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U.S. fighter, attack and remotely piloted aircraft conducted seven airstrikes against Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq on Tuesday and Wednesday, U.S. Central Command officials reported. One airstrike destroyed an ISIL armed vehicle northwest of the Haditha Dam, and two airstrikes...

Social media has given terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant the ability to recruit Americans and others like never before, and the threat of Americans and others returning to their home countries from Syria to carry out terrorist attacks has become the chief issue of concern...

The United States of America has informed the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) about an outbreak of severe respiratory illness associated with Enterovirus D68 (EV-D68), the UN health agency revealed Wednesday. According to WHO, 130 laboratory-confirmed cases of...

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the United States Government plans to ramp up its support to the global response to the ongoing Ebola outbreak in West Africa, stressing that the commitment exemplifies the kind of international effort required to intensify response activities. In...

Obama1-091714.jpg President Barack Obama sought to emphasize in remarks on Wednesday that the American forces being deployed as part of the fight against the terrorist group ISIS will not have a combat mission.

joni-braley-091714.jpg Republican Joni Ernst has moved into the lead in the potentially crucial Iowa Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday. The poll found that 50 percent of likely Iowa voters would support Ernst if the election were held today, while 44 percent would vote for Democratic Rep. Bruce Braley.

nahbindx-091714.jpg With a firming job market helping to unleash pent-up demand for new homes, the National Association of Home Builders released a report on Wednesday showing that U.S. homebuilder confidence jumped to its highest level in almost nine years in September.

CPI-091714.jpg With a substantial decrease in energy prices more than offsetting higher prices for food and shelter, the Labor Department released a report on Wednesday showing an unexpected drop in U.S. consumer prices in the month of August.

South Korean authorities have reportedly arrested a young American whom they say has been trying to swim across to North Korea. South Korea's Yonhap news agency quoting a government source reported Wednesday that the coast guard arrested a man in his late 20s or early 30s on Tuesday while attempting...

US-Astronauts-091714.jpg U.S. astronauts once again will travel to and from the International Space Station from the United States on American spacecraft under groundbreaking contracts NASA announced Tuesday. The US space agency unveiled its selection of Boeing and SpaceX to transport U.S. crews to and from the space station using their CST-100 and Crew Dragon spacecraft, respectively. "From day one, the Obama Administra

NATO's Supreme Allied Commander Europe has said that Pentagon leaders are reviewing decisions to scale down U.S. military forces in Europe in light of the changing security environment on the continent triggered by Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean peninsula and Moscow's ongoing support for rebels...

U.S. military forces continued to attack Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant terrorists in Iraq, using fighter aircraft to conduct five airstrikes Monday and Tuesday southwest of Baghdad and northwest of Irbil. Two airstrikes northwest of Irbil destroyed an ISIL armed truck and its fighting position....

The United Nations General Assembly opened its 69th annual session Tuesday with the body's new President declaring that it would be a historic opportunity to formulate a post-2015 development agenda that is transformative, brings tangible results in fighting poverty, and leads to improving lives of all...

In a whole-of-government approach and with international partners, the United States is significantly upping its response to the West African Ebola epidemic to save lives now and halt future outbreaks. The measures President Barack Obama announced during a visit to the Centers for Disease Control...

OBAMA1-110310_16Sep14.jpg President Barack Obama is scheduled to travel to the headquarters of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia, on Tuesday to outline steps the U.S. will take to help combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.