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  • U.N.: 45 Fijian peacekeepers freed in Syria

    BEIRUT – Al-Qaida-linked militants released 45 Fijian peacekeepers captured two week ago in Syria, ending the U.N.'s fourth crisis over abducted soldi ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:11 pm
  • Despite economic fears, EU sanctions Russia again

    BRUSSELS – The European Union on Thursday slapped more sanctions on Russia for helping separatists destabilize Ukraine, limiting Russia's access to it ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:10 pm
  • U.S. sharply cutting deportations

    WASHINGTON – 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 ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:09 pm
  • New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

    NEW YORK – The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, s ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 10:07 pm
  • No end in sight for America's Mideast war duties

    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 final ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:07 am
  • Scientists say ozone layer is recovering

    WASHINGTON – Earth’s protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in ref ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • Tea party won’t push for shutdown

    WASHINGTON – The tea party may have learned its lesson.As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spen ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

    WASHINGTON – Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednes ...
    Sept. 11, 2014 - 12:22 am
  • Putin promises new weapons to fend Western threats

    MOSCOW – Russia will counter military moves by the U.S. and NATO with an array of new nuclear and conventional weapons, President Vladimir Putin said ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 11:49 pm
  • NYPD: Terror threat more complex than ever

    NEW YORK – Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniver ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

    CHICAGO – Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker’s rec ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:02 am
  • U.N. says carbon dioxide pollution levels at annual record high

    GENEVA – Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U. ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:59 pm
  • Obama meets with lawmakers on ISIL plan

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Tuesday he has the authority he needs to launch a broader military campaign to root out ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • Same-sex marriage heading for Supreme Court vote?

    WASHINGTON – Both sides in the gay marriage debate agree on one thing: It’s time for the Supreme Court to settle the matter. Even a justice recently s ...
    Sept. 10, 2014 - 12:00 am
  • U.S. job openings near 13-year high, hiring rises

    WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to t ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:51 am
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