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  • Unprepared U.S. officials missed Baghdadi's likely al-Qaida connection during 2004 detention

    WASHINGTON When the U.S. military detained Abu Bakr al Baghdadi in Iraq in 2004, it was too inexperienced at dealing with suspected terrorists to know what kind of threat he potentially posed when it released him just 10 months later, those who worked...
  • Iraq's fracture adds to pain of Gold Star families

     
    From Sunday's print column When I read news reports about the chaotic civil war that's ripping apart Iraq and threatening to undo, at least, any modest gains effected by the investment of American blood and treasure, I think about the......
  • READER SUBMITTED: Essay Contest

    Connecticut middle school students are invited to enter a contest to express what the heroism and commitment of U.S. veterans means to them. Organizers hope that the long summer gives students the opportunity to give some thought to the 2014 essay...
  • Full-body scanners may replace some genital searches at Guantanamo

    MIAMI Giving new meaning to the military's motto of transparent detention, the Guantanamo Bay war-on-terror prison is shopping for devices to conduct full-body scans at its outpost in southeast Cuba. The prison has invited businesses to bid on delivery...
  • USDA updates recall of tainted chicken to include military bases

    CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. military bases and military commissaries in five states that supply food to personnel and their families are among the outlets believed to have received salmonella-tainted chicken produced by Foster Farms, the U.S. Department of...
  • Jesse Ventura's lawyer: 'American Sniper' incident never happened

    MINNEAPOLIS Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's lawsuit claiming that he was defamed in the book "American Sniper" got off to a fast start Tuesday. Ten jurors were selected in the morning and lawyers for both sides presented their opening statements...
  • California cop spared charges in mistaken killing of boy with toy gun

    California cop spared charges in mistaken killing of boy with toy gun
    Northern California prosecutors have decided against bringing criminal charges against a sheriff's deputy who shot and killed a 13-year-old boy who was carrying a plastic replica of an assault rifle that the officer mistook for a real gun. The Sonoma...
  • 1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa

    1 dead as typhoon lashes Japan's Okinawa
    One man died, more than 500,000 people were urged to evacuate and hundreds of flights were canceled in Japan as a strong typhoon brought torrential rain and high winds to its southwestern islands and could bring heavy rain to Tokyo later this week....
  • Boats meant for Afghan police sit idle in Yorktown

    Boats meant for Afghan police sit idle in Yorktown
    YORK — Eight boats purchased with more than $3 million meant for reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have been sitting unused at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown for more than three years. An inquiry from the federal Office of the Special...
  • Court blocks Arizona on immigrant driver's licenses; Dreamers rejoice

    In a sharply worded opinion, a federal appellate panel struck down an Arizona policy that prohibits young immigrants known as Dreamers from getting driver’s licenses. The case has been closely watched since it pits the Obama administration’s...
  • More signs of Iraq disintegration as Kurds call for independence vote, Islamists solidify position

    IRBIL, Iraq Iraq appeared closer to its long-predicted disintegration Thursday as Kurdish leaders ordered steps to hold a referendum "as soon as possible" on self-rule for their oil-rich territory and Islamist extremists improved their military position...