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Kobali key in the battle with Islamic extremists

Kobali key in the battle with Islamic extremists

Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the…

Only small level of support for help on Ebola crisis

Only small level of support for help on Ebola crisis

Individual Americans, rich or not, donated generously in response to many recent international disasters, including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti and last year’s Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines. The response…

America ramping up response to Ebola crisis

America ramping up response to Ebola crisis

The federal government is ramping up its response to the Ebola crisis after a second Dallas nurse became ill and it was disclosed that she had been cleared to fly…

A young nurse is the latest victim of Ebola in America

A young nurse is the latest victim of Ebola in America

A dated yearbook picture of a smiling young woman has become the latest face of Ebola in the U.S. The high school picture of Amber Vinson spread across the country…

Another Dallas health care worker infected with Ebola

Another Dallas health care worker infected with Ebola

A second health care worker at a Dallas hospital who provided care for the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the U.S. has tested positive for the disease, the Texas Department…

Dallas nurse cite sloppiness in Ebola care

Dallas nurse cite sloppiness in Ebola care

A Liberian Ebola patient was left in an open area of a Dallas emergency room for hours, and the nurses treating him worked for days without proper protective gear and…

A lot at stake in nuclear talks in Iran

A lot at stake in nuclear talks in Iran

An Iranian nuclear agreement is the Obama administration’s grandest foreign policy objective, a legacy-defining endeavor that holds the prospect of ending the gravest potential threat to Israel and the Middle…

Can Americans even get pay raises any more?

Can Americans even get pay raises any more?

What will it really take to give America a raise? A lot of well-credentialed policy experts have been writing nonsense about why Americans can’t be paid more. One bogus story…

Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

Obama, commanders, nations meet on Syria, Iraq fight

President Barack Obama and his military commanders will meet Tuesday with defense chiefs from more than 20 nations participating in the fight against the Islamic State group in Syria and…

About 70 hospital staff members cared for Ebola victim

About 70 hospital staff members cared for Ebola victim

They drew his blood, put tubes down his throat and wiped up his diarrhea. They analyzed his urine and wiped saliva from his lips, even after he had lost consciousness.…