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Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

WASHINGTON — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf’s increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The dilemma: How…

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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

WASHINGTON — The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists.

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Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

Diane and John Foley talk to reporters about their son James Foley outside their home in Rochester, N.H. Earlier Wednesday, they spoke with President Obama by phone.

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US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

US mission to rescue hostages in Syria failed

James Foley

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US changing no-fly list rules

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

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Top Saudi cleric: Islamic State is Islam's enemy

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia's top cleric said Tuesday that extremism and the ideologies of groups like the Islamic State and al-Qaida are Islam's No. 1 enemy and that Muslims have been their first victims.

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New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

WASHINGTON — Warnings from an international research group and the Federal Aviation Administration underscore the rising threat to commercial aircraft posed by hundreds of anti-aircraft weapons that are now in the arsenals of armed groups in Syria and could easily be diverted to extremist factions.

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New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

New report warns of anti-aircraft weapons in Syria

This undated photo obtained by The Associated Press from the Small Arms Survey, shows a man-portable air defense systems, or MANPADS. Armed groups in Syria have an esti

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Jonah Goldberg: Prepare for a long war

Jonah Goldberg: Prepare for a long war

Obama underestimated the civilizational threat

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CD3 Watch: Saucedo Mercer shares grisly beheading photo

CD3 Watch: Saucedo Mercer shares grisly beheading photo

The Republican candidate in Arizona's Congressional District 3 race posted on Facebook a gruesome photo depicting a man posing with several decapitated heads and she called for "eye for an eye" treatment for terrorists.

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Interpol issues arrest warrant for "White Widow"

Interpol issues arrest warrant for "White Widow"

LONDON — Interpol on Thursday issued an arrest notice on behalf of Kenyan authorities for Samantha Lewthwaite, the fugitive Briton whom news media have dubbed the "white widow." Lewthwaite — a 29-year-old Muslim convert whose first husband was one of the suicide bombers in the 2005 attack o…

September 26, 2013 9:13 am
Sept. 11, 2001 Revisited

Sept. 11, 2001 Revisited

People flee the scene near New York's World Trade Center after terrorists crashed two planes into the towers on Tuesday, September 11, 2001. In a horrific sequence of destruction, terrorists hijacked two airliners and crashed them into the World Trade Center in a coordinated series of attack…

September 10, 2013 2:49 pm

The guy still willing to kill decides when war ends

'This war, like all wars, must end. That's what history advises. That's what our democracy demands."

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When we say 'never again,' we don't always mean it

The nation demonstrated again last week how resolute it can be when threatened by murderous terrorists - and how helpless when ordered to heel by smug lobbyists for the gun industry.

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TSA to allow small knives, bats, clubs on planes

WASHINGTON — Airline passengers will be able to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment onto planes beginning next month under a policy change announced Tuesday by the head of the Transportation Security Administration.

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YouTube grenade launcher hoax lands Phoenix man in jail

YouTube grenade launcher hoax lands Phoenix man in jail

PHOENIX — A Phoenix man dressed his nephew in a sheet and sent him into a busy street with a fake grenade launcher, filming the masked teenager pointing the weapon at passing cars to see how long it took police to respond, authorities said.

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A U.S. Marine sits on the bumper of a car that was destroyed when a huge bomb explosion wrecked the American Embassy in West Beirut, April 19, 1983, where he is on guard duty across the street from the Embassy. Rescue workers continued to search the rubble for those missing in Monday's explo…

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

Rescue workers carry the body of one of the victims from the bomb blast at the American Embassy in Beirut, April 19, 1983. The blast caused extensive damage to the Embassy and killed 47 people while wounding 130. (AP Photo/Paola Crociani)

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A U.S. Marine stands guard as rescue workers search the rubble of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut for bodies. Rescue workers search the collapsed front of the building after the terrorist bombing on April 18, 1983. (AP Photo/Bill Foley)

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A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

A look back: Terrorist acts against Americans

Destroyed autos and debris still litter the B-2 level of New York's World Trade Center, March 7, 1993. Explosives experts used scaffolding to lower themselves into a giant bomb crater under the building, expanding their search for new clues after the shaken cellar was strengthened with steel…

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