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  • Obama vows justice for killers of U.S. journalist; rescue mission failed

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama on Wednesday vowed justice for the Islamist killers of American journalist James Foley, as officials revealed that U.S. forces had launched a secret raid inside Syria last month to rescue him and other captives only to...
  • Andy And Barney Wouldn't Stand A Chance Out There

    Upon viewing the Horsey's View cartoon of Andy Taylor and Barney Fife being compared to today's law enforcement officers [Aug, 23], something struck me that is not being discussed in all the comparisons between Mayberry and contemporary policing. It is...
  • Washington state lauded for cautious approach to pot sales

    WASHINGTON After voters in Washington state and Colorado made history by legalizing marijuana in November 2012, Colorado hit the finish line first, opening its pot stores to big fanfare on Jan. 1 of this year. By contrast, Washington state had a slow and...
  • Islamic State posts video of US journalist's beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON In a savage response to U.S. strikes on its fighters in northern Iraq, the Islamic State on Wednesday posted a video showing the beheading of an American news photographer, and it threatened to execute a second U.S. captive if President...
  • Obama weighs risks of attacking jihadists in Syria

    WASHINGTON Amid growing pressure to act, President Barack Obama on Tuesday cautioned that defeating the Islamic State would take time, even as some Pentagon officials expressed frustration with what they decried as White House foot-dragging on striking...
  • Police Need Situational Training

    Far too often we read news reports about a confrontation between an officer and an unarmed citizen where the officer overreacts. The citizen usually ends up injured or dead. It happened in Washington, D.C. with Miriam Carey, in Ferguson with Michael...
  • In Ferguson, mixed reviews for Gov. Nixon, good for Sen. McCaskill

    WASHINGTON Think New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, whose competence in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy helped raise his profile outside his state. Recall former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who became an icon of resolve and resilience in the wake of...
  • Administration moves toward new rule on contraceptives

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration on Friday moved to enact new rules that help ensure contraception coverage for employees of certain companies that have religious objections to birth control. The new rule would seek to isolate the employers from the...
  • Obama's approach in confronting Islamic State overlooks Syria

    WASHINGTON Despite two weeks of U.S. airstrikes in northern Iraq, the Islamic State retains its bloody grip on roughly half of the country and is rolling up new conquests in Syria, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to develop a comprehensive,...
  • US drops search for new shelters to house child immigrants

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration has quietly abandoned its aggressive monthslong search for emergency shelters across the nation as the number of children illegally crossing the southern border alone continues to drop. At the same time, three...
  • Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra

    Suicide by train rate puts spotlight on Metra
    Signs on railway station platforms in Boston, New York and Toronto are intended to offer help to anyone who is emotionally distressed or suicidal — a last-ditch effort to keep people from taking a final, fatal step onto the train tracks....