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  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 12:40 P.M.

    White House widening covert war in North Africa

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Small teams of special operations forces arrived at American embassies throughout North Africa in the months before militants launched the fiery attack that killed the U.S. ambassador …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 28, 2012, 7:47 P.M.

    US officials explain Libya attack intelligence

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. intelligence officials sought to explain Friday why the Obama administration’s understanding of the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi is “evolving.” Facing a …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 23, 2012, 1:28 A.M.

    Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 4:55 P.M.

    Former CIA operative Edwin Wilson dies at 84

    SEATTLE (AP) — Edwin Wilson set up front companies abroad for the CIA, made millions in the arms trade and entertained generals and congressmen at his sprawling Virginia farm. His …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 2:08 P.M.

    Pakistan to talk counterterrorism with US, Afghans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pakistan’s foreign minister revealed Thursday that her country would soon hold confidential talks with the United States and Afghanistan to improve a three-way counterterrorism relationship beset by …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 7:01 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 1:19 A.M.

    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 …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 1:33 P.M.

    Teen charged with trying to blow up Chicago bar

    HILLSIDE, Ill. (AP) — Undercover FBI agents arrested an 18-year-old American man who tried to detonate what he believed was a car bomb outside a downtown Chicago bar, federal prosecutors …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 12:26 A.M.

    US scrambles to rush spies, drones to Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is sending more spies, Marines and drones to Libya, trying to speed the search for those who killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans, …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 11:34 A.M.

    Administration urges terror surveillance renewal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration maintains it is unable to say how many times one of the government’s most politically sensitive anti-terrorism surveillance programs — which is up for …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 8:23 A.M.

    US declares Haqqani network a terrorist body

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration declared Friday that the Pakistan-based Haqqani network of militants is a terrorist body despite misgivings about how the largely symbolic act could further stall …


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