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  • Attack kills 2 Americans, at least 2 Afghans

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country’s east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of …


  • Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country’s east, killing two Americans and two fellow members of Afghanistan’s army …


  • US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold …


  • 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 …


  • Obama blocks Chinese purchase of US wind farms

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing national security risks, President Barack Obama on Friday blocked a Chinese company from owning four wind farm projects in northern Oregon near a Navy base where …


  • US seeks calm over Asian disputes; won’t mediate

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday pressed U.S. allies Japan and South Korea to continue their cooperation on North Korea and other key issues, despite a dispute …


  • Republicans assail Obama on 9/11 attack in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out at President Barack Obama and senior administration officials over their evolving description of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, …


  • Panetta: Terrorists behind attack on US in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday there can be no doubt that terrorists had planned and carried out the attack on the U.S. Consulate in eastern Libya …


  • White House: Obama views Libya attack as terrorism

    ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) — The White House said Wednesday that President Barack Obama considers the deadly assault on the U.S. consulate in Libya a terrorist attack. White House …


  • US, UN grapple for workable peace plan in Syria

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and the U.N.’s new Syria mediator grappled for a new strategy Tuesday toward stopping 18 months of brutal government crackdowns and civil war …


  • Obama urges UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama told world leaders Tuesday that attacks on U.S. citizens in Libya “were attacks on America,” and he called on them to join in …


  • Romney: Benghazi a ‘terrorist attack’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says the attack on the American consulate in Libya was an act of terrorism and says the United States must use …


  • Obama to urge UN to confront roots of Muslim rage

    NEW YORK (AP) — Campaign politics shadowing every word, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world, …


  • Thousands of Burmese to greet Suu Kyi in Ind. city

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi’s devoted followers are expected to turn out by the thousands Tuesday to hear her speak in an Indiana …


  • Obama at the UN, in shadow of campaign politics

    NEW YORK (AP) — Campaign politics shadowing every word, President Barack Obama will step before the world and declare that anti-American rage and riots among Muslims abroad will never force …


  • Pursuit of alleged Nazi camp guard timeless

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The chief Nazi hunter with the Simon Wiesenthal Center says age and the passage of time are no barriers to investigating alleged Nazi activity during World War …


  • AP Exclusive: Philadelphia man Nazi probe target

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany has launched a war crimes investigation against an 87-year-old Philadelphia man it accuses of serving as an SS guard at the Auschwitz death camp, The Associated …


  • Suspect in Guatemala killings extradited to US

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Guatemalan soldier accused of taking part in a massacre during that country’s civil war more than a quarter century ago has been extradited to …


  • 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 …


  • 9/11, Va. Tech. mediator to dole out Aurora funds

    DENVER (AP) — The mediator who oversaw compensation for victims of the Sept. 11 attacks will oversee the distribution of money donated to the victims of the deadly shooting at …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Defense hawk backs US withdrawal from Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the strongest defense hawks in Congress says the United States should withdraw its forces from Afghanistan amid increasing signs that even Republican proponents of the …


  • AP sources: US to take Iran group off terror list

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration will remove from the U.S. terrorism list an Iranian militant group formerly allied with Saddam Hussein, officials said Friday, describing a move that will …


  • Family: Minn. Somali left to join al-Shabab

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man recently traveled to Somalia to join al-Shabab, a spokesman for his family said, renewing fears that the terror group is continuing to recruit Somalis …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Obama: Extremists used video as ‘excuse’ to attack

    MIAMI (AP) — President Barack Obama says extremists used an anti-Islam video as an excuse to assault U.S. interests, including an attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya that left …


  • Penn State brings in victim fund veteran Feinberg

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major victim compensation efforts has been hired by Penn State in its effort to settle …


  • $1M bail for Calif. man over death threat posts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former Yale University student remained jailed on $1 million bail, an amount normally reserved for murder or other crimes that could result in life sentences, …


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