ebola

    With a new week, and the possibility of additional Ebola patients, Americans — or at least American politicians — have an urgent need: someone to blame. After all, while more than 4,000 Africans dying of Ebola was not enough to grab our...