Posted by Associated Press on June 19, 2014
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.
Posted by Associated Press on June 17, 2014
Gutted U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya after 2012 attack
WASHINGTON — A Libyan militant suspected in the deadly Sept. 11, 2012, attack on Americans in Benghazi has been captured and will be tried in the U.S., the first apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the assault that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others.
President Barack …
Posted by FM News 101 KXL on June 4, 2014
The Taliban have released a video of the exchange of US soldier Bowe Bergdahl to American special forces after being a captive for five years.
The video features the captions “Don’ come back to afghanistan [sic]” He is patted down for hazards and a bag with his meager possessions is unceremoniously discarded by his rescuers. Then, after less than a minute on the ground, the helicopter …
Posted by Associated Press on May 28, 2014
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Author and poet Maya Angelou (MY’-ah ANJ’-eh-loh), who rose from poverty, segregation and violence to become a force on stage, screen and the printed page, has died. She was 86.
Wake Forest University announced Angelou’s death in a news release Wednesday.
She gained acclaim for her first book, her autobiography “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” making her …
Posted by Associated Press on May 14, 2014
SOMA, Turkey – Women wailed uncontrollably, men knelt sobbing and others just stared in disbelief outside a coal mine in western Turkey as rescue workers removed a steady stream of bodies from an underground explosion and fire that killed at least 232 workers. The fate of more than 100 miners remained unclear in one of Turkey’s worst mining …