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  • Obama hails Nunn, Lugar efforts to secure nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hailing two decades of efforts to help the former Soviet Union secure nuclear weapons stockpiles, President Barack Obama said Monday that the world must continue to stand …


  • US military: Intervention in Mali now would fail

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top US military commander in Africa warned Monday against any premature military action in Mali, even as he said that al-Qaida linked extremists have strengthened their …


  • Family defends brothers charged in Fla. plot

    OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — Two Florida brothers charged with plotting to support terrorists are caring family men who enjoyed living in the U.S. and would never hurt anyone, their …


  • Panetta: Post-2014 Afghan effort to be substantial

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. intends to wage a counterterrorism campaign inside Afghanistan even after the main U.S. combat force leaves in 2014 in order to prevent al-Qaida from fulfilling …


  • Senate backs quicker withdrawal from Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Reflecting a war-weary nation, the Senate voted overwhelmingly Thursday for an accelerated withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan after more than a decade of fighting. The strong …


  • Suspect in string of ecoterrorism fires surrenders

    One of the three remaining fugitives in a string of fires set by environmental radicals in Oregon, Colorado and California surrendered to authorities Thursday after spending years hiding out in …


  • Study: US jails could handle Guantanamo detainees

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The controversial detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could be closed and the 166 detainees being held there could be absorbed safely by U.S. prisons, a government …


  • Senate gives green light to Pentagon green energy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday gave the green light to the Pentagon’s investment in green energy. By a vote of 62-37 on Wednesday, the Senate backed an amendment …


  • 3 Calif men indicted in terror plot case

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Three California men have been indicted on terrorism-related charges for allegedly plotting to kill Americans overseas. An indictment filed Wednesday charges Ralph Deleon, Miguel Alejandro Santana …


  • 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 …


  • FBI agent: Calif. terror plot ‘very serious case’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Southern California men charged this week with plotting to kill Americans and bomb U.S. military bases overseas spent months preparing for a trip to Afghanistan …


  • Panetta says war on al-Qaida taking new direction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America’s war on al-Qaida is taking a new direction, moving beyond declared combat zones like Afghanistan while countering the terrorist network’s search for new sanctuaries, Defense Secretary …


  • Terror suspect served briefly in US Air Force

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A U.S. Air Force spokeswoman says a terror suspect accused of plotting to kill Americans and target U.S. bases overseas was given an honorable discharge after …


  • 3 men get prison in failed Ohio bridge bomb plot

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Three men were sentenced Tuesday to years in prison after admitting to taking part in an unsuccessful plot to bomb a highway bridge in Ohio with …


  • FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three California men excited at the prospect of training in Afghanistan to become terrorists prepared, authorities say, by simulating combat with paintball rifles, wiping their Facebook …


  • NYC man sentenced to life in subway terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man, after reciting verses from the Quran rather than expressing remorse, was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a foiled 2009 …


  • Dozen House women defend Rice over Libya comments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators’ angry criticism of U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice over her initial account of the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya smacks of sexism and racism, a …


  • NYC man to be sentenced in terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of conspiring to form a three-man terror cell with two …


  • NYC man to be sentenced in terror plot

    NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking life behind bars for a New York City man convicted earlier this year of plotting to attack the subways as a suicide bomber …


  • FBI agent in Petraeus scandal was seen as a hero

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II played a key role in investigating a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up Los Angeles International Airport just as the …


  • Saudi man gets life in prison in US bomb plot

    AMARILLO, Texas (AP) — A former Texas college student from Saudi Arabia was sentenced to life in prison Tuesday for trying to make a bomb for use in a religious …


  • Admitting to affair, Petraeus resigns as CIA chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in …


  • WTC memorial reopens to public after storm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 9/11 memorial reopened to the public Tuesday a week after Superstorm Sandy flooded the World Trade Center site as it roared into New York, but …


  • WTC memorial reopens to public after storm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The World Trade Center memorial is reopening to the public now that damage from Superstorm Sandy has been taken care of. National September 11 Memorial & …


  • WTC memorial to reopen to public after superstorm

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 9/11 memorial is reopening to the public a week after Superstorm Sandy flooded the World Trade Center site as it roared into New York. The …


  • With can-do stance on marathon, mayor misreads NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg tried to sell the New York City Marathon as a symbolic victory for the city after a devastating storm, invoking two of the …


  • Benghazi questions fuel fierce partisan debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The deadly military-style assault on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has raised numerous foreign policy and national security questions and fueled a fierce, partisan election debate …


  • US officials: No delays in rescue effort in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA security officers went to the aid of State Department staff less than 25 minutes after they got the first call for help during the attack on …


  • Mass. man sentenced to 17 years in terror plot

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts man was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison in a plot to fly remote-controlled model planes packed with explosives into the Pentagon and U.S. …


  • Panetta: US lacked early info on Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military did not quickly intervene during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information …