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  • Congress coming back from break, must act to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers are streaming back to Capitol Hill after their summer vacation for an abbreviated September session in which feuding Democratic ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 12:23 am
  • Arab League chief urges action against Islamic State group

    CAIRO – The head of the Arab League urged its members Sunday to confront Islamic State extremists “militarily and politically,” issuing an apparent ca ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 11:56 pm
  • U.S. wary over hitting Syrian militants

    BEIRUT – The U.S. and its allies are trying to hammer out a coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq. But any serious attempt to destroy ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Zeal, devotion guides volunteers to Ebola crisis

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Working with Ebola patients in Liberia, American pediatrician Alan Jamison treated as many people as he could as the country slipped ...
    Sept. 7, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • At U.S. base, South Korean ex-prostitutes face eviction

    PYEONGTAEK, South Korea – More than 70 aging women live in a squalid neighborhood between the rear gate of the U.S. Army garrison here and half a doze ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Apparent shelling heard outside Ukrainian port

    KIEV, Ukraine – Witnesses in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol reported sustained explosions outside the city and a volunteer battalion of Ukrainian ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Mixed views in East Europe on higher NATO defense

    WARSAW, Poland – Leaders in most Eastern European nations are just short of jubilant after NATO created a rapid-reaction “spearhead” force to protect ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:48 pm
  • Obama defends immigration action delay

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is defending his decision to delay taking executive action on immigration until after November's congressional ele ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:43 pm
  • Housing bias clash could return to Supreme Court

    WASHINGTON – It’s not easy to prevent the Supreme Court from deciding an issue once the justices have agreed to hear a case.
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 11:41 pm
  • NATO allies agree to take on Islamic State threat

    NEWPORT, Wales – The U.S. and 10 of its key allies agreed Friday that the Islamic State group is a significant threat to NATO countries and that they ...
    Sept. 6, 2014 - 12:13 am
  • Durbin: Pentagon should review police gear program

    WASHINGTON – The Senate's No. 2 Democrat on Friday asked Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to review a program that provides high-powered rifles and other ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 3:34 pm
  • Plane with unresponsive pilot crashes off Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica – A private U.S. plane with an unresponsive pilot crashed into the ocean north of the Caribbean island Friday after a journey of mor ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 2:06 pm
  • Hillary Clinton: 2016 presidential decision likely by early next year

    MEXICO CITY – Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday she will likely make a decision on whether to run for president around the beginning of 2015.
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • UN goal: Stop Ebola transmission in 6-9 months

    UNITED NATIONS – The United Nations is establishing an "Ebola Crisis Center" with a goal of stopping transmission in affected countries within six to ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Ukraine signs cease-fire with pro-Russian rebels

    MINSK, Belarus – The Ukrainian president declared a cease-fire Friday to end nearly five months of fighting in the nation's east after his representat ...
    Sept. 5, 2014 - 9:11 am
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