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  • Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival

    Snowden documentary to premiere at NY festival

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:32:03 GMT
    A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival.More >
    A documentary about Edward Snowden is a late addition to the New York Film Festival.More >
  • Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:02 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:02:17 GMT
    Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part...More >
    Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea...More >
  • Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    Iraq parliament rejects interior, defense nominees

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:32:22 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers say the country's prime minister has made his decision on the remaining posts in his Cabinet, including the critical positions of interior minister and defense minister.More >
    Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air...More >
  • West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    West Bank settler group boasts rapid growth

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:32 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:32:16 GMT
    The main organization representing West Bank settlers says the population of Jewish Israelis living in the West Bank experienced strong growth during the first half of this year.More >
    Israel's settler population in the West Bank increased by 2 percent in the first half of the year, an advocacy group announced Tuesday, signaling robust growth in the settlements even while Israel was conducting peace...More >
  • Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

    Dempsey: If campaign fails, ground troops possible

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 16:22:40 GMT
    President Barack Obama's strategy to combat Islamic State extremists in Iraq and Syria is being scrutinized in Congress, where the expanded military campaign has broad support but faces skepticism after more...More >
    The nation's top military leader told Congress on Tuesday he would recommend that the United States consider deploying ground forces to Iraq if President Barack Obama's expanded air campaign to destroy Islamic...More >
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:53 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:53:55 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...More >
  • Ukraine legislators ratify landmark EU deal

    Ukraine legislators ratify landmark EU deal

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:43 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:43:26 GMT
    The city council in Donetsk says three people have been killed and five wounded in shelling overnight in the city in eastern Ukraine.More >
    Ukraine's parliament ratified a landmark association agreement with the European Union on Tuesday, firmly pivoting the country toward the West and drawing a line under the issue that last year sparked massive protests...More >
  • Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Afghan suicide bomber kills 3 foreign troops

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:12:35 GMT
    A police official in Kabul says that a suicide car bomber has targeted a foreign convoy just a couple hundred yards (meters) from the U.S. Embassy.More >
    A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three members of the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.More >
  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:04:14 GMT
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.More >
    Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq.More >
  • UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    UN panel emphasizes Assad role in Syria war crimes

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-09-16 15:03:33 GMT
    The U.N. commission investigating war crimes in Syria says President Bashar Assad's government is committing the bulk of atrocities inside the war-torn country, exceeding the toll from the horrific massacres...More >
    As nations mount an offensive against the Islamic State militants that have gained a stronghold in Iraq and Syria, a U.N. human rights commission emphasized Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad's government has...More >
  • Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    Syrian aircraft crashes in city held by IS group

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-09-16 14:42:41 GMT
    A Syrian military aircraft crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S....More >
    A Syrian military plane crashed into the de facto capital of the Islamic State group on Tuesday, killing at least eight people, as thousands of its residents fled to nearby villages in anticipation of expected U.S....More >
  • Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

    Roadside bomb kills 6 policemen in Egypt's Sinai

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-09-16 13:02:17 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Ministry says a roadside bomb has killed five police conscripts and an officer and injured two others near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula.More >
    A powerful explosion killed five Egyptian police conscripts and an officer near the border town of Rafah in the restive Sinai Peninsula early Tuesday, in an attack that bore the hallmarks of a local al-Qaida-inspired...More >
  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 8:52 AM EDT2014-09-16 12:52:57 GMT
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to...More >
    The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local...More >
  • China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

    China rig finds gas after Vietnam sea standoff

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 6:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 10:51:36 GMT
    The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced...More >
    The Chinese exploration rig at the center of a tense maritime standoff with Vietnam earlier this year has made its first deep sea gas discovery in the politically volatile South China Sea, state media announced Tuesday.More >
  • Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border

    Militants attack Pakistani post near Afghan border

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 5:51 AM EDT2014-09-16 09:51:46 GMT
    Pakistan's military says its warplanes have targeted three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing at least 20 insurgents.More >
    A group of militants attacked a Pakistan army post from neighboring Afghanistan Tuesday morning, sparking a shootout that left 11 insurgents and three soldiers killed, the military said, as government warplanes killed 20...More >
  • As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    As core al-Qaida weakened, its successors spread

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:31 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:31:51 GMT
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.More >
    Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming.More >
  • AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    AP sources: US would retaliate against Assad

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 3:22 AM EDT2014-09-16 07:22:35 GMT
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.More >
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.More >
  • Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Ukraine village hopes for chance to rebuild

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:32 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:32:07 GMT
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to...More >
    The kindergarten building in this village in eastern Ukraine was once a source of pride. Renovated and brightly decorated with money provided by German donors, its classrooms were opening the doors of education to 120...More >
  • Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 2:12 AM EDT2014-09-16 06:12:06 GMT
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional...More >
    Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship...More >
  • DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

    DOJ extremism fight could take cue from Minnesota

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-09-16 05:21:59 GMT
    When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large...More >
    When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting went straight to the city's large Somali...More >
  • House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    House GOP moves ahead on Syrian rebel training

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:32 GMT
    This week offers Congress its best chance to get answers about President Barack Obama's new Mideast counterterror strategy.More >
    Lawmakers raced Monday to authorize an expanded mission to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels before heading back to the campaign trail, with House Republicans preparing legislation backing a central plank of President...More >
  • 6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    6 killed, 15 wounded in east Ukraine city

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 02:31:26 GMT
    Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire...More >
    Shelling killed six people and wounded 15 others in the rebel stronghold of Donetsk, the city council said Monday - the worst reported violence since a cease-fire between Russian-backed rebels and Ukrainian troops took...More >
  • Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Kerry: US open to talks with Iran on Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 9:31 PM EDT2014-09-16 01:31:42 GMT
    Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France called together diplomats to come up with a coherent global strategy Monday to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of...More >
    As more than two dozen nations pledged Monday to help Iraq fight the Islamic State militants, the United States said it was open to talking to Iran about a role in resolving the crisis, despite Washington's earlier...More >
  • Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

    Cuomo, Christie discuss the region's terror threat

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:52:27 GMT
    New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremists, federal and state officials warned Monday.More >
    Federal and state officials say New York and New Jersey are facing a daunting domestic terror threat fueled by mounting hostilities between the United States and Islamic State extremistsMore >
  • AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

    AP sources: US would hit back against Assad attack

    Monday, September 15 2014 7:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 23:01:12 GMT
    Senior Obama administration officials say the United States would retaliate if Syrian President Bashar Assad (bah-SHAR' AH'-sahd) were to order his forces to go after American planes launching airstrikes...More >
    The United States would retaliate against Syrian President Bashar Assad's air defenses if he were to go after American planes launching airstrikes in his country, senior Obama administration officials said Monday.More >
  • UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:51:30 GMT
    The United Nations is set to take over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has...More >
    The United Nations took over a regional African peacekeeping mission in Central African Republic on Monday, nine months after sectarian violence erupted that has left at least 5,000 people dead and has forced tens of...More >
  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Monday, September 15 2014 6:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 22:21:35 GMT
    After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack...More >
    Two Vietnam War soldiers - one still living, one killed in action - received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers...More >
  • Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Merkel: Russia must withdraw troops from Ukraine

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:11:27 GMT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.More >
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Russia must withdraw its troops from Ukraine for a peace plan there to work.More >
  • Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe

    Pope meets with Argentine judge in Dirty War probe

    Monday, September 15 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-09-15 21:00:56 GMT
    Pope Francis has met with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military officers for one of the most notorious crimes of the country's Dirty War.More >
    Pope Francis met Monday with an Argentine judge who played a key role in the recent convictions of two former military officers for one of the most notorious crimes of the country's Dirty War.More >
  • Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    Judge: Lawsuit in Petraeus scandal can proceed

    Monday, September 15 2014 4:01 PM EDT2014-09-15 20:01:13 GMT
    A federal judge says a Tampa, Florida, woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging that the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.More >
    A federal judge ruled Monday that a Florida woman can pursue her lawsuit alleging the government invaded her privacy in the scandal over former CIA director David Petraeus.More >
  • Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:53 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:53:18 GMT
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.More >
    Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism.More >
  • White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    White House still seeking coalition in Mideast war

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:58 GMT
    As the United States works to assemble a coalition against the Islamic State group, the White House is trying to make clear what a successful outcome would be.More >
    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 >
  • Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Gazans rush to enjoy life after ruinous war

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:24 GMT
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are...More >
    After a ruinous war, Gaza is rushing back to a veneer of normalcy at astonishing speed. Street cafes and beaches are packed with people until late at night. Families crowd the few public parks. Wedding halls are booked solid.More >
  • Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

    Mystery airstrikes target Libyan Islamist militias

    Monday, September 15 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-09-15 18:52:21 GMT
    Commanders and a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias say four airstrikes by unidentified parties hit a western town near the capital Tripoli, killing one person and wounding five.More >
    Unidentified warplanes conducted four airstrikes on Monday near the Libyan capital of Tripoli, leaving one dead and five wounded, a spokesman for Libya's Islamist-allied militias and a militia commander said.More >
  • NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

    NATO head: threats from Russia, Islamic State

    Monday, September 15 2014 1:11 PM EDT2014-09-15 17:11:12 GMT
    NATO secretary general Anders Fogh Rasmussen says members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront "virulent, violent and anti-Western threats" from both Russia and the so-called Islamic...More >
    NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Monday that members of the U.S.-led alliance must stand shoulder to shoulder to confront simultaneous security threats from Russia and the Islamic State extremist...More >
  • Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Islamic State group issues new curriculum in Iraq

    Monday, September 15 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-09-15 16:21:28 GMT
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."More >
    The extremist-held Iraqi city of Mosul is set to usher in a new school year. But unlike years past, there will be no art or music. Classes about history, literature and Christianity have been "permanently annulled."More >
  • US creating programs to counter extremists

    US creating programs to counter extremists

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:52 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:52:26 GMT
    The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq.More >
    The Justice Department is launching a series of pilot programs in cities around the country to deal with American extremists intent on joining the fighting in countries like Syria and Iraq, Attorney General Eric Holder...More >
  • Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    Monday, September 15 2014 11:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 15:21:33 GMT
    A 20-year-old German man is going on trial in Frankfurt accused of being a member of the extremist Islamic State group.More >
    A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany.More >
  • Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives

    Uganda holds 19 terror suspects, seizes explosives

    Monday, September 15 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-09-15 14:11:03 GMT
    A Uganda military spokesman says six terror suspects were arrested over the weekend in a raid on an al-Shabab cell that was apparently plotting an attack in this East African country.More >
    Ugandan authorities are holding 19 suspects arrested over an apparent terror plot, officials said Monday as the security agencies continued an operation to dismantle what they said was an al-Shabab cell plotting attacks in...More >
  • UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    UN takes over C. African Republic peacekeeping

    Monday, September 15 2014 8:21 AM EDT2014-09-15 12:21:28 GMT
    The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central African Republic.More >
    The United Nations is taking over from an African peacekeeping mission trying to stabilize Central African Republic.More >
  • Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Obama condemns beheading of Briton by extremists

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 02:20:21 GMT
    President Barack Obama is condemning as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.More >
    President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a "barbaric murder" the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists.More >
  • UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    UN: 1 Chadian peacekeeper dead in northern Mali

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:20:21 GMT
    A spokesman for the U.N. mission in Mali says one peacekeeper is dead and four others have been wounded near the volatile northern town of Kidal.More >
    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

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, September 14 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-09-15 01:10:46 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:More >
    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

    Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

    Sunday, September 14 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-09-15 00:50:34 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Britain mourns slain hostage; another under threat

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:55 GMT
    Prime Minister David Cameron is summoning military and security chiefs for an emergency meeting in response to the beheading of a British hostage and a threat against another.More >
    Now it's Britain's turn to mourn.More >
  • Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

    Seeking help after years of 9/11 survivor guilt

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:20 PM EDT2014-09-14 22:20:33 GMT
    The roar of a plane. The rise of a new building. Terrorism in far-off lands.More >
    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

    Residents emerge in shell-shocked Ukrainian city

    Sunday, September 14 2014 3:50 PM EDT2014-09-14 19:50:28 GMT
    Several residential neighborhoods in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk have come under repeated shelling, imperiling a fragile cease-fire agreement imposed last week.More >
    Months of daily shelling reduced the east Ukraine city of Luhansk to a ghost town, silent but for the explosions.More >
  • Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

    Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:40:15 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Rights group calls for probe into Iraqi airstrike

    Sunday, September 14 2014 11:20 AM EDT2014-09-14 15:20:06 GMT
    An international rights group is calling for an investigation into an Iraqi airstrike near a school housing displaced families that killed 31 civilians, including 24 children.More >
    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

    Gaza children return to school after war

    Sunday, September 14 2014 10:10 AM EDT2014-09-14 14:10:16 GMT
    Some half million Gaza children are making a delayed return to school after a devastating 50-day war with Israel that killed more than 2,100 Palestinians and damaged hundreds of school buildings.More >
    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

    Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:29 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:29:07 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Turkey seeks behind-scene role in NATO coalition

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:27 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:27:13 GMT
    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 >
    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

    US, EU levy sanctions on Russia despite cease-fire

    Sunday, September 14 2014 6:26 AM EDT2014-09-14 10:26:31 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Video shows slaying of British aid worker

    Saturday, September 13 2014 11:10 PM EDT2014-09-14 03:10:22 GMT
    A video has been posted online purporting to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of British aid worker David Haines, who went missing in Syria last year.More >
    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 >
  • Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    Rescuers end ocean search for Navy fighter pilot

    Saturday, September 13 2014 8:39 PM EDT2014-09-14 00:39:47 GMT
    Rescuers searched an area of the far western Pacific Ocean Saturday for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island.More >
    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

    Egypt seeks broader alliance with US over Libya

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:09 PM EDT2014-09-13 23:09:53 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Egypt is an "important partner" in the emerging coalition aimed at beating back the extremist Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq.More >
    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

    Ukraine government repels rebel attack on airport

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:39:36 GMT
    Ukraine's prime minister says his country is "still in a state of war" with neighboring Russia despite a cease-fire between the government forces and Moscow-backed rebels in the east.More >
    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

    Iraq PM orders halt to shelling of civilian areas

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-09-13 19:19:43 GMT
    Iraq's prime minister says he has ordered the army to stop shelling populated areas held by the Islamic State group.More >
    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

    US gov't warns citizens of terror plot in Uganda

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-13 16:59:22 GMT
    The U.S. embassy in Uganda has warned American citizens in the country to stay indoors overnight Saturday because Ugandan authorities have warned of a terrorist plot.More >
    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

    Pope urges world to shed apathy toward new threats

    Saturday, September 13 2014 7:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 11:19:20 GMT
    Pope Francis confronts a piece of his own family history on Saturday when he visits a World War I memorial built amid battlefields where his grandfather fought in a fierce Italian offensive against the...More >
    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

    After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

    Saturday, September 13 2014 5:39 AM EDT2014-09-13 09:39:28 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Syrians attacked in Lebanon after soldiers killed

    Saturday, September 13 2014 3:49 AM EDT2014-09-13 07:49:34 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Man wins fight to get same-sex union recognized

    Saturday, September 13 2014 12:19 AM EDT2014-09-13 04:19:00 GMT
    An Arizona man whose longtime partner recently died went to court on Friday to ask a federal judge to grant him death benefits.More >
    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

    Clinton wants more done to halt kidnappings

    Friday, September 12 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 23:39:03 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling on 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 Middle EastMore >
    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

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

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:59:16 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Obama's war plan rattles Dem, GOP Senate nominees

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:49:31 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Questions, answers about Arizona gay marriage case

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:32 GMT
    WHAT WAS AT ISSUE IN FRIDAY'S HEARING?More >
    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

    Kerry says no to Iran's help against Islamic group

    Friday, September 12 2014 5:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 21:29:03 GMT
    Top diplomats from the United States and Turkey are meeting to discuss what Ankara is willing to contribute to a growing worldwide coalition to defeat the Islamic State militant group.More >
    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

    US will be ramping up airstrikes soon _ in Iraq

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:49 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Analysis: US strikes unsettling for Damascus

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:49 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:49:26 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Cobbling coalition for Iraq, Syria no easy task

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:54 GMT
    Assembling a coalition to fight the militants from the Islamic State group is proving to be a complicated affair.More >
    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

    Ukraine will delay implementation of EU deal

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:39:36 GMT
    Government and rebel forces have exchanged dozens of prisoners captured during fighting in Ukraine as part of a cease-fire agreement sealed earlier this month.More >
    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

    Deportations down 20 percent, fewest since 2007

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:29:39 GMT
    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 >
    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?

    Can Obama wage war without consent of Congress?

    Friday, September 12 2014 4:00 PM EDT2014-09-12 20:00:14 GMT
    The White House says Bush-era congressional authorizations for the war on al-Qaida and the Iraq invasion give President Barack Obama the legal backing to expand the fight against the Islamic State group without new...More >
    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

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

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:39 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:39:14 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Islamic State group name raises objection

    Friday, September 12 2014 3:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 19:09:14 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Dozens of Israeli intel soldiers refuse to serve

    Friday, September 12 2014 2:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 18:19:31 GMT
    Dozens of reserve soldiers from an elite Israeli intelligence unit have sent a letter to the country's military chief and prime minister saying they refuse to serve for moral reasons.More >
    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

    Pakistan nabs militants linked to attack on Malala

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 17:19:32 GMT
    Pakistan's army says 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 by the Taliban in the country's...More >
    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

    Iraq premier says France to join airstrikes effort

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:59:09 GMT
    French President Francois Hollande is en route to Iraq, as his country prepares possible airstrikes with a U.S.-led coalition against extremists who have seized territory around the region.More >
    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

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

    Friday, September 12 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-09-12 16:19:14 GMT
    An Associated Press tally shows more than 5,000 people have died in the sectarian violence that has ravaged Central African Republic for nine months.More >
    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

    Protestant firebrand Ian Paisley dies aged 88

    Friday, September 12 2014 11:49 AM EDT2014-09-12 15:49:12 GMT
    The Rev. Ian Paisley, the divisive Protestant firebrand who devoted his life to thwarting compromise with Catholics in Northern Ireland only to become a pivotal peacemaker in his twilight years, died Friday in...More >
    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

    Syrian troops capture key central town

    Friday, September 12 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-09-12 13:39:33 GMT
    The Syrian army and an activist group say government forces have captured a central town that has changed hands several times during the civil war.More >
    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

    Evidence growing that Hamas used residential areas

    Friday, September 12 2014 1:18 AM EDT2014-09-12 05:18:40 GMT
    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 >
    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

    10 Things to Know for Friday

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-09-12 01:08:33 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    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

    New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-09-12 00:09:49 GMT
    A solemn reading of the names. Moments of silence to mark the precise times of tragedy. Stifled sobs of those still mourning.More >
    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

    Arab allies pledge to fight Islamic State group

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:58:34 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Saudi Arabia to try to pin down Middle Eastern allies on what support they will give to worldwide efforts to beat back the Islamic State militant group that has seized large...More >
    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

    Report: Border Patrol homes cost $680,000 each

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:49 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:49:14 GMT
    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...More >
    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

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

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:38:31 GMT
    Five 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...More >
    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

    Obama's request to combat militants draws support

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:40 GMT
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he believes Congress will help President Barack Obama carry through on his strategy to attack Islamic State militants who have been grabbing territory in Iraq and Syria.More >
    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

    UN: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    Thursday, September 11 2014 6:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 22:09:21 GMT
    Fiji says its 45 United Nations peacekeepers being held captive in Syria are shown in a new video posted on YouTube.More >
    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

    APNewsBreak: Court martial eyed in Iraq vanishing

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:59 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:59:02 GMT
    A defense lawyer says that a court martial has been recommended in the case of a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago and later winding up in Lebanon for eight years.More >
    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

    AP PHOTOS: US marks anniversary of 9/11 attacks

    Thursday, September 11 2014 5:38 PM EDT2014-09-11 21:38:37 GMT
    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...More >
    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

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

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:29:24 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Retired general to coordinate Iraq, Syria effort

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:28:54 GMT
    U.S. officials say retired Marine Gen. John Allen will coordinate the broad international effort to battle the Islamic State group, as nations begin to determine what part each will play.More >
    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

    Obama's counter-terror fight faces high risk

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:18 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:18:35 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    APNewsBreak: US sharply cutting deportations

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama, who has postponed until after Election Day his plans that could shield millions of immigrants from deportation, is already on pace this year to deport the fewest number of immigrants since...More >
    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

    Rights group accuses Israel of war crimes in Gaza

    Thursday, September 11 2014 4:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 20:09:28 GMT
    An international human rights group says Israel committed war crimes in the latest round of fighting against Hamas in Gaza.More >
    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

    Attacking Syria may entangle US in rebel rivalries

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:30:44 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Syrian air raids kill 11 in extremist-held town

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:08 PM EDT2014-09-11 19:08:34 GMT
    Syrian activist groups say government airstrikes on a northern town controlled by the extremist Islamic State group have killed at least 11 people.More >
    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

    Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:58:53 GMT
    Two volleys of Grad rocket fire rang out in Ukraine's eastern, rebel-held city of Donetsk, underscoring the difficulties of enforcing a cease-fire almost a week after it was signed.More >
    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

    Suspected French jihad recruiter arrested in Paris

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-09-11 17:27:54 GMT
    French authorities have arrested a "particularly dangerous" recruiter of young jihadis for the civil war in Syria, the Interior Ministry said Thursday.More >
    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

    Hastert donates Capitol flag to Flight 93 memorial

    Thursday, September 11 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-09-11 16:50:22 GMT
    The 40 passengers and crew who died when United Airlines Flight 93 crashed in southwestern Pennsylvania during the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are to be honored in a new way during the 13th anniversary...More >
    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

    Mali refugees return north, face food crisis

    Thursday, September 11 2014 11:18 AM EDT2014-09-11 15:18:14 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Syria, Iran slam US strategy in fighting militants

    Thursday, September 11 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-09-11 14:08:19 GMT
    Syria's main Western-backed opposition group has welcomed President Barack Obama's authorization of U.S. airstrikes targeting the Islamic State group inside Syria for the first time.More >
    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

    Hamas says ready to talk to Israel directly

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:28 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:28:12 GMT
    A senior Hamas leader says the group is willing to talk directly to Israel, reversing a previous ban.More >
    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

    Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Thursday, September 11 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-09-11 13:20:11 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Homeland Security chief says ISIL not only threat

    Thursday, September 11 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-09-11 12:08:32 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Expanded US strikes are 1st step in long campaign

    Thursday, September 11 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-09-11 07:27:47 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    War gives inspiration to Gaza's artists

    Thursday, September 11 2014 1:37 AM EDT2014-09-11 05:37:42 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Congressional reaction to Obama's speech

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 03:17:52 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:18 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address Wednesday outlining an expanded military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, and urge Congress to quickly give him authority to arm...More >
    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

    FACT CHECK: Obama on his plan for military action

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-09-11 02:28:03 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:37 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:37:55 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:More >
    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

    Obama says military campaign will take time

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:17 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:17:59 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Obama to send 475 additional troops to Iraq

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:09 PM EDT2014-09-11 01:09:57 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Islamic State group not an unstoppable juggernaut

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-09-10 23:02:06 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Israeli military opens its own probe into Gaza war

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:37:42 GMT
    The Israeli military says its forces shot and killed a Palestinian in an overnight raid in the West Bank.More >
    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

    Kerry says US will back Iraq against militants

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-09-10 22:08:27 GMT
    Secretary of State John Kerry is in Baghdad for the first high-level U.S. meeting with Iraq's new prime minister.More >
    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

    Colorado woman must aid FBI as part of terror plea

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 5:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 21:39:01 GMT
    A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who federal authorities say intended to wage jihad is expected to plead guilty to trying to help the Islamic State militant group in Syria.More >
    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

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

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:39 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:39:13 GMT
    Andy Ram didn't hide his frustration.More >
    Andy Ram didn't hide his frustration.More >
  • Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    Veterans Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 4:38 PM EDT2014-09-10 20:38:15 GMT
    The Veterans Affairs Department says it has reached out to all veterans on official and unofficial waiting lists at the VA's troubled Phoenix medical center, where a whistleblower first exposed long delays in...More >
    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

    Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:17:36 GMT
    President Vladimir Putin says Russia has no intention to launch a new arms race, but will respond to all security challenges.More >
    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

    Attacks kill 30 people in Iraq's capital, Baghdad

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-09-10 19:07:52 GMT
    Iraqi officials say twin car bombs near pet and vegetable markets in Baghdad have killed 10 people.More >
    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

    What Mideast states could offer a US coalition

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:47:49 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is to travel to the Middle East this week, with stops in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, to try to line up support for a coalition to take on the extremist Islamic State group. His trip...More >
    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

    Syrian rebel group names new leaders after blast

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:47:38 GMT
    An ultraconservative Syrian rebel group says it has named new leaders, a day after an explosion killed nearly a dozen of its top members.More >
    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

    France ready to participate in Iraq airstrikes

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:37:44 GMT
    France's foreign minister said Wednesday his country is ready to take part in airstrikes against extremist fighters in Iraq if needed.More >
    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

    Weapons watchdog: Chlorine likely used in Syria

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-09-10 18:27:57 GMT
    The global chemical weapons watchdog says a toxic chemical, almost certainly chlorine, was used "systematically and repeatedly" as a weapon in attacks on villages in northern Syria earlier this year.More >
    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

    Official: Fighting in Iraq delays Iran gas exports

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-09-10 16:28:00 GMT
    Iran's oil minister says the fighting between Iraqi troops and Islamic State militants will delay the planned start of natural gas exports to neighboring Iraq.More >
    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

    Officials: No threat of Islamic State attack in US

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 11:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 15:07:28 GMT
    The Obama administration is reiterating its belief that there is no immediate threat of an attack in the U.S. by Islamic State extremists.More >
    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

    Philippines plans to give Muslims autonomous zone

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-09-10 13:46:59 GMT
    The Philippine president has submitted a draft law to Congress that aims to execute a bold plan: End a four-decade rebellion by Muslims in the south by granting them an autonomous region that will have its own...More >
    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

    Ukraine pledges more autonomy to rebellious east

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-09-10 12:47:37 GMT
    Ukraine's president has promised to introduce legislation in parliament as early as next week that would offer greater autonomy to rebellious regions in the country's pro-Russian east, where separatists...More >
    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

    Merkel: Put new Russia sanctions into effect

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:37 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:37:25 GMT
    Chancellor Angela Merkel says Germany favors putting new European Union sanctions against Russia into effect until it's clear that a peace plan for eastern Ukraine is being implemented fully.More >
    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

    UN: China yet to deploy peacekeepers to S Sudan

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:27:33 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Pakistan airstrikes hit Taliban hideouts, kill 65

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 7:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 11:07:21 GMT
    Pakistan's military says warplanes have struck three militant hideouts in a Taliban stronghold near the Afghan border, killing 35 fighters.More >
    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

    Extremist threat hangs over key Tunisia elections

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:57 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:57:09 GMT
    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....More >
    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

    Gaza war is over, but Jerusalem violence remains

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:27:22 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    News Guide: Highlights of primary elections

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:18 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:18:46 GMT
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >
    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

    No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 3:07 AM EDT2014-09-10 07:07:21 GMT
    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer Thirteen years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, this was supposed to a season of relief, with Iraq managing on its own and most U.S. troops finally ending their...More >
    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

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

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 2:38 AM EDT2014-09-10 06:38:41 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Fiji may have jumped gun on fate of its UN troops

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 05:27:05 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    Wednesday, September 10 2014 1:27 AM EDT2014-09-10 05:27:02 GMT
    President Barack Obama will deliver a prime-time address to the nation Wednesday to discuss his plans for expanding U.S. efforts to confront militants in Iraq and Syria.More >
    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

    News Guide: Primary election highlights

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:47:40 GMT
    By The Associated Press Highlights from Tuesday's primary elections in Delaware, Massachusetts, New York, New Hampshire and Rhode Island.More >
    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

    Security clearance contractor to lose gov't work

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 10:17 PM EDT2014-09-10 02:17:51 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    NYC police: Terror threat more complex than ever

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 23:06:33 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Senate candidates in Colo. clash on foreign policy

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:46:37 GMT
    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 >
    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

    House condemns Obama for prisoner swap

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 6:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 22:17:11 GMT
    House Republicans are pushing a resolution condemning 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.More >
    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

    Palestinian: Donors wary of funding Hamas-run Gaza

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 5:07 PM EDT2014-09-09 21:07:14 GMT
    An official in the Gaza Strip says the Israeli navy has arrested four Palestinian fishermen and seized their boat in one of the first instances of friction between the sides since the Gaza war ended last month.More >
    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

    Congress considers review of police military gear

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:57:24 GMT
    Congress says it's considering doing more to monitor and hold accountable police departments across the United States that obtain sophisticated military equipment from the federal government.More >
    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

    Bombing kills head, leaders of Syrian rebel group

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:57 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:57:14 GMT
    Syria's state-run news agency SANA says mortar attacks on the capital Damascus and its suburbs have killed five people and wounded 22.More >
    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

    Wreckage scattered in Ukraine as inquiry released

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:17 PM EDT2014-09-09 20:17:11 GMT
    The city council of Donetsk, a rebel-held stronghold in eastern Ukraine, says that regular shelling continued overnight despite a cease-fire in the region, injuring one woman.More >
    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

    NY lawmakers: Reauthorize 9/11 compensation law

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 19:37:25 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Tough road ahead for Iraq leader after govt formed

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:37:17 GMT
    Iraqi lawmakers are urging the country's new prime minister to quickly assign the critical posts of defense and interior minister which will spearhead domestic efforts to combat the violent Sunni militant advance.More >
    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

    Under militia power, Libya closer to failed state

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:37:05 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Terror plotter Padilla gets new 21-year sentence

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-09-09 18:01:28 GMT
    Convicted terrorism plotter Jose Padilla (hoh-ZAY' puh-DEE'-uh) has received a new prison sentence of 21 years after a federal appeals court ruled his original term of 17 years was too lenient.More >
    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

    US airstrikes in Iraq hit Islamic State vehicles

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:58:24 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    New Somali extremist leader rose amid purge

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:28:58 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    People flee advancing Islamic militants in Nigeria

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-09-09 17:28:55 GMT
    Fleeing residents say Boko Haram fighters are patrolling 50 kilometers (32 miles) of the main road between two of several towns the Islamic extremists have seized in a 200-mile (320-kilometer) arc running alongside...More >
    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

    UN: Crashed helicopter in S. Sudan was shot down

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:06 PM EDT2014-09-09 16:06:45 GMT
    The U.N. mission in South Sudan says a preliminary investigation shows its helicopter that crashed in South Sudan last month was shot down after a rebel commander alleged that U.N. aircraft were being used to...More >
    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

    UN envoy in Libya urges militias to ceasefire

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:56:50 GMT
    The United Nations envoy to Libya has urged the country's rival militias to cease fire and work on a political settlement.More >
    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

    Guantanamo prisoner in standoff as transfer stalls

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 9:27 AM EDT2014-09-09 13:27:07 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Yemen police open fire on protesters, killing 4

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:36 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:36:23 GMT
    Yemeni police have opened fire on Shiite protesters marching toward the prime minister's office in the capital, Sanaa, killing at least two people.More >
    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

    Cameroon state media says army kills 100 militants

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:19 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:19:11 GMT
    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 >
    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

    US, Mideast envoys to meet in Saudi Arabia

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:06:50 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Report: Flight 17 likely downed by outside impacts

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 8:06 AM EDT2014-09-09 12:06:43 GMT
    The Dutch team investigating the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 over Eastern Ukraine says the crash was likely caused by the plane being hit by multiple "high-energy objects from outside the aircraft."More >
    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

    French defense chief urges global action in Libya

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 4:46 AM EDT2014-09-09 08:46:43 GMT
    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 >
    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

    AP Analysis: Putin pins his hopes to Ukraine truce

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 3:16 AM EDT2014-09-09 07:16:32 GMT
    Ukraine's last cease-fire collapsed quickly. This one may last - because it's in Russian President Vladimir Putin's interests.More >
    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

    Canadian navy ship buzzed by 3 Russian jets

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 2:56 AM EDT2014-09-09 06:56:39 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    US faces Arab reluctance in Islamic State fight

    Tuesday, September 9 2014 12:38 AM EDT2014-09-09 04:38:10 GMT
    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...More >
    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

    Obama to broaden US effort to combat militants

    Monday, September 8 2014 10:56 PM EDT2014-09-09 02:56:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama plans to begin laying out his strategy for defeating Islamic State militants expanding their grip in Iraq and Syria.More >
    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

    Chile blames terrorists after bomb blast hurts 14

    Monday, September 8 2014 9:45 PM EDT2014-09-09 01:45:53 GMT
    A bomb exploded in a Chilean subway station on Monday, injuring at least seven people, the most damaging in a string of bombs planted around the country's capital this year.More >
    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

    Iraqi parliament approves partial new Cabinet

    Monday, September 8 2014 7:06 PM EDT2014-09-08 23:06:53 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide bomber targeted a meeting between security forces and Sunni militiamen in a small town north of Baghdad, killing at least 16 people.More >
    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

    WHO: Liberia will see thousands of new Ebola cases

    Monday, September 8 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-09-08 22:26:12 GMT
    The African Union says the largest Ebola outbreak in history is creating a sense of siege in affected communities during an emergency meeting.More >
    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

    US fears Islamic State group attack on Jordan

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:57:00 GMT
    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 >
    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

    Administration: 'Worst is over for now' on border

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:27:20 GMT
    The Obama administration is asking Congress to agree to an additional $1.2 billion to deal with the unaccompanied minors arriving at the Southwest border.More >
    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

    EU adopts new Russia sanctions but delays action

    Monday, September 8 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-09-08 21:06:08 GMT
    The European Council has formally adopted a package of further EU sanctions against Russia over its actions in eastern Ukraine, but is delaying the enforcement to assess the implementation of the cease-fire...More >
    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 >
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  • French prime minister wins confidence vote

    French prime minister wins confidence vote

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:22:20 GMT
    France's prime minister faces a confidence vote in a parliament increasingly frustrated with unpopular President Francois Hollande's handling of the economy - including dissidents within his Socialist Party.More >
    French Prime Minister Manuel Valls has won a vote of confidence in a tense ballot, allowing him to push through economic reforms that have divided the left.More >
  • Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:22:17 GMT
    A Belgian convicted of murder and rape who has been imprisoned for almost three decades has been granted the right to die after doctors agreed his psychological condition was incurable, an official said Tuesday.More >
    A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace...More >
  • Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Weakening Odile pushes up Mexico's Baja California

    Tuesday, September 16 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-09-16 17:22:13 GMT
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula early Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the...More >
    A weakening Tropical Storm Odile pushed up Mexico's Baja California Peninsula on Tuesday, dumping heavy rains that could bring dangerous flash floods and mudslides but also a potential boon to the drought-stricken region.More >
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