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  • Yemen’s president apologizes to Obama for embassy attack, orders investigation into incident

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen’s president apologizes to Obama for embassy attack, orders investigation into incident.


  • McCain: Obama pursues a ‘feckless foreign policy’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain is accusing President Barack Obama of pursuing “a feckless foreign policy” that has compromised American influence around the world. The Arizona Republican, who lost …


  • Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Chanting “death to America,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on …


  • Report: Social Security lax on disability claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Social Security is so overwhelmed by disability claims that some officials are awarding benefits without adequately reviewing applications, potentially adding to the program’s financial problems as it …


  • Obama, Romney trade tough words over attacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With a beloved ambassador dead and anti-American turmoil in Arab nations spreading, the presidential candidates are challenging each other on their foreign policy credentials and on who …


  • Arpaio the last of Arizona’s immigration troika

    PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona lawman Joe Arpaio is gearing up for what he expects will be the toughest of his five re-election campaigns. He is facing a determined effort from …


  • House to pass 6-month spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As its last major act before leaving Washington for the fall campaign, the House is voting to put the government on autopilot for six months. The temporary …


  • Muhammad Ali to receive Liberty Medal on Thursday

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Retired boxing great Muhammad Ali will visit Philadelphia to receive the Liberty Medal, an award recognizing his longtime role as a fighter outside the ring for humanitarian …


  • US congressional panel probes China tech firms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. lawmakers on Thursday will question executives of two major Chinese technology companies as part of a congressional probe into whether those firms’ ambitions to carve out …


  • NYC big-soda crackdown plan goes to vote Thursday

    NEW YORK (AP) — One of New York City’s most ambitious efforts to prod residents to live healthier appears poised to pass as a health panel takes up a plan …


  • Obama speaks with Libyan, Egyptian presidents

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama has called the presidents of Libya and Egypt and urged them to continue working with the United States to ensure …


  • Thomas: Americans still arguing over gov’t limits

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas says the same arguments the Founding Fathers fought over during the creation of the United States are still raging today. The comments …


  • Timeline of attack on US Consulate in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-armed Libyan extremists launched a sustained attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, killing four State Department employees, including the American ambassador to Libya …


  • NY judge strikes down terror law scholars fear

    NEW YORK (AP) — An anti-terrorism law was struck down Wednesday by a federal judge who said she saw legitimate fears in claims by journalists, scholars and political activists that …


  • US investigates: Attacks coordinated to mark 9/11?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, roiled by the first killing of a U.S. ambassador in more than 30 years, is investigating whether the assault on the U.S. Consulate in …


  • Chris Stevens: US envoy to the Arab world

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of Libya’s civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an assortment of Libyan …


  • 6 officers cleared in mentally ill man’s shooting

    SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) — Michigan authorities said Wednesday that they have cleared six Saginaw police officers in the fatal shooting of a homeless, mentally ill man in a parking lot. …


  • Chicago teachers union president is brash advocate

    CHICAGO (AP) — She’s brash and blunt, the tough-talking union leader who has taken on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel in a bitter contract dispute regarded as a referendum on the …


  • Mo. lawmakers override veto of birth control bill

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers enacted new religious exemptions from insurance coverage of birth control Wednesday, overriding a gubernatorial veto and delivering a political rebuke to an Obama …


  • US ambassador killed in consulate attack in Libya

    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery attack on the U.S. Consulate, killing the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three other Americans. President …


  • Romney assails Obama anew over foreign attacks

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday assailed President Barack Obama anew over his administration’s handling of foreign attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions, saying the president’s team sent …


  • Gas prices hit $8 in NJ, Pa. in Lukoil protest

    SOUTH PLAINFIELD, N.J. (AP) — More than 50 Lukoil gas stations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania jacked up prices to more than $8 a gallon Wednesday to protest what they …


  • US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation’s poverty rate remained stuck at a record level last year, while household income dropped and the number of people who don’t have health insurance declined. …


  • Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn’t the first wave of an invading force. Instead, the 50 Marines …


  • Problems dogging new high-tech air traffic system

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-tech overhaul to the nation’s air traffic control system is mostly on track to completion, but has yet to produce the benefits that airlines and passengers …


  • Obama condemns attack that killed envoy, 3 others

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama vowed Wednesday the United States would “work with the Libyan government to bring to justice” those who killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three …


  • McDonald’s new menu item: Calorie counts

    NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald’s restaurants in the U.S. will soon get a new menu addition: The number of calories in the chain’s burgers and fries. The world’s biggest hamburger …


  • Portland, Ore., approves adding fluoride to water

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The City Council approved a plan Wednesday to add fluoride to Portland’s water, meaning Oregon’s biggest city is no longer the largest holdout in the U.S. …


  • Obama condemns attack that killed US ambassador

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Wednesday condemned attacks on a U.S. consulate in eastern Libya that killed the U.S. ambassador and three American members of his staff. He …


  • Romney criticizes Obama in wake of embassy attacks

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Mitt Romney slammed the Obama administration’s handling of foreign affairs after attacks on U.S. diplomatic missions in Egypt and Libya as foreign policy pushed to …

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