295 On Malaysia Plane Shot Down Over Ukraine

Posted by Associated Press on July 17, 2014
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Crash site near the village of Grabovo, Ukraine

HRABOVE, Ukraine — A Malaysia Airlines passenger plane carrying 295 people was shot down over eastern Ukraine on Thursday, Ukrainian officials said, and both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region denied any responsibility for downing the aircraft.

As plumes of black smoke rose up near a rebel-held village …

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Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl Returns To Army Duty

Posted by Associated Press on July 14, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Bowe Bergdahl, the Army sergeant who spent nearly five years as a Taliban captive in Afghanistan, was returned to regular duty Monday with a desk job that makes him available to Army investigators for questioning about his disappearance in 2009.

In a brief statement, the Army said Bergdahl is now assigned to U.S. Army North at Joint Base San …

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New TSA Rules for Electronics

Posted by Associated Press on July 8, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Europe’s busiest airport — Heathrow in London — is telling passengers that they might not be allowed to take electronic devices onto planes if the device can’t be switched on, to show airport security that it isn’t actually a bomb.

U.S. officials have been concerned about new efforts by al-Qaida to produce a bomb that would go undetected through …

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2-1 Loss to Belgium Ends U.S. Run at World Cup

Posted by Associated Press on July 1, 2014
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SALVADOR, Brazil — They captured the eyes and hearts of a suddenly awakened soccer nation, who gathered in unprecedented numbers to watch the world’s game.

But the end of the ride came at the exact same point as four years ago: with an overtime loss in the World Cup’s round of 16.

Kevin De Bruyne finally …

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President Obama Is Sending Military Advisers Into Iraq

Posted by Associated Press on June 19, 2014
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WASHINGTON — Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced Thursday he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation. He also challenged Iraq’s embattled leader to create a more inclusive government or risk his country descending into sectarian civil war.

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