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  • Obama's uncertain trumpet

    Obama's uncertain trumpet
    — In his recent Islamic State speech, President Barack Obama said many of the right things. Most importantly, he finally got the mission right: degrade and destroy the enemy. This alone will probably get him a bump in the polls, which have dropped...
  • Ukrainian refugees on edge as they flood into Russia

    Ukrainian refugees on edge as they flood into Russia
    Tatiana Poludnitsina fled her home in the eastern Ukrainian town of Luhansk in her robe and flip-flops after artillery shells hit it in mid-August. With the help of strangers, she crossed the border into Russia, where she now resides in a temporary...
  • 6 killed in Ukraine's Donetsk, ceasefire under strain

    Six people were killed in shelling in Ukraine's rebel-held city of Donetsk on Sunday, municipal authorities said on Monday, putting further strain on a 10-day ceasefire between government forces and Russian-backed separatists. A monitoring team from the...
  • German business lobby group calls EU sanctions a mistake

    BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's new economic sanctions against Russia are a "mistake" because they were imposed just as a week-old ceasefire was bringing calm to the embattled east of Ukraine, the leader of a German business lobby group was quoted...
  • Gene Collier: Roethlisberger not good enough for Steelers offense in need of life

    BALTIMORE As the third quarter leaked away Thursday night and Ben Roethlisberger added two more goofy throws to a badly timed three-and-out, the distance between that moment and the occasion of the Steelers' most recent touchdown had already become a...
  • World waits for white smoke from U.S. Fed

    FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve may give clearer hints on when it will hike the cost of borrowing in the United States in the coming week, as struggling Europe braces for a tight vote in Scotland on whether to leave the United Kingdom....
  • Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East [Commentary]

    Leonard Pitts Jr.: Wondering 'what if' as U.S. forces head back to the Middle East [Commentary]
    If. Two letters long, it is arguably the most fruitless word in the English language, an evocation of paths not taken, possibilities foreclosed, regrets stacked high -- and it lies like a pall of smoke over President Obama's Wednesday-night announcement...
  • Obama needs to clarify murky Middle East mission

    Can President Barack Obama lead a coalition to degrade or destroy the terrorists of the Islamic State? He stared resolutely into the camera from the White House last week, talking of war and threats. He's a good talker. He enunciated. But the ideas...
  • Potential for tragic gap between intentions, outcome

    President Obama has committed the United States to another open-ended Middle East war in which the potential for doing harm rivals the possibility of doing good. That's the bottom line from Obama's sober address to the nation. The president made his...
  • Northern Illinois escapes Vegas with streaks alive

    The Sports Xchange By Steve Guiremand, The Sports Xchange Northern Illinois escapes Vegas with streaks alive LAS VEGAS -- Northern Illinois kept alive its impressive regular season and road win streaks Saturday, but not before UNLV made the Huskies...
  • Mayor taken to hospital amid harbor festivities

    Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake was hospitalized Saturday night after complaining of shortness of breath at the Star-Spangled Spectacular festiivities at Ft. McHenry. The mayor delivered her remarks at the event, which included the vice...