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75 years after Midway, U.S. Navy hero honored

ALBANY, N.Y. – C. Wade McClusky Jr. faced a tough decision on June 4, 1942: turn his low-on-fuel U.S. Navy air squadron around or keep searching for the Japanese fleet headed for Midway. He decided...

DATE: June 3, 2017 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. struggles to convince Iraqis it doesn’t support IS

BAGHDAD – For two years, U.S. airstrikes, military advisers and weapons shipments have helped Iraqi forces roll back the Islamic State group. The U.S.-led coalition has carried out more than 5,000...

DATE: May 8, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Protests disband after IS group carries out 2nd Iraq bombing

BAGHDAD – Anti-government protesters disbanded at least temporarily Sunday from the heavily fortified Green Zone they had stormed a day earlier after the Islamic State group carried out its second...

DATE: May 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

U.S. once again forced to turn to Russia for help on Syria

GENEVA – Scrambling to resuscitate a nearly dead truce in Syria, the Obama administration has again been forced to turn to Russia for help, with little hope for its desired outcome. At stake are...

DATE: May 1, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama says new U.S. troops in Syria will be essential

HANNOVER, Germany – President Barack Obama on Monday announced the deployment of up to 250 U.S. military personnel to Syria, mostly special operations forces, to assist local troops trying to...

DATE: April 25, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Western Slope native tells of heroism during Benghazi attack

A Western Slope native turned CIA worker who found himself trapped in an American diplomatic compound in Benghazi while it was under attack by Islamic militants in 2012 said the highly politicized...

DATE: April 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Local News

With UN envoy in Damascus, IS takes Syrian town from rebels

DAMASCUS, Syria – The UN special envoy on Monday urged Syria’s warring sides to preserve the fragile U.S.-Russia-brokered cease-fire ahead of the next round of peace talks in Geneva this week. The...

DATE: April 11, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Syrian cease-fire strained by new clashes ahead of talks

BEIRUT – Government forces and rebels clashed Sunday across northern and western Syria, imperiling a monthlong cease-fire ahead of peace talks in Geneva, while airstrikes pounded the Islamic State...

DATE: April 10, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

A look at how the Syrian conflict has changed the world

BEIRUT – The Syrian conflict has had an outsized impact on global politics. Five ways the world has changed: Rise of islamic state It was in the vacuum of the deteriorating Syrian conflict that a...

DATE: March 12, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

In drills, U.S., South Korea practice striking North’s nuclear plants

TOKYO – The United States and South Korea started huge military exercises Monday, kicking off drills that will include rehearsing surgical strikes on North Korea’s main nuclear and missile...

DATE: March 7, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Serbia: 2 hostages killed in US airstrikes in Libya

BELGRADE, Serbia – Two Serbian embassy staffers held hostage since November died in Friday’s U.S. airstrikes on an Islamic State camp in western Libya that killed dozens, Serbian officials said...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World

Obama forced again to rethink troop numbers in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON – Fifteen years into the war that few Americans talk about anymore, conditions in Afghanistan are getting worse, preventing the clean ending that President Barack Obama hoped to impose...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2016 | CATEGORY: Nation & World