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4 French journalists held hostage in Syria freed

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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. More>>

Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

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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. More>>

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

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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... More>>

American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

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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. More>>

Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

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. More>>

Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

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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. More>>

Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

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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. More>>

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine

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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. More>>

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

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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. More>>

MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

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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... More>>

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

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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." More>>

White House updating online privacy policy

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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... More>>

Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

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Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five. More>>

Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

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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? More>>

Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

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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. More>>

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

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... More>>

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

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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. More>>

SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

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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... More>>

US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

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... More>>

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

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... More>>

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now Video included

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... More>>

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

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... More>>

French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

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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... More>>

Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

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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. More>>

Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

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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... More>>

Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine Video included

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... More>>

US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

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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... More>>

Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

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President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come. More>>

Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

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. More>>

Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 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. More>>

Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

Hospital authorities have confirmed the name of the man who died after an explosion at an ammunition plant in Tennessee. More>>

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 leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of... More>>

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 that... More>>

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 expected to... More>>

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours. More>>

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. More>>

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

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. More>>

Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

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... More>>

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 slaughter... More>>

20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

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. More>>

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

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... More>>

Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

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. More>>

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

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... More>>

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to 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... More>>

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

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. More>>

Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

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. More>>

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 Algerians. More>>

Protector of vast African park shot and 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... More>>

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. More>>

UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in 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. More>>

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said. More>>

UN seeks $274 million for 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... More>>

Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm

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. More>>

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

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... More>>

UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

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. More>>

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

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,... More>>

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. More>>

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 ruled... More>>

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. More>>

Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

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... More>>

AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

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... More>>

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

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... More>>

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, with... More>>

Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

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... More>>

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 boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to... More>>

Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

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. More>>

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 harassment once... More>>

Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

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. More>>

US backs Ukraine military action in east region

The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists. More>>

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in 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... More>>

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, President... More>>

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. More>>

EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

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. More>>

Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead Tuesday and is expected to grow. More>>

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

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

Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the... More>>

Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10... More>>

Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said. More>>

UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint

The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial. More>>

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the... More>>

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

Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign... More>>

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. More>>

Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's... More>>

Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the... More>>

Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration. More>>

Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday. More>>

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by... More>>

Jury chosen for US terror trial of Egyptian imam

A jury was chosen Monday for the federal trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, setting the stage for the second major terrorism trial in Manhattan... More>>

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel fighters fleeing to nearby hills amid an ever... More>>

Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

An assailant opened fire on Israeli motorists in the West Bank on Monday, killing a man and wounding a woman and a boy in two separate cars, police said. More>>

APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. More>>

Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda

Police in Rwanda said Monday they have arrested a journalist and a musician for alleged links to opposition groups. More>>

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops. More>>

Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite... More>>

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

A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than... More>>

Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub... More>>

Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote. More>>

Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far "unsubstantiated," adding that the United States was trying to establish what... More>>

Interim Libyan prime minister to step down

Libya's government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound the difficulties facing a government... More>>

Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the... More>>

Bombings kill at least 16 people in northern Iraq

Bombings targeting security forces in northern Iraq killed at least 16 people Sunday, authorities said, as the country prepares for a crucial election later this month. More>>

Air Force launches spy satellite from Florida

The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite. More>>

Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country... More>>

Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. More>>

Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press." More>>

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

In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw... More>>

Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated... More>>

2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source:... More>>

Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept.... More>>

Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing

For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's... More>>

Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi. More>>

Ukraine PM: Regions should have more powers

Ukraine's prime minister went on a charm offensive Friday as he visited the country's southeast, pledging to give regions more powers and to defend the rights of Russian speakers. More>>

Carter, Dole wives aid White House troop effort

Showing that some issues can bridge the political divide, Michelle Obama and Jill Biden, joined by former first lady Rosalynn Carter and former Sen. Elizabeth Dole, offered new sources of much-needed support Friday for... More>>

Syria death toll from rebel infighting rises to 68

The death toll from infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in an eastern Syrian town has risen 68 killed, with some shot after being captured alive, activists said Friday. More>>

Military dog that saved patrol retires with honors

Staff Sgt. Shannon Hutto thought his bomb sniffing dog Eddie was just being lazy when he wouldn't move from a certain spot one hot day in Afghanistan in 2012. More>>

Pakistan: Taliban factions clash, killing dozens

Clashes this week between two competing factions of the Pakistani Taliban in the country's remote northwest killed dozens of fighters, intelligence officials and militant commanders said Friday. More>>

Warship's namesake, Zumwalt, fought racism, sexism

Bud Zumwalt took what he learned during the tumultuous 1960s with him when he became the nation's youngest chief of naval operations, earning a reputation as a reformer who fought racism and sexism and worked to... More>>

Crocodile close calls: UK man walks length of Nile

Close calls with crocodiles, a brutal civil war and even the death of a fellow traveler have not deterred a British man from attempting to walk the length of the Nile River. More>>

Iraq's deputy PM escapes assassination attempt

Iraq's deputy prime minister escaped an assassination attempt in which militants dressed as soldiers opened fire on his convoy west of Baghdad on Friday, according to an Iraqi lawmaker and a statement from the deputy... More>>

UN: militias attack fleeing Central Africans

The U.N. refugee agency says Christian militias in Central African Republic are attacking people trying to flee the country, forcing them to take more dangerous routes across the border. More>>

Real IRA man charged with Omagh bomb refused bail

An Irish Republican Army veteran has been refused bail at his arraignment on 29 charges of murder for the 1998 car-bombing of the Northern Ireland town of Omagh. More>>

Swiss say Palestinians can join Geneva Conventions

Twenty-five years after making their first bid for membership, the Palestinians can join the Geneva Conventions governing the rules of war and military occupations, the Swiss government said Friday. More>>

Report: No missed opportunities in Boston attack

A review of how the government's intelligence agencies handled information they had before the Boston Marathon bombings last year concluded that it was impossible to know whether anything could have been done... More>>

Congress to Iran: Ambassador's application denied

Congress said no way to Iran's choice for ambassador to the United Nations, outraged by the prospect of a member of a group responsible for the 1979 takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran stepping on U.S. soil. The... More>>

Video shows suicide bomber who killed 16 in Egypt

An al-Qaida inspired group in Egypt posted a video online Thursday showing a suicide bomber attacking a security headquarters in the Nile Delta city of Mansoura, an assault that killed 16 people in December. More>>

Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general... More>>

Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank

The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday. More>>

Report: Syria rebel infighting kills 51 fighters

Fierce infighting between rival Islamic rebel groups in eastern Syria killed more than 50 fighters Thursday, an opposition group said, while government shelling left at least four teenagers dead in a town in the... More>>

House passes Ryan budget with big cuts

House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts and termination... More>>

Energy regulator: Steps underway to protect grid

The top federal energy regulator said Thursday that her agency is taking steps to improve handling of classified national security information, following a report that officials improperly allowed widespread access to a... More>>

UN approves force for Central African Republic

The U.N. Security Council on Thursday unanimously approved a nearly 12,000-strong U.N. peacekeeping force for Central African Republic, where mounting violence between Christians and Muslims has brought killings, torture... More>>

Black lawmakers appeal to DoD over hairstyle ban

Black female lawmakers are urging Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel to reconsider revised Army regulations that ban hairstyles frequently worn by minority women in the military. More>>

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

Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and Joe Perry have recorded a new arrangement of "Dream On" to honor victims of the Boston Marathon bombings. More>>

Greece returns to bond markets with a bang

Buoyant Greek officials hailed the country's return to the international debt market after four years as an overwhelming success Thursday, with investors snapping up the five-year bond in a sale that was eight times... More>>

Cash-strapped Hamas turns to e-bullets

In a long hallway that looks more like a videogame arcade than a military base, Hamas security forces are holding target practice using assault rifles fitted with lasers - all without firing a bullet. More>>

Dad: Son overcome physical hurdles to join Marines

The Marine shot this week at Camp Lejeune, N.C., had to overcome physical hurdles to join his twin brother and another sibling in the Marine Corps. More>>

Real IRA man charged with 29 Omagh bomb murders

An Irish Republican Army veteran was charged Thursday with 29 murders over the 1998 car bomb attack on Omagh, the deadliest bombing of the entire Northern Ireland conflict. More>>

Animal videos shown at Egypt's Al-Jazeera trial

Egyptian prosecutors presented their first evidence Thursday to back up charges that three journalists from the Al-Jazeera satellite news network and their co-defendants participated in terrorism, playing to the court an... More>>

AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks

The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations... More>>

Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya. More>>

450 US, Romanian troops in joint military games

Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and technical staff kicked off joint military exercises in northwestern Romania on Thursday, flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets alongside Romanian ones. More>>

Priest: 30 dead in Central African Republic clash

Clashes between Christian and Muslim fighters in Central African Republic have left at least 30 people dead and forced others to flee their homes, a priest said Thursday. More>>

Dutch compensate families of 3 Srebrenica victims

Relatives of three men killed during the 1995 Srebrenica massacre will each receive 20,000 euros ($28,000) in compensation, the Dutch government announced Thursday. Their lawyer called the amount "shameful." More>>

Putin warns Europe about Ukraine gas debt

Vladimir Putin is telling European leaders that Ukraine's growing gas debts to Moscow can threaten supplies to Europe, according to his press secretary. More>>

Hagel seeks to increase ties with Mongolia

After days of high-profile, pressure-filled meetings, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel got to horse around a bit during a short stop in Mongolia on Thursday. More>>

Gunmen attack NATO truck in Pakistan, kill driver

A Pakistani official says gunmen in the country's northwest have opened fire on a truck carrying gasoline for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding another. More>>

Military releases name of Marine shot at NC base

Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base. More>>

Car bomb explodes outside Bank of Greece

Suspected domestic terrorists detonated a car bomb outside a Bank of Greece building in the heart of Athens Thursday, causing damage but no injuries in a brazen attack hours before a landmark bond issue by the financially... More>>

India votes in crucial phase of national elections

Indians voted in the crucial third phase of national elections Thursday, with millions going to the polls in the heartland states that are essential to the main opposition Hindu nationalist party's bid to end the... More>>

2 Paris exhibits shed light on First World War

Irish photographer Mike Sheil says he knew nothing about military history before he began taking photos of World War I battlefields. More>>

Afghan probe begins in attack on AP journalists

Afghan central government authorities on Wednesday began questioning the police commander who killed an Associated Press photographer and wounded an AP reporter, a day after he was transferred by helicopter to the capital... More>>

In Libya, politicians in fear of powerful militias

In a humiliating video, Libya's top politician - the head of parliament - is seen begging with a militia commander, trying to explain to him why he was caught with two women in his residence and insisting nothing... More>>

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last... More>>

AP Interview: US troops may be sent to E Europe

NATO's top military commander in Europe, drafting countermoves to the Russian military threat against Ukraine, said Wednesday they could include deployment of American troops to alliance member states in Eastern Europe... More>>

US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report

The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday. More>>

Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a... More>>

Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning at Fort Hood with families and uniformed comrades of those killed... More>>

Dems seek end to Benghazi probe; GOP presses ahead

House Democrats on Wednesday demanded an end to a Republican-led investigation into the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, calling the probe a partisan "witch hunt." Republicans rejected those... More>>

Car bombs in Baghdad, Iraqi town kill 34 people

Car bombs hit several mostly Shiite neighborhoods of Baghdad and a town south of the Iraqi capital on Wednesday, killing at least 34 people and wounding dozens, officials said, the latest bout of violence ahead of the... More>>

Chief describes Boston Marathon lessons learned

It's been almost a year since police in the Boston suburb of Watertown were at the center of the hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspects. More>>

Bomb blast in Pakistani capital kills 22

A bomb ripped through a fruit and vegetable market on the outskirts of Islamabad on Wednesday, killing 22 people and wounding dozens more in a new attack in the Pakistani capital, which until recently had remained... More>>

Anti-censorship awards go to White House, feds

The White House and the federal government have won the dubious honor of a "Jefferson Muzzle" for snooping on the news media and limiting access. More>>

Blasts in central Syria city of Homs kill 25

Two car bombs exploded Wednesday in a government-held district of Syria's battleground city of Homs, killing at least 25 people and wounding more than 100, state media said. More>>

Kenya deports 82 Somalis in terror crackdown

Kenya deported more than 80 Somali nationals Wednesday as part of an ongoing security crackdown by Kenyan authorities following recent terror attacks, Kenya's internal security minister said. More>>

Afghan official: Vote successful, not fraud free

An Afghan election official said Wednesday that national elections held last weekend were a success in terms of turnout and enthusiasm, but he cautioned that there may have been significant fraud. More>>

NYPD commissioner: Officer died saving others

A police officer who was critically injured last weekend while responding to a mattress fire in a Brooklyn apartment building succumbed to his injuries Wednesday, Police Commissioner William J. Bratton said, noting that... More>>

Nigeria human rights advocate hails progress

Two generals and top officials of Nigeria's feared State Security Service had to testify at the National Human Rights Commission's hearing on the killings of unarmed civilians - a "quantum leap" in accountability... More>>

DHS secretary reevaluating deportation priorities

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Wednesday he's re-evaluating the Obama administration's deportation priorities to make certain they're focused on national security, public safety and border... More>>

US envoy: C. African Republic needs more troops

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday urged more support for existing African and French troops in Central African Republic on the eve of a U.N. vote to create a peacekeeping mission. More>>

Russia: Intelligence help prevented Sochi attacks

Russia's security service chief says intelligence agencies in Russia and other countries helped to prevent terrorist attacks on the Winter Games in Sochi. More>>

Mass shooting victims' families helping Fort Hood

Dozens of families who lost loved ones during Sept. 11, the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook elementary school and other attacks are trying to support victims of similar tragedies with a new fund, and its first... More>>

Feinstein asks White House to edit torture report

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's... More>>

US will cut deployed nuke missile force by 50

The U.S. will keep its current force of 450 land-based nuclear missiles but remove 50 from their launch silos as part of a plan to bring the U.S. into compliance with a 2011 U.S.-Russia arms control treaty, the Pentagon... More>>

Bill Clinton discusses privacy, national security

Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and... More>>

Queen hosts Irish president on 1st UK state visit Video included

Amid regal pomp at Queen Elizabeth II's Windsor Castle home, the Irish president and the British monarch have begun Ireland's first state visit to Britain with expressions of mutual affection and respect - and a... More>>

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