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Obama op-ed: Al Qaeda on the path to defeat

PARIS — US President Barack Obama declared on Thursday that the Al-Qaeda network is nearing total defeat, having failed to destroy the United States’ “unique” leadership role in the world. In an op-ed for the French daily Le Figaro penned to mark the tenth anniversary of the Islamist extremist group’s…

Former New York mayor Giuliani to speak on Sept 11

WASHINGTON — Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani urged polarized Americans on Thursday to “rediscover our unity” as he prepared to mark ten years since the September 11th attacks with a national speech. “We withstood the worst attack of our history, intended by our enemies to destroy us. Instead, it…

Newly released tapes reveal full 9/11 air horror

NEW YORK — “Did you just say somethin’ hit the World Trade Center?” an incredulous military official asked shortly after the beginning of America’s terrorism nightmare on September 11, 2001. Minutes later, with air traffic authorities warning that another commercial jet was off course and just six miles (10 kilometers)…

As cartels rapidly expand in U.S. cities, authorities confront futility of drug arrests

America’s war on drugs is virtually lost on all fronts: illicit drug use is increasing, drug cartels are growing stronger and enforcement is becoming less effective — and the government is well aware of all this, according to documents released this week. In three separate releases this week — a…

John Brennan: Obama still committed to closing Guantanamo Bay

President Barack Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser said Thursday that the administration had not abandoned its pledge to close down Guantanamo Bay and announced that no new prisoners would be sent to the controversial detention facility. “We’re not going to bring people to Guantanamo,” Deputy National Security Adviser John Brennan told…

‘Copyright troll’ Righthaven loses key client as lawsuits taper off

The company Righthaven, LLC., known to its critics as a “copyright troll” that earns its money by suing media organizations over copyright claims, has been struggling lately thanks to a string of court losses — but on Thursday the company may have sustained a fatal blow. With over 50 newspapers,…

Protesters storm grain terminal in Washington state

CHICAGO (Reuters) – More than 500 protesting port workers stormed the EGT grain terminal at the Port of Longview, Washington, on Thursday and damaged railcars and other property, Longview Police Chief Jim Duscha said. The incident came a day after several of Longshoremen were arrested after blocking a train from…

Female ‘vampire’ busted for trying to eat elderly man

An elderly Florida man needed stitches Wednesday after a 22-year-old woman announced she was a vampire and began biting his face and neck. Milton Ellis, 69, said that he had fallen asleep in his electric wheelchair on the porch of a vacant Hooters in St. Petersburg. He awoke to find…

Fed prepared to act to boost growth: Bernanke

The Federal Reserve is ready to take new action to speed up the economy, Fed chief Ben Bernanke said Thursday, but warned that government budget-cutting could hold back growth. “The Federal Reserve has a range of tools that could be used to provide additional monetary stimulus,” Bernanke said in a…

China hits back at Romney trade jibes

China slammed US presidential hopeful Mitt Romney Thursday after he said he would end his country’s “trade surrender” to Beijing, accusing him and other would-be candidates of “scapegoating China”. An English-language commentary by the state Xinhua news agency called his remarks “old-fashioned and ill-advised”, warning: “China is no cause of…

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