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The U.S. military effort to help prevent the spread of Ebola in West Africa could be extended beyond its six-month mission if there is a surge of new cases of the deadly disease, the Pentagon says. Despite a reported drop in new cases in hardest hit Liberia, it's too soon to determine whether this...

U.S. Central Command reported on Thursday airstrikes against Islamic state militant groups and the al-Qaida-affiliated Khorasan group in Syria, a move the Pentagon press secretary called a success. Pentagon Spokesman John Kirby said at a press conference that an air strike targeting a Khorasan weapons...

The United States on Thursday announced the release of five detainees from the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay. Four of them are Yemenis and one Tunisian. The Department of Defense said Salah Mohammed Salih Al-Dhabi, Abdel Ghaib Ahmad Hakim, and Abdul Khaled Al-Baydani were transferred to Georgia,...

Western New York's snow emergency forced the state to close the New York State Thruway, Interstate 90, from Rochester west to the Pennsylvania state line. Some 100 cars were reported stranded along that 140-mile stretch of the highway. While a storm blowing off Lake Erie since Monday dumped up to...

whitehouse-Obama-111914.jpg President Barack Obama laid out his plans during a primetime speech on Thursday to take executive action on illegal immigration, touching off a firestorm of public and congressional controversy on this divisive issue. "Our immigration system is broken and everyone knows it," Obama said. "We are a...

President Barack Obama unveiled his plans during a primetime speech on Thursday to take executive action on immigration, touching off a firestorm of public and congressional controversy on this divisive issue. "Our immigration system is broken and everyone knows it," Obama said. The points or the...

The US-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militant group is showing good signs of progress, US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in a PBS interview. He added that the first of 1,500 additional US troops that President Barack Obama ordered to Iraq should begin arriving...

Despite progress in advancing child rights over the past 25 years, including a marked reduction in the number of children dying before the age of five and increased access to education and clean water, urgent action is needed to prevent millions of children from missing out on the benefits of innovation,...

World nations have pledged more than $9.3 billion towards the initial capitalization of the Green Climate Fund (GCF) at the first pledging conference, being held in Berlin, Germany. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday welcomed the pledges. The UN chief's spokesperson in a statement...

Jimwebb-112014.jpg Former Virginia Senator Jim Webb has taken the first step toward running for president in 2016 by launching an exploratory committee. Webb would likely be a significant underdog to Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination but is the first candidate from either of the two major parties to officially move toward a campaign.

The United States has strongly condemned the continued terrorist attacks in Iraq, including Wednesday's deadly suicide car bomb attacks in Basrah and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region. "We extend our condolences to the families of the victims and hope for a rapid recovery for those who were injured," Jeff...

According to a senior US Defense Department official, protecting military networks is among many national security challenges the nation faces. In his remarks at the Defense One Summit, Michael G. Vickers, the undersecretary of defense for intelligence, said Wednesday that the challenges, both unconventional...

img2-112014.jpg As President Barack Obama prepares to deliver a primetime speech on immigration, Republicans have already begun attacking the executive action the president is expected to announce. Many GOP lawmakers have pointed to Obama's past statements suggesting that he does not have the authority to take the proposed action.

LeadingindicatorIndex-112014.jpg Pointing to continued economic growth through the holiday season and into early 2015, the Conference Board released a report on Thursday showing that its index of leading U.S. economic indicators rose by more than anticipated in the month of October.

PhiladelphiaFed-112014.jpg After reporting a modest slowdown in the pace of growth in regional manufacturing activity in the previous month, the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia released a report on Thursday showing that its index of manufacturing activity jumped to its highest level in over twenty years in November.