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  • U.N. rights boss condemns 'widespread' Islamic State crimes in Iraq

    GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights chief Navi Pillay on Monday condemned "appalling, widespread" crimes being committed by Islamic State forces in Iraq, including mass executions of prisoners and "ethnic and religious cleansing". The...
  • American writer held by Syrian militants freed after nearly 2 years

    WASHINGTON Al-Qaida's Syrian affiliate on Sunday unexpectedly freed an American writer from nearly two years of captivity after secret international negotiations for his release that were apparently led by Qatar. The Nusra Front may have freed Peter Theo...
  • Aug. 25 Letters: Same-sex marriage, Islamic State

    Equal treatment I was proud to see the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals overturn Virginia's ban on same-sex marriages. Contrary to the motto, Virginia has not always been "for lovers." In the case of Loving v. Virginia, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned...
  • Cuban doctors return to Guantanamo for 20th anniversary of rafter crisis

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba When Cuban doctors from Miami came to help 30,000 Cuban rafters held here, they found a hellish tent camp where people cut and burned themselves in hopes of being evacuated to U.S. hospitals. The doctors cringed when...
  • China dismisses U.S. protest over airborne encounter

    China’s Defense Ministry on Saturday acknowledged an encounter between a Chinese fighter jet and a U.S. Navy aircraft in recent days but rejected as “totally groundless” Pentagon assertions that the Chinese pilot conducted an...
  • In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware

    In response to Ferguson, Obama orders review of police use of military hardware
    President Obama has ordered a review of the distribution of military hardware to state and local police out of concern at how such equipment has been used during racial unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The president ordered the examination of federal...
  • Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says

    Mideast fascinated captive ex-UCF student, friend says
    As a student at the University of Central Florida, Steven Sotloff always talked about going to the Middle East. Sotloff was curious about the region. "He wanted to go over there, and he wanted to tell stories ...," said his friend Emerson Lotzia Jr....
  • Bergdahl swap illegal, top congressional lawyer says

    WASHINGTON Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel acted illegally in May when he authorized the release of five Taliban detainees for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl because he'd failed to provide lawmakers adequate notice of the exchange, the main investigative arm of...
  • Life sentence upheld for U.S. Marine who killed prostitute

    HONOLULU (Reuters) - The U.S. Marine Corps Pacific commander has approved the life sentence recommended by a court martial for a former U.S. Marine who murdered a Las Vegas prostitute in Hawaii, a spokesman said Tuesday. The military court found...
  • Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants

    Journalist from So. Florida threatened after colleague's apparent beheading by militants
    The mother of American journalist James Foley, who was beheaded by Islamic militants, said on Tuesday her son gave his life to expose the suffering of the Syrian people and she asked his kidnappers to release their other captives. "He was an...
  • Amid U.S. air strikes, Iraq struggles to build own air force

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama told a recent interviewer he did not want the U.S. military to become Iraq's air force. But he may have little choice. Iraq had only a fledgling air force when the United States withdrew in 2011. Washington...