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Black disappointment with Obama threatens Democrats

Black voters’ disappointment with President Barack Obama, who they so eagerly embraced for so many years, could be costly on Election Day to...

Akua Scott and Aaron McKinney (left and center), community organizers in South Florida, speak with customers at Jackson's Soul Food restaurant, a popular gathering place for many living in District 24, about voter turnout, in Overtown, Fla. "We had this idea once we got the first black president all our problems will be solved," said McKinney on Oct. 9, 2014.

Deepening U.S. commitment to Kobani ties Obama’s Islamic State effort to Kurds’ fate

The U.S. air campaign against the Islamic State, launched in August to stop the takeover of Iraqi Kurdistan and to rescue a trapped religious minority...

Smoke from a fire rises following a strike in Kobani, Syria, during fighting between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

Districts drawn to elect minorities may cost Democrats control of House

Black residents of this small southeast Florida town like their congressman.

Councilwoman Judy L. Davis, District 2 of Riviera Beach City Council, speaks about district boundaries and upcoming elections Oct. 9, 2014.

Expiration of Wright Amendment means big airline changes for Southwest cities

The game has changed for Southwest Airlines and several major airports.

Southwest Airlines CEO Gary Kelly gives the thumbs up sign after closing the cabin door for Flight 1013 to Denver, the first non-restricted flight out of Love Field, in Dallas on Oct. 13, 2014.

Kurds retake parts of Kobani in biggest U.S. battle of anti-Islamic State campaign

Aided by U.S. airstrikes, the Kurdish militia defending the besieged Syrian town of Kobani recaptured more territory Friday in what has turned into the single biggest battle between the U.S.-led coalition and the extremist Islamic State since the...

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)