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  • As US troop ‘surge’ ends, setbacks are piling up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start. Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways …


  • Romney makes fresh appeal to Latino voters

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney is making a fresh appeal to Latino voters and trying to cut into President Barack Obama’s advantage with a key portion of the …


  • RI governor open to seizing 2003 club fire site

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Rhode Island Gov. Lincoln Chafee said Monday he was open to using eminent domain to seize the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 …


  • Study: Military drinking ‘culture’ now a ‘crisis’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Abusing alcohol and drugs has been part of military culture historically: troops do it for fun, to ease the stresses of war or to be part of …


  • Older drivers face confusing array of license laws

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jerry Wiseman notices it’s harder to turn and check his car’s blind spots at age 69 than it was at 50. So the Illinois man and his …


  • Ohio inmate says he’s too obese for execution

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A condemned Ohio inmate who weighs at least 480 pounds wants his upcoming execution delayed, saying his weight could lead to a “torturous and lingering death.” …


  • Obama reassures US diplomats in wake of riots

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has called officials at U.S. diplomatic facilities in North Africa and the Middle East to reassure them that their security …


  • Obama touts new auto case against China

    CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama says when it comes to unfair Chinese auto subsidies, he’s fighting back — but Mitt Romney’s mostly talk. Campaigning in Ohio, Obama announced a …


  • Obama takes on China as Romney shifts strategy

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Appealing to Rust Belt voters, President Barack Obama announced a new trade enforcement action against China on Monday, while Republican challenger Mitt Romney planned a greater emphasis …


  • US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle …


  • Romney hits Obama on economy, Obama takes on China

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney launched fresh critiques of President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy Monday in an attempt to cut the incumbent’s momentum, as the White House …


  • Panetta to meet with China leaders, tour navy base

    BEIJING (AP) — A day after the U.S. forged an agreement to put a second missile defense radar system in Japan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Monday in China, …


  • Chicago teachers strike enters 2nd week

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is turning to the courts to try to put an end to a teachers strike that’s entering its second week and has left …


  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi begins landmark US visit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi arrived Monday in Washington, where she will be presented Congress’ highest award. It’s the latest milestone in her remarkable journey …


  • AP Sources: Obama launches new China trade action

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is launching a new trade enforcement case against China as he seeks an advantage over Republican rival Mitt Romney on an economic issue that …


  • Calif. DNA collection from arrestees challenged

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An Alabama man was charged this month with the 1980 murder of an Oxnard teen. A Placerville man was arrested last month for a 1986 rape …


  • Insider attacks on US troops concern Panetta

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that while he is very concerned about rogue Afghan troops and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied forces, …


  • Panetta: US-Japan agree on new defense system

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second defense system in Japan aimed at protecting the country …


  • Panetta: US-Japan agree on new missile system

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says that U.S. and Japanese officials have agreed to put a second missile defense system in Japan. The exact location has not …


  • Panetta wants peaceful resolution of Asia disputes

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging countries involved in territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region to find a way to peacefully resolve those problems before they …


  • Weighing offer, Chicago teachers remain on strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers uncomfortable with a tentative contract offer decided Sunday to remain on strike, insisting they need more time before deciding whether to end an acrimonious standoff …


  • Tough words from general on Afghan insider attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The persistent problem of rogue Afghan soldiers and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied troops is a “very serious threat” to the war effort, which …


  • Israeli PM makes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case on Iran directly to U.S. voters Sunday, telling the American public in televised interviews that the White House must …


  • Israeli PM makes takes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a direct appeal to American voters on Sunday to elect a president willing to draw a “red line” with Iran, comparing …


  • UN ambassador says Libya attack was spontaneous

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadly assault on a U.S. consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday, even …


  • Rice: ‘No daylight’ between US, Israel on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s ambassador to the United Nations says there’s “no daylight” between the United States and Israel when it comes to stopping Iran from developing a nuclear weapon. …


  • UN ambassador points to turbulent time in Mideast

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations says those who have lost out during the transition to democracy in the Mideast are to blame for the recent …


  • Panetta concerned Asia disputes could expand

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says he’s concerned that the territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region could spark provocations and result in violence that could involve other …


  • Panetta: violence leveling off; protests to go on

    ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the turmoil raging across the Muslim world is likely to continue into the days ahead, but he …


  • FBI: Operation tracking Chicago teen took months

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — The investigation started months ago, when the FBI noticed an email message: A man in the Chicago suburbs was using an account to distribute chatter about …

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