Analysis: Concerns Rise About US Intel Capabilities on IS

WASHINGTON— Concerns about the capabilities of U.S. intelligence agencies have been steadily rising, sparked in part by comments from President Barack Obama that they “underestimated” the rise of the group known as Islamic State. But far [...]

Kerry: No Deal in North Korea Prisoner Release

North Korea says a detained American was freed this week following “repeated requests” from U.S. President Barack Obama. The brief note by Pyongyang’s official KCNA news agency said “criminal” Jeffrey Fowle was [...]

US Candidates Tap into Fears to Mobilize Voters

CAPITOL HILL— Recent opinion surveys reflect an undercurrent of unease among American voters ahead of the November 4 congressional, state and local elections. A Gallup poll says the Ebola virus and the threat posed by Islamic State militants [...]

Obama’s Ebola Czar to Fix Political Damage

WHITE HOUSE— President Barack Obama’s new Ebola czar begins his job Wednesday and part of his responsibility will be to help fix the political storm that prominent Ebola cases on U.S. soil have brought. Ron Klain is a lawyer with a reputation [...]

Poland to Appeal European Court Ruling on CIA Jails

WARSAW—Poland’s chief prosecutor said on Tuesday that Poland plans to challenge a ruling from the European Court of Human Rights that the country hosted a secret CIA jail on its soil. Rights campaigners said by challenging the ruling [...]

Health Care Workers Demand Better Preparedness for Ebola

HOUSTON— Although there have only been three cases of Ebola diagnosed in the United States, unease about contracting the disease has spread across the country. At the same time, nurses are asking President Barack Obama to mandate uniform procedures [...]

US: Time for Free Trade Deal with Japan is Now

The U.S. commerce secretary says American and Japanese negotiators are making progress on the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal. But in a speech Tuesday in Tokyo, Penny Pritzker also said both sides need to be “bold and creative” [...]

UN Officials Criticize Detroit Water Shutoffs

United Nations human rights officials have called on Detroit to restore water service to poor customers with overdue bills. Catarina de Albuquerque and Leilani Farha on Monday ended their three-day tour of the city during which they met with [...]

Expelled Nazis Collected Millions in US Social Security

Suspected Nazi war criminals collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced to leave the United States, according to the Associated Press. Among those receiving Social Security were armed SS guards of Nazi [...]

Peyton Manning Sets NFL Career Touchdown Passing Record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning set a new U.S. National Football League record for career touchdown passes in the Broncos’ 42-17 rout of the visiting San Francisco 49ers Sunday night. Manning’s short touchdown pass to [...]

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