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Officials downplay security breach by Southwest Airlines stowaway

San Jose airport officials are downplaying a security breach that occurred earlier this week when a 62-year-old woman with a history of trespassing bypassed checkpoints and boarded a Southwest Airlines flight to Los Angeles without a ticket.<p>John Aitken, the Mineta San Jose International Airport …

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Why Obama acted on Iraq

The threat of a double nightmare this week forced President Barack Obama to do something he likely hoped he’d never have to — order the use of force in Iraq.<p>American warplanes based in the Middle East now are authorized to attack the Sunni fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, Obama …

Iselle leaves Hawaii; Hurricane Julio predicted to miss the state

Iselle has cleared Hawaii, and all tropical storm warnings have been canceled, the National Weather Service said Friday. It is still a tropical storm, as it drifts farther away from the state.<p>Hurricane Julio should pass by over the weekend and is expected to track north of Hawaii, according to …