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  The towns of Qaim, Rawah and Anah are the first territory seized in predominantly Sunni Anbar province, west of Baghdad, since fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group overran the city of Fallujah and parts of the provincial...

Three more towns fall to Sunni rebels

Updated: 6/21/2014 08:13 PM

  “There has been an excess in using the death sentences recently, which will only lead to more violence in society because people are now used to the idea of execution, killing and blood,” prominent rights lawyer Negad el-Borai said.

Egypt court confirms death sentences for over 180

Updated: 6/21/2014 08:02 PM

  Pope Francis journeyed Saturday to the heart of Italy’s biggest crime syndicate, met the father of a 3-year-old boy slain in the region’s drug war, and declared that all mobsters are automatically excommunicated from the Catholic...

Pope: All mobsters excommunicated from church

Updated: 6/21/2014 07:57 PM

  In 2006, Biden was a senator from Delaware gearing up for a presidential campaign when he proposed that Iraq be divided into three semi-independent regions for Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds. Follow his plan, he said, and U.S. troops could be out by...

Biden foresaw Iraq crisis eight years ago

Updated: 6/21/2014 07:52 PM

  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio portrayed himself as a man of the people in last year’s election. On Saturday, he became a pirate among mermaids.

NYC mayor a pirate among mermaids at zany parade

Updated: 6/21/2014 07:49 PM

  The National Park Service said six ground crews, including two dog teams, were combing an expanded search area near the Owyhigh Lakes Trail on Rainier’s east side. Rescuers also searched by air.

Mt. Rainier search for outdoors writer ends after body found

Updated: 6/21/2014 11:58 PM

  An unruly driver zapped with a stun gun during a traffic stop yanked out the barbs, assaulted the officer and fled early Saturday, prompting a two-state pursuit that also led him to steal a police cruiser and threaten to shoot officers, authorities...

Police: Zapped driver sheds stun gun barbs, flees

Updated: 6/21/2014 07:39 PM

  Dogs in Arlington Heights and Mount Prospect finally have their own park with Saturday mornings grand opening of Canine Commons in a portion of Melas Park. Canine Commons is nearly two acres in the northwest corner of the park and includes three...

Melas Park’s bark park now open

Updated: 6/21/2014 07:36 PM

  The union’s growing criticism of the administration’s border policies has added another sharp voice to the immigration debate in Washington, where the crisis has become the latest flash point between the two political parties.

Border agents frustrated by influx of immigrant kids

Updated: 6/21/2014 07:32 PM

  Kilts and bagpipes were among the accoutrements Saturday at the Scottish Festival in Itasca. Dave Pollock, a member of the Billy Mitchell Pipe Band, explained that judges were looking for more than just a loud sound. “Musically, bagpipes are...

Pipers, knobbly knees highlight Scottish festival

Updated: 6/21/2014 06:50 PM

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