Philippines mulls pullout of Syria peacekeepers The Philippine foreign secretary says he is recommending to President Benigno Aquino III to pull out all Filipino U.N. peacekeepers from the Golan Heights following the abduction of four by Syrian rebels. More
Iran president still a force even as his era ends When many struggling families in this eastern Iranian city take stock of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's legacy, it's not about the oratory full of bluster and menace or his tussles with Iran's ruling clerics that are known to much of the world. More
U.S. believes Syria used chemicals The United States has evidence that the chemical weapon sarin has been used in Syria on a small scale, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. But numerous questions remain about the origins of the chemicals and what impact their apparent use could have on the ongoing Syrian civil war and international involvement in it. More
Ambushes, Mines And Booby Traps: ISIS Militants Change Tack Rival military commanders say the group, also known as ISIS, now is using ambushes, booby traps and mines. The Peshmerga say that's preventing the Kurdish forces from holding turf, and is causing heavy casualties. Back at base in the nearby town of ... 10/21/2014 - 7:45 pm | View Link
ISIS booby traps huge dam as Pope backs US strikes Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 fighter jets reportedly sent most of the jihadists fleeing from the central parts of Mosul dam, a network of landmines and planted explosives they left behind impeded Kurdish ground forces from recapturing ... 08/19/2014 - 12:17 am | View Link
ISIS booby traps Mosul Dam, which could unleash 18-metre-high wall of water on Iraq’s second largest city Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 fighter jets reportedly sent most of the jihadists fleeing from the central parts of Mosul ... retake part of strategic Mosul Dam as U.S. bombs ISIS strongholds Foreign fighters flocking to new ‘caliphate ... 08/18/2014 - 5:33 pm | View Link
Islamic State booby traps massive Iraqi dam which could kill thousands if breached Whilst a series of air strikes by American F-18 fighter jets reportedly sent most of the jihadists fleeing from the central parts of Mosul dam, a network of landmines and planted explosives they left behind impeded Kurdish ground forces from recapturing ... 08/18/2014 - 1:54 pm | View Link
Nigeria: Insurgents Have Laid Booby Traps, Landmines Fleeing residents said the bridge between the states of Adamawa and Borno was destroyed on Friday. A team of French experts arrived in the country on Saturday, as international efforts to find the schoolgirls were ramped up. This follows British and ... 05/11/2014 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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Sri Lanka Says Wins Civil War, Kills Rebel Leader Sri Lankan troops say they have won the final battle in a separatist conflict against Tamil Tiger rebels. The announcement comes with news that the ... 11/25/2014 - 8:26 pm | View Website
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Landowners who would be impacted by a proposed $3.8 billion oil pipeline through Iowa will be able to get more information at upcoming public meetings.
Dallas-based Energy Transfer Partners, which wants to build the 1,100-mile underground pipeline across four states, will start holding public meetings Monday in northwest Iowa.
The department says it is the largest municipal police department in New England to be nationally accredited.
Police Chief Hugh Clements Jr. says earning the accreditation is a remarkable accomplishment and will be an invaluable asset in the future.
A similar test was staged in June, shortly after the plant's parent company had replaced all 42 emergency warning sirens in the 10-mile radius around the Lacey Township plant.
Oyster Creek went online Dec. 1, 1969, the same day as the Nine Mile Point Nuclear Generating Station near Oswego, N. Y.
Like the Cavaliers, the Hokies have dropped four of their last five, and their most recent — a 6-3 double overtime loss at Wake Forest — was the worst of them all.
Coach Frank Beamer's team has played in a bowl game after each of the past 21 seasons, the second-longest run in the country behind Florida State's 32.
"Miami might have been our only game where we played 60 minutes of football: offensively, defensively and on special teams," said linebacker Henry Coley, one of 34 seniors playing their last regular-season game.
The Hokies had this experience two years ago, needing to win their last two games to qualify for a bowl, and got there with a 17-14 victory against Virginia on a field goal on the final play.
Wide receiver Willie Byrn, one of 10 seniors who could be playing their final game with the Hokies, said the Cavaliers might be the best they've been in his career.
Virginia starter Greyson Lambert has thrown 10 interceptions and nine touchdown passes, and the Hokies' Michael Brewer has thrown 13 interceptions and 15 scoring passes.
Both teams also hit the QB a lot (Virginia Tech has 42 sacks, Virginia 31), and forcing mistakes and cashing them in could well be a determining factor.
What do the Hokies have planned for backup QB Brenden Mosley, who is more of a dual threat than Brewer?
Four men who were charged in July for causing two separate hash oil explosions have pleaded guilty to federal charges.
The U. S. Attorney's Office says Daniel Strycharske and Jesse Kaplan pleaded guilty Friday to endangering human life while manufacturing a controlled substance.
No. 1 overall pick Jadeveon Clowney has had a setback with his surgically repaired right knee and says his chances of playing for Houston at Tennessee on Sunday are slim.
The outside linebacker had arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 8 and was in for about 60 plays last Sunday in his most significant action since his injury.