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  • Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

    Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:03:04 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen have killed a captain from the intelligence services and a policeman on a desert road outside Cairo.
    Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted...
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:52:41 GMT
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:59 GMT
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state...
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:30 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 15:02:40 GMT
    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are calling Sunday for stronger sanctions against Russia
    Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United...
  • Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village

    Syria's Assad visits recaptured Christian village

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:43:16 GMT
    The Greek Orthodox Patriarch in Syria says Christians in the war-ravaged country "will not submit and yield" to extremists who attack "our people and holy places."
    Syria's president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, state media said, as the country's Greek Orthodox Patriarch vowed that country's Christians...
  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:33:00 GMT
    Pope Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square.
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the...
  • Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

    Militants kill 14 Algerian soldiers in ambush

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:02:55 GMT
    Algerian police and military officials said Islamist insurgents ambushed a military bus, killing at least 10 soldiers in the central Kabylie mountains.
    Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in the mountainous Kabylie region, killing 14 soldiers, the state news agency reported Sunday. The attack came two days after Algeria's presidential election.
  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

    Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 11:02:35 GMT
    Nigerians are marking Easter with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.
    With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.
  • Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

    Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

    Sunday, April 20 2014 6:02 AM EDT2014-04-20 10:02:21 GMT
    Israeli police say they entered the compound at Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks.
    Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:03:15 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:53:02 GMT
    A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.
    A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.
  • Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:34:34 GMT
    Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.
    Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 23:34:26 GMT
    A Western official says the United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks.
    The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup...
  • Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

    Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

    A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.
    A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.
  • 4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:42:40 GMT
    Four French journalists held hostage in Syria for 10 months have been released, officials said Saturday, the latest batch of reporters to be freed in what has become the world's deadliest conflict for the media.
    Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.
  • Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

    Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

    Saturday, April 19 2014 2:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 18:32:26 GMT
    Nigeria's Islamic extremists are claiming responsibility for the massive explosion at a busy bus station that killed at least 75 people in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, this week.
    Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.
  • MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:21:54 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing...
  • American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:51:27 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.
    A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.
  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:31:57 GMT
    The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.
    The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

    Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:32:21 GMT
    The Navy says a California-based officer has been relieved of duty because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team.
    A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.
  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:22 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:22:01 GMT
    Pro-Russian militiamen who control government buildings in eastern Ukraine are showing no sign of relenting despite a deal between Moscow and Kiev.
    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.
  • Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 17:51:36 GMT
    The spokesman of an al-Qaida breakaway group has slammed the terror network's chief, blaming him for the widening rift between rival Islamic rebels who are battling each other in Syria.
    A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.
  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:01:10 GMT
    A spokesman for a controversial Pakistani cleric who runs an Islamic seminary for girls in the capital, Islamabad, says he has named the school's new library in honor of Osama bin Laden.
    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."
  • Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:00 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:00:43 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.
    Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.
  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:20 AM EDT2014-04-18 09:20:55 GMT
    He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
    He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?
  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:30 AM EDT2014-04-18 08:30:34 GMT
    Iran's president has underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West during a military parade marking the country's National Army Day.
    Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.
  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's...
  • Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 04:50:59 GMT
    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.
  • SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:50:45 GMT
    A military officer in South Sudan said about 12 people were killed and dozens injured when an angry mob of armed youths stormed a U.N. compound and attacked civilians from a minority ethnic group.
    An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least...
  • US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon.
    The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday...
  • Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

    Ukraine's interior minister says three pro-Russian militants have been killed and 13 wounded after Ukrainian troops repelled an attack on a National Guard base in the Black Sea port of Mariupol in the...
    Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian...
  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now

    Ukraine is seeking to pacify Russia even as the U.S. prepares a new round of sanctions to punish Moscow for what Washington says are Russian efforts to foment unrest in the former Soviet state.
    In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by...
  • Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

    The principal of a northeastern Nigerian school said she cannot confirm a military report that more than 100 female students kidnapped by Islamic militants are free.
    Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist...
  • French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

    French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:22:56 GMT
    France's presidential palace says French forces have freed five humanitarian aid workers kidnapped by "a terrorist group" in northern Mali in early February.
    French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged...
  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:40:53 GMT
    A Maryland teenage convicted with two American women in a Jihadist terror plot has been sentenced in Philadelphia to five years in prison.
    An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
  • Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:50:42 GMT
    An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further...
    An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail...
  • Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine

    Russia's President Vladimir Putin has dismissed claims that Russian special forces are in eastern Ukraine as "nonsense."
    To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally...
  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:00 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:00:36 GMT
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says the U.S. will send nonlethal assistance to Ukraine's military in light of what he called Russia's ongoing destabilizing actions there.
    The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said...
  • Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

    Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

    Thursday, April 17 2014 12:22 PM EDT2014-04-17 16:22:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.
    President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.
  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

    Kenya's police chief says 91 Somali nationals have been deported to Mogadishu.
    If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.
  • Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

    Iraqi officials say militants have attacked a military base in the country's north, killing at least 10 soldiers.
    Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.
    Hospital authorities have confirmed the name of the man who died after an explosion at an ammunition plant in Tennessee.
  • India struggles with rebel threats during election

    India struggles with rebel threats during election

    Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where rebels threatened violence over the plight of...
    Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of...
  • Little government response to bombing a year later

    Little government response to bombing a year later

    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism...
    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that...
  • Key things to know as Algeria votes for president

    Key things to know as Algeria votes for president

    Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is...
    Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to...
  • At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.
    Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
  • Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

    Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

    This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.
    This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.
  • Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

    Police stepped up patrols near the Boston Marathon finish line after a masked man walked in the street with a rice cooker in his backpack only hours after the city marked the anniversary of last year's deadly...
    The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.
  • Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

    An Associated Press reporter says he saw a column of combat vehicles in an eastern Ukrainian city, occupied by pro-Russian insurgents and flying Russian flags.
    The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a...
  • Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

    The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the...
    The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter...
  • 20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

    A Nigerian newspaper reports that a baby lost in the chaos of the bus station bomb blast in Nigeria's capital is set to be reunited with her critically wounded mother.
    Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.
  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    The United States is working on a package of non-lethal aid for Ukraine that could include medical supplies and clothing, but would stop short of providing body armor and other military-style equipment, U.S....
    The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian...
  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Vice President Joe Biden's wife is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill at...
    Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.
  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    The New York Police Department's disbanding of a unit that spied on Muslim neighborhoods could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the intelligence-gathering machinery it set up after 9/11.
    The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering...
  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against...
  • Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

    Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

    Family members of victims from Bosnia's 1992-1995 war are beginning to travel to northwestern Bosnia to view the remains of corpses meticulously pulled from the earth and identified through DNA analysis.
    Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull and caressed it.
  • Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

    Authorities say a man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker is scheduled to appear in court.
    The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.
  • Algerian election faces disaffected populace

    Algerian election faces disaffected populace

    The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young...
    The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.
  • Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

    Park officials say the Belgian director of Africa's oldest national park, a reserve in conflict-ridden eastern Congo, has been shot and seriously wounded.
    A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he...
  • Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing

    Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing

    The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with the government.
    The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with the government.
  • UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital

    UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital

    Ugandan officials say about 400 troops will be deployed in Somalia on Thursday under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital.
    About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.
  • Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

    Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

    Israeli police say they have stormed a Jerusalem holy site to disperse a riot.
    Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.
  • UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

    UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

    The United Nations and aid groups are seeking $272 million to help people fleeing the conflict in the Central African Republic.
    The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of...
  • Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm

    Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm

    The president of Tanzania is warning armed rebels operating in eastern Congo to put down their arms or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces.
    Tanzania's president warned armed groups operating in eastern Congo to disarm or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces in an interview with The Associated Press.
  • Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

    Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

    Jordan's army says the country's air force has attacked cars that were at the kingdom's border with neighboring Syria.
    Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and...
  • UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

    UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

    British lawmakers say commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.
    British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.
  • Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

    Police have evacuated the area around the Boston Marathon finish line to investigate two unattended backpacks.
    A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device,...
  • White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary

    White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary

    The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox.
    The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox.
  • New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11

    New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11

    An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge...
    An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled...
  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
  • Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

    Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

    Pro-Russian insurgents who have seized government buildings across eastern Ukraine dug in Tuesday, fortifying their positions and erecting fresh barricades, despite another government announcement that it was...
    In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist...
  • AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

    Diplomats say the U.N. will certify later this week that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been reduced because it has neutralized half of its material that can be turned quickly into weapons-grade...
    The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into...
  • Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

    Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

    The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip has praised an attack that killed an Israeli in the West Bank.
    The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the...
  • Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

    Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

    The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated,...
    The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with...
  • Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

    Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

    Officials say suspected Islamic extremists have abducted about 100 female students from a school in northeast Nigeria - but some of the teens managed to escape from the back of an open truck.
    Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital - a surge of violence that...
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain...
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to...
  • Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House.
    President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.
  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

    In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

    France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and...
    France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once...
  • Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

    Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

    Syrian state media say rebels have fired mortars rounds into predominantly Christian districts of the capital that exploded near schools, killing one child and injuring 41 others.
    Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said.
  • US backs Ukraine military action in east region

    US backs Ukraine military action in east region

    The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists.
    The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists.
  • Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

    Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

    Afghan officials say the country's deputy public works minister has been kidnapped in the capital, Kabul.
    Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of...
  • NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

    NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

    Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need,...
    Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President...
  • Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

    Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

    A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ.
    A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ.
  • EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

    EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

    NATO's secretary general says the U.S.-led military alliance and the European Union must cooperate more because of the uncertainty about what Russia may do next.
    Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.
  • Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

    Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

    Nigeria's health minister says three wounded victims have died, raising the toll to 75 dead in the massive blast at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital.
    The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead Tuesday and is expected to grow.
  • Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

    Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

    Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as...
    Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as...
  • Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

    A Libyan official says gunmen have abducted Jordan's ambassador to Tripoli.
    Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the...
  • Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

    Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

    A U.N. official in South Sudan says fighting around an oil-rich region has wounded five workers from a Russian oil company.
    Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10...
  • Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

    Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

    Egypt's official news agency says a bomb blast on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo has wounded two policemen.
    A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said.
  • UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint

    UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint

    The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.
    The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.
  • Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

    Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

    The White House is confirming that CIA Director John Brennan was in the Ukrainian capital over the weekend.
    Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the...
  • Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

    Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

    Egypt's former military chief has taken the final formal step to run in the May 26-27 presidential election, submitting to the election commission the signatures of at least 25,000 Egyptians demanding that he...
    Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign...
  • Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

    Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

    A deadline set by the Ukrainian government for pro-Russian gunmen to free government buildings in eastern Ukraine and surrender weapons has passed.
    The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding.
  • Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

    Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

    An explosion has blasted through a busy commuter bus station on the outskirts of Nigeria's capital, Abuja, as hundreds of people were traveling to work.
    Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's...
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general is upholding Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to...
    By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the...
  • Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
    Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
  • Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

    Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

    A local official in Central African Republic says Muslim fighters have overrun his town, killing several residents and sending others fleeing to the bush.
    Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.
  • Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

    A report that revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort is among the top finalists for the Pulitzer Prize.
    The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by...
  • Jury chosen for US terror trial of Egyptian imam

    Jury chosen for US terror trial of Egyptian imam

    Jury selection is to begin in the trial of a disabled Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, in part by trying to create a training camp in Oregon 15...
    A jury was chosen Monday for the federal trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, setting the stage for the second major terrorism trial in Manhattan...
  • Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

    Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

    Syrian state media say pro-government troops have seized a rebel-held town near the border with Lebanon, continuing a march to dislodge opposition strongholds from along the rugged frontier.
    Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel fighters fleeing to nearby hills amid an ever...
  • Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

    Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

    Police say assailants opened fire on an Israeli vehicle in the West Bank, killing one person and wounding two.
    An assailant opened fire on Israeli motorists in the West Bank on Monday, killing a man and wounding a woman and a boy in two separate cars, police said.
  • APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

    A U.S. military official says a Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region.
    A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.
  • Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda

    Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda

    Police in Rwanda say they have arrested a musician and a journalist for alleged links to opposition groups.
    Police in Rwanda said Monday they have arrested a journalist and a musician for alleged links to opposition groups.
  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    The U.N. Security Council has called an emergency meeting at Russia's request to discuss the growing crisis in Ukraine.
    The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops.
  • Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

    Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

    Ukraine's interior minister has announced that Ukrainian special forces have been sent to an eastern city where armed men seized a police headquarters and the office of the Security Service.
    Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite...
  • Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

    Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed

    Authorities say a large forest fire that is covering the Chilean city of Valparaiso in smoke has destroyed at least 150 homes and is forcing evacuations.
    A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than...
  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub...
    Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub...
  • Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

    Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

    An Afghan official says nearly 1,900 complaints of fraud in this month's presidential election are being investigated but the number is lower than that of the last election.
    Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote.
  • Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

    Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

    Activists say shelling and firefights between Syrian government forces and rebels in the northern city of Aleppo have killed at least 28 people.
    The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far "unsubstantiated," adding that the United States was trying to establish what...
  • Interim Libyan prime minister to step down

    Interim Libyan prime minister to step down

    Libya's government says the interim prime minister has declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down.
    Libya's government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound the difficulties facing a government...
  • Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

    Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

    Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the...
    Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the...
  • Bombings kill at least 16 people in northern Iraq

    Bombings kill at least 16 people in northern Iraq

    Officials say a car bombing in northern Iraq has killed at least 10 people and wounded 12 others.
    Bombings targeting security forces in northern Iraq killed at least 16 people Sunday, authorities said, as the country prepares for a crucial election later this month.
  • Air Force launches spy satellite from Florida

    Air Force launches spy satellite from Florida

    The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite.
    The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite.
  • Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

    Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

    The Syrian government and rebel forces say poison gas has been used in a central village, injuring scores of people, while blaming each other for the attack.
    Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country...
  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    If MacArthur or Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
    If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.
  • Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

    Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

    A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press."
    A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press."
  • In a rare rebuke, US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

    In a rare rebuke, US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

    The White House says the U.S. has informed Iran that it will not issue a visa to Teheran's pick for envoy to the United Nations. It's the first time the White House has clarified the status of the...
    In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw...
  • Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

    Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

    The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they...
    The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated...
  • 2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

    2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

    Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort have returned to the United States for the first time since the story broke.
    Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source:...
  • Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

    Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

    The Senate Intelligence Committee has found a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of harsh interrogations after the Sept. 11 attacks.
    A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept....
  • Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing

    Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing

    For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the...
    For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's...
  • Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

    Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

    Most of the kids in a Rwandan school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi.
    Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi.
  • Ukraine PM: Regions should have more powers

    Ukraine PM: Regions should have more powers

    Ukraine's prime minister has told leaders in the country's restive east that he is committed to allowing regions to have more powers.
    Ukraine's prime minister went on a charm offensive Friday as he visited the country's southeast, pledging to give regions more powers and to defend the rights of Russian speakers.
  • Carter, Dole wives aid White House troop effort

    Carter, Dole wives aid White House troop effort

    Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are bringing relief to millions of people who care for wounded service members and veterans.
    Showing that some issues can bridge the political divide, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, joined by former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, offered new sources of much-needed support Friday for...
  • Syria death toll from rebel infighting rises to 68

    Syria death toll from rebel infighting rises to 68

    Activists say the death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria has jumped to 68.
    The death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in an eastern Syrian town has risen 68 killed, with some shot after being captured alive, activists said Friday.
  • Military dog that saved patrol retires with honors

    Military dog that saved patrol retires with honors

    Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn't move from a certain spot one hot day in Afghanistan in 2012.
    Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn't move from a certain spot one hot day in Afghanistan in 2012.
  • Pakistan: Taliban factions clash, killing dozens

    Pakistan: Taliban factions clash, killing dozens

    Intelligence officials and militant commanders in Pakistan say clashes this week between Taliban factions in the northwest have killed dozens of fighters.
    Clashes this week between two competing factions of the Pakistani Taliban in the country's remote northwest killed dozens of fighters, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Friday.
  • Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

    Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

    Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, earning a reputation as a reformer who fought racism and sexism and worked...
    Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, earning a reputation as a reformer who fought racism and sexism and worked to...
  • Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

    Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

    Close calls with crocodiles and a brutal civil war have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.
    Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River.
  • Iraq's deputy PM escapes assassination attempt

    Iraq's deputy PM escapes assassination attempt

    An Iraqi lawmaker says the country's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire at his convoy west of Baghdad.
    Iraq's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire on his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, according to an Iraqi lawmaker and a statement from the deputy...
  • UN: militias attack fleeing Central Africans

    UN: militias attack fleeing Central Africans

    The U.N. refugee agency says Christian militias in Central African Republic are attacking people trying to flee the country, forcing them to take more dangerous routes across the border.
    The U.N. refugee agency says Christian militias in Central African Republic are attacking people trying to flee the country, forcing them to take more dangerous routes across the border.
  • Real IRA man charged with Omagh bomb refused bail

    Real IRA man charged with Omagh bomb refused bail

    An Irish Republican Army veteran has been refused bail at his arraignment on 29 charges of murder for the 1998 car-bombing of the Northern Ireland town of Omagh.
    An Irish Republican Army veteran has been refused bail at his arraignment on 29 charges of murder for the 1998 car-bombing of the Northern Ireland town of Omagh.
  • Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

    Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

    The Swiss government says the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions, the international rules of war that also cover occupations.
    Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday.
  • Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack

    Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack

    A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done...
    A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done...
  • Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

    Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

    The House has approved a bill that would bar Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations from stepping on U.S. soil.
    Congress said no way to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S. soil. The...
  • Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

    Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

    An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt has posted a video online showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in Mansoura that killed 16 people in December.
    An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December.
  • Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.
    A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general...
  • Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank

    Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank

    The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday.
    The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday.
  • Report: Syria rebel infighting kills 51 fighters

    Report: Syria rebel infighting kills 51 fighters

    Activists say fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in northeastern Syria along the border with Iraq has killed at least 24 fighters.
    Fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria killed more than 50 fighters Thursday, an opposition group said, while government shelling left at least four teenagers dead in a town in the...
  • House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

    House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

    House Republicans are marching ahead with an election-year budget promising to balance the government's books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor and...
    House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination...
  • Energy regulator: Steps underway to protect grid

    Energy regulator: Steps underway to protect grid

    The top federal energy regulator said Thursday that her agency is taking steps to improve handling of classified national security information, following a report that officials improperly allowed widespread access...
    The top federal energy regulator said Thursday that her agency is taking steps to improve handling of classified national security information, following a report that officials improperly allowed widespread access to a...
  • UN approves force for Central African Republic

    UN approves force for Central African Republic

    France is predicting that the U.N. Security Council will vote unanimously Thursday to authorize a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, which has been torn by mounting violence...
    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture...
  • Black lawmakers appeal to DoD over hairstyle ban

    Black lawmakers appeal to DoD over hairstyle ban

    Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military.
    Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military.
  • Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

    Tyler, Perry's new 'Dream On' for marathon victims

    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
    Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • Greece returns to bond markets with a bang

    Greece returns to bond markets with a bang

    Greece is tapping the international bond markets for the first time in four years, issuing a five-year bond amid growing signs of market confidence.
    Buoyant Greek officials hailed the country's return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success Thursday, with investors snapping up the five-year bond in a sale that was eight times...
  • Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

    Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

    In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.
    In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet.
  • Dad: Son overcome physical hurdles to join Marines

    Dad: Son overcome physical hurdles to join Marines

    A Marine remained in custody Wednesday after military officials say he shot and fatally wounded a colleague with his M4 rifle at the main gate of a North Carolina base.
    The Marine shot this week at Camp Lejeune, N.C., had to overcome physical hurdles to join his twin brother and another sibling in the Marine Corps.
  • Real IRA man charged with 29 Omagh bomb murders

    Real IRA man charged with 29 Omagh bomb murders

    An Irish Republican Army veteran has been charged with 29 murders of civilians in the 1998 car bomb attack on Omagh, the deadliest bombing of the entire Northern Ireland conflict.
    An Irish Republican Army veteran was charged Thursday with 29 murders over the 1998 car bomb attack on Omagh, the deadliest bombing of the entire Northern Ireland conflict.
  • Animal videos shown at Egypt's Al-Jazeera trial

    Animal videos shown at Egypt's Al-Jazeera trial

    An Egyptian judge has dismissed videos presented by the prosecution as evidence in the trial of three Al-Jazeera journalists on terrorism charges.
    Egyptian prosecutors presented their first evidence Thursday to back up charges that three journalists from the Al-Jazeera satellite news network and their co-defendants participated in terrorism, playing to the court an...
  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks

    AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks

    The leader of the Arab League says he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace talks.
    The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations...
  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

    Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
  • 450 US, Romanian troops in joint military games

    450 US, Romanian troops in joint military games

    Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and technical staff kicked off joint military exercises in northwestern Romania on Thursday, flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets alongside Romanian ones.
    Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and technical staff kicked off joint military exercises in northwestern Romania on Thursday, flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets alongside Romanian ones.
  • Priest: 30 dead in Central African Republic clash

    Priest: 30 dead in Central African Republic clash

    A priest says fighting in Central African Republic has left at least 30 people dead and forced many to flee their homes for the bush.
    Clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic have left at least 30 people dead and forced others to flee their homes, a priest said Thursday.
  • Dutch compensate families of 3 Srebrenica victims

    Dutch compensate families of 3 Srebrenica victims

    The Dutch government says it will pay 20,000 euros ($27,734) compensation each to relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre, an amount their lawyer has described as "shameful."
    Relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre will each receive 20,000 euros ($28,000) in compensation, the Dutch government announced Thursday. Their lawyer called the amount "shameful."
  • Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

    Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

    Russia has condemned the secretary general of NATO for "zealously reproducing Cold War-era rhetoric," as tensions between the 28-nation alliance and Moscow simmer over the ongoing crisis in Ukraine.
    Vladimir Putin is telling European leaders that Ukraine's growing gas debts to Moscow can threaten supplies to Europe, according to his press secretary.
  • Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia

    Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia

    U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is seeking to bolster U.S. military relations with Mongolia as he wraps up 10-day trip to the Asia-Pacific.
    After days of high-profile, pressure-filled meetings, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got to horse around a bit during a short stop in Mongolia on Thursday.
  • Gunmen attack NATO truck in Pakistan, kill driver

    Gunmen attack NATO truck in Pakistan, kill driver

    A Pakistani official says gunmen in the country's northwest have opened fire on a truck carrying gasoline for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding another.
    A Pakistani official says gunmen in the country's northwest have opened fire on a truck carrying gasoline for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding another.
  • Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

    Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

    Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base.
    Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base.
  • Car bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece

    Car bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece

    Suspected domestic terrorists exploded a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing damage but no injuries in a brazen attack hours before a landmark bond issue by the...
    Suspected domestic terrorists detonated a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing damage but no injuries in a brazen attack hours before a landmark bond issue by the financially...
  • India votes in crucial phase of national elections

    India votes in crucial phase of national elections

    Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the main opposition Hindu nationalist party's bid to end...
    Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the main opposition Hindu nationalist party's bid to end the...
  • 2 Paris exhibits shed light on First World War

    2 Paris exhibits shed light on First World War

    Irish photographer Mike Sheil says he knew nothing about military history before he began taking photos of World War I battlefields.
    Irish photographer Mike Sheil says he knew nothing about military history before he began taking photos of World War I battlefields.
  • Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

    Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

    Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the...
    Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital...
  • In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias

    In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias

    In a humiliating video, Libya's top politician - the head of parliament - is seen begging with a militia commander, trying to explain to him why he was caught with two women in his residence and insisting...
    In a humiliating video, Libya's top politician - the head of parliament - is seen begging with a militia commander, trying to explain to him why he was caught with two women in his residence and insisting nothing...
  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    President Barack Obama is returning once again to a grief-stricken corner of America to mourn with families of those killed last week at Fort Hood. He's reprising his role as chief comforter as he offers solace...
    President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last...
  • AP Interview: US troops may be sent to E Europe

    AP Interview: US troops may be sent to E Europe

    NATO's top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, says they could include sending American troops to alliance nations in Eastern Europe feeling at risk.
    NATO's top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe...
  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

    U.S. officials say the State Department wants to declassify a 10-month-old letter expressing concerns about a controversial Senate torture report.
    The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday.
  • Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

    Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

    Ukraine's Security Service said Wednesday morning that 56 people held inside an agency's local headquarters in the eastern city of Luhansk occupied by pro-Russian separatists have been allowed to leave the...
    Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a...
  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning at Fort Hood with families and uniformed comrades of those...
    President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning at Fort Hood with families and uniformed comrades of those killed...
  • Dems seek end to Benghazi probe; GOP presses ahead

    Dems seek end to Benghazi probe; GOP presses ahead

    House Democrats say a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, is a partisan "witch hunt," and they're demanding that it end.
    House Democrats on Wednesday demanded an end to a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, calling the probe a partisan "witch hunt." Republicans rejected those...
  • Car bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 34 people

    Car bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 34 people

    Iraqi officials say a series of car bombs has hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods in Baghdad, killing at least 13 people.
    Car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest bout of violence ahead of the...
  • Chief describes Boston Marathon lessons learned

    Chief describes Boston Marathon lessons learned

    Almost a year ago, police in the Boston suburb of Watertown were at the center of the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.
    It's been almost a year since police in the Boston suburb of Watertown were at the center of the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects.
  • Bomb blast in Pakistani capital kills 22

    Bomb blast in Pakistani capital kills 22

    A police official says a bomb blast in the Pakistani capital has killed 10 people.
    A bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of Islamabad on Wednesday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more in a new attack in the Pakistani capital, which until recently had remained...
  • Anti-censorship awards go to White House, feds

    Anti-censorship awards go to White House, feds

    The anti-censorship awards known as the "Jefferson Muzzles" are being awarded to the federal government and the White House for snooping on the news media and limiting access.
    The White House and the federal government have won the dubious honor of a "Jefferson Muzzle" for snooping on the news media and limiting access.
  • Blasts in central Syria city of Homs kill 25

    Blasts in central Syria city of Homs kill 25

    Syrian troops backed by Hezbollah fighters captured Wednesday the last major town in the Qalamoun region near the border with Lebanon after weeks of intense fighting, state media and activists said.
    Two car bombs exploded Wednesday in a government-held district of Syria's battleground city of Homs, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100, state media said.
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  • In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:02:46 GMT
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
    Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana.
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:13:59 GMT
    A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to...
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  • 8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

    8 killed in Finland parachutist plane accident

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:43:36 GMT
    Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.
    Finnish officials say eight people died when a small plane carrying parachutists crashed to the ground and caught fire.
  • Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

    Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:03:04 GMT
    Egypt's Interior Ministry says gunmen have killed a captain from the intelligence services and a policeman on a desert road outside Cairo.
    Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted...
  • Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:52 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:52:41 GMT
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will find a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
    As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.
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