WASHINGTON — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Obama outlined scarcely a week ago.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An assistant coach at a Roman Catholic high school has resigned over his role in a beating that left two gay men injured, church officials in Philadelphia said Thursday.
Sometimes authorities resort to detentions, beatings and confiscations.
Final approval is expected in the Senate as early as today.
Secretary of State John Kerry, testifying on Capitol Hill before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, said that an “Islamic state must be defeated. Period. End of story.”
SEOUL, South Korea — One shouted about God’s love as he crossed a frozen river, clutching a Bible. Another swam, drunk and naked. Several U.S. soldiers dashed around land mines.
WASHINGTON — American ground troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Obama’s current strategy fails, the nation’s top military officer said Tuesday as Congress plunged into an election-year debate of Obama’s plan to expand airstrikes and train Syri…
A member of the anti-war group CodePink interrupts a Senate hearing with Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, left, and Gen. Martin Dempsey.
BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi lawmakers rejected Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's nominees Tuesday to lead the defense and interior ministries, leaving the crucial Cabinet posts unfilled as an emerging U.S.-led coalition intensifies its air campaign against Islamic State extremists who have seized a …
FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, Iraqi lawmakers attend a session to approve the new government in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament rejected defense and interior nominees on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, leaving the crucial ministerial posts unfilled as a U.S.-led coalition intens…
I wasn't 'real person' because I didn’t have mommy and daddy.
I suspect new interventionist mood taking hold in the U.S. is fleeting.
The Scots are not shrinking violets. Remember this when they vote Thursday.
Obama's problem: We don't want to appear to be at war with Islam.
How do you draw the line between abuser and the victim?
When kids screw up, you need to call them on it.
Thousands of Muslims gather in Tucson to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
Try some light, family-friendly defiance.
Saving Sudanese orphans main focus of his life now
About 6,000 Jehovah’s Witnesses will check anxiety at the door this weekend for the religious group’s annual convention.