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  • 350 more troops assigned to US 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. forces in the country to over 1,000, officials said Tuesday. President Barack Obama approved the additional troops for...

  • Tropical Storm Dolly heads for Mexico's coast

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Dolly headed Tuesday for a soggy collision with Mexico's Gulf coast, where authorities suspended school classes and readied shelters. The storm's maximum sustained winds were near 45 mph (75 kph) and some strengthening was possible as Dolly's center approached...

  • UN: 4 peacekeepers killed in north Mali, 15 hurt

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — At least four U.N. peacekeepers were killed and 15 wounded when their convoy hit a mine in northern Mali on Tuesday, a spokesman said. The group of Chadian peacekeepers was returning from the embattled town of Kidal when they struck a mine about 20 miles (30 kilometers)...

  • Residents advised to boil water after main breaks

    HYATTSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Residents in some parts of Prince George's County are being advised to boil their water before drinking it. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission said in an email late Tuesday that a 24-inch water main broke on Tanglewood Drive in Hyattsville. The commission says...

  • Rescuers search for missing swimmer in California

    POINT REYES NATIONAL SEASHORE, Calif. (AP) — Rescue crews are searching for a man who went missing while swimming in an estuary at a national seashore on the Northern California coast. National Park Service spokesman John Dell'Osso says dive teams and water rescue specialists from Marin County...

  • Uruguay pres denies US pressured on prisoners

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Uruguayan President Jose Mujica is denying that he has been pressured by the United States to let six men being held at the U.S. Navy Base in Guantanamo, Cuba resettle in the South American country. He also says he will personally make the final decision over when the...

  • Judges recommend $1.4B penalty against PG&E

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California regulatory judges recommended a $1.4 billion penalty on Tuesday — the largest safety-related levy ever against a public utility in the state — for a fiery 2010 gas pipeline explosion that killed eight people in a suburban San Francisco neighborhood. The...

  • Obama reassures NATO's eastern allies as they eye Russian moves in Ukraine

    The visit comes at a defining time for NATO, whose leaders must reinforce the message that they are committed to defending all of its members to preserve the alliance's credibility.

  • Apple: Some nude shots taken from stars' accounts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Apple said Tuesday that hackers obtained nude photos of Jennifer Lawrence and other female celebrities by pilfering images from individual accounts rather than through a broader attack on the company's services. Meanwhile, numerous sharing sites removed images of the stars...

  • Cantor's not lobbying, but his big payday should upset conservatives

    It's hard to fault Cantor for taking the deal, but anyone who cares about good government -- especially those who advocate small government -- ought to find his value a bit disconcerting.

  • Rand Paul's dilemma: Choosing between the Senate and the White House

    With a possible legislative fix off the table until Kentucky lawmakers reconvene early next year, Paul must now look ahead and decide if he'd rather stay on serving the people of his state or whether he'd take his chances on a run for the Oval Office.

  • Treasury doctors banks' TARP data

    Treasury officials also made multiple math errors in summarizing the results of the surveys, Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Recovery Program Christy Romero said.

  • Editorial cartoon: Layers of strategy

    Cartoon by Marshall Ramsey/Creators Syndicate.

  • Editorial cartoon: iCloud

    Cartoon by Bob Gorrell/Creators Syndicate.

  • Lawmakers: U.S. must act now to stop ISIS

    A bipartisan chorus on Capitol Hill is calling for the United States to waste no time hitting back after the execution of American journalist Steven Sotloff.



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    Say what you will about Barack Obama, but his approach to the Middle East has been ruthlessly consistent.  He was elected on the promise to end America’s involvement in the post-9/11 wars in Iraq...

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