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Jobless claims up more than expected

New jobless claims rose more than expected last week due partly to an increase in layoffs by the automobile industry, while the number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits…

Ex FBI-agent refutes Cheney claims on torture

Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods used during the Bush administration on terrorism suspects produced unreliable evidence and were ineffective, a former FBI agent told Congress on Wednesday.

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Lax training may have led to fatal crash

The selection, hiring and training of the pilot and first officer in a February airline crash that killed 50 people in upstate New York are at the top of the…

Soldier’s father: Army ‘broke’ his son

The father of a U.S. soldier accused of killing five fellow troops in Iraq said his son "forfeited his life" but the military bears some responsibility for the rampage.

Did U.S. – Taliban clash kill 95 children?

Ninety-five Afghan children are among the 140 people said to have died in a recent U.S.-Taliban battle in western Afghanistan, according to a list drawn up by Afghan officials, a…

Now, it’s Obama’s war

We hope the White House and Pentagon thought long and carefully before relieving Gen. David McKiernan, the commander of U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan, just short of the halfway…

Failing to deliver the news

As we lament the fact that our newspapers are either on the skids or on the blocks, America's two most famous -- The New York Times and Washington Post --…

U.S. borrowing 46 cents on every dollar spent

The government will have to borrow nearly 50 cents for every dollar it spends this year, exploding the record federal deficit past $1.8 trillion under new White House estimates. Budget…

Time to take deficits seriously

The Bush administration said deficits didn't matter and proceeded to rack up a record string of deficits. The Obama administration professes to believe the contrary, the president telling his Cabinet…

Democrats: Hypocrites on torture?

The continuing hue and cry over the use of torture on suspected terrorists seems to have set a new standard for hypocrisy even in this town where it always has…