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Nashville Bombing Spotlights Vulnerable Voice, Data Networks

PHOENIX — The Christmas Day bombing in downtown Nashville led to phone and data service outages and disruptions over hundreds of miles in the southern U.S., raising new concerns about the vulnerability of U.S. communications. The blast seriously damaged a key AT&T network facility, an important hub that provides local wireless, internet and...

Troops Celebrate as US-Backed Force Seizes IS Camp in Syria

BAGHOUZ, Syria — U.S.-backed Syrian forces on Tuesday seized control of an encampment held by the Islamic State group in eastern Syria, after hundreds of militants surrendered overnight, a spokesman said, signaling the group's collapse after months of stiff resistance. A group of suspects involved in a January bombing that...

U.S. Bombing Plan for Iran Reported, Disputed

Citing government sources, an Australian television network is reporting that the United States is prepared to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities as early as next month. "The ABC has been told Australian defence facilities would likely play a role in identifying targets in Iran, as would British intelligence agencies," said a...