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  • A day at the beach for Panthers

    A day at the beach for Panthers
    There were times last season the struggling Panthers seem to be skating in sand, but on Wednesday morning 34 of the franchise's top prospects hit the beach running as they enjoyed nearly four hours of team-bonding and leadership exercises. Instead of...
  • United Airlines flight diverted to remote Pacific island of Midway

    A United Airlines flight carrying 348 people from Honolulu to Guam was diverted to the tiny Pacific island of Midway because of a  “mechanical issue,”  the airline said Saturday. An electrical odor filled the Boeing 777 aircraft and the...
  • Jump to it: Jumping jacks are now a state exercise

    Missourians, get your feet apart and your arms up in the air: Jumping jacks are now the state exercise. Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1603 into law recently. Henceforth (starting Aug. 28, to get technical) jumping jacks "shall be known as the official...
  • Released Afghan POW Bowe Bergdahl completes treatment, takes new army post

    WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years in Afghanistan until he was traded May 31 for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo, has completed his U.S. military-led reintegration and has been assigned to an army unit in Texas to...
  • Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

    IRBIL, Iraq Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi capital, virtually every captured location remains firmly in rebel hands, while the central...
  • Navy nurse refuses to force-feed Guantanamo detainees

    In the first known rebellion against Guantanamo's force-feeding policy, a Navy medical officer recently refused to continue managing tube-feedings of prison hunger strikers and was reassigned to "alternative duties." A prison camp spokesman, Navy Capt....
  • Expansion of 'secret' facility in Iraq suggests closer U.S.-Kurd ties

    IRBIL, Iraq A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil's airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States considers whether to engage in a war against Islamist militants who've seized control of half of Iraq...
  • Obama's Foreign Policy Needs Firmer Hand

    In President Barack Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same...
  • Report that Russia plans to reopen Havana base triggers warnings

    MIAMI A report that Russia will reopen a Havana base that eavesdropped on U.S. communications from Key West, Fla., to Washington has triggered fresh warnings of Moscow's expansionism and predictions of a continued freeze in U.S.-Cuba relations. Until its...
  • In Iraq's most sacred city, a governor from Michigan holds sway

    NAJAF, Iraq The governor of Iraq's most sacred territory is a slick-haired, sharp-dressed, foul-mouthed, sleep-deprived workaholic who's lost track of how many times he's been hauled into court on charges of abuse of power: "Maybe 10? Twenty?" Najaf Gov....
  • Catasauqua man dies in 'random shooting' in Syria

    Nazih "Nick" Zarif Mouhrez came to the United States from his native Syria decades ago, worked at various businesses in the Lehigh Valley and raised a family in Catasauqua. But he never forgot his homeland. Mouhrez, 51, who had been in Syria for the...