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  • Sex abuse case may spell end of football at New Jersey high school

    Sex abuse case may spell end of football at New Jersey high school
    The superintendent of a New Jersey school district that canceled this year's high school football season amid a hazing case that led to sexual assault charges said on Monday he is considering suspending the program in future years as well. Seven...
  • 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...
  • White rage doesn't have to take to the streets

    When we look back on what happened in Ferguson, Mo., during the summer of 2014, it will be easy to think of it as yet one more episode of black rage ignited by yet another police killing of an unarmed African-American male. But that has it precisely...
  • U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam

    U.S. airstrikes rout Islamic State near Haditha Dam
     U.S. warplanes carried out five strikes on Islamic State insurgents menacing Iraq's Haditha Dam on Sunday, witnesses and officials said, widening what President Barack Obama called a campaign to curb and ultimately defeat the jihadist movement. Obama...
  • Archeological presentation, Civil War reenactment and senior center activities in York County

    Archaeologists from the Fairfield Foundation will present their findings at noon on Sept. 25 at the East Room of York Hall. Numerous digs were conducted at New Quarter Park in upper York County since 2005. New Quarter Park was once a new slave quarter...
  • Newport News museum looks back at the Great War

    Newport News museum looks back at the Great War
    When the first guns of World War I opened fire in August 1914, few people in Hampton Roads foresaw how the battles in faraway Europe would lead to a hometown revolution. No place in the United States was so deeply and permanently reshaped by the...
  • More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks

    More and more children join Syrian rebels' desperate ranks
    The prayer room in the 12th century mosque had the feel of a bachelor pad — cups of tea and coffee and half-full ashtrays covered most surfaces. A lanky teenager named Hussein Mansour plopped himself down and placed a grenade and a small bag of...
  • 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...
  • 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...