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  • Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities

    Syria rebels' aliases grow into new personalities
    At the hair salon on her wedding day, a fellow bride turned to Tuqaa Afash and asked who her fiance was. "Abdulkareem Laila," Afash said, expecting that in the tight-knit village on the outskirts of Aleppo, the woman would recognize his name. "I don't...
  • Chest-thumping patriotic videos get Iraqis pumped

    Chest-thumping patriotic videos get Iraqis pumped
    The seller's fingers dance across the stacks of discs crowding his table, his words racing as he foists one DVD after another on a customer. "You should see this one, and definitely take this one," he says. "Oh, and I just got this one today. Brand new....
  • Vietnam-era jet will be dedicated at Kittinger Park on Sunday

    Vietnam-era jet will be dedicated at Kittinger Park on Sunday
    Last summer, a major project was launched in this city, when a jet plane was transported from Texas to Orlando. Although it landed at the Orlando Executive Airport, it got here by truck, not in the air. This Sunday, the project will take on an...
  • Blotter: Utility boxes painted in Huntley

    Blotter: Utility boxes painted in Huntley
    The following items were taken from Huntley police reports: Several utility boxes were found spray painted with graffiti in the Talamore subdivision on Nov. 26. A vehicle's windshield was smashed in the 10900 block of Greywall Lane on Nov. 26. A 29-...
  • Blotter: Man, 35, charged with criminal sexual abuse in Woodstock

    Blotter: Man, 35, charged with criminal sexual abuse in Woodstock
    The following items were taken from Woodstock police reports: A 22-year-old Woodstock woman was arrested and charged with retail theft in the 1200 block of Lake Avenue around 12:30 a.m. on Oct. 26. She was scheduled to be in court on Dec. 4. A 21-...
  • Troops returning from Ebola-stricken countries to be isolated

    Troops returning from Ebola-stricken countries to be isolated
    U.S. service members returning from deployments in Ebola-stricken countries will be placed under a 21-day quarantine, according to an order signed Wednesday by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. The order comes at the recommendation of the Joint Chiefs of...
  • Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village

     Old Hampton dig turns up signs of lost Civil War slave village
    Archaeologists probing for signs of a landmark Civil War refugee slave camp were digging against the odds this past May when they started peeling back the earth a few hundred yards from Hampton's historic port town's center. Despite its pioneering...
  • Civil War raider sinks off Newport News

     Civil War raider sinks off Newport News
    When Union sailors steamed into Hampton Roads with the captured CSS Florida in mid-November 1864, many of their countrymen on the East Coast embraced news of the unexpected trophy as if they had been delivered. For two years, the fast, well-armed...
  • Tribes deserve recognition

    Millions of children know the story of Pocahontas. They know that, thanks to the help of the Powhatan tribe, the first permanent English settlement in the Americas survived when others had failed. As Virginians, we know Indian tribes have played an...
  • Georgia men get 10 years in ricin plot

    Georgia men get 10 years in ricin plot
    A federal judge on Friday sentenced two Georgia militia group members to 10 years each in prison for conspiring to produce ricin, with prosecutors saying they plotted to release it from an airplane over Washington. Samuel Crump, 71, and Ray Adams, 58,...
  • James Foley's kindness, passion, faith lauded in Northwestern memorial

    James Foley's kindness, passion, faith lauded in Northwestern memorial
    “Jim was formed by the word of God. Words were his stock in trade, and they resonated with God’s word.” The Rev. Kevin Feeney spoke these words of James Foley during a Northwestern University memorial service for the slain journalist,...