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Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

Islamic State militants kill 40 Iraqi troops

FILE - In this June 20, 2014, file photo, Kurdish peshmerga fighters takes their positions behind sand barriers at the village of Taza Khormato in the northern oil rich province of Kirkuk, Iraq. The insurgents came at midday, walking across a canal, advancing under cover of mortar fire towar…

September 22, 2014 4:19 pm

Obama's request to combat militants draws support

WASHINGTON | On the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, Republicans and Democrats in Congress voiced strong pre-election support Thursday for President Barack Obama's call for new authority to combat Islamic State militants in the heart of the Middle East.

September 11, 2014 12:45 pm Related

Obama orders airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON | Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreadi…

September 10, 2014 9:35 pm Related

Illinois Medicaid pushes long-acting birth control

CHICAGO | Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's administration wants to double down on long-acting birth control methods for the poor in an effort to save taxpayer money on unplanned pregnancies, a strategy that is raising concern among Catholic health care systems.

September 03, 2014 7:29 am

Faith leaders emerge as key to health law outreach

CHICAGO | Religion and the nation's new health law haven't exactly been viewed as friendly partners in the public eye, with most of the attention focused on religious employers' objections to covering the cost of birth control.

August 09, 2013 11:50 am
Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

BEIRUT | In an appeal that could stoke more fury over an anti-Islam film, the leader of the Lebanese Shiite militant group Hezbollah called for sustained protests in a rare public appearance Monday at a rapturous but peaceful rally attended by hundreds of thousands of cheering supporters in Beirut.

September 17, 2012 2:30 pm Photos

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Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader Sheik Hassan Nasrallah, center, escorted by his bodyguards, waves to a crowd of tens of thousands of supporters during a rally Monday denouncing an anti-Islam film that has provoked a week of unrest in Muslim countries worldwide, in the southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon. Na…

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm
Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Hezbollah leader emerges for anti-film protest

Afghan police stand by burning tires during a protest Monday in Kabul, Afghanistan. Hundreds of Afghans burned cars and threw rocks at a U.S. military base as a demonstration against an anti-Islam film that ridicules the Prophet Muhammad turned violent in the Afghan capital early Monday.

September 17, 2012 12:51 pm

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Not every daycare is created equal

March 24, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Smoking compromise is bad for Hoosiers

March 10, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Big challenge for new welfare process

February 25, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Fines are fine, but law is necessary

February 18, 2012 12:00 am

A roundup of recent Indiana newspaper editorials

Creationism is bad science

February 04, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIALS: State took major move forward with Toll Road deal

To gain a full understanding of the continued benefits to the state of leasing the Indiana Toll Road to a private operator, it's necessary to take a step back in time.

July 09, 2011 12:00 am

Ga. pastor: I'll fight like David battled Goliath, 18th Ld-Writethru, US

LITHONIA, Ga. (AP) — Casting himself as the Bible's ultimate underdog, Bishop Eddie Long went before thousands of faithful supporters at his megachurch Sunday and promised to fight accusations that he lured four young men into sexual relationships.

September 26, 2010 5:06 pm
Rallies over mosque near ground zero get heated, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

Rallies over mosque near ground zero get heated, 3rd Ld-Writethru, US

NEW YORK | The proposed mosque near ground zero drew hundreds of fever-pitch demonstrators Sunday, with opponents carrying signs associating Islam with blood, supporters shouting, "Say no to racist fear!" and American flags waving on both sides.

August 22, 2010 4:31 pm

Ill. Senate hopefuls split on mosque near WTC site

SPRINGFIELD | Candidates in the race to fill President Barack Obama's U.S. Senate seat are split on building a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in New York City.

August 18, 2010 12:00 am Related
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