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New terror fight casts shadow over 9/11 ceremonies

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

The nation's gathering war against a new upsurge in Islamic terror hung heavy over the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks Thursday, stirring both anxiety and determination among those who came to ground zero to remember their loved ones.

Ravens fans, men and women, wear No 27 for Rice

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

Music blared from the purple bus, and Baltimore Ravens fan Racquel Bailey stood with drink in hand amid her usual tailgate buddies while making a bold fashion statement: a black, rhinestone-decorated jersey with the white No. 27.

Case worker: Dad overwhelmed before 5 kids killed

| |Thursday, Sep. 11, 2014

The South Carolina man accused of killing his five children was an ex-convict whose homes were visited by social workers a dozen times in the last three years.

Obama vows to destroy Islamic State ‘wherever they exist’

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced a broader war against the Islamic State, pledging a U.S.-led coalition to destroy the militants “wherever they exist” as he escalated U.S. involvement in an armed conflict he spent years trying to avoid.

Islamic State extremists discussed entering U.S. through Mexico, official says

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

Intelligence agencies have tracked social media exchanges in which Sunni militants discussed crossing the border, a Homeland Security official tells Congress.

'Loving' father now tied to his 5 kids' deaths

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

Their little bodies shrouded in plastic bags, the five children of Timothy Ray Jones Jr. had been dead for days by the time he led investigators to the spot where they had been dumped among dead trees and scrub brush.

Ex-first lady Laura Bush: ‘Every child ... should learn to read’

| |Wednesday, Sep. 10, 2014

Laura Bush praises the local Read2Win initiative, which helps struggling first-graders learn to read.

Key federal official wants to kill sports blackout rules

| |Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

After almost 40 years of regulation, the chairman of the FCC calls for a vote this month, saying the feds are “blowing the whistle on this anti-fan practice.” The NFL wants to keep blackouts as an option.

Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

| |Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward without formal sign-off from lawmakers on a broader military and political effort to combat militants in Syria and Iraq, administration officials said Tuesday.

4th US aid worker with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

| |Tuesday, Sep. 09, 2014

The fourth U.S. aid worker sickened with Ebola arrived in Atlanta on Tuesday, mirroring the carefully choreographed routine of the two Americans already successfully treated and released from Emory University Hospital's special isolation unit.