Obama assigns 350 more troops to U.S. Embassy in Baghdad

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is adding 350 more troops to help protect the American Embassy in Baghdad and its support facilities in the capital, raising the number of U.S....
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Video purports to show beheading of second U.S. journalist

BEIRUT (AP) — An Internet video posted online Tuesday purported to show the beheading by the Islamic State group of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff, who went missing in Syria last...
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U.S. military targets al-Shabab in Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in...
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Florida power utilities fear return of ‘Green Governor’ Crist

By David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) – When Charlie Crist last governed Florida, his green energy and climate policies made him few friends among the state’s powerful electricity...
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Beijing faces defiance in Hong Kong on vote reform

HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers disrupted a Beijing official’s speech Monday as he sought to explain a decision announced over the weekend to tightly...
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Car tied to suspected threat against Obama found in Connecticut

By Richard Weizel HAMDEN Conn. (Reuters) – A car sought in connection with a suspected threat against President Barack Obama has been located in Connecticut, authorities...
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Militia says it ‘secured’ US compound in Libya

TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Islamist-allied militia group in control of Libya’s capital has “secured” a U.S. Embassy residential compound there, more than a month...
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Obama’s cool head an asset or liability?

Washington (AFP) – He doesn’t bluster and he doesn’t strut and President Barack Obama certainly isn’t panicking, though he admits it feels like the world is...
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Fresh U.S. airstrikes target Islamic State

Washington (AFP) – The US military launched fresh attacks on Islamic State forces in Iraq, using fighter aircraft and drones to carry out strikes near the Mosul dam, the Pentagon...
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Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists...
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