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JERUSALEM (AP) — An expected White House decision to send several hundred more troops to Iraq to expand training of Iraqi forces in Anbar province is not a shift in U.S. strategy but is aimed at helping Iraq retake the provincial capital, Ramadi, and eventually blunt the Islamic...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has no alternate plan if the Supreme Court invalidates a key benefit of his health care law and he places the burden on the Republican-controlled Congress to fix the law if the high court wipes out insurance for millions of...
DANNEMORA, N.Y. (AP) — As investigators seek accomplices who may have helped two convicted murderers escape a maximum-security prison, many other questions remain about the brash, elaborate breakout. How could nobody hear prisoners slicing through a steel wall, breaking through...
NEW YORK (AP) — Those record profits that companies are reporting may not be all they're cracked up to be. As the stock market climbs ever higher, professional investors are warning that companies are presenting misleading versions of their results that ignore a wide variety of...
ELMAU, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama was huddling with allies Monday on the sidelines of an international summit to address pressing Mideast problems while trying to convince European leaders not to waver on sanctions against Russia in the face of fresh violence in...
The U.S. soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments. The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma ( http://is.gd/T5zorA ) obtained an eight-page letter Staff Sgt. Robert Bales wrote...
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. Malloy told WFSB-TV's "Face the State" on Sunday that Clinton has the best experience to lead the country. He also said in a statement released by the state Democratic Party that Clinton "is the...
A former business associate of Dennis Hastert says the ex-House speaker looked for ways to increase his income around the time he is accused of paying someone to stay quiet about decades-old misconduct. J. David John tells The New York Times that he asked a financial adviser in...
PARIS (AP) — He learned warfare in an al-Qaida training camp, did time at Guantanamo and more time in a French prison. With such a resume, Mourad Benchellali may seem an unlikely youth counsellor — but he is telling his story to young Europeans, warning them against the lure of...