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  • Man accused of IS membership on trial in Germany

    BERLIN (AP) — A 20-year-old German man went on trial in Frankfurt on Monday on charges he was a member of the extremist Islamic State group, the first such case to come to court in Germany. Prosecutors allege that Kreshnik Berisha, who once played for a Jewish football club, traveled last year...

  • Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

    CABO SAN LUCAS, Mexico (AP) — Residents and tourists hunkered down in shelters and hotel conference rooms overnight as a powerful and sprawling Hurricane Odile made landfall on the southern Baja California peninsula. The area is home to gleaming megaresorts, tiny fishing communities and...

  • Egypt says boosting security at tourist locations

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's tourism minister on Thursday said the country is boosting security procedures at tourist destinations in an attempt to buoy the flagging tourism sector following three years of political turmoil. Hisham Zaazoua outlined the new measures in an interview with the Associated...

  • Exhibition looks at genius of carousel inventor

    NEW YORK (AP) — Coney Island's historic B&B Carousell is among several vintage attractions still thrilling visitors at the famous amusement park today. What parkgoers may not know is that William Mangles designed and built it. Mangels was a mechanical and creative genius who enthralled the...

  • Your stories from the Washington Examiner

    Scroll down for the latest from the Washington Examiner: » The time may be right to salvage states rights With Washington immobilized by partisan gridlock, states find themselves in the best position in decades to redress the balance of power and remind the feds that there is a 10th...

  • Global stocks down after weak China data

    BEIJING (AP) — World stock markets sank Monday on weak Chinese economic data as investors looked ahead to a U.S. Federal Reserve meeting and Scotland's independence referendum. KEEPING SCORE: Germany's DAX was little changed at 9,650.62 and France's CAC-40 declined 0.3 percent to 4,428.59....

  • US works to step up Ebola aid, but is it enough?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The American strategy on Ebola is two-pronged: Step up desperately needed aid to West Africa and, in an unusual step, train U.S. doctors and nurses for volunteer duty in the outbreak zone. At home, the goal is to speed up medical research and put hospitals on alert should an...

  • Civil War officer's heroism earns Medal of Honor

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized for his heroism when President Barack Obama grants him the nation's highest commendation for battlefield...

  • Greek island missing out on tourism boom

    IOANNINA, Greece (AP) — What's not to like about this island, with its cobbled streets, traditional stone-built houses, affordable fresh fish, and a quiet 15-minute boat ride from the mainland? But Pamvotis Island is missing out on Greece's tourism boom, hurt by its geography and the country's...

  • OSCE team in east Ukraine comes near shelling

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Observers from the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe say they were just 200 meters (650 feet) away from four shell-bursts in eastern Ukraine, where fighting has continued despite a cease-fire agreement. In a statement issued late on Sunday, the OSCE's...

  • Sweden's vote leaders seek to form government

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's Social Democrat-led bloc officially begins the struggle to form a government on Monday, a day after it ousted the center-right ruling coalition in parliamentary elections but fell short of a majority. After eight years in power, conservative Prime Minister Fredrik...

  • A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

    BRUSSELS (AP) — If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security — the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the...

  • Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

    The Middle East has confounded outsiders for years, so it is no surprise that another U.S.-led project with a straightforward goal — destroying a marauding organization of extremists — is bumping up against age-old rivalries and a nod-and-a-wink-style political culture. U.S. secretary of state...

  • 'No time to lose' in global push against militants

    PARIS (AP) — Reconnaissance planes at the ready, France's president said there was "no time to lose" in the global push to combat extremists from the Islamic State group, minus the two countries who share most of Iraq's borders. With memories of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq still fresh, the...

  • Public praise, private Belfast funeral for Paisley

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland politicians are publicly honoring their former leader, Ian Paisley, as his family holds his funeral in conditions of exceptional privacy. The 88-year-old Paisley died Friday after a half-century of doggedly opposing compromise with the Irish...



From the Weekly Standard

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

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  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...

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  • A War President—Sort of

    On September 10, President Barack Obama announced in a prime-time television address that the United States would be going to war—sort of. He explained that terrorists in Iraq and Syria threatened...

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