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Iran rejects global strategy against Islamic extremists

PARIS (AP) — As diplomats from around the world sought a global strategy to fight Islamic State extremists, Iran ruled out working with any international coalition, saying it had rejected American requests for cooperation against the militants.

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East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

East Chicago R&D center helps develop new steels

EAST CHICAGO | Work done in the region is having a global impact.

September 13, 2014 11:12 am
OFFBEAT: Joan Rivers still 'critical but stable'; Brad and Angie hitched

OFFBEAT: Joan Rivers still 'critical but stable'; Brad and Angie hitched

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

August 30, 2014 12:00 am Related

Jolie, Pitt wed in Chateau Miraval, France

NEW YORK (AP) — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in Correns, France, a spokesman for the couple says.

August 28, 2014 8:13 am
DOUG ROSS: World War I letters delivered multiple times

DOUG ROSS: World War I letters delivered multiple times

Carl Strain, of Munster, is writing a book about his family's letters home during World War I, but what the letters say isn't the only interesting part of the story.

August 24, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Italy's Vincenzo Nibali wins Tour de France

PARIS | Vincenzo Nibali won the Tour de France on Sunday, becoming the first Italian in 16 years to triumph in cycling's greatest race by chiseling a lead over his main rivals a few seconds at a time and dominating them in the mountains.

July 27, 2014 1:30 pm
With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

With Nibali in command, Tour de France is about 2nd place

BERGERAC, France | Ramunas Navardauskas gave Lithuania and his American team a stage victory Friday at the Tour de France. Now cycling's great showcase is reduced to this — the race for second place behind Vincenzo Nibali.

July 25, 2014 4:00 pm

Lt. Col. Matt Urban called 'Gray Ghost' by Germans

Lt. Col. Matt Urban served with the 60th Infantry Regiment, 9th Infantry Division, in Sicily, France, Belgium and Germany during World War II.

July 14, 2014 12:00 am

Martin wins Tour 9th stage, Gallopin takes lead

MULHOUSE, France | German rider Tony Martin showed he has climbing skills to go with his speed by easily winning the hilly ninth stage of the Tour de France on Sunday, while Frenchman Tony Gallopin took the yellow jersey from Vincenzo Nibali of Italy.

July 13, 2014 8:30 pm
Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

Ralph Tarka, Aviation Mechanic: The U-505 was the best in its class of 1944

The last time Ralph Tarka visited the U-505 at the MSI was about two years ago just before he retired from American Airlines. But he has been a geek about military history and it’s accessories for his entire life. From a military family from the south side, he comes by his enthusiasm for the…

May 29, 2014 3:30 am Photos

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FROM the FARM: Asparagus a delicious ingredient for easy, elegant quiche

FROM the FARM: Asparagus a delicious ingredient for easy, elegant quiche

Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.

May 28, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

GUEST COMMENTARY: Israel-Palestinian conflict must be viewed in regional terms

A prominent and powerful man is embarrassed when private comments made behind closed doors are leaked to the media, causing a storm of criticism. There are calls for his removal by people who find his remarks utterly unacceptable and contemptible.

May 10, 2014 12:00 am
New Products for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

New Products for Friday, Jan. 3, 2014

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January 02, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: 'Absinthe' bawdy burlesque fun a great stage fit for Las Vegas

OFFBEAT: 'Absinthe' bawdy burlesque fun a great stage fit for Las Vegas

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fair's Statue Viva not taking liberties with pigeons

Fair's Statue Viva not taking liberties with pigeons

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | Having an unusual talent, such as being a living statue, can bring unusual problems, like living, pooping pigeons.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's new stage thriller 'Belleville' shivers with intrigue

OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's new stage thriller 'Belleville' shivers with intrigue

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 08, 2013 12:00 am
Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

Federer stunned in 2nd round by Stakhovsky

LONDON | Seven-time champion Roger Federer was stunned by 116th-ranked Sergiy Stakhovsky in the second round of Wimbledon on Wednesday, his earliest loss in a Grand Slam tournament in 10 years.

June 26, 2013 6:00 pm
Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

Wimbledon spat: Williams, Sharapova trade volleys

LONDON | As her agent nodded along approvingly from a front-row seat, Serena Williams sounded contrite and composed. Well-rehearsed, too.

June 23, 2013 9:00 pm
Allmendinger enjoys taking 1st laps at Indy

Allmendinger enjoys taking 1st laps at Indy

INDIANAPOLIS | AJ Allmendinger needed help buckling down Saturday.

May 11, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: Mali is another al-Qaeda battleground

YOUNG VOICES: Mali is another al-Qaeda battleground

Have you ever heard of the expression “out in Timbuktu”? In case you did not know, Timbuktu is a city in Mali, a former French colony, that has been in the news recently. March marked the third month of French military involvement in Mali.

April 01, 2013 12:00 am
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