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  • Parents fight for release of son jailed in Mexico

    MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida family is fighting to get their son, a Marine veteran, released from a prison in a dangerous area in Mexico while facing charges that …


  • US set to boost ties with Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is getting ready to tighten its ties to Syria’s main opposition group, a step in the intensifying diplomacy that officials hope will craft an …


  • HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering case

    LONDON (AP) — HSBC avoided a legal battle that could further savage its reputation and undermine confidence in the global banking system by agreeing Tuesday to pay $1.9 billion to …


  • Report on Libya attack imminent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry says Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to testify before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee about an independent report on the deadly …


  • US works with Russia on Syria, but wants Assad out

    BELFAST, Northern Ireland (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Friday that the United States and Russia are committed to trying again to get President Bashar Assad’s regime …


  • Guatemalan police arrest software guru McAfee

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weekslong journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to …


  • Guatemalan police arrest software guru McAfee

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Software company founder John McAfee was arrested by Guatemalan police for entering the country illegally, ending his bizarre weekslong journey as a blogging fugitive claiming to …


  • US aware of Assad asylum offers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that several countries in the Middle East and elsewhere have informally offered to grant asylum to Syrian President Bashar Assad and his …


  • Senate to take up bill normalizing Russia trade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday took up legislation that would end four-decade-old trade restrictions that are blocking U.S. businesses from enjoying the benefits of a more open Russian …


  • A frail Dole returns to Senate to push for treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Frail and in a wheelchair, former Sen. Bob Dole was a startling presence on the Senate floor as lawmakers voted on a treaty on disabilities. The 89-year-old …


  • Republican opposition downs UN disability treaty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Led by Republican opposition, the Senate on Tuesday rejected a United Nations treaty on the rights of the disabled that is modeled after the landmark Americans with …


  • Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly …


  • Clinton pushes US bid for Czech nuclear project

    PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lobbied the Czech government Monday to approve an American bid for a $10 billion expansion of a nuclear power plant, …


  • Carbon pollution up to 2 million pounds a second

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The amount of heat-trapping pollution the world spewed rose again last year by 3 percent. So scientists say it’s now unlikely that global warming can be limited …


  • US struggles to get Israel, Palestinians to talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration sought Friday to direct Israel and the Palestinians back toward direct peace talks, even as the two sides and much of the world seemed …


  • Obama defense pick could come sooner than expected

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package announcement with his choice for secretary …


  • US seeks way forward after Palestinian win at UN

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is scrambling to salvage hopes for Mideast peace talks after the United Nations overwhelmingly voted to recognize a Palestinian state over vehement U.S. and …


  • AP sources: US close to shift on Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to recognize Syria’s new opposition council as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in the coming weeks, paving the way for …


  • New blow for Rice: Moderate senator voices concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator, vital to any White House hopes of getting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice confirmed as secretary of state, said Wednesday she couldn’t back any …


  • Kerry stays quiet as Cabinet speculation swirls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John Kerry is angling to be the nation’s top diplomat by being, well, diplomatic. The longtime Democratic lawmaker from Massachusetts has largely stayed quiet while President …


  • Obama calls embattled ambassador ‘extraordinary’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice as “extraordinary” as she continues to face scrutiny over her initial comments about the deadly attack on the …


  • Moderate GOP senator expresses concerns about Rice

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A moderate Republican senator crucial to any White House hopes of getting U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice confirmed as secretary of state said Wednesday that there are still …


  • Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • With Egypt’s Morsi, US facing a familiar dilemma

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has been here before, praising an Egyptian leader for championing Israeli-Palestinian peace efforts while expressing concern over his commitment to democracy at home. But …


  • Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify …


  • GOP senators more troubled after Rice meeting

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three Republican senators said Tuesday they are more troubled than ever with comments made days after the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya by Susan Rice, the …


  • Rice to meet senators whose support she covets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice is meeting with key lawmakers in what could be her final pitch for their support if she is nominated to be the next …


  • US defends ‘enormous’ climate efforts at UN talks

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Anticipating an onslaught of criticism from poor nations, the United States claimed “enormous” strides in reducing greenhouse emissions at the opening of U.N. climate talks Monday, …


  • Obama hails ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a cease-fire agreement to end a week of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The White House …

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