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  • 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...
  • U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth

    U.S. surprised by Islamic State's rapid growth
    As Islamic State fighters from Syria blitzed across northern Iraq this summer, they swept thousands of fresh recruits from Iraqi Sunni tribal militias, prisons and insurgent groups into their ranks, nearly tripling the size of their armed force and...
  • 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....
  • Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious

    Middle East countries offer to aid fight against Islamic State, but Britain cautious
    WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join air strikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and...
  • 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,...
  • 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-...
  • U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State

    U.S. finds support from Arab countries in fight against Islamic State
    Washington said countries in the Middle East had offered to join airstrikes against Islamic State militants and Australia said it would send troops, but Britain held back even after the group beheaded a British hostage and threatened to kill another. U....
  • 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-...
  • 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...
  • Missing Afghan soldiers found near Canadian border

    Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a defense department official said on Monday. “I can confirm that the Canadians have them,” the...
  • Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama

    Hagel dismisses reports he resigned over differences with Obama
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said on Thursday his resignation last week was not prompted by "major differences" with President Barack Obama, pushing back against statements that he had been fired or quit due to White House micromanagement. Hagel,...