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James Foley receives applause

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 Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had la... more

6 Killed in Mystery Airstrikes in Libyan Capital

CAIRO — Airstrikes launched by an unknown party targeting Islamist-led militias in Libya's capital killed six people Monday, authorities said, as the interim government vowed to investigate the strikes amid raging street battles. The confusion over who launched the two fighter jets shows the chaos still engulfing Libya after the 2011 civil war ... more

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Israelis, Palestinians Resume Talks on Gaza Deal

CAIRO - Palestinian and Israeli negotiators in Cairo resumed indirect talks on Tuesday, trying to hammer out a roadmap for the war-torn Gaza Strip after Egypt announced a 24-hour extension of the cease-fire to allow more time for negotiations. The extension of the truce fanned hopes of an emerging deal, however vague, though wide gaps remain on... more

Robin Williams went on multiple USO tours to support the troops.

Robin Williams Remembered Fondly by Military

NEW YORK -- Robin Williams was a superstar in movies, on television and at comedy clubs. But some of his biggest laughs came at military bases. Elizabeth O'Herrin of the Wisconsin Air National Guard remembers working the night shift in the city of Doha in Qatar, delivering munitions to American fighter jets. It was 2004, the holiday season, ... more

Smoke from Israeli strikes rises over Gaza City, in the northern Gaza Strip, in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Israel, Hamas Weigh Cairo Offer as Deadline Looms

CAIRO — Egyptian mediators raced Wednesday to pin down a long-term cease-fire between Israel and Hamas to prevent more fighting in the Gaza war when the current truce expires at midnight. The two sides were considering an Egyptian proposal that partially addresses their demands, but deep differences have kept the deal in doubt. Two hours befor... more

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