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  • Americans conflicted about more war as they remember 9/11

    WASHINGTON As Americans paused Thursday to remember those who died in the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil, they also confronted the possibility that the 13 exhausting years of war that followed may not be ending soon. One the eve of another 9/11...
  • Massachusetts, Rhode Island Democrats nominate women for governor

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Democrats in Massachusetts and Rhode Island picked female candidates to represent their party in November gubernatorial elections, setting the stage for either state to possibly elect its first woman governor. In New Hampshire and...
  • Analysis: Reality upended Obama's hope of ending US military entanglements

    WASHINGTON Unveiling a new defense policy in January 2012 that called for a leaner U.S. military, President Barack Obama assured the nation that more than a decade of foreign conflict that cost thousands of American lives and trillions of dollars was...
  • More strikes hit Iraq as Obama plans speech on battling Islamic State

    President Obama plans to address the nation Wednesday to outline a broader offensive against Sunni Muslim militants in the Middle East, a move welcomed by a number of key congressional leaders who have come to view the extremist group Islamic State as...
  • New Iraqi government named, but parliament delays vote on 2 ministers

    BAGHDAD Iraq's parliament Monday elected Haider al-Abadi, a Shiite legislator, as the country's prime minister, endorsed his political program and approved nearly all of his proposed cabinet in a major political advance after three chaotic months that saw...
  • Obama vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a broader war against the Islamic State, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist" as he escalated U.S. involvement in an armed conflict he spent years trying to...
  • Obama to expand airstrikes to Syria, vows to destroy Islamic State 'wherever they exist'

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday said he will launch airstrikes in Syria against the Islamic State and expand strikes in Iraq, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants "wherever they exist," as he expanded the U.S. role in an...
  • Joseph E. Persico dies at 84; historian, biographer of FDR

    Joseph E. Persico, a historian and biographer whose books on subjects ranging from the Nuremberg trials to the life of Gen. Colin Powell combined dogged research with a novelist's narrative skills, died Aug. 30 at a hospital in Albany, N.Y., after a...
  • Obama spouts lame refrain as Putin bullies Ukraine

    Obama spouts lame refrain as Putin bullies Ukraine
    At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Barack Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State. Yet it was not nearly the most egregious, or...
  • Toronto Film Review: 'Time Out of Mind'

    Richard Gere goes slumming in the streets of Manhattan and emerges with one of his more remarkable performances in "Time Out of Mind," . Executed in a plot-free observational mode that relatively few American independent filmmakers have attempted this...
  • Australia raises threat level to 'high' on Iraq, Syria

    SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia on Friday raised its terror threat level to 'high' for the first ever time, citing the likelihood of terrorist attacks by Australian citizens radicalised in Iraq or Syria, despite stressing there was no knowledge of a specific...