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  • Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:34:51 GMT
    Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.
    A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said.
  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:05:25 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.
  • Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:38 GMT
    From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
    From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children.
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:23 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the...
  • DHS sec'y puts ex-watchdog on leave after report

    DHS sec'y puts ex-watchdog on leave after report

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:46:54 GMT
    A Senate subcommittee says the Homeland Security Department's former acting inspector general was too cozy with the White House appointees whose activities he was supposed to oversee.
    The secretary of the Homeland Security Department put the agency's former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency...
  • US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

    US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:35:08 GMT
    The U.S. isn't ready to write off Mideast peace negotiations as failed, even after Israel broke off talks with Palestinian leaders who are trying to create a coalition government with the Hamas terror group.
    The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the decades-long impasse at...
  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:15:21 GMT
    Police in Afghanistan say a security guard has opened fire in a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners and wounding one other person.
    Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,...
  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:55:46 GMT
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators are accusing President Barack Obama of disregarding the rule of law and the Constitution by considering administrative changes to the...
    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American...
  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:55:15 GMT
    Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
    Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:32 GMT
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...
  • Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    Suicide attack in Iraq kills at least 11 people

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:23 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide attack on a police checkpoint south of the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least 10 people and wounded 18.
    A suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden car into a police checkpoint south of Baghdad on Thursday morning, killing at least 11 people, officials said, the latest episode in an uptick in violence in the run-up to next...
  • 9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

    9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:15:04 GMT
    A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.
    A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed.
  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:04:48 GMT
    Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.
    Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said.
  • Rebels kill 7 after voting in Indian elections

    Rebels kill 7 after voting in Indian elections

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:45 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:45:17 GMT
    A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were leaving buses after conducting...
    A major day of voting in the world's biggest elections was marred by violence Thursday as suspected rebels killed four paramilitary soldiers and three polling officials who were traveling on buses after conducting...
  • Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

    Mali coup leader faces possible death penalty

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:04:44 GMT
    Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power.
    Officials say the leader of Mali's 2012 coup could face the death penalty after a revision of charges filed against him over the deaths of soldiers who opposed his rise to power.
  • 'Horror,' UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre

    'Horror,' UN Sec. Council says at S Sudan massacre

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:35:25 GMT
    A South Sudan military spokesman says the president has replaced the military's chief of staff amid massive fighting across the country between the military and rebels.
    The U.N. Security Council on Thursday expressed "horror" at the recent massacre of several hundred civilians in South Sudan, while the U.S. ambassador to the world body said she fears a deepening human catastrophe.
  • Israeli PM: Palestinians step back from peace

    Israeli PM: Palestinians step back from peace

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:15:26 GMT
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace.
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH'-hoo) says a decision by Palestinian authorities to create a coalition government with Hamas is a big step backward for peace.
  • Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37

    Army: Airstrikes in Pakistan tribal region kill 37

    Thursday, April 24 2014 11:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 15:24:26 GMT
    A Pakistani official says a bombing in the country's south targeted a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns, killing him and his two friends.
    Pakistani warplanes attacked insurgent hideouts in the tribal region near the Afghan border, killing 37 suspected militants and wounding 18, army officials said Thursday, as authorities hold peace negotiations with the...
  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:06:24 GMT
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those...
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties...
  • Armenians unsatisfied by Erdogan's gesture

    Armenians unsatisfied by Erdogan's gesture

    Thursday, April 24 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 13:55:38 GMT
    Armenians are making their annual commemoration of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, unsatisfied by an unprecedented conciliatory message by Turkey's premier.
    Armenians are making their annual commemoration of the massacre of an estimated 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, unsatisfied by an unprecedented conciliatory message by Turkey's premier.
  • China splurging on military as US pulls back

    China splurging on military as US pulls back

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:34:51 GMT
    China commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, China is expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested seas...
    China's navy commissioned 17 new warships last year, the most of any nation. In a little more than a decade, it's expected to have three aircraft carriers, giving it more clout than ever in a region of contested...
  • Militant group in Egypt says it killed officer

    Militant group in Egypt says it killed officer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 08:34:37 GMT
    An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.
    An Islamic militant group in Egypt has claimed responsibility for a bombing that killed a senior police officer the day before.
  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:24:52 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the...
  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-24 06:44:38 GMT
    The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.
    The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand.
  • UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

    UN considering sanctions over South Sudan massacre

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:04:31 GMT
    The U.N. mission in South Sudan says the government is providing "erroneous" information relating to a recent massacre.
    The U.N. Security Council on Wednesday viewed "horrific pictures of corpses" from the scene of last week's massacre in South Sudan and discussed taking actions that could include sanctions, diplomats said.
  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:55:37 GMT
    The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee,...
    Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago, a former soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing.
  • Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

    Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:35:03 GMT
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
    Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:36:06 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:24 GMT
    Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.
    Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press...
  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:14:44 GMT
    Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb.
    A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a...
  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:55:09 GMT
    The government is developing a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses create resumes, make connections with employers and become part of a database that companies can mine for skills and talents.
    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to...
  • Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

    Syrian lawmaker first to announce presidential bid

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:54:55 GMT
    Syria's parliament speaker says a lawmaker has announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential election - the first to field his bid for the top post in a vote called despite the country's relentless...
    A Syrian lawmaker registered as a candidate Wednesday for the country's June 3 presidential election, becoming the first official contender in a vote that will take place during the country's civil war and one that...
  • Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

    Palestinian rivals to try again for unity deal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:54:47 GMT
    Palestinian officials say Hamas and the Fatah party of President Mahmoud Abbas are making a new attempt to overcome the Palestinians' political split by holding general elections in seven months.
    Rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed Wednesday to form a unity government and hold new elections - a potentially historic step toward mending the rift that has split their people between two sets of rulers for...
  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:44:38 GMT
    A Pakistani official says the army has sought to shut down the country's leading Geo News TV channel.
    Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors.
  • Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

    Islamic militants detained in central Nigeria

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:44:33 GMT
    Nigeria's military says it has detained extremist suspects in the central-east state of Taraba, strengthening fears that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading.
    A "group of terrorists" masquerading as herders have been arrested in Nigeria's central-east Taraba state, the military said Wednesday amid indications that the country's Islamic uprising is spreading.
  • Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

    Turkey calls WWI Armenian killings 'shared pain'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:34:23 GMT
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued a conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago, calling the events of World War I "our...
    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago.
  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:54:43 GMT
    French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war.
    France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from...
  • Poland holds 1st big security exercise in decades

    Poland holds 1st big security exercise in decades

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:15 GMT
    Poland's security services have begun their first major security exercise in decades, evacuating the Interior Ministry in Warsaw and rescuing three foreigners allegedly injured in a helicopter crash.
    In imaginary emergency drills, Polish security forces evacuated the Interior Ministry and rescued foreigners supposedly injured in a cross-border helicopter crash as part of Poland's first nationwide security exercises...
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:15:54 GMT
    The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the...
    The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the...
  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:24:48 GMT
    Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders.
    Yemen's president on Wednesday said that the death toll of this week's military campaign against al-Qaida has reached over 60 suspected militants, including several of the group's leaders.
  • AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:44:49 GMT
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across...
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the...
  • Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:36:15 GMT
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of...
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the...
  • Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:35:58 GMT
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren"...
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant...
  • Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

    Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:25:06 GMT
    A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.
    A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.
  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing...
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the...
  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:24:54 GMT
    The U.N.'s top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw "piles and piles" of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered members of other groups in a remote town.
    The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then...
  • US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    US clears Egypt for some military assistance

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:44:13 GMT
    The Obama administration has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance, The Associated Press has learned.
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:57 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to Ukraine's acting president in a high-level show of U.S. support for the embattled government.
    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...
  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:23 GMT
    A military judge is ordering prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after being captured in connection with the 2000 attack on the USS...
    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military...
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 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...
  • Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

    Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:44:14 GMT
    An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue...
    An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a...
  • UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

    UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:15 GMT
    The top United Nations envoy in Somalia is warning that foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.
    The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.
  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:34:10 GMT
    A U.S. research institute says commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent.
    Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.
  • Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

    Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:23:57 GMT
    The Palestinian president is warning that if peace talks with Israel fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel.
    Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Tuesday that if peace talks with Israel fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel.
  • US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

    US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:33:51 GMT
    U.S. Army troops are arriving in Poland to begin what will be a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe in a move to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of...
    U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last...
  • Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:04:06 GMT
    An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in...
    The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in...
  • Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:57 GMT
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in...
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in the region.
  • Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

    Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:53 GMT
    A senior Iraqi police officer says militants attacked a balloting center in a remote area in the country's north and killed 10 guards.
    Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday.
  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:24:35 GMT
    The Obama administration is tightening its control over intelligence and limiting officials' interactions with reporters.
    The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence - including unclassified information - by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media.
  • France to present plan to fight jihadist threat

    France to present plan to fight jihadist threat

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:43:46 GMT
    France will unveil a plan to stop the stream of French youths joining jihadist groups in Syria, with a new focus on preventing radicalization.
    France will unveil a plan to stop the stream of French youths joining jihadist groups in Syria, with a new focus on preventing radicalization.
  • Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

    Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:43 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:43:56 GMT
    A police official says a Somali legislator has been shot and killed by gunmen in the capital, the second attack targeting a lawmaker this week.
    Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator on Tuesday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said.
  • African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

    African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 12:33:28 GMT
    Uganda's military says it has captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people abducted by the fugitive leaders of the rebel group notorious for abducting children.
    African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in...
  • 1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:53:23 GMT
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and...
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came...
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 09:13:47 GMT
    A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels battling government forces in Myanmar has urged the U.S. to play a role in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.
    A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels battling government forces in Myanmar has urged the U.S. to play a role in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.
  • US weighs curbing deportations

    US weighs curbing deportations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:34:33 GMT
    Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson.
    Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
  • Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

    Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:34:11 GMT
    Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.
    Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.
  • Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

    Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:24:36 GMT
    Officials say two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan have killed eight people, including five policemen.
    Two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan killed eight people, including five policemen, on Tuesday, officials said.
  • Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:03:01 GMT
    A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.
    A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.
  • NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

    NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:53:00 GMT
    A New York jury has heard a broadcast interview in which an Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy.
    An Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks in a broadcast interview, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy, according to a tape played for the jury at his terrorism trial on Monday.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:13:28 GMT
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of...
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for...
  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.
  • Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities

    Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:38 GMT
    Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force...
    Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force...
  • Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:25 GMT
    Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.
    Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern...
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:54:02 GMT
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:32:50 GMT
    The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President...
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.
  • Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people

    Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:23:28 GMT
    Iraqi officials say a suicide attack targeting a police checkpoint outside the capital, Baghdad, has killed at least nine people.
    Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 33 people and wounded nearly 80 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections...
  • 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.
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:33:56 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as...
  • Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:34:01 GMT
    Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.
    Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the...
  • UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:23:59 GMT
    The United Nations Mission in South Sudan is condemning what it calls "the targeted killings of civilians based on their ethnic origins and nationality" in a contested town.
    U.N. human rights investigators have confirmed that hundreds of civilians were killed because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized a disputed town in South Sudan last week, the United Nations said Monday.
  • Christian militia, French forces fight in C Africa

    Christian militia, French forces fight in C Africa

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:11 GMT
    A witness says fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed.
    Fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed, according to a witness.
  • Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:32 GMT
    A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.
    A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.
  • Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:54:44 GMT
    Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.
    Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.
  • Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

    Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:43:24 GMT
    Israel's military says Gaza militants have fired a missile at troops patrolling the border as well as several rockets into the south of the country.
    Militants from the Gaza Strip fired a missile at Israeli troops patrolling the border and several rockets into the country's south on Monday, the last day of the Passover holiday, the military said. No injuries were...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:23:49 GMT
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
  • Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

    Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:03:20 GMT
    A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.
    A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:43:50 GMT
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.
  • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:21 GMT
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:36:12 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...
  • Red Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's

    Red Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:08 GMT
    Dustin Pedroia scored from third on left fielder David Lough's throwing error with two outs in the ninth inning, lifting the Boston Red Sox to a 6-5 comback win over Baltimore Orioles on Sunday night.
    Dustin Pedroia started fast, stopped and then raced home with the winning run. It certainly was an adventurous way to end a game.
  • Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

    Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:03:02 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.
  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:49 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...
  • Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

    Sunday, April 20 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 00:13:44 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...
  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:23:12 GMT
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
  • Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

    Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:11 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 embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he...
  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:06 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 a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:35 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:35:10 GMT
    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that...
    Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of...
  • Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:34 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:34:51 GMT
    Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.
    A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said.
  • 11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

    11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:24:17 GMT
    Authorities say at least 13 people are hurt in a school bus crash in Southern California.
    Authorities say 11 elementary school students and their driver were injured in a school bus crash in Southern California.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:05 PM EDT2014-04-25 00:05:25 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:35:23 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the...
  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:15:21 GMT
    Police in Afghanistan say a security guard has opened fire in a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners and wounding one other person.
    Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,...
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