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  • Obama's standing among voters is hurting Democrats, poll finds

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama is dragging down his party and hurting the prospects of fellow Democrats as they head into midterm elections that will determine who controls Congress, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. Obama is beset by problems...
  • El expresidente George W. Bush toma su balde de agua fría

    El expresidente George W. Bush toma su balde de agua fría
    WASHINGTON - El expresidente George H.W. Bush recibió hoy un balde de agua helada derramado por su esposa Laura, sumándose a un reto que se ha popularizado dentro de una campaña de recolección de fondos para combatir una enfermedad. El "Reto del balde...
  • Rioting requires police response [Letter]

    Rioting requires police response [Letter]
    As an Army officer in the late 1960s, I was trained in riot control, responding to the race riots in Washington, D.C. after the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. and just before my departure to Vietnam. I have a simple solution. You see the use of...
  • Iraq conundrum: When is a combat boot a 'boot on the ground'?

    WASHINGTON The U.S. decision to send Marines and special operators into northern Iraq to assess whether to evacuate members of a trapped minority sect from a mountain and away from the Islamic State marked an Obama administration abandonment of a pledge...
  • Islamic State posts video of beheading, warns Obama to halt strikes

    WASHINGTON The Islamic State on Wednesday posted a video purportedly showing the beheading of an American photographer and threatened to execute a second American captive if President Barack Obama didn't halt U.S. airstrikes against its fighters in...
  • Medical marijuana a cutthroat competition in Illinois

     Medical marijuana a cutthroat competition in Illinois
    The medical marijuana business is no place for novices. Not only will entrepreneurs applying for licenses next month need a minimum of $400,000 in liquid assets, they also must provide diagrams and photos of a purchased facility, mapped out and...
  • As Earth warms, relationship between science and religion thaws

    As Earth warms, relationship between science and religion thaws
    Congregants in a Miami church handed the Rev. Mitch Hescox a Bible to take with him to Tallahassee. It was a gift for the governor, and it accompanied 60,000 signatures the reverend had collected, all from evangelical Christians, all asking Gov. Rick...
  • Continue US air strikes; leave ground fighting to the Kurds

    WASHINGTON The best way to start winning a war is to stop losing. That axiom certainly applies to what's going on in Iraq. But, that said, there is no place for American brigades in this battle. Yes, Americans have a huge stake in preventing al-Qaida's...
  • Lauren Bacall, who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, dies at 89

    Lauren Bacall, who taught Humphrey Bogart how to whistle, dies at 89
    At 19, Lauren Bacall was living every red-blooded American woman's dream: Humphrey Bogart was standing inches from her, waiting for her to speak. They were shooting a crucial scene in director Howard Hawks' 1944 wartime drama "To Have and Have Not," but...
  • Thousands might lose health insurance over missing documents

    WASHINGTON Some 310,000 people with inconsistencies in their citizenship and immigration materials might lose their federal marketplace health coverage Sept. 30 unless they provide proper supporting documents by Sept. 5, the Obama administration announced...
  • Airstrikes continue as Obama vows justice for killers; Pentagon weighs more troops

    WASHINGTON U.S. aircraft kept up a steady stream of strikes against Islamic State targets in northern Iraq on Wednesday as President Barack Obama condemned the beheading of U.S. journalist James Foley and indicated that the United States would run his...