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  • Obama opens a new front against al-Qaida

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. decision to strike the Khorasan Group to stop a possible terror attack represents a significant expansion of the largely secret war against core al-Qaida, a group President Barack Obama has proclaimed was "a shadow of its former self." Administration...

  • FBI director emphasizes counter-terrorism

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A week after a Rochester man was charged with supporting Islamic terrorists, FBI Director James Comey said counter-terrorism remains the bureau's top priority but threats in the Internet age range from al-Qaeda offshoots to the angry loner downloading bomb designs....

  • Australian counterterror officer shoots man dead

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A suspected terrorist was shot dead and two counterterrorism police were stabbed Tuesday in a confrontation in Australia's second largest city that some experts suspect is inspired by the Islamic State group's call to supporters to wage terror in their home...

  • DHS says airstrikes may have 'disrupted' plotting

    Updated: Tue, Sep 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There is no indication of advanced al-Qaida or Islamic State group terror plotting inside the United States, but airstrikes in Syria may have temporarily disrupted attack planning against U.S. or Western targets, according to a security bulletin Tuesday from the FBI...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Sept. 24

    Updated: 44 min ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. FSU PICKS POLITICIAN AS NEXT SCHOOL PRESIDENT Florida State University is hiring powerful state Sen. John Thrasher as its next president despite significant opposition from people on campus who...

  • VA officials say care in Alabama improving

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Officials said services at the troubled central Alabama Veterans Affairs health care facilities are improving, with more staff and shorter waits for new patients to get appointments. At a news conference Tuesday and then at a town hall meeting in Montgomery,...

  • WATCH: Airstrikes in Syria: US, Arab allies hit Islamic State sites

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other...

  • Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq are just the start

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The one-two-three punch of American and Arab airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq was just the beginning, President Barack Obama and other leaders declared Tuesday. They promised a sustained campaign showcasing a rare U.S.-Arab partnership...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,206

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    As of Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2014, at least 2,206 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is two less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated...

  • Obama scores coalition victory with Arab strikes

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK — For President Barack Obama, the participation of five Arab nations in airstrikes against militants in Syria marked an unexpected foreign policy victory as he plunges the U.S. deeper into a military conflict in the Middle East that he has reluctantly embraced. The U.S....

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