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  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 12:22 A.M.

    Texas landowners take a rare stand against Big Oil

    SUMNER, Texas (AP) — Oil has long lived in harmony with farmland and cattle across the Texas landscape, a symbiosis nurtured by generations and built on an unspoken honor code …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 12:17 A.M.

    World Food Prize activities attract Occupy protest

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — It’s difficult to argue with the goals of the World Food Prize Foundation — to recognize people who have helped improve the quality and availability …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 9:46 A.M.

    Appeals court: Town can restrict funeral protests

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis suburb can enforce a funeral protest ordinance aimed at preventing picketing by an anti-gay Kansas church, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 2:53 P.M.

    Republicans hammer State witnesses on Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks before the election, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 7:40 A.M.

    Ex-head of military team in Libya: security weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said Wednesday the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 5:37 A.M.

    State: never felt Libya attack due to film protest

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional …


  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 4:28 A.M.

    State Dept. description of attack in sync with GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 11:26 P.M.

    State Dept. description of attack in sync with GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it never concluded that an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya was simply a protest gone awry, a statement that places …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 8, 2012, 2:05 P.M.

    Occupy members join police in bid to save Ga. home

    ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they’re now protesting alongside officers to help a retired …


  • TUESDAY, OCT. 2, 2012, 10:50 A.M.

    Campaign travel offers Obama view of tough economy

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country’s economic woes. This week in …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 11:17 P.M.

    Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road

    HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country’s economic woes. This week in …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 8:15 P.M.

    US, Egypt seek better ties after embassy protests

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Egypt sought Monday to repair ties strained severely by a year-and-a-half of rapid change in the Middle East, culminating in the last …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 24, 2012, 10:44 A.M.

    Clinton urges tolerance amid anti-US protests

    NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed Monday to Muslims to show “dignity” and not resort to violence as they protest an anti-Islam film produced in …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 4:43 P.M.

    Gas drilling protests held in US, other countries

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demonstrators in the United States and other countries protested Saturday against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking that they say threatens public health and the …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 22, 2012, 12:10 A.M.

    Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 1:22 P.M.

    Military-style tactics seen in US Consulate siege

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The heavily armed extremists who laid siege to the U.S. Consulate in Libya used military-style tactics that may have steered Americans toward a waiting ambush, U.S. officials …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:08 P.M.

    Protests cause new strains in US, Pakistan ties

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration sought Friday to shore up already tense U.S. ties with Pakistan amid massive, violent anti-American protests in several Pakistani cities over an anti-Islam film …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 21, 2012, 12:54 A.M.

    Obama’s record in Muslim world: strides, setbacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States …


  • 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 …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 20, 2012, 12:38 P.M.

    Obama’s record in Muslim world: strides, setbacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Images of angry mobs in Arab cities burning American flags and attacking U.S. diplomatic posts suggest the Muslim world is no less enraged at the United States …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 6:42 P.M.

    Groups protest Ariz. immigration law’s enforcement

    PHOENIX (AP) — A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona’s immigration law took effect, rallies were held around Phoenix to protest the mandate that civil rights activists say …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 10:32 A.M.

    Kremlin halts USAID work in Russia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Tuesday it is ending the U.S. Agency for International Development’s operations in Russia after a Kremlin demand that the aid organization leave the …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 2:14 A.M.

    Free speech, religion clash over anti-Muslim film

    CERRITOS, Calif. (AP) — While the man behind an anti-Islam movie that ignited violence across the Middle East would likely face swift punishment in his native Egypt for making the …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 4:28 P.M.

    More than 180 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement’s anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city’s financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 8:48 A.M.

    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 …


  • 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, 3:33 A.M.

    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 …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 12:15 A.M.

    US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 7:27 P.M.

    US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    US warns orders diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


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