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UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

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A U.N. military vehicle struck a land mine Sunday in the volatile Kidal region of northern Mali, killing a Chadian soldier and wounding four other peacekeepers, a spokesman for the U.N. mission in the West African country... More>>

10 Things to Know for Monday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: More>>

Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

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Newly outraged by the beheading of yet another Western hostage, diplomats from around the world are in Paris pressing for a coherent global strategy to combat extremists from the Islamic State group - minus two of the main... More>>

Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

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Now it's Britain's turn to mourn. More>>

Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

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The roar of a plane above Lower Manhattan. The rise of a pristine tower where ruins once smoldered. News of terrorist attacks in far-off lands. More>>

Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

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Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions. More>>

White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

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The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it's too early to identify them. More>>

Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

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The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members. More>>

Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

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An international rights group called Sunday for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike on a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children, a day after the country's new prime... More>>

Gaza children return to school after war

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Some half million Gaza children made a delayed return to school on Sunday after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings. More>>

Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

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As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next... More>>

Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

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Turkey is the big Muslim power that sits atop raging conflicts in Iraq and Syria, so it might be expected to take a leading role in the NATO coalition announced this month to take on the Islamic State group. More>>

US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

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Unsatisfied with a fragile cease-fire in Ukraine, the United States and the European Union levied new sanctions Friday against major Russian banks and defense companies, as well as penalties aimed at curtailing... More>>

Video shows slaying of British aid worker

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Islamic State extremists released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines, who was abducted in Syria last year, and British Prime Minister David Cameron late Saturday condemned his slaying as "an... More>>

Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

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President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. More>>

Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

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Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island. More>>

Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

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As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sought Egyptian support on Saturday for an international coalition to combat jihadi groups, Egypt pressed for broader international efforts to fight militants in its troubled neighbor,... More>>

Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

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A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver humanitarian aid to a battered Ukrainian city on Saturday, a move made without Kiev's consent yet met with silence by Ukraine's top leaders. More>>

Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

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Iraq's prime minister said Saturday he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by militants in order to spare the lives of "innocent victims" as the armed forces struggle to retake cities and towns... More>>

US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

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The U.S. embassy in Uganda warned American citizens in the country Saturday to stay at home overnight as Ugandan authorities attempt to foil a possible terror attack. More>>

Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

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Pope Francis urged the world Saturday to shed its apathy in the face of what he characterizes as a third world war, intoning "war is madness" at the foot of a grandiose monument to soldiers killed in World War I. More>>

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

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Misspelled graffiti on walls pockmarked by bullets and torn up propaganda stickers make up the few remaining traces of the Islamic State group in this northern Iraqi ghost town after Kurdish forces finally managed to free... More>>

Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

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Syrian refugee Ibrahim Abbas Ali and his family awoke in the middle of the night to the sound of gunfire outside their tent in Lebanon, and for a second time they raced off into the fields, fleeing a war that now seems to... More>>

Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

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In a ruling that calls into question Arizona's gay marriage ban, a judge handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because the state prohibits same-sex... More>>

Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

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Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday urged the United Nations to come up with a more robust strategy to combat the growing use of kidnappings of girls and women as a war tactic across the globe. More>>

AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

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More than 5,000 people have died in sectarian violence in Central African Republic since December, according to an Associated Press tally, suggesting that a U.N. peacekeeping mission approved months ago is coming too late... More>>

Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

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In a nation weary of war, yet alarmed by the prospect of an emerging threat, President Barack Obama's plan to strike Islamic State militants is ruffling the usual left-right politics in several races that will decide... More>>

Questions, answers about Arizona gay marriage case

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U.S. District Judge John Sedwick quickly handed a victory Friday to a gay man who lost his spouse to cancer last month and was denied death benefits because Arizona does not recognize same-sex marriage. Sedwick said that... More>>

Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

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Even as it discouraged Iran from joining diplomatic talks on how to defeat the Islamic State militant group, the United States could not outline Friday what other nations have volunteered to contribute to a worldwide... More>>

US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

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As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next... More>>

Analysis: US strikes unsettling for Damascus

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Syrian President Bashar Assad's government is angry Washington has not taken it on as a partner in the international campaign to hit the Islamic State group, likely for a very significant reason: It is worried that... More>>

Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

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Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair. More>>

Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

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European leaders said Friday that they would allow Ukraine to delay putting a landmark trade deal into effect, a major concession to Russia which has repeatedly threatened retaliation if Kiev implements the measure. More>>

Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

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President Barack Obama has quietly slowed deportations by nearly 20 percent while delaying plans to act on his own potentially to shield millions of immigrants from expulsion. More>>

Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

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On the cusp of intensified airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, President Barack Obama is using the legal grounding of the congressional authorizations President George W. Bush relied on more than a decade ago to go to war. But... More>>

White House: New US mission a war as with al-Qaida

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The White House is characterizing the U.S. mission against Islamic State militants as a war similar to the one waged against al-Qaida and its affiliates. More>>

Islamic State group name raises objection

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Propaganda has been one of the core strategies of the Sunni militant group in Syria and Iraq that today calls itself the Islamic State - and its name is very much a part of that. More>>

Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve

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Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit publicly declared Friday that they refuse to operate in the Palestinian territories, citing moral reasons. More>>

Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

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Pakistan's army said Friday that it has arrested 10 militants suspected of involvement in the 2012 attack on teenage activist Malala Yousafzai, who won world acclaim after she was shot in the head by the Taliban for... More>>

Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

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France will join the U.S.-led airstrikes targeting extremists in Iraq as part of an expanding international effort to combat the Islamic State group, Iraq's new prime minister said after talks with the French president... More>>

AP: More than 5,000 dead in C. African Republic

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There are no headstones to mark these graves, no loving words, nothing to tell the world who lies in these two giant pits full of bodies, or why. Yet a handful of village elders are determined that nobody will be forgotten. More>>

Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

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For most of his half-century in Northern Ireland politics, Ian Paisley was synonymous with two words: "No" and "Never." More>>

Syrian troops capture key central town

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Government forces have captured a central Syrian town that has changed hands several times during the civil war, the military and activists said Friday. More>>

Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

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Two weeks after the end of the Gaza war, there is growing evidence that Hamas militants used residential areas as cover for launching rockets at Israel, at least at times. Even Hamas now admits "mistakes" were made. More>>

10 Things to Know for Friday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: More>>

New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

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The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to... More>>

Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

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Key Arab allies promised Thursday to "do their share" to fight Islamic State militants, but NATO member Turkey refused to join in, signaling the struggle the U.S. faces in trying to get front-line nations to put aside... More>>

Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

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The federal government wasted millions of dollars in building a housing project for Border Patrol agents in Arizona near the Mexican border, spending nearly $700,000 per house in a small town where the average home costs... More>>

Across the years, Obama's 9/11 message varies

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Six times, President Barack Obama has come before the American people to reckon with the legacy of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the anniversary of that awful day. Each time, he has tailored his message to the moment, at... More>>

Obama's request to combat militants draws support

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Bending for once to the will of the White House, Republicans and Democrats coalesced Thursday behind President Barack Obama's call to train and arm Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State militants and pointed toward... More>>

UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria Video included

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Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldiers in the Golan Heights since March 2013 amid questions about the future of... More>>

APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

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A hearing officer has recommended a court martial for a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years, a defense lawyer said Thursday. More>>

AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

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By The Associated Press The United States marked the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks against a troubling backdrop. The ceremonies came just hours after President Barack Obama told the country he... More>>

Bush: I never wanted to be a war-time president

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Former President George W. Bush said Thursday that he had a moment of clarity in a Florida elementary school classroom on Sept. 11, 2001, when his chief of staff told him the second World Trade Center tower had been struck... More>>

Retired general to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

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Retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State militants, as the campaign against the extremist group ramps up and nations begin to determine what role each will... More>>

Obama's counter-terror fight faces high risk

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President Barack Obama's decision to expand airstrikes in Iraq and extend them to Syria raises a host of questions about how an intensified military campaign can achieve his goal of destroying the Islamic State group. More>>

APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

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President Barack Obama is on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since at least 2007, even as he has postponed until after Election Day his promised unilateral action that could shield millions more... More>>

Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

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A leading international rights group on Thursday alleged that Israel committed war crimes during this summer's Gaza war, saying it reached that conclusion after investigating three attacks on or near United Nations-run... More>>

Attacking Syria may entangle US in rebel rivalries

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In expanding its airstrikes into Syria against Islamic State extremists, the U.S. could find itself entangled in a morass of jihadis, rebel rivalries and religious hatred. More>>

Syrian air raids kill 11 in extremist-held town

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Syrian government airstrikes, including one on a crowded sheep market, killed at least 11 people on Thursday in a northern town controlled by the Islamic State group, activists said. More>>

Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

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The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to its financial market, hitting the country's vital oil industry, curbing... More>>

Suspected French jihad recruiter arrested in Paris

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French authorities have arrested a man suspected of being one of the top recruiters of young jihadis for the civil war in Syria, the Interior Ministry said Thursday, describing him as "a particularly dangerous individual." More>>

Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

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Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert gave the flag that flew atop the U.S. Capitol on 9/11 to the Flight 93 National Memorial on Thursday, saying the building might not still be standing if the plane's passengers and... More>>

Mali refugees return north, face food crisis

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A pile of stones and wood was all that remained of the house where Fadimata Walet Abdou Salam once lived when she and her young daughters returned after more than a year of sleeping in a tent as refugees in a foreign country. More>>

Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

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Syrian and Iranian officials criticized the Obama administration on Thursday for excluding them from an international coalition coming together in the battle against the Islamic State group, while a state-run Syrian daily... More>>

Hamas says ready to talk to Israel directly

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A senior Hamas leader says the group is willing to talk directly to Israel, reversing a previous ban. More>>

Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

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The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company officials say.... More>>

Homeland Security chief says ISIL not only threat

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The head of the Homeland Security Department says that while the surging Islamic State group is taking most U.S. attention now, officials must stay on top of other terrorist threats as well. More>>

Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

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By expanding his military campaign against the Islamic State group, President Barack Obama hopes to reverse the militants' momentum in Iraq, squeeze their sanctuary in Syria and erode their recruiting appeal across the... More>>

War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

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Palestinian filmmaker Khalil Mozayen's latest work was already complexly layered - a movie within a movie about a director and screenwriter producing a film about an honor killing in the Gaza Strip. More>>

Congressional reaction to Obama's speech

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By The Associated Press Congressional Republicans and Democrats reacted Wednesday night to President Barack Obama's expanded campaign of military airstrikes and support for partner forces to combat... More>>

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time Video included

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Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless... More>>

FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action Video included

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It's not as clear as President Barack Obama made it sound Wednesday night that he has the authority to go after Islamic State militants in the manner he plans, with sustained airstrikes and associated military actions... More>>

10 Things to Know for Thursday

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By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: More>>

Obama says military campaign will take time Video included

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President Barack Obama says it will take time to eradicate Islamic State extremists but is offering no timetable for how long the United States will conduct airstrikes against the group in Iraq and Syria. More>>

Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq Video included

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President Barack Obama is sending 475 more U.S. troops into Iraq to supplement an existing American military presence that is helping Iraqi security forces battle Islamic State militants and secure diplomatic facilities. More>>

Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

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The Islamic State group is often described as the most fearsome jihadi outfit of all: a global menace outweighing al-Qaida, with armies trembling before its advance. More>>

Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

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The Israeli military said Wednesday it has opened criminal investigations into two high-profile cases involving Palestinian civilian casualties in this summer's Gaza war, in an apparent attempt to head off... More>>

Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

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The United States pledged Wednesday to stand by Iraq as its new leaders pleaded for help in facing down a rampant, deadly insurgency. The assurances by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a daylong visit to Baghdad... More>>

Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea

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A 19-year-old Colorado woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to trying to help the militant Islamic State group under a plea deal in the terrorism case that requires her to give authorities information about other Americans with... More>>

'Home' a relative term for Israel's Davis Cup team

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Andy Ram didn't hide his frustration. More>>

Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

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Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to federal investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the department's inspector general said Tuesday. More>>

Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

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Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday as the military successfully test-fired an intercontinental ballistic... More>>

Attacks kill 30 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

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A series of attacks, mainly car bombings targeting security forces and markets, killed at least 30 people Wednesday in Iraq's capital, authorities said. More>>

What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

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If Arab states, plus NATO member Turkey, join a coalition to take on Islamic State militants, they bring both formidable weaponry and some hesitation about participating in an American-led fight. Here's a look at what... More>>

Syrian rebel group names new leaders after blast

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A Syrian rebel group named a new leader and military chief on Wednesday, less than 24 hours after an explosion killed a dozen of its senior figures in a devastating blow to one of the most powerful factions in the... More>>

France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

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France offered Wednesday to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed, but insisted on a more careful tack for Syria. More>>

Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

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A toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year, the global chemical weapons watchdog said Wednesday. More>>

Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

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The fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay even further the planned start of Iranian natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq, Iran's oil minister was quoted as saying Wednesday. More>>

Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US

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The Islamic State group doesn't pose an immediate threat of an attack in the United States, senior U.S. officials testified Wednesday, but warned that the danger from the militants is spreading beyond the Middle East... More>>

Philippines plans to give Muslims autonomous zone

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The president of the overwhelmingly Catholic Philippines proposed Wednesday to give Muslims in the south the ability to run their own government under their own flag, part of a peace plan aimed at ending a four-decade... More>>

Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

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Ukraine's president promised Wednesday to introduce a bill as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to the pro-Russian east, where separatists have been battling government troops for almost five months. More>>

Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel called Wednesday for the European Union to put new sanctions against Russia into effect immediately because peace plans for eastern Ukraine have not yet been implemented fully. More>>

UN: China yet to deploy peacekeepers to S Sudan

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A spokesman for the U.N. mission in South Sudan says China is expected to deploy up to 700 peacekeeping troops to South Sudan as part of the increase in military personnel authorized by the Security Council last year. More>>

Pakistan airstrikes hit Taliban hideouts, kill 65

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Pakistani warplanes struck five militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border on Wednesday, killing 65 insurgents, the military said. More>>

Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections

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When masked gunmen started pounding on the door last week, politician Mohamed Al Nasri leapt from the second-floor window into a neighbor's home. It was more than just an isolated case of political violence. Coming... More>>

Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

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While the world's attention was focused on the airstrikes and rockets over Gaza and Israel this summer, a wave of violence hit the streets of Jerusalem - and is still roiling parts of this divided city at the core of... More>>

News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

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By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. More>>

No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

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By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to be a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their... More>>

Now open, 9/11 museum sees influx of new artifacts

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After seeing the new National September 11 Memorial Museum, one victim's widow decided to donate one of her husband's FDNY paramedic shirts, karate uniforms and beloved baseball jersey. More>>

Fiji may have jumped gun on fate of its UN troops Video included

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Fiji on Wednesday may have jumped the gun by announcing that its 45 United Nations peacekeepers who are being held captive by Syrian insurgents would be freed soon. More>>

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition Video included

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President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to... More>>

News Guide: Primary election highlights

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By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. More>>

Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

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The federal Office of Personnel Management plans to terminate its massive contracts with USIS, the major security clearance contractor that was targeted last month by a cyberattack, agency, congressional and company... More>>

NYC police: Terror threat more complex than ever

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Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. More>>

Senate candidates in Colo. clash on foreign policy

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Turning more to foreign policy in a Senate race that has centered on domestic concerns, Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on Tuesday blamed Democratic Sen. Mark Udall for not doing more to stop the rise of the terrorist... More>>

House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

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The Republican-controlled House voted Tuesday to condemn President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Congress about the exchange in May of American prisoner Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban leaders held at... More>>

Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza

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The deputy Palestinian prime minister said Tuesday that international donors are hesitant to fund the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip so long as Hamas remains in control there and the specter of future wars looms. More>>

Congress considers review of police military gear

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U.S. government programs to help local police agencies obtain military-grade equipment evolved in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, but more than a decade later lawmakers are questioning why smalltown police... More>>

Bombing kills head, leaders of Syrian rebel group

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The leader of an ultraconservative Islamic rebel group in Syria was killed Tuesday in a suicide bombing along with other of its top officials, its allies said, weakening the ranks of the country's already shaky armed... More>>

Wreckage scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released

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A child's jump rope, its yellow handles blistered and charred. A burned book in Tagalog. Chunks of twisted fuselage. More than seven weeks after being shot from the sky, the wreckage from Malaysia Airlines Flight 17... More>>

NY lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law

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Days before the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, elected officials from New York called on Congress to reauthorize federal legislation to compensate first responders who became ill working at ground zero. More>>

Tough road ahead for Iraq leader after govt formed

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Iraq's new prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, has a daunting task ahead of him: With the world watching, the Shiite politician must unify a deeply divided country against Sunni militants who have seized much of its... More>>

Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

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After three years of chaos since Moammar Gadhafi's fall, Libya is further crumbling into a failed state after Islamist-allied militias took over the capital Tripoli and other cities and set up their own government,... More>>

Terror plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

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Convicted al-Qaida terrorism plotter Jose Padilla, a U.S. citizen jailed for years as an enemy combatant, was handed a new 21-year prison sentence Tuesday because an appeals court determined his previous 17-year term was... More>>

US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

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The U.S. military says it launched five more airstrikes in support of Iraqi government troops and Sunni tribesmen protecting the Haditha Dam against fighters of the Islamic State group that controls parts of northern and... More>>

New Somali extremist leader rose amid purge

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The new leader of Somalia's al-Shabab extremist rebels, Ahmad Umar, is described as a compelling leader who is expected to maintain the Islamic militant group's violent attacks against the Mogadishu government and... More>>

People flee advancing Islamic militants in Nigeria

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Residents who feared for their lives and fled from Nigeria on Tuesday said that Boko Haram fighters are patrolling 50 kilometers (32 miles) of road between two of several towns the Islamic extremists have seized alongside... More>>

UN: Crashed helicopter in S. Sudan was shot down

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A United Nations helicopter that crashed in South Sudan last month was shot down after a rebel commander alleged that U.N. aircraft were being used to transport government troops, the mission in South Sudan said Tuesday. More>>

UN envoy in Libya urges militias to ceasefire

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The United Nations envoy to Libya urged the country's rival militias to cease fire and work on a political settlement, as the country's isolated parliament passed an anti-terrorism law aimed at battling warring... More>>

Guantanamo prisoner in standoff as transfer stalls

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At about 155 pounds, the Syrian prisoner is gaunt for a man over 6 feet tall. He is pale and weak, so lethargic at times that one of his lawyers said he had to lie on the floor when he met with her one day this summer at... More>>

Yemen police open fire on protesters, killing 4

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Yemeni police opened fire on demonstrators led by Shiite rebels who were marching toward the prime minister's office in the capital on Tuesday, killing at least four people and wounding 10, officials said. More>>

Cameroon state media says army kills 100 militants

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Cameroon's state media says the military has killed 100 Islamic militants who traveled from Nigeria to attack a town just across the border. More>>

US, Mideast envoys to meet in Saudi Arabia

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Saudi Arabia says it will host a meeting later this week, bringing together the United States and several Middle East countries to discuss terrorism in the region. More>>

Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

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Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was likely struck by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft," causing it to break up over eastern Ukraine, a preliminary report into the deadly aviation disaster concluded Tuesday. More>>

French defense chief urges global action in Libya

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France's defense minister says he is seeking support from European counterparts for joint action in Libya to stem violence and uproot terrorists who have established a foothold there. More>>

AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

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Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last - because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests. More>>

Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

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A Canadian navy frigate taking part in a NATO exercise in the Black Sea was buzzed by three Russian military jets off the southern coast of Ukraine in an "unnecessarily provocative" incident, Defense Minister Rob Nicholson... More>>

US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight

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Stitching together a broad coalition to tackle the extremist Islamic State group hinges on overcoming the reluctance of U.S. allies in the Middle East who are deeply frustrated with a White House they believe has been... More>>

Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants Video included

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President Barack Obama will go on the offensive against the Islamic State group with a broader counterterror mission than he previously has been willing to embrace, U.S. officials said Monday. The new plan, however, still... More>>

Chile blames terrorists after bomb blast hurts 14

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A blast ripped through a fast-food restaurant next to a busy subway station in Chile's capital on Monday, injuring at least 14 people in the most damaging of nearly 30 bombings or attempted bombings in Santiago this year. More>>

Iraqi parliament approves partial new Cabinet

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Iraq's parliament officially named Haider al-Abadi the country's new prime minister late Monday and approved most of his proposed Cabinet amid calls by the Arab League for its members to combat the Sunni militant... More>>

WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

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The United States and Britain will send medical equipment and military personnel to help contain West Africa's Ebola outbreak, as the World Health Organization warned Monday that many thousands of new infections are... More>>

US fears Islamic State group attack on Jordan

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Worried that Jordan could be vulnerable to the Islamic State militant group, the U.S. is stepping up its intelligence cooperation with one of its most stalwart Middle East allies. More>>

Administration: 'Worst is over for now' on border

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The Obama administration renewed its plea Monday for Congress to provide additional money to deal with the unaccompanied migrant children at the border, even as Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared that "the... More>>

EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action

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The European Union on Monday shied away from slapping new economic sanctions on Russia right away over its actions in eastern Ukraine. Instead, the 28-nation bloc said the punitive measures will come into force "in the... More>>

New VA chief: Veterans agency too complicated

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The Veterans Affairs Department with its 14 different password-protected websites is too complicated for most veterans to navigate, new Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald said Monday as he promised to make it... More>>

Ukraine's leader rallies for unity in key city

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Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port Monday that has been assaulted for days by Russian-backed separatists and declared the city would remain a part of Ukraine. More>>

Stocks fall as oil price slump hits energy sector

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A retreat in oil and energy stocks pulled the rest of the U.S. stock market mostly lower Monday. More>>

Afghanistan's Abdullah rejects election outcome

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Afghan presidential candidate Abdullah Abdullah said Monday that he will not accept the expected official results of the election, breaking a pledge he made to the U.S. secretary of state and injecting new tension into an... More>>

Hagel: US must weigh results of broader Iraq fight

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As the U.S. considers how to expand operations against the Islamic State militants in Iraq, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Monday that President Barack Obama needs to weigh all the consequences of what could be a... More>>

Report: Security agency not prepared for pandemic

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For nearly a decade the Homeland Security Department has stockpiled supplies, from respirators and surgical masks to hand sanitizer and antiviral medications, in case of a pandemic. But the agency stocked up without... More>>

Rescuers end search for missing plane off Jamaica Video included

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After scouring an expanse of white-capped waters off Jamaica for three days, rescuers have called off a search for a small plane that crashed after a ghostly journey down the U.S. East Coast and the northern Caribbean, but... More>>

12 civilians killed in Somalia attack, say police

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At least 12 civilians were killed Monday in a suicide attack targeting African Union troops in Somalia's Lower Shabelle region, the first serious assault by suspected Islamic extremists after the killing of... More>>

4 men on trial in Germany over terror plot

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Four men have gone on trial in Germany accused of forming a terrorist group and planning to kill a far-right politician. More>>

3 al-Shabab suspects arrested in Frankfurt

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Three German men suspected of being members of the Somali-based terrorist organization al-Shabab were arrested at Frankfurt airport after landing there on a flight from Kenya, prosecutors said Monday. More>>

Arab states back new UN appeal by Palestinians

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Arab foreign ministers have backed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's appeal to the United Nations to set a deadline for Israel to end its occupation of lands captured in the 1967 war and make way for an independent... More>>

US weighs security needs at overseas embassies

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The Obama administration is directing all U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to review security and the State Department says it will give additional help to embassies and consulates in need. More>>

New UN rights chief: Syria, Iraq is first priority

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The world's No. 1 human rights priority should be bringing an urgent end to the gruesome conflicts in Iraq and Syria, the new head of the U.N.'s human rights office said Monday. More>>

US to help Georgia boost its defenses

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In the face of growing aggression by Russia, the United States and Georgia moved Sunday to expand their defense relationship - including the possible sale of U.S. Black Hawk helicopters to the former Soviet bloc nation at... More>>

Rights group says militias committed "war crimes"

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An international rights group on Monday accused warring militias in Libya of committing violations that amount to war crimes during a battle the past month for control over the capital's airport. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Thousands of Gazans living in schools

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Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip are still living in schools where they took refuge during seven weeks of fighting between Hamas and Israel that ended late last month. More>>

Border Patrol: Leave law enforcement to the pros

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Not long ago, the U.S. Border Patrol was the only law enforcement agency monitoring the mesquite thickets and sugarcane fields along the Rio Grande, and an agent's challenge was to distinguish between an exhausted... More>>

Palestinian president urges Hamas to yield power

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The new Palestinian unity government faced a new crisis on Sunday after President Mahmoud Abbas threatened to dissolve his alliance with Hamas if the Islamic militant group does not give up power in the Gaza Strip. More>>

9/11 museum shows SEAL's shirt from bin Laden raid

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The shirt a Navy SEAL wore in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and a special coin given to a CIA officer who played a key role in finding him are being displayed at the Sept. 11 museum, adding potent symbols of the... More>>

Shells hit Mogadishu after militant leader death

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A Somali police officer says mortar shells have struck a Mogadishu neighborhood a day after the al-Qaida-linked militants named a new leader and vowed to avenge the death of the previous leader killed by a U.S. airstrike. More>>

Islamic extremists grab towns in northeast Nigeria

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Nigeria's Islamic extremist group, Boko Haram, has seized more towns along Nigeria's northeastern border with Cameroon and is adopting a strategy of encouraging civilians to stay, witnesses said Sunday, as the... More>>

Arab League chief: Confront Islamic State group

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The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists "militarily and politically," issuing an apparent call to arms as President Barack Obama prepares to go to lawmakers and the... More>>

Ukraine shelling claims lives, sets houses ablaze

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Shelling and other clashes between government forces and Russian-backed separatists threw the cease-fire agreement in eastern Ukraine into deepening peril Sunday, two days after it took hold. More>>

Yemen rebels restore sit-in, blocking airport road

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Yemeni security forces briefly broke up a sit-in by Shiite rebels blocking the capital's airport road Sunday, only to have protesters return and keep the main highway closed after the first violence of a weekslong... More>>

Obama to give speech Wednesday on Islamic State

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President Barack Obama will begin laying out a strategy this week to defeat Islamic State militants in the Middle East, meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday and giving a speech Wednesday, the eve of the 13th... More>>

US launches airstrikes around Iraq's Haditha Dam

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The U.S. military said Sunday it launched airstrikes around Haditha Dam in western Iraq, targeting Islamic State insurgents there for the first time in a move to prevent the group from capturing the vital dam. More>>

Jordan delays terror verdict on radical cleric

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The judge in the trial of a radical Jordanian cleric accused of a 2000 plot to attack Israelis, Americans and other Westerners said Sunday he was delaying his verdict pending further examination of the case. More>>

AP Analysis: US wary over hitting Syrian militants

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The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy the militants or even seriously degrade their capabilities means targeting their... More>>

Success of Salvador gang truce: Stronger gangs

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Marvin Gonzalez waves to shopkeepers as he enjoys a morning walk through the sunny, working-class resort of Ilopango. His cellphone rings nonstop with residents seeking his support for anything from dealing with a drunk... More>>

NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

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The U.S. and nine key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they will take on the militants by squeezing their financial resources and going after them with... More>>

Obama defends decision to delay immigration action

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President Barack Obama said Saturday that the surge of immigrant children entering the U.S. illegally changed the politics surrounding the issue of immigration and led him to put off a pledge to use executive action that... More>>

Apparent shelling heard outside Ukrainian port

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Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian fighters says Grad rockets were fired at its positions late Saturday, little more than... More>>

Somalia extremist group names new leader

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Somalia's Islamic extremist rebels, al-Shabab, named a new leader Saturday after confirming the killing of their previous leader by a U.S. airstrike, a commander of the group said. More>>

Islamic State beheads 2nd captive Lebanese soldier

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The mother of a Lebanese soldier held captive by the militant Islamic State group said photographs posted online Saturday purporting to show his beheading appeared to be real. More>>

Syrian strikes on Islamic State stronghold kill 29

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Syria launched a series of airstrikes targeting a stronghold of the Islamic State extremist group on Saturday, killing at least 29 people, most of whom died when one of the missiles slammed into a crowded bakery, activists... More>>

Nigeria: Officials reassure as extremists rampage

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Nigerian officials are trying to reassure citizens panicked about a spreading Islamic insurgency in the northeast even as fleeing residents report the extremists are urging people to join their fight and take their... More>>

Ukraine cease-fire appears to hold Video included

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After more than four months of bloodshed, a cease-fire in Ukraine's rebellious east largely held back fighting Saturday, but appeared fragile as both sides of the conflict claimed the others had violated the agreement. More>>

Alaska governor wraps up hard week in politics

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Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell has had far better weeks than this one, full of political distractions that no candidate wants two months before voters head to the polls. More>>

Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

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The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other surplus military equipment to civilian police departments across the country. More>>

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