WASHINGTON — The Obama administration’s initial effort to build a proxy military force inside Syria to help fight Islamic State appears on shaky ground as key U.S. lawmakers consider closing a $500 million Pentagon program widely considered an embarrassing failure.
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MIAMI — The cargo ship that disappeared in a hurricane off the Bahamas sank, the Coast Guard reported Monday morning.
WASHINGTON — After more than six years of stalled progress and political wrangling, negotiators from the U.S. and 11 trading partners across the Pacific Rim announced a deal Monday on a landmark trade accord linking 40 percent of the global economy.
COLUMBIA, S.C. - The death toll rose to nine Monday after historic floods ravaged South Carolina, closing a 74-mile stretch of Interstate 95 and leaving tens of thousands of people without power or running water.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Caught between conflicting moral arguments, California Gov. Jerry Brown, a former Jesuit seminary student, on Monday signed a measure allowing physicians in the nation’s most populous state to prescribe lethal doses of drugs to terminally ill patients who want to hasten their deaths.
ROSEBURG, Ore. — Carolyn Kellim’s upper lip snarled to the left at the mention of gun control.
On Friday, share prices fell for both Smith & Wesson and Sturm, Ruger & Co., two major American gun manufacturers.
LOS ANGELES — A nurse learned that a dying victim of a hit-and-run was her younger brother as she and doctors unknowingly tended to him in a hospital emergency room.
MIAMI — Haiti’s presidential debate opened with the three E’s: economy, energy and education. But the four well-known Haitian journalists posing questions struggled to get precision from the eight candidates who took center stage Sunday afternoon at North Miami Senior High School’s auditorium before a cynical and raucous crowd.
ROSEBURG, Ore. - The frenzy and fear that gripped this tightknit community in the days after it lost nine of its own gave way Sunday morning to hope and healing as the streets fell nearly silent and the church pews overflowed.