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  • Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan

    Obama signs order expanding U.S. combat role in Afghanistan
    President Barack Obama has signed a secret order authorizing a broader military mission in Afghanistan in 2015 than originally planned, the New York Times reported on Saturday. The decision ensures a direct role for American troops in fighting in...
  • Preparing Chicago for Ebola

     Preparing Chicago for Ebola
    Nurse Nina Pham wore a gown, mask, gloves and other protective gear when she cared for a Liberian patient who died from Ebola in a Dallas hospital. But she still caught the virus. How? Dr. Thomas Frieden of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...
  • Why Iraqi army can't fight, despite $25 billion in U.S. aid, training

    Why Iraqi army can't fight, despite $25 billion in U.S. aid, training
    Hussein Shehab knew things were going badly when he spotted the Iraqi police pickup trucks. They were flying the black flag of Islamic State fighters, who were driving the vehicles straight toward him and his fellow Iraqi security force soldiers. It was...
  • Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up

    Ukraine fighters, surrounded at wrecked airport, refuse to give up
    Only three floors remain in the blackened skeleton of the seven-story, glass-walled airport terminal, opened with a burst of national pride two years ago for the Euro 2012 soccer championship. Ukrainian commandos control two of them: the ground and...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • Report: Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 crash

    Report: Germany blames pro-Russian rebels for MH17 crash
    Germany's BND foreign intelligence agency has concluded that pro-Russian rebels are to blame for the downing of Malaysia Airline MH17 in Ukraine in July, Der Spiegel weekly reported Sunday, the first European agency to say so. The crash over pro-Russian...
  • 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,...
  • West suburban event calendar Oct. 16-22

    Here's a look at upcoming events in and around the west suburbs. Listings are subject to change. Please call the venue in advance. To submit an event for consideration, please visit http://triblocal.com/eventshttp://triblocal.com/events. Thursday, Oct....
  • 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...