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Senate’s inquiry into CIA torture sidesteps blaming Bush, aides

A soon-to-be released Senate report on the CIA doesn’t assess the responsibility of former President George W. Bush or his top aides for any...

President George W. Bush during the ceremonial swearing of John Negroponte as the United States' first Director of National Intelligence, May 18, 2005.

It’s official: U.S. will build new Syrian rebel force to battle Islamic State

John Allen, the retired Marine general in charge of coordinating the U.S.-led coalition’s response to the Islamic State, confirmed Wednesday...

Smoke rises following an airstrike by US-led coalition aircraft in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, Oct. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

New video of British Islamic State hostage raises question of when it was recorded

The Islamic State on Sunday posted the third installment of what it says will be a seven-part video series featuring British hostage John Cantlie...

In this still image taken from an undated video published on the Internet by Al-Furqan, the media arm of the Islamic State group militants, captive British journalist John Cantlie speaks into the camera on the first of what he says will be a series of lecture-like "programs" in which he says he will reveal "the truth" about the Islamic State group. The Arabic subtitle reads "I am a prisoner and that is something I will not deny." (AP Photo)

Cold War spy plane isn't ready to retire

The iconic U-2 spy plane, with its long, sagging wings and a reputation for being challenging to fly and harder to land, is one of the oldest aircraft in the U.S. fleet, with a storied history to match: The downing of Francis Gary Powers is a touchstone...

Did members of terrorist group cross Mexican border? Answer remains unclear

A series of statements this week from Obama administration officials have left a murky picture about whether four people caught last month crossing the United States border from Mexico had ties to terrorist groups.

Documents show how Clintons tried to cope with Lewinsky, other scandals

The Clinton Presidential Library on Friday released 10,000 pages of previously undisclosed documents that involved a series of touchy subjects from...

Hillary Clinton signs her new book “Hard Choices,” at the Common Good Books store in St. Paul, Minn., Sunday, July 20, 2014. (Jerry Holt/Minneapolis Star Tribune/MCT)

Nobel Prize winner Malala told Obama U.S. drone attacks fuel terrorism

The teenager who became the youngest person to win the Nobel Peace Prize Friday told President Barack Obama at a White House meeting last year that...

In this Monday, Aug. 11, 2014, photo, Afghan refugee girls listen to their teacher during their daily Madrassa, or Islamic school, at a mosque on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. Taliban attack survivor Malala Yousafzai of Pakistan won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, for risking their lives to fight for children's rights. Malala, who moved to Britain for treatment and later settled there, tirelessly continued her campaign for a woman's right to an education in Pakistan and won international recognition for her struggle. But in Pakistan that effort has not stopped as young girls and women struggle to get an education. (Muhammed Muheisen/AP Photo)

Amtrak woes may point to bigger rail service problems

Last year’s freight congestion that was snarling Amtrak service in the upper Midwest has shifted east, and it’s gotten so bad that Amtrak...

Amtrak's Capitol Limited stops to pick up passengers at Martinsburg, W.Va., on April 6, 2014. Freight congestion on Norfolk Southern between Chicago and Toledo is delaying the train severely, and it was late 97 percent of the time in September. Amtrak is currently putting passengers on buses between those two cities. (Curtis Tate/McClatchy)