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U.S. Marine commandos stormed a pirate-held cargo vessel off the Somalia coast Thursday, reclaiming control of the ship and taking nine prisoners without firing a shot, the U.S. Navy said.
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The U.S. 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division—the last withdrawing unit of U.S. combat troops in Iraq—is crossing the border into Kuwait early Thursday, local time, NBC reported.
A fresh law, buried in the Wall Street reforms passed last month, will force many manufacturers to identify any "conflict minerals" that can be traced back to the Democratic Republic of the Congo or adjoining countries. The FT reports.
Electronic Arts is counting heavily on its Medal of Honor franchise to help boost revenue in the holiday quarter, but as the title gets closer to launch, it’s finding itself in the crosshairs of game industry critics.
President Obama delivered a strong defense on Friday night of a proposed Muslim community center and mosque near ground zero in Manhattan. The NY T reports.
With pressure mounting on the federal government to find new revenues, legislators are considering legalizing, and taxing, an activity it banned just four years ago, reports the New York Times.
The government is accusing the founder of a body armor manufacturer of misappropriating more than millions of dollars. The NYT reports.
Military documents reflect deep suspicions among U.S. officials that Pakistan’s spy service has for years guided the Afghan insurgency with a hidden hand. The NYT reports.
Counterfeiters have created an international, multi-billion-dollar industry by making cheap imitations of designer goods and selling them for a fraction of the price.
New York lawmakers plan to enact a tax change that will treat much of the compensation earned by the fund managers who work in New York but live outside the state as ordinary income.
Controversial private security firm Xe Services, formerly known as Blackwater Worldwide, is gearing up for a new mission in Afghanistan and new ownership.
In a magazine article, Gen. Stanley A. McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, was portrayed as openly contemptuous of some senior members of the Obama administration, reports The New York Times.
Bankers have all but given up on defeating one of the most contentious provisions in the financial regulation bill and are now focusing on battles like heading off a prohibition on derivatives trading, the New York Times reports.
One of the political mysteries of the last year is why the White House and Congress have not been even more aggressive about trying to put people back to work. The NYT explains.
Wednesday night was Senior Awards Night at the high school where my son will be graduating next week. My son, like so many young men, was a late bloomer in terms of focus and achievement. But one thing he decided early on was that he wanted to be part of the United States Marine Corps. He has never lost sight of that goal.
The Israeli-Turkish alliance so abruptly shattered in the past few days may have been born of military necessity, but it was still real.
With one action, Turkey now appears to be the defender of the Palestinians in Gaza, usurping the role that Iran has been trying to claim. Israel was trying to keep control of Gaza and will claim they were provoked and attacked first.
China’s premier Wen Jiabao said during a visit to Seoul on Friday that China would not protect whoever sank a South Korean warship in March, offering South Korea some encouragement that Beijing might not block moves to punish North Korea at the United Nations Security Council for killing 46 sailors.
Eisenhower's decisions in the worst moments of the Battle of the Bulge demonstrate two important points for all leaders: Don't panic, and grab opportunity.