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  • A Look At The Islamic State Militants In Syria

    A Look At The Islamic State Militants In Syria

    Thursday, August 28 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-08-28 14:24:13 GMT
    As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.
    As the U.S. strikes Islamic State targets in Iraq, extremists belonging to the same militant group across the border in Syria are capturing new territory and becoming bolder by the day.
  • Source: American Islamic Militant Said Killed In Syria

    Source: American Islamic Militant Said Killed In Syria

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-08-27 14:42:03 GMT
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
    An American man believed to have been killed in Syria was there to fight alongside an extremist militant group, most likely the Islamic State, a U.S. official said Tuesday.
  • US Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

    US Surveillance Planes Fly Over Syria

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:26:52 GMT
    The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
    The U.S. has begun surveillance flights over Syria after President Barack Obama gave the OK, U.S. officials said, a move that could pave the way for airstrikes against Islamic State militant targets there.
  • American Held In Syria Has Been Freed After Nearly 2 Years

    American Held In Syria Has Been Freed After Nearly 2 Years

    Monday, August 25 2014 10:22 AM EDT2014-08-25 14:22:10 GMT
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
    As the U.S. mourned an American journalist beheaded by Islamic militants, the nation found something of a reprieve with the release of another freelance reporter who had been held hostage for nearly two years by an al-Qaida-linked group in Syria.
  • Obama Faces Tough Options In Regards To Iraq and Syria

    Obama Faces Tough Options In Regards To Iraq and Syria

    Friday, August 22 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-22 14:12:15 GMT
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.
    At the heart of President Barack Obama's quandary over the Islamic State militants is their haven in Syria. The president may continue helping Iraqi forces try to reverse the group's land grabs in northern Iraq by providing more arms and American military advisers and by using U.S. warplanes to support Iraqi ground operations.
  • US Special Forces Tried But Failed To Find Hostages

    US Special Forces Tried But Failed To Find Hostages

    Thursday, August 21 2014 10:11 AM EDT2014-08-21 14:11:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
    President Barack Obama sent special operations troops to Syria this summer on a secret mission to rescue American hostages, including journalist James Foley, held by Islamic State extremists, but they did not find them, officials say.
  • President Obama: US Won't Stop Confronting Islamic State

    President Obama: US Won't Stop Confronting Islamic State

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 2:11 PM EDT2014-08-20 18:11:12 GMT

    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.

    The United States stood firm Wednesday in its fight with Islamic State militants who beheaded a U.S. journalist in Iraq, pledging to continue attacking the group despite its threats to kill another American hostage. The U.S. military continued its airstrikes against the group as President Barack Obama denounced the group as a "cancer" threatening the entire region.

  • Obama Struggles To Find His Role After Brown Death, Ferguson

    Obama Struggles To Find His Role After Brown Death, Ferguson

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-08-19 14:30:45 GMT
    When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.
    When racial tensions erupted midway through his first presidential campaign, Barack Obama came to Philadelphia to decry the "racial stalemate we've been stuck in for years." Over time, he said, such wounds, rooted in America's painful history on race, can be healed.
  • US Urges Speedy Formation Of New Iraq Government

    US Urges Speedy Formation Of New Iraq Government

    Tuesday, August 12 2014 9:32 AM EDT2014-08-12 13:32:59 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq's new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer it significant additional aid in the fight against Islamic State militants.
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Iraq's new leaders on Tuesday to work quickly to form an inclusive government and said the U.S. is prepared to offer it significant additional aid in the fight against Islamic State militants.
  • US Sending Arms To Kurds In Iraq

    US Sending Arms To Kurds In Iraq

    Monday, August 11 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-08-11 14:53:00 GMT
    The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.
    The Obama administration has begun directly providing weapons to Kurdish forces who have started to make gains against Islamic militants in northern Iraq, senior U.S. officials said Monday.
  • Airstrikes Undertaken As US Re-Engages Militants In Iraq

    Airstrikes Undertaken As US Re-Engages Militants In Iraq

    Friday, August 8 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-08-08 14:06:19 GMT
    U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.
    U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there.
  • Russia Hits Back On Sanctions; Bans Food Imports From West

    Russia Hits Back On Sanctions; Bans Food Imports From West

    Thursday, August 7 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-08-07 14:26:57 GMT
    Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.
    Russia banned most food imports from the West on Thursday in retaliation for sanctions over Ukraine, an unexpectedly sweeping move that will cost farmers in North America, Europe and Australia billions of dollars but will also likely lead to empty shelves in Russian cities.
  • Afghan Official: General's Killer Hid In Bathroom

    Afghan Official: General's Killer Hid In Bathroom

    Wednesday, August 6 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-08-06 14:12:27 GMT
    The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.
    The Afghan soldier who killed a U.S. two-star general and wounded other top officers hid in a bathroom before his assault and used a NATO assault rifle in his attack, an Afghan military official said Wednesday.
  • US Government Had Role In Ebola Drug Given To Aid Workers

    US Government Had Role In Ebola Drug Given To Aid Workers

    Tuesday, August 5 2014 10:58 AM EDT2014-08-05 14:58:43 GMT
    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
    Two American aid workers infected with Ebola are getting an experimental drug so novel it has never been tested for safety in humans and was only identified as a potential treatment earlier this year, thanks to a longstanding research program by the U.S. government and the military.
  • Mother Stricken With Ebola Should Spark Push For Cure

    Mother Stricken With Ebola Should Spark Push For Cure

    Monday, August 4 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-08-04 14:17:46 GMT
    Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
    Missionary Nancy Writebol, one of two known Americans stricken with Ebola, wasn't looking to abandon her overseas work. But Jeremy Writebol believes his 59-year-old mother can yield a greater good from her impending return to the United States amid West Africa's worst-ever outbreak of the often-deadly virus.
  • Immigration Issue Produces Congressional Disarray

    Immigration Issue Produces Congressional Disarray

    Friday, August 1 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-08-01 14:48:49 GMT

    Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

    Once more, the tea party forced House Speaker John Boehner to blink. Minutes from a vote on legislation to deal with the immigration surge on the U.S.-Mexico border, and hours from scheduled adjournment for the summer, a conservative revolt left the speaker with no choice but to pull his border bill from the floor.

  • Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-Ahead

    Suing Obama: GOP-Led House Gives The Go-Ahead

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-07-31 14:17:05 GMT
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.
    A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority.
  • GOP-Led House Ready To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

    GOP-Led House Ready To OK Lawsuit Against Obama

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-07-30 14:57:56 GMT
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
    Republicans are ready to muscle legislation through the House authorizing an election-year lawsuit against President Barack Obama that accuses him of exceeding his powers in enforcing his health care law.
  • Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

    Obama Prods GOP On Border Issue, Cites Progress

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:51 AM EDT2014-07-28 14:51:01 GMT
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.
    With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is focusing on other ways to stem the flow.
  • Gang Violence, Fears For Children Fuel Immigrant Rush To US

    Gang Violence, Fears For Children Fuel Immigrant Rush To US

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:38 AM EDT2014-07-25 14:38:35 GMT
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
    Many immigrants flooding across the southern border of the U.S. say they're fleeing violent gangs in Central America.
  • Poll: Voters Say Obama Exceeded Authority, But Oppose Impeachment

    Poll: Voters Say Obama Exceeded Authority, But Oppose Impeachment

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 AM EDT2014-07-24 15:05:53 GMT
    Despite believing Barack Obama has overstepped his authority as president, most voters reject calls to impeach him for that -- or for any other reason.
    Despite believing Barack Obama has overstepped his authority as president, most voters reject calls to impeach him for that -- or for any other reason.
  • Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs

    Agents Get Subsidized 'Obamacare' Using Fake IDs

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:57:39 GMT
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
    Undercover investigators using fake identities were able to secure taxpayer-subsidized health insurance under President Barack Obama's health care law, congressional investigators said Wednesday.
  • cEU Imposes New Sanctions Against Russian Officials

    cEU Imposes New Sanctions Against Russian Officials

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:28 PM EDT2014-07-22 17:28:55 GMT
    The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory.
    The European Union agreed Tuesday to impose new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine, amid mounting international anger after a Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down over rebel-held territory.
  • Israeli Shells Hit Hospital In Gaza, Official Says

    Israeli Shells Hit Hospital In Gaza, Official Says

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:32 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:32:23 GMT
    Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel's defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas "as long as necessary."
    Israeli tank shells struck a hospital in the Gaza Strip on Monday, killing four people and wounding 60, Palestinian officials said, as Israel's defense minister vowed to press on with the war against Hamas "as long as necessary."
  • Putin Urges Ukraine Cease-Fire After Plane Shot Down

    Putin Urges Ukraine Cease-Fire After Plane Shot Down

    Friday, July 18 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-07-18 17:45:44 GMT
    Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a jetliner shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield.
    Emergency workers, police officers and even off-duty coal miners spread out Friday across the sunflower fields and villages of eastern Ukraine, searching the wreckage of a jetliner shot down as it flew miles above the country's battlefield.
  • White House Faces Broad Resistance On Border Bill

    White House Faces Broad Resistance On Border Bill

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:33 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:33:59 GMT
    The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border, raising questions about chances for any action in Congress to address the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.
    The White House is meeting growing resistance from both the left and the right as it pushes a multibillion-dollar emergency spending bill for the border, raising questions about chances for any action in Congress to address the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children crossing into South Texas.
  • Arizona Protesters Rally In Immigration Debate

    Arizona Protesters Rally In Immigration Debate

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 10:04 AM EDT2014-07-16 14:04:50 GMT
    Protesters waved "Return to Sender" signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that the local sheriff told them would arrive. At one point, they briefly halted a bus before realizing it was carrying children from a YMCA.
    Protesters waved "Return to Sender" signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that the local sheriff told them would arrive. At one point, they briefly halted a bus before realizing it was carrying children from a YMCA.
  • Bill Would Speed Removals Of Central American Kids

    Bill Would Speed Removals Of Central American Kids

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-07-15 14:34:20 GMT
    Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis.
    Two Texas lawmakers announced legislation Monday to speed removals of tens of thousands of Central American kids from the U.S.-Mexico border, as Washington searched for a solution to the growing crisis.
  • Obama Seeks Governors' Support On Immigrant Kids

    Obama Seeks Governors' Support On Immigrant Kids

    Monday, July 14 2014 10:16 AM EDT2014-07-14 14:16:11 GMT
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.
    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell met privately with dozens of governors Sunday as the Obama administration tried to get support from the leaders of states that will host thousands of the Central American children who have crossed the Mexican border on their own since Oct. 1.
  • Obama Official Says Immigrant Kids Are Draining Fed Funds

    Obama Official Says Immigrant Kids Are Draining Fed Funds

    Friday, July 11 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-11 14:30:54 GMT
    The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants.
    The Homeland Security agency responsible for removing immigrants who are in the country illegally will run out of money by mid-August unless Congress approves President Barack Obama's emergency request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of child immigrants.
  • Obama Aims To Shift Border Crisis Political Debate

    Obama Aims To Shift Border Crisis Political Debate

    Thursday, July 10 2014 10:21 AM EDT2014-07-10 14:21:16 GMT
    Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.
    Faced with a potentially awkward scene at the Texas-Mexico border, President Barack Obama sought to recast the political debate over a flood of young migrants as a question of Republican willingness to tackle the problem, not his decision to skip a chance to view the crisis first-hand.
  • President Obama Heads To Texas With No Plans To Visit Border

    President Obama Heads To Texas With No Plans To Visit Border

    Wednesday, July 9 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-07-09 14:00:46 GMT
    Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas, where he arrives late Wednesday afternoon. Instead, Obama will hold a meeting hundreds of miles away in Dallas.
    Obama is resisting calls to visit the border during his two-day fundraising trip to Texas, where he arrives late Wednesday afternoon. Instead, Obama will hold a meeting hundreds of miles away in Dallas.
  • Border Money Request Won't Include Immigration Policy Change

    Border Money Request Won't Include Immigration Policy Change

    Tuesday, July 8 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-07-08 14:30:48 GMT
    President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.
    President Barack Obama is preparing to ask Congress for emergency spending of more than $2 billion to deal with the crisis of unaccompanied kids at the Southern border, but for now he won't seek legal changes to send the children back home more quickly.
  • South Texas Shows Real Drama Behind Illegal Immigration

    South Texas Shows Real Drama Behind Illegal Immigration

    Monday, July 7 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-07-07 14:26:15 GMT
    Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who had just sneaked across the Rio Grande in a small boat.
    Deputy Rudy Trevino was patrolling a park along the Texas-Mexico border when he spied movement in the darkness. Swinging his spotlight toward the motion revealed 14 women and children who had just sneaked across the Rio Grande in a small boat.
  • US Seeks More Security At Some Overseas Airports

    US Seeks More Security At Some Overseas Airports

    Thursday, July 3 2014 10:24 AM EDT2014-07-03 14:24:30 GMT
    U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
    U.S. intelligence officials are concerned that al-Qaida is trying to develop a new and improved bomb that could go undetected through airport security.
  • Iraqi Leader Says Islamic State Threatens Region

    Iraqi Leader Says Islamic State Threatens Region

    Wednesday, July 2 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-07-02 13:58:45 GMT
    An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans.
    An extremist group's declaration of an Islamic state in territory it has seized in Iraq and Syria poses a threat to the entire region, Iraq's prime minister warned Wednesday, saying that "no one in Iraq or any neighboring country will be safe from these plans.
  • Birth Control Ruling Sparks Political Clash

    Birth Control Ruling Sparks Political Clash

    Tuesday, July 1 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-07-01 14:06:01 GMT
    Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed. The claims of victory arrived almost immediately after the high court ruled Monday that some companies need not provide contraception to women as required by President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.
    Republicans called it a win for religious freedom. The decision of the Supreme Court, they said, is further evidence the country's new health care law is deeply flawed. The claims of victory arrived almost immediately after the high court ruled Monday that some companies need not provide contraception to women as required by President Barack Obama's signature domestic policy achievement.
  • Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

    Justices: Can't Make Employers Cover Contraception

    Monday, June 30 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-06-30 14:34:54 GMT
    The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
    The Supreme Court says corporations can hold religious objections that allow them to opt out of the new health law requirement that they cover contraceptives for women.
  • E-Mails: IRS Official Sought Audit Of GOP Senator

    E-Mails: IRS Official Sought Audit Of GOP Senator

    Friday, June 27 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-06-27 14:05:17 GMT
    Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit involving a Republican senator in 2012.
    Congressional investigators say they uncovered emails Wednesday showing that a former Internal Revenue Service official at the heart of the tea party investigation sought an audit involving a Republican senator in 2012.
  • Militants Fly Their Black Flags Over Iraq Refinery

    Militants Fly Their Black Flags Over Iraq Refinery

    Thursday, June 19 2014 9:57 AM EDT2014-06-19 13:57:15 GMT
    Sunni militants hung their black banners on watchtowers at Iraq's largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting an ever-increasing stranglehold on the vital facility by insurgents who have seized vast territories across the country's north.
    Sunni militants hung their black banners on watchtowers at Iraq's largest oil refinery, a witness said Thursday, suggesting an ever-increasing stranglehold on the vital facility by insurgents who have seized vast territories across the country's north.
  • US Aims For Trial Of Benghazi Suspect Held On Ship

    US Aims For Trial Of Benghazi Suspect Held On Ship

    Wednesday, June 18 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-06-18 13:58:51 GMT
    The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.
    The capture of an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, gave U.S. officials a rare moment of good news. Now, they are preparing to try the captured Libyan in the U.S. court system and pledging to double down on catching others responsible for the deaths of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in the attacks.
  • US Forces Move Into Iraq With Security Mission

    US Forces Move Into Iraq With Security Mission

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-06-17 13:58:04 GMT
    Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.
    Nearly 300 armed American forces are being positioned in and around Iraq to help secure U.S. assets as President Barack Obama nears a decision on an array of options for combating fast-moving Islamic insurgents, including airstrikes or a contingent of special forces.
  • US Embassy In Baghdad To Evacuate Personnel Out

    US Embassy In Baghdad To Evacuate Personnel Out

    Monday, June 16 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-06-16 13:13:00 GMT
    The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
    The Obama administration is willing to talk with Iran over deteriorating security conditions in Iraq and is not ruling out potential U.S.-Iranian military cooperation in stemming the advance of Sunni extremists, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.
  • Obama: US Will Send Fresh Help To Beleaguered Iraq

    Obama: US Will Send Fresh Help To Beleaguered Iraq

    Friday, June 13 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-06-13 13:22:12 GMT
    Less than three years after pulling American forces out of Iraq, President Barack Obama is weighing a range of short-term military options, including airstrikes, to quell an al-Qaida inspired insurgency that has captured two Iraqi cities and threatened to press toward Baghdad.
    Less than three years after pulling American forces out of Iraq, President Barack Obama is weighing a range of short-term military options, including airstrikes, to quell an al-Qaida inspired insurgency that has captured two Iraqi cities and threatened to press toward Baghdad.
  • Iraq Sunni Militant Group Vows To March On Baghdad

    Iraq Sunni Militant Group Vows To March On Baghdad

    Thursday, June 12 2014 10:09 AM EDT2014-06-12 14:09:18 GMT
    The al-Qaida-inspired group that captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed on Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following the insurgents' lightning gains.
    The al-Qaida-inspired group that captured two key Sunni-dominated cities in Iraq this week vowed on Thursday to march on to Baghdad, raising fears about the Shiite-led government's ability to slow the assault following the insurgents' lightning gains.
  • Bergdahl's Return Causes Clash In US Values

    Bergdahl's Return Causes Clash In US Values

    Monday, June 9 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-06-09 14:45:15 GMT
    We never leave troops behind. We don't negotiate with terrorists. Those core U.S. commitments, to the soldier, the country and the world, came into conflict when Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl fell into the hands of the Taliban and the government saw only one way to get him back: in essence, make a deal with terrorists.
    We never leave troops behind. We don't negotiate with terrorists. Those core U.S. commitments, to the soldier, the country and the world, came into conflict when Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl fell into the hands of the Taliban and the government saw only one way to get him back: in essence, make a deal with terrorists.
  • Pentagon Has Protocol For Returned Captives

    Pentagon Has Protocol For Returned Captives

    Friday, June 6 2014 11:09 AM EDT2014-06-06 15:09:24 GMT
    Once released from captivity, a soldier like Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl enters a series of debriefings and counseling sessions, all carefully orchestrated by the U.S. military, to ease the soldier back into normal life.
    Once released from captivity, a soldier like Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl enters a series of debriefings and counseling sessions, all carefully orchestrated by the U.S. military, to ease the soldier back into normal life.
  • Taliban Video Shows Handover Of US Captured Soldier

    Taliban Video Shows Handover Of US Captured Soldier

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:44 AM EDT2014-06-04 14:44:44 GMT
    The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents.
    The Taliban on Wednesday released a video showing the handover of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl to U.S. forces in eastern Afghanistan, touting the swap of the American soldier for five Taliban detainees from Guantanamo as a significant achievement for the insurgents.
  • US Worried To Very End About Bergdahl's Release

    US Worried To Very End About Bergdahl's Release

    Tuesday, June 3 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-06-03 14:14:52 GMT
    (FOX 11 / AP) Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.
    (FOX 11 / AP) Right up until the moment Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was freed, U.S. officials weren't sure the Taliban would really release the only American soldier held captive in Afghanistan in exchange for high-level militants detained at Guantanamo Bay.
  • Debate Stirs Over US-Taliban Prisoner Swap

    Debate Stirs Over US-Taliban Prisoner Swap

    Monday, June 2 2014 10:19 AM EDT2014-06-02 14:19:25 GMT
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.
    Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl can expect a buoyant homecoming after five years in Taliban hands, but those in the government who worked for his release face mounting questions over the prisoner swap that won his freedom.
  • Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans' Health Care Issues

    Shinseki Resigns Amid Veterans' Health Care Issues

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:36 AM EDT2014-05-30 15:36:05 GMT
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after publicly apologizing for systemic problems plaguing the agency's health care system.
    Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki resigned Friday after publicly apologizing for systemic problems plaguing the agency's health care system.
  • Phoenix VA Hospital Missed Care For 1,700 Vets

    Phoenix VA Hospital Missed Care For 1,700 Vets

    Thursday, May 29 2014 10:13 AM EDT2014-05-29 14:13:19 GMT
    Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says. A few years ago, the 65-year-old had a lesion on his head.
    Navy veteran Ken Senft turned to the Department of Veterans Affairs for medical care in 2011 after his private insurance grew too costly. It could have been a fatal mistake, he now says. A few years ago, the 65-year-old had a lesion on his head.
  • Impasse In Rescue Of Nigeria Schoolgirls Abducted By Extremists

    Impasse In Rescue Of Nigeria Schoolgirls Abducted By Extremists

    Tuesday, May 27 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-05-27 13:54:21 GMT
    Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria's military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force could get the hostages killed and the president reportedly ruling out demands for a prisoner exchange.
    Apparent disagreement has emerged between Nigeria's military chiefs and the president over how to rescue nearly 300 schoolgirls abducted by Islamic extremists, with the military saying use of force could get the hostages killed and the president reportedly ruling out demands for a prisoner exchange.
  • Gasoline Prices Have Familiar Look As Summer Nears

    Gasoline Prices Have Familiar Look As Summer Nears

    Friday, May 23 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-05-23 13:47:37 GMT
    The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.Stability wasn't always the norm.
    The price of gasoline looks familiar this Memorial Day. For the third year in a row, the national average will be within a penny or two of $3.64 per gallon.Stability wasn't always the norm.
  • China Warns US Cyber Charges Could Damage Ties

    China Warns US Cyber Charges Could Damage Ties

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 9:52 AM EDT2014-05-20 13:52:51 GMT
    China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."
    China on Tuesday warned the United States was jeopardizing military ties by charging five Chinese officers with cyberspying and tried to turn the tables on Washington by calling it "the biggest attacker of China's cyberspace."
  • Aide: Obama `Madder than Hell' Over VA Allegations

    Aide: Obama `Madder than Hell' Over VA Allegations

    Monday, May 19 2014 10:17 AM EDT2014-05-19 14:17:19 GMT
    The White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is "madder than hell" about reports of treatment delays at veterans' hospitals across the country.
    The White House chief of staff says President Barack Obama is "madder than hell" about reports of treatment delays at veterans' hospitals across the country.
  • Obama At 9/11 Museum: Terrorism Can't Break Us

    Obama At 9/11 Museum: Terrorism Can't Break Us

    Thursday, May 15 2014 12:45 PM EDT2014-05-15 16:45:00 GMT
    President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.
    President Barack Obama praised the new Sept. 11 museum on Thursday as "a sacred place of healing and of hope" that captures both the story and the spirit of heroism and helpfulness that followed the attacks.
  • NASA Concerned With US-Russia Relations From Ukraine Conflict

    NASA Concerned With US-Russia Relations From Ukraine Conflict

    Wednesday, May 14 2014 10:26 AM EDT2014-05-14 14:26:35 GMT
    The landing came less than a day after Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia wouldn't continue cooperating with the United States on the 15-nation ISS past 2020, as NASA had hoped.
    The landing came less than a day after Russian Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Rogozin said Russia wouldn't continue cooperating with the United States on the 15-nation ISS past 2020, as NASA had hoped.
  • Washington Monument to Reopen After Nearly 3 Years

    Washington Monument to Reopen After Nearly 3 Years

    Monday, May 12 2014 9:58 AM EDT2014-05-12 13:58:22 GMT
    More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused widespread damage.
    More than 150 cracks have been repaired, rainwater leaks have been sealed, and the 130-year-old Washington Monument will reopen Monday for the first time in nearly three years since an earthquake caused widespread damage.
  • Obama: US To Help Nigeria Find Kidnapped Girls

    Obama: US To Help Nigeria Find Kidnapped Girls

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 9:31 AM EDT2014-05-07 13:31:37 GMT
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. will do everything it can to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls missing since they were kidnapped from school three weeks ago by an Islamist extremist group that has threatened to sell them.
    President Barack Obama said Tuesday that the U.S. will do everything it can to help Nigeria find nearly 300 teenage girls missing since they were kidnapped from school three weeks ago by an Islamist extremist group that has threatened to sell them.
  • Senate Nears Minimum Wage Vote, Defeat Likely

    Senate Nears Minimum Wage Vote, Defeat Likely

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-04-30 15:01:41 GMT
    Democrats and Republicans grappled Wednesday over which party is truly helping American families as the Senate neared a vote on a Democratic election-year bill increasing the federal minimum wage, a measure that seemed all but certain to be lose.
    Democrats and Republicans grappled Wednesday over which party is truly helping American families as the Senate neared a vote on a Democratic election-year bill increasing the federal minimum wage, a measure that seemed all but certain to be lose.
  • New US Sanctions On Russian Officials, Companies

    New US Sanctions On Russian Officials, Companies

    Monday, April 28 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-04-28 14:56:05 GMT
    The United States levied new sanctions Monday on seven Russian government officials, as well as 17 companies with links to Vladimir Putin's close associates, as the Obama administration seeks to pressure the Russian leader to deescalate the crisis in Ukraine.
    The United States levied new sanctions Monday on seven Russian government officials, as well as 17 companies with links to Vladimir Putin's close associates, as the Obama administration seeks to pressure the Russian leader to deescalate the crisis in Ukraine.
  • FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

    FDA Proposes First Regulations For E-Cigarettes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:37 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:37:22 GMT
    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
  • IRS Awards Bonuses To 1,100 Who Owe Back Taxes

    IRS Awards Bonuses To 1,100 Who Owe Back Taxes

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:48:11 GMT
    The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
    The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
  • 3 Protesters Killed In Attack On Ukrainian Base

    3 Protesters Killed In Attack On Ukrainian Base

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:00 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:00:14 GMT
    The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in.
    The turmoil in Ukraine dominated the European landscape Thursday, as three protesters were killed in a clash in southern Ukraine, high-level talks were held in Geneva and Vladimir Putin weighed in.
  • NATO Ups Military Presence Amid Russian Threat

    NATO Ups Military Presence Amid Russian Threat

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:48:29 GMT
    NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
    NATO is strengthening its military footprint along its eastern border immediately in response to Russia's aggression in Ukraine, the alliance's chief said Wednesday.
  • Obama Announces Sebelius Resignation, Successor

    Obama Announces Sebelius Resignation, Successor

    Friday, April 11 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-04-11 17:20:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor.
    President Barack Obama praised outgoing Health and Human Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for helping to steer his health care law's comeback after a rocky rollout, even as he nominated a successor.
  • Possible 5th Underwater Signal Heard In Jet Search

    Possible 5th Underwater Signal Heard In Jet Search

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:55:52 GMT
    An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes that searchers will soon pinpoint the object's location.
    An Australian aircraft Thursday detected what may be the fifth signal coming from a man-made device deep in the Indian Ocean, adding to hopes that searchers will soon pinpoint the object's location.
  • More Pings Raise Hopes Plane Will Be Found Soon

    More Pings Raise Hopes Plane Will Be Found Soon

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 11:26 AM EDT2014-04-09 15:26:48 GMT
    The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft's black boxes.
    The frustrating monthlong search for the Malaysian jetliner received a tremendous boost when a navy ship detected two more signals that most likely emanated from the aircraft's black boxes.
  • Ship Hunts For More 'Pings' In Malaysia Jet Search

    Ship Hunts For More 'Pings' In Malaysia Jet Search

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-08 14:47:51 GMT
    Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner's black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life.
    Search crews in the Indian Ocean failed to pick up more of the faint underwater sounds that may have been from the missing Malaysian jetliner's black boxes whose batteries are at the end of their life.
  • Fort Hood Gunman Sought Mental Health Treatment

    Fort Hood Gunman Sought Mental Health Treatment

    Thursday, April 3 2014 10:55 AM EDT2014-04-03 14:55:00 GMT
    An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack.
    An Iraq War veteran being treated for mental illness was the gunman who opened fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16 others before committing suicide, in an attack.
  • Procrastinating Americans Sign Up For Health Coverage

    Procrastinating Americans Sign Up For Health Coverage

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:41:09 GMT
    A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline.
    A blizzard, jammed phone lines and unreliable websites failed to stop throngs of procrastinating Americans from trying to sign up for health coverage by the midnight Monday deadline.
  • Malaysia Says Search To Shift To Smaller Area

    Malaysia Says Search To Shift To Smaller Area

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:29 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:29:55 GMT
    China demanded Tuesday that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 on board.
    China demanded Tuesday that Malaysia turn over the satellite data used to conclude that a Malaysia Airlines jetliner had crashed in the southern Indian Ocean, killing all 239 on board.
  • Nothing Spotted In Search For Jet, Australia Says

    Nothing Spotted In Search For Jet, Australia Says

    Friday, March 21 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-03-21 15:01:00 GMT
    Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day.
    Search planes scoured a remote patch of the Indian Ocean but came back empty-handed Friday after a 10-hour mission looking for any sign of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, another disappointing day.
  • Australia Checking 2 Objects In Search For Plane

    Australia Checking 2 Objects In Search For Plane

    Thursday, March 20 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-03-20 14:08:54 GMT
    An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume.
    An air search in the southern Indian Ocean for possible objects from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane described as the "best lead" so far ended for the day without success Thursday but will resume.
  • Malaysia: Files Were Deleted From Flight Simulator

    Malaysia: Files Were Deleted From Flight Simulator

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 10:20 AM EDT2014-03-19 14:20:00 GMT
    Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance.
    Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance.
  • Jet Search Expands North, South; Mystery Persists

    Jet Search Expands North, South; Mystery Persists

    Monday, March 17 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-03-17 18:45:47 GMT
    The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 satellites to respond to Malaysia.
    The search for the missing Malaysian jet pushed deep into the northern and southern hemispheres Monday as Australia scoured the southern Indian Ocean and China offered 21 satellites to respond to Malaysia.
  • Search For Lost Jet Expands Amid Signs It Flew On

    Search For Lost Jet Expands Amid Signs It Flew On

    Friday, March 14 2014 10:25 AM EDT2014-03-14 14:25:37 GMT
    The search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded east and west on Friday after American officials said it was emitting signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control.
    The search for the missing Malaysian jetliner expanded east and west on Friday after American officials said it was emitting signals to satellites for hours after its last contact with air traffic control.
  • Malaysia Defends Search For Missing Jet

    Malaysia Defends Search For Missing Jet

    Wednesday, March 12 2014 10:39 AM EDT2014-03-12 14:39:30 GMT
    Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared.
    Malaysian authorities defended their handling of the hunt for the missing Boeing 777 on Wednesday but acknowledged they still are unsure which direction the plane was headed when it disappeared.
  • Investigators Chase 'Every Angle' In Missing Jet

    Investigators Chase 'Every Angle' In Missing Jet

    Monday, March 10 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-03-10 14:45:34 GMT
    Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean.
    Rescue helicopters and ships searching for a Malaysia Airlines jet rushed Monday to investigate a yellow object that looked like a life raft. It turned out to be moss-covered trash floating in the ocean.
  • Ukraine Premier: Crimea Will Remain In Ukraine

    Ukraine Premier: Crimea Will Remain In Ukraine

    Wednesday, March 5 2014 10:41 AM EST2014-03-05 15:41:35 GMT
    Ukraine's new prime minister said Wednesday that embattled Crimea must remain part of Ukraine, but may be granted more local powers.
    Ukraine's new prime minister said Wednesday that embattled Crimea must remain part of Ukraine, but may be granted more local powers.
  • Arizona Governor's Anti-Gay Veto Aimed At Own Party's Right

    Arizona Governor's Anti-Gay Veto Aimed At Own Party's Right

    Thursday, February 27 2014 10:49 AM EST2014-02-27 15:49:13 GMT
    Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs.
    Republican Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer slapped down the right wing of her own party, vetoing a bill pushed by social conservatives that would have allowed people with sincerely held religious beliefs.
  • Dempsey: Military Has Job Despite Afghanistan Withdrawal Talk

    Dempsey: Military Has Job Despite Afghanistan Withdrawal Talk

    Wednesday, February 26 2014 11:11 AM EST2014-02-26 16:11:31 GMT
    America's top military officer said Wednesday the U.S. threat to withdraw all troops out of Afghanistan if no security pact is signed may encourage the enemy and lead some Afghan forces.
    America's top military officer said Wednesday the U.S. threat to withdraw all troops out of Afghanistan if no security pact is signed may encourage the enemy and lead some Afghan forces.
  • Homeland Security Alerts Airlines To Possible Shoe-Bomb Threat

    Homeland Security Alerts Airlines To Possible Shoe-Bomb Threat

    Thursday, February 20 2014 10:50 AM EST2014-02-20 15:50:05 GMT
    The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Wednesday warning airlines of possible attempts to attack passenger jets using explosives packed in shoes, Fox News has confirmed.
    The Department of Homeland Security issued a bulletin Wednesday warning airlines of possible attempts to attack passenger jets using explosives packed in shoes, Fox News has confirmed.
  • Canceled! Airlines Scrap Record Number Of Flights

    Canceled! Airlines Scrap Record Number Of Flights

    Friday, February 14 2014 11:00 AM EST2014-02-14 16:00:06 GMT
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
    The relentless snow and ice storms this winter have led to the highest number of flight cancellations in more than 25 years, according to an analysis by The Associated Press.
  • US Official: 'Number Of Specific Threats' At Sochi

    US Official: 'Number Of Specific Threats' At Sochi

    Monday, February 10 2014 11:03 AM EST2014-02-10 16:03:19 GMT
    A top U.S. counterterrorist official says there are "a number of specific threats" aimed at the Winter Olympics that start this week in Sochi, Russia - with the greatest danger coming from the Caucasus.
    A top U.S. counterterrorist official says there are "a number of specific threats" aimed at the Winter Olympics that start this week in Sochi, Russia - with the greatest danger coming from the Caucasus.
  • Little Security Hassle For Sochi Air Travelers

    Little Security Hassle For Sochi Air Travelers

    Thursday, February 6 2014 11:05 AM EST2014-02-06 16:05:14 GMT
    Despite a temporary Russian ban on liquids in carry-on luggage, some air travelers heading to the Sochi Olympics through Moscow have brought toothpaste and other toiletries past security checkpoints.
    Despite a temporary Russian ban on liquids in carry-on luggage, some air travelers heading to the Sochi Olympics through Moscow have brought toothpaste and other toiletries past security checkpoints.
  • Threat About Sochi Attacks Considered A Hoax

    Threat About Sochi Attacks Considered A Hoax

    Wednesday, January 22 2014 10:58 AM EST2014-01-22 15:58:42 GMT
    An email in Russian and English threatening national Olympic delegations and athletes with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Winter Games is a hoax, not a real danger, officials said Wednesday.
    An email in Russian and English threatening national Olympic delegations and athletes with terrorist attacks at the Sochi Winter Games is a hoax, not a real danger, officials said Wednesday.
  • Sochi Forces Hunt For 3 Potential Suicide Bombers

    Sochi Forces Hunt For 3 Potential Suicide Bombers

    Tuesday, January 21 2014 10:44 AM EST2014-01-21 15:44:50 GMT
    Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.
    Russian security officials are hunting down three potential female suicide bombers, one of whom is believed to be in Sochi, where the Winter Olympics will begin next month.
  • Russian Anti-Terrorism Agency Studies Olympic Threat Video

    Russian Anti-Terrorism Agency Studies Olympic Threat Video

    Monday, January 20 2014 10:55 AM EST2014-01-20 15:55:43 GMT
    Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it is studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group asserting responsibility for suicide bombings last month that killed 34 people in Volgograd and threatening.
    Russia's counter-terrorism agency says it is studying a video posted by an Islamic militant group asserting responsibility for suicide bombings last month that killed 34 people in Volgograd and threatening.
  • Unemployment Benefits Bill Clears Hurdle

    Unemployment Benefits Bill Clears Hurdle

    Tuesday, January 7 2014 1:13 PM EST2014-01-07 18:13:15 GMT
    White House-backed legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, clearing the way for bipartisan negotiations in the opening days.
    White House-backed legislation to renew benefits for the long-term unemployed unexpectedly cleared an initial Senate hurdle on Tuesday, clearing the way for bipartisan negotiations in the opening days.
  • Last-Minute Insurance Shoppers Face Down Deadline

    Last-Minute Insurance Shoppers Face Down Deadline

    Monday, December 23 2013 1:29 PM EST2013-12-23 18:29:07 GMT
    Last-minute health insurance shoppers called help lines and attended enrollment events Monday as a key deadline in the nation's new health law arrived.
    Last-minute health insurance shoppers called help lines and attended enrollment events Monday as a key deadline in the nation's new health law arrived.
  • Obamacare Enrollment Low; Democrats Unhappy

    Obamacare Enrollment Low; Democrats Unhappy

    Thursday, November 14 2013 1:01 PM EST2013-11-14 18:01:36 GMT
    President Barack Obama on Thursday planned to announce a fix to counter the millions of health coverage cancellations going to consumers, as the White House tried to stem Democratic impatience.
    President Barack Obama on Thursday planned to announce a fix to counter the millions of health coverage cancellations going to consumers, as the White House tried to stem Democratic impatience.
  • Medicaid Is Health Overhaul's Early Success Story

    Medicaid Is Health Overhaul's Early Success Story

    Tuesday, November 12 2013 10:47 AM EST2013-11-12 15:47:31 GMT
    The underdog of government health care programs is emerging as the rare early success story of President Barack Obama's technologically challenged health overhaul.
    The underdog of government health care programs is emerging as the rare early success story of President Barack Obama's technologically challenged health overhaul.
  • Obama Apologizes To People Losing Health Coverage

    Obama Apologizes To People Losing Health Coverage

    Friday, November 8 2013 10:24 AM EST2013-11-08 15:24:02 GMT
    Bowing to intense criticism, President Barack Obama apologized to Americans who are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep and pledged to find fixes.
    Bowing to intense criticism, President Barack Obama apologized to Americans who are losing health insurance plans he repeatedly said they could keep and pledged to find fixes.
  • Medicare Chief Apologizes For 'Obamacare' Woes

    Medicare Chief Apologizes For 'Obamacare' Woes

    Tuesday, October 29 2013 11:16 AM EDT2013-10-29 15:16:17 GMT
    Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems.
    Stressing that improvements are happening daily, the senior Obama official closest to the administration's malfunctioning health care website apologized Tuesday for problems that have kept Americans from successfully signing up for coverage.
  • GOP Set To Question Sebelius On Health Law, Website

    GOP Set To Question Sebelius On Health Law, Website

    Monday, October 28 2013 10:56 AM EDT2013-10-28 14:56:36 GMT
    Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled start for its health care website to buy insurance.
    Republicans plan to seek answers from Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on the Obama administration's troubled start for its health care website to buy insurance.
  • Federal Workers Back To Work After 16-Day Shutdown

    Federal Workers Back To Work After 16-Day Shutdown

    Thursday, October 17 2013 11:21 AM EDT2013-10-17 15:21:50 GMT
    Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job.
    Barriers went down at federal memorials and National Park Service sites, and thousands of furloughed federal workers returned to work across the country Thursday after 16 days off the job.
  • Deal Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

    Deal Reached To Avoid Default And Open Government

    Thursday, October 17 2013 1:33 AM EDT2013-10-17 05:33:51 GMT
    Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.
    Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement Wednesday to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day's end.
  • House GOP Leaders Seek Short-Term Debt Extension

    House GOP Leaders Seek Short-Term Debt Extension

    Thursday, October 10 2013 11:20 AM EDT2013-10-10 15:20:24 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Thursday he will give President Barack Obama a proposal extending the government's ability to borrow money through Nov. 22 - but only if he agrees
    House Speaker John Boehner told Republican lawmakers Thursday he will give President Barack Obama a proposal extending the government's ability to borrow money through Nov. 22 - but only if he agrees
  • Obama Plans To Talk To GOP Again On Shutdown, Debt

    Obama Plans To Talk To GOP Again On Shutdown, Debt

    Wednesday, October 9 2013 10:31 AM EDT2013-10-09 14:31:30 GMT
    President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit.
    President Barack Obama is making plans to talk with Republican lawmakers at the White House in the coming days as pressure builds on both sides to resolve their deadlock over the federal debt limit.
  • Shutdown-Debt Fight: There's Talk...About Talks

    Shutdown-Debt Fight: There's Talk...About Talks

    Tuesday, October 8 2013 3:24 PM EDT2013-10-08 19:24:04 GMT
    President Barack Obama told Boehner in a phone call he would be willing to negotiate "over policies that Republicans think would strengthen the country" once the eight-day partial shutdown was over.
    President Barack Obama told Boehner in a phone call he would be willing to negotiate "over policies that Republicans think would strengthen the country" once the eight-day partial shutdown was over and the threat of default eased.
  • Report: Woman Killed In DC Chase Was Depressed

    Report: Woman Killed In DC Chase Was Depressed

    Friday, October 4 2013 10:32 AM EDT2013-10-04 14:32:47 GMT
    A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from post-partum depression, her mother said.
    A Connecticut woman who was shot to death by police after a car chase that began when she tried to breach a barrier at the White House suffered from post-partum depression, her mother said.
  • Shutdown In 3rd Day With Obama, Hill At Impasse

    Shutdown In 3rd Day With Obama, Hill At Impasse

    Thursday, October 3 2013 10:40 AM EDT2013-10-03 14:40:59 GMT
    The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders.
    The government limped into a third day of partial shutdown Thursday with no sign of a way out after a White House conversation between President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders seemed only to harden the stances of Democrats and Republicans.
  • Federal Government Shutdown – Day One

    Federal Government Shutdown – Day One

    Wednesday, October 2 2013 12:44 AM EDT2013-10-02 04:44:25 GMT
    Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an "ideological crusade" by GOP lawmakers.
    Congress hung "Closed" signs on a big swath of the government Tuesday and sent home 800,000 workers in what President Barack Obama labeled an "ideological crusade" by GOP lawmakers determined to gut his health care law.
  • Gunman In Navy Yard Rampage Was Hearing Voices

    Gunman In Navy Yard Rampage Was Hearing Voices

    Tuesday, September 17 2013 10:43 AM EDT2013-09-17 14:43:21 GMT
    The former Navy reservist who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was being treated for mental problems in the weeks before the shooting rampage.
    The former Navy reservist who slaughtered 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been hearing voices and was being treated for mental problems in the weeks before the shooting rampage.
  • Talking Diplomacy In Syria, Obama Goes To Congress

    Talking Diplomacy In Syria, Obama Goes To Congress

    Tuesday, September 10 2013 10:30 AM EDT2013-09-10 14:30:52 GMT
    With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough.
    With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough.
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