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  • Families, veterans hope 'Lost 74' of 1969 tragedy will finally be counted

    SEATTLE For more years than Navy Ensign Alan Armstrong was alive, his family has been seeking greater recognition of his death. "He was a bright young man, with tremendous potential, a beautiful young wife and a new baby," said Glen Rice, of Edmonds,...
  • Former Sun reporter Joseph F. Nawrozki III dies at 70

    Former Sun reporter Joseph F. Nawrozki III dies at 70
    Joseph F. Nawrozki III, a retired investigative reporter who served on the staff of three Baltimore daily newspapers and was a Vietnam War combat veteran, died of leukemia Saturday at his Bel Air home. He was 70. "Joe had a real instinct for the...
  • Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence

    Afghanistan swears in new leader amid dispute, violence
    KABUL (Reuters) - Afghanistan inaugurated its first new president in a decade on Monday, swearing in technocrat Ashraf Ghani to head a power-sharing government just as the withdrawal of most foreign troops presents a crucial test. The first democratic...
  • Prospect of tighter White House security touches nerve in Washington

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The prospect of more of the U.S. capital being closed off after an intruder got into the White House has struck a nerve in Washington over public space being eroded by barricades and bollards. The possible tightening of security...
  • Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring

    Why 'No Boots On The Ground' Isn't Reassuring
    Each time I hear President Barack Obama assure us that there will be "no boots on the ground" in Iraq or Syria, I think of my husband's Army boots, lying in a heap in the corner of the downstairs study. They're covered in fine dust from his latest...
  • Don't expect quick end in terror fight

     Don't expect quick end in terror fight
    Expect to be in it for the long haul. More than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan has left Americans war-weary, but the reality is we are not even close to being finished. The U.S.-led airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State fighters started...
  • Iowa Senate seat might turn on chicken poop and hogs

    JEFFERSON, Iowa The race for the U.S. Senate in Iowa may come down to how voters feel about a chicken crossing into the wrong yard. Or whether Iowa hogs make a candidate especially qualified to deal with Washington pork. This too-close-to-call Senate...
  • Congress should roll back the president's war without borders

    This week's air strikes in Syria mark the latest step in the escalation of the U.S. war in the region. A conflict that started as a bid to provide humanitarian aid and protect U.S. personnel in Iraq has grown in just over two months into a war without...
  • Iran's president blames Islamic State rise on US invasion of Iraq

    NEW YORK Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday appeared to shut the door to Iran's participation in the U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State, blaming the U.S occupation of Iraq for the rise of the brutal al-Qaida spinoff and asserting...
  • Congress in no rush to return for war authorization

    WASHINGTON The United States has begun a bombing campaign in Syria, but don't bet on Congress returning to Washington to vote on a new war authorization anytime soon. Shortly after airstrikes against the Islamic State in Syria started, some lawmakers...
  • Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message

    Hostage held by Islamic State pleads 'for his life' in audio message
    The wife of a British aid worker being held by Islamic State--the militant group targeted by U.S. and Gulf Arab air strikes in Syria--said on Tuesday she had received an audio message from her husband. "An audio file of Alan pleading for his life has just...