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  • Obama's attack plan for ISIS differs from Iraq War strategy

    Obama's attack plan for ISIS differs from Iraq War strategy
    The military offensive ordered by President Obama against marauding Islamic State militants barely resembles the grinding ground war that the United States waged in Iraq from 2003 to 2011 — but may prove just as tough to win. Rather than U.S....
  • Iraqi politicians welcome Obama's expanded campaign against Islamic State

    BAGHDAD Iraqi politicians of every stripe on Thursday applauded President Barack Obama's pledge to destroy the Islamic State militants who now occupy vast areas of Iraq and Syria. The major criticism: He should have acted sooner. Their generally upbeat...
  • Syria's Nusra Front releases U.N. peacekeepers in Golan

    GOLAN HEIGHTS (Reuters) - Dozens of Fijian U.N. peacekeepers, released by al Qaeda-linked group Nusra Front in Syria, arrived in Israeli-held territory on the Golan Heights on Thursday, an Israeli military spokeswoman said. "We opened the border and they...
  • 'Pawn Sacrifice' film captures chess drama of Fischer-Spassky face-off

    By Mary Milliken TORONTO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - There might have been something more nerve-wracking than being an opponent to world chess champion Bobby Fischer, and that was being the mercurial man's minder. "Pawn Sacrifice," a film premiering at the...
  • Top Republicans back Obama's plan to fight Islamic State

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican leader of the U.S. House of Representatives voiced support on Thursday for President Barack Obama's expanded campaign against Islamic State militants, but members of his party questioned whether the plan was...
  • Savoring Gettysburg one bite at a time

    Savoring Gettysburg one bite at a time
    Halfway through the eight-stop Savor Gettysburg Food Tour, I was slowing down. I had already eaten chicken fajitas and pork carnitas at El Costeno, followed by gooey macaroni and cheese with big lumps of crab meat at One Lincoln. I had sampled more than a...
  • Syria warns against foreign intervention after Obama speech

    DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Any foreign intervention in Syria would be an act of aggression unless it is approved by Damascus, a Syrian government minister said on Thursday, after the United States said it was prepared to strike against Islamic State militants...
  • Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State

    Kerry presses Arabs to back campaign against Islamic State
    Secretary of State John Kerry pressed Arab leaders on Thursday to back President Barack Obama's new military drive against Islamic State, calling for tighter curbs on funding for militants and fewer extremist messages in Arab media. Meeting Arab leaders...
  • No new war without congressional approval

    How does a war-weary president convince a war-weary nation to start another war? In a prime-time address to the nation on Wednesday evening, President Obama tried. First, he laid out the case against ISIS, a ruthless terrorist organization unlike any we'...
  • Despite chaos, Libya hopes to hold constitution vote in December

    Despite chaos, Libya hopes to hold constitution vote in December
    BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Libya hopes to hold a referendum on a new constitution in December, a committee said on Thursday, undeterred by a descent into chaos and violence that has forced the elected parliament to move hundreds of miles from the capital....
  • Robert W. Weinhold Sr., decorated Army Ranger

    Robert W. Weinhold Sr., decorated Army Ranger
    Robert W. Weinhold Sr., a decorated Army Airborne Ranger in the Vietnam War who later worked for several financial institutions, died Monday at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center of kidney failure. He was 75. The son of Herman W....