9/11: Thirteen Years Later

Posted by Associated Press on September 11, 2014
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Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani at Ground Zero

A look at events marking the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks:

NEW YORK CITY

In New York, the annual commemoration has changed little over the years. But so much around it has. The museum now sits open at the site of the tragedy. The fences have come down around the memorial …

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Analysis: Obama Takes Big Risk in Wider Airstrikes

Posted by Associated Press on September 11, 2014
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WASHINGTON — For a president criticized as overly cautious and reluctant to lead, Barack Obama is taking a huge risk. He is thrusting U.S. fighting forces into a growing military operation with clear dangers, unknown costs, an indefinite length and unpredictable consequences.

After years of resistance, the president who wanted to end America’s wars will now oversee a sweeping airstrike campaign in …

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Plane With Unresponsive Pilot Crashes Off Jamaica

Posted by Associated Press on September 5, 2014
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ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A prominent real estate developer and his wife were aboard the plane that strayed out of control and crashed off the coast of Jamaica.

Rick Glazer says Friday that his parents, Larry and Jane Glazer, were both licensed pilots. He says he can’t confirm they were killed, saying, “we know so little.”

In the meantime, New York politicians issued …

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Obama Says Beheading Videos Won’t Intimidate U.S.

Posted by Associated Press on September 3, 2014
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TALLINN, Estonia — President Barack Obama said Wednesday that the United States will not be intimidated by Islamic State militants after the beheading of a second American journalist and will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group.

Obama still did not give a timeline for deciding on a strategy to go after the extremist group’s operations in Syria. “It’s …

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Video Purports to Show Beheading of Second U.S. Journalist

Posted by Associated Press on September 2, 2014
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BEIRUT — Islamic State extremists released a video Tuesday purportedly showing the beheading of a second American journalist, Steven Sotloff, and warning President Barack Obama that as long as U.S. airstrikes against the militant group continue, “our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”

The footage — depicting what the U.S. said appeared to be a sickening act …

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