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JoblessClaims-103014.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest increase in the week ended October 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged up to 287,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level of 284,000.

A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit from former Panamanian leader Manuel Noreiga, claiming that the Call of Duty video game damaged his reputation.

A team of US Air Force medical trainers has arrived in Liberian capital Monrovia to train non-U.S. medical personnel in the fight against ebola. In a meeting with reporters at the Pentagon, spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren discussed the team's arrival as well as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's validation...

Orbital Sciences Corporation has named Dave Steffy as the permanent chairman of a permanent Accident Investigation Board (AIB) that probes the launch failure of its supply rocket bound for International Space Station. Initially, Rich Straka, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Orbital's...

NASA's Wallops Incident Response Team on Wednesday completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, where an unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded immediately after its launch. NASA said that a number of support buildings in the immediate area have...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said Wednesday that there has been been an "unusual" increase in the number of Russian military flights over European airspace in the last two days. The western military alliance said it detected and monitored four groups of Russian military aircraft conducting...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for all US service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa. The order implements a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all US military service members returning from Operation United...

US-led forces carried out a total of eight airstrikes targeting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Syria in the last 48 hours using fighter and bomber aircraft, US Central Command officials said Wednesday. Separately, officials said US-led forces conducted six airstrikes in...

US Air Force C-130 aircraft have conducted an airdrop near Al Asad Air Base in Iraq to provide humanitarian aid for delivery by Iraqi security forces to members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe, according to the US Central Command officials. Centcom officials said said the US Air Force aircraft delivered...

Img2-102714.jpg Less than a week before Election Day, Democrats received another dose of bad news in the form of a CNN/ORC International survey showing a deterioration in the American public's perception of economic conditions. The poll found that 62 percent of Americans rated economic conditions as "somewhat poor" or "very poor."

Obama1-102914.jpg President Barack Obama will remain focused on the ongoing fight against Ebola in remarks at the White House on Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks from the East Room at about 3:40 pm ET, joined by healthcare workers that have helped to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

JoniErnst-102914.jpg Iowa Republican Joni Ernst has crept out to a slightly wider lead over Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley, D-Iowa, in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday.

International-Space-Station-102914.jpg An unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station has exploded immediately after it was launched from a commercial launch pad in Virginia. It was Orbital Sciences Corps' third contracted resupply mission to the International Space Station, and the first accident since NASA turned to private operators to deliver cargo to the astronauts in ISS. The mishap occurred at Pad 0A of the

The US Department of Defense has reclassified the death of a soldier as one that occurred earlier this month during combat operations against the ISIL terrorists, code-named Operation Inherent Resolve. A Pentagon press release Tuesday said 21 years-old Cpl. Jordan L. Spears of Memphis, Indiana, was...

Addressing the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Monday, Pope Francis said the scientific theories on the beginning and the development of the universe do not contradict the belief in god as well as the key role of the almighty in the creation of life and human beings. "When we read about creation...