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National & World US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS
Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won't have to.
National & World S. Korea concert planner found dead after 16 die
A South Korean man involved in planning an outdoor pop concert where 16 people were killed after falling through a ventilation grate was found dead Saturday in an apparent suicide, officials said, as doctors treated eight others facing life-threatening injuries from the disaster.
National & World FBI director warns against cellphone encryption FBI director warns against cellphone encryption
FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push bytechnology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or anencrypted hard drive.
National & World US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit US, China vow to manage rifts ahead of Obama visit
The U.S. and China pledged Saturday to overcome mistrust, manage their differences and cooperate on key issues like combatting terrorism and the spread of the Ebola virus as President Barack Obama prepares to travel to the Chinese capital next month.
National & World UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak
The World Health Organization has admitted that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information.
National & World Japan reactor near active volcanoes called unsafe Japan reactor near active volcanoes called unsafe
A prominent vulcanologist disputed Japanese regulators' conclusion that two nuclear reactors were safe from a volcanic eruption in the next few decades, saying Friday that such a prediction was impossible.
National & World Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius
The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp.