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National & World Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat
President Barack Obama on Sunday gave voice to the conundrum at the heart of his Syria policy, acknowledging that the U.S.-led military campaign against the Islamic State group and al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria is helping Syrian dictator Bashar Assad, a man the United Nations has accused of war crimes.
National & World Police: Driver distracted before fatal softball team crash Police: Driver distracted before fatal softball team crash
The driver of an 18-wheel tractor-trailer that collided with a bus and killed four members of a Texas community college softball team told investigators he had been distracted by something in his cabin before the accident, authorities said Sunday.
National & World US-led planes strike fighters attacking Syria town
U.S.-led coalition warplanes struck Islamic State fighters in Syria attacking a town near the Turkish border for the first time Saturday, as well as positions in the country's east, activists and a Kurdish official said.
National & World Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4 Truck hits college softball team's bus, killing 4
A tractor-trailer veered across the median of a major interstate highway in Oklahoma late Friday and crashed into the side of a Texas women's college softball team bus, killing four players and injuring a dozen other people.
National & World 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security 13 escape Tenn. youth center despite new security
Thirteen teenagers broke out of a Nashville youth detention center and all but one were recaptured within hours, authorities said Saturday, marking the latest of a rash of security breaches at the complex.
National & World Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters Who's a seaman? Supreme Court may chart the waters (Photo Gallery)
Boat captain William Smith Dize died in 2012. Some experts say his case could prove important to thousands of maritime workers who spend long periods on land and shorter bursts at sea, including salmon fishermen in Alaska, workers on fire boats and salvage vessels, and even those who repair undersea telephone cables.