WASHINGTON — At Iraq’s request, the U.S. began airstrikes in Tikrit on Wednesday in support of a stalled Iraqi ground offensive to retake the city from Islamic State fighters. The bombing marked a significant expansion of the U.S. military role in Iraq.
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SANAA, Yemen — Saudi Arabia bombed key military installations in Yemen on Thursday, leading a regional coalition in a campaign against Shiite rebels who have taken over much of the country and drove out the president. The dramatic military assault turns impoverished, fragmented Yemen into a new front in the conflict between Saudi Arabia and Iran.
Teenagers, the most crash-prone drivers on U.S. roads, may be even more dangerous than thought.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science.
WASHINGTON — Payday lenders would face federal rules aimed at protecting low-income borrowers from being buried by fees and debts under proposals being unveiled Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
WASHINGTON — Republicans are using their new congressional majorities to push strikingly conservative budgets through the House and Senate, aiming to eliminate deficits by overturning President Barack Obama’s health care law and slashing safety net programs for the poor.
The corporate kings of sugary ketchup and processed cheese, under assault by consumers’ growing love for fresher cuisine, are making a major gamble to revive their fortunes in the face of the changing American appetite.
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More than 30 members of the U.S. House of Representatives are urging their colleagues to allocate $16.1 million in the next federal budget for an earthquake early-warning system, which could give people as much as a minute’s warning before severe shaking arrives.
NEW YORK — Investors dumped high-flying technology and biotech companies and sent the stock market down for a third straight day Wednesday.
US conducting airstrikes in support of Iraqi forces in Tikrit
WASHINGTON — We’re now seeing a slowdown of the great ocean circulation that, among other planetary roles, helps to partly drive the Gulf Stream off the U.S. East Coast, according to a study just out in Nature Climate Change, by Stefan Rahmstorf of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and a group of co-authors. The consequences could be dire — including significant extra sea level rise for coastal cities like New York and Boston.
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — The first half of Germanwings Flight 9525 was chilling in its normalcy. It took off from Barcelona en route to Duesseldorf, climbing up over the Mediterranean and turning over France. The last communication was a routine request to continue on its route.
SEYNE-LES-ALPES, France — A black box recovered from the scene and pulverized pieces of debris strewn across Alpine mountainsides held clues to what caused a German jetliner to take an unexplained eight-minute dive Tuesday midway through a flight from Spain to Germany, apparently killing all 150 people on board.