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  • Islamic State campaign tests Obama's commitment to Mideast allies

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After about 15 hours of flying and five hours of meetings, sleep finally caught up with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad. It was 6:04 p.m.  After sinking into his seat at the center of the cavernous interior of a C-...
  • Preview: UNLV at Houston

    SportsDirect Inc. Preview: UNLV at Houston Houston is hoping the opening of its new on-campus facility will spur the Cougars on to a big season when conference play finally begins. However, despite recording the largest home crowd since 1991, the...
  • Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria

    Caveats to Obama's rule against 'combat mission' in Iraq, Syria
    A day after his top military advisor opened the door to putting U.S. combat troops on the ground in Iraq and Syria, President Obama appeared to slam it shut again Wednesday, declaring that American troops "do not and will not have a combat mission." The...
  • House votes to arm, train moderate Syrian rebels

    The U.S. House of Representatives approved President Barack Obama's plan on Wednesday to train and arm moderate Syrian rebels, but questions remain over whether it will give them the advanced weapons they say they need to defeat Islamic State militants....
  • Pennsylvania House lawmakers vote for ISIS/Syria plan

    — Congressman Charlie Dent broke from the rest of the Lehigh Valley delegation Wednesday when he voted against a plan to train and equip Syrian rebels in the fight against Islamic State militants. Dent, a Republican who represents much of the...
  • U.S. advisers may take forward positions in Iraq fighting

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Fla. (Reuters) - Some U.S. military advisers could end up in front-line positions in the fight against Islamic State militants, the White House said on Wednesday, although President Barack Obama vowed that America would not fight...
  • 'Land of the free' a 'hollow phrase'

    Far too often, national anthems, flags, pledges and slogans become poor substitutes for real patriotism. During the Vietnam War protests, policemen wore flags on their uniforms along with such slogans as "America, love it or leave it" or "My country,...
  • Boeing's 'space taxi' includes seat for a tourist

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Boeing Co's proposal to develop a so-called space taxi for NASA astronauts includes a seat for paying tourists to fly to the International Space Station, the company's program manager said on Wednesday, a first for a U.S....
  • With strings attached, House approves Obama plan for Syrian rebels

    WASHINGTON A divided House of Representatives gave tentative approval Wednesday to President Barack Obama's plan to train and equip vetted Syrian rebels to combat the Islamic State, as members of both parties expressed concerns about the plans and...
  • Senators assail Obama plans to fight Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

    WASHINGTON U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday tore apart the Obama administration's strategy to fight the Islamic State, expressing skepticism about the scope, duration and partners involved in what Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged would be a "multi-...
  • Russia's Lavrov says Ukraine ceasefire holds: RIA

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the ceasefire in Ukraine was holding and that violations were likely to decrease in number, RIA news agency reported on Wednesday. "In general, our assessment and the assessment of...