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Another blow to a hard-luck timber town

Another blow to a hard-luck timber town

Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last…

Weakening al-Qaida helps growth of other groups

Weakening al-Qaida helps growth of other groups

Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming. Western hostages beheaded on camera. School girls abducted by gunmen in the night. Families fleeing their homes…

Some tips for fighting Islamic extremism

Some tips for fighting Islamic extremism

When young men from Minneapolis began traveling to Somalia seven years ago to join a terror group in the midst of a civil war, investigators trying to stop the recruiting…

Times getting tougher for tobacco growers

Times getting tougher for tobacco growers

Starting next month, America’s remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. The very last buyout checks, totaling about $916.5 million, go out in…

Fourth Atlantic City casino closes

Fourth Atlantic City casino closes

Trump Plaza Hotel & Casino closed its doors early Tuesday, the fourth Atlantic City casino to go belly-up so far this year. When it opened on May 14, 1984, Donald…

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

Still looking for coalition to fight Islamic extremists

The White House said Sunday it will find countries willing to send combat troops to fight Islamic extremists in Syria and Iraq, but it’s too early to identify them. White…

A long-overdue Medal of Honor

A long-overdue Medal of Honor

After an act of Congress and years of lobbying by descendants and admirers, a Union Army officer who made the ultimate sacrifice more than 150 years ago will be recognized…

Wealth gap leaves local governments cash strapped

Wealth gap leaves local governments cash strapped

Income inequality is taking a toll on state governments. The widening gap between the wealthiest Americans and everyone else has been matched by a slowdown in state tax revenue, according…

Clintons back in Iowa for political activities

Clintons back in Iowa for political activities

White House speculation in overdrive, Hillary Rodham Clinton returns to Iowa to pay tribute to the state’s retiring Democratic senator as anticipation builds over the possibility of another presidential campaign.…

Obama condemns latest beheading in Syria

Obama condemns latest beheading in Syria

President Barack Obama on Saturday condemned as a “barbaric murder” the slaying of British aid worker David Haines by Islamic State extremists. Haines was abducted last year in Syria, and…