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Officials: Syrian suicide bomber was an American

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An American from Florida launched a suicide bombing against Syrian government troops earlier this week in what is believed to be the first time a U.S. citizen has been involved in such attacks since the start of the Syrian civil war, U.S. officials said.

Posted: May 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Polar freeze moves to US East, South; 21 dead

Victor Winters waits for a bus in Detroit, Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. Temperatures broke record lows Tuesday in Michigan and residents braced against bitter winds following a storm that shuttered schools, closed government offices and contributed to at least six deaths. Lows of 14 degrees below zero were reported according to the National Weather Service. AP.

A deep freeze spread from the United States Midwest to the East and South, setting record low temperatures from Boston to Birmingham, and leaving 21 people dead, authorities said. The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted: January 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

US South, East brace for polar temps, wind chills

A woman walks back to her car in the long term parking lot at Indianapolis International Airport, Monday Jan. 6, 2014. AP

Dangerously cold polar air snapped decades-old records as it spread Tuesday from the Midwest to southern and eastern parts of the United States and eastern Canada, making it hazardous to venture outside and keeping many schools and businesses shuttered.

Posted: January 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Why fewer working-age Americans are working

In this Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, file photo, applicants reach for registration forms to attend a combined Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and Harlem Week job and career fair at Columbia University in New York. The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work. AP

The drop in the unemployment rate in August to a 4½-year low was hardly cause for celebration. The rate fell because more people stopped looking for work.

Posted: September 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,World | Read More »

Obama takes oath in a position of strength

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US President Barack Obama . AFP FILE PHOTO

Barack Obama, battered yet still popular after a bruising first term as president, raises his right hand Sunday to be sworn in for another four years as the leader of an America that is, perhaps, as divided politically and socially as at any time since the U.S. Civil War 150 years ago.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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