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  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 5:12 A.M.

    Panetta: New Asia focus not aimed to contain China

    BEIJING (AP) — Top Chinese leaders have a better understanding of America’s new focus on the Asia-Pacific region, but they are concerned that there is too much emphasis on China’s …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 19, 2012, 12:43 A.M.

    $1M bail for LA-area 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, …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 9:30 P.M.

    Panetta: New Asia focus not aimed to contain China

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told Chinese troops Wednesday that America’s new military focus on the Asia-Pacific region, including plans to put a second radar system in …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 11:38 A.M.

    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi supports easing of US sanctions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi began her landmark visit to Washington by declaring Tuesday that she supports the easing of the remaining U.S. economic sanctions …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 18, 2012, 5:27 A.M.

    Romney video: Palestinians not interested in peace

    WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors in a newly released video clip that Palestinians “have no interest” in peace with Israel and suggested that efforts at …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 11:48 P.M.

    Myanmar’s Suu Kyi to meet Clinton in Washington

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After years of decrying oppression against Myanmar’s democracy leader, the United States is getting to celebrate her freedom as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton welcomes Aung …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 1:50 P.M.

    As US troop ‘surge’ ends, setbacks are piling up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The end game in Afghanistan is off to a shaky start. Just as the last U.S. “surge” troops leave the country, trouble is breaking out in ways …


  • MONDAY, SEPT. 17, 2012, 4:51 A.M.

    Panetta to meet with China leaders, tour navy base

    BEIJING (AP) — A day after the U.S. forged an agreement to put a second missile defense radar system in Japan, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrived Monday in China, …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 11:24 P.M.

    Insider attacks on US troops concern Panetta

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Monday that while he is very concerned about rogue Afghan troops and police turning their guns on U.S. and allied forces, …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 8:53 P.M.

    Panetta wants peaceful resolution of Asia disputes

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is urging countries involved in territorial disputes in the Asia-Pacific region to find a way to peacefully resolve those problems before they …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 11:33 A.M.

    Israeli PM makes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took his case on Iran directly to U.S. voters Sunday, telling the American public in televised interviews that the White House must …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 16, 2012, 10:39 A.M.

    Israeli PM makes takes case on Iran to US voters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a direct appeal to American voters on Sunday to elect a president willing to draw a “red line” with Iran, comparing …


  • 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, 11:52 A.M.

    US official: Sudan balks at Marine troop mission

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Objections by Sudan’s government have held up the security mission of an elite Marine team that the U.S. planned to send to Khartoum, a U.S. official said …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 6:35 A.M.

    Obama pays tribute to Americans killed in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama paid tribute to the Americans killed in Libya and denounced the violence and anti-U.S. mob protests apparently sparked by an anti-Muslim video made in …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 15, 2012, 3:08 A.M.

    Obama praises lives of 4 killed in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising the lives of four Americans killed in an attack of a U.S. Consulate in Libya and denouncing the violence and anti-U.S. mob …


  • 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, …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 12:42 P.M.

    Arab Winter? Unrest sparks debate on US policy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Has the Arab Winter arrived? It’s a question analysts in Washington are asking as angry demonstrations spread across North Africa and the Middle East to protest a …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 11:37 A.M.

    Marines sent to Yemen to boost embassy security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An elite Marine rapid response team has arrived in Yemen’s capital in the wake of violent protests at the U.S. Embassy over a film critical of Islam, …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 14, 2012, 1:09 A.M.

    Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 13, 2012, 4:14 P.M.

    Anti-Muslim film promoter outspoken on Islam

    HEMET, Calif. (AP) — The public face for the anti-Muslim film inflaming the Middle East is not the filmmaker, but an insurance agent and Vietnam War veteran whose unabashed and …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 11:11 P.M.

    Khmer Rouge defendant Ieng Thirith ruled unfit for Cambodian genocide trial due to dementia

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khmer Rouge defendant Ieng Thirith ruled unfit for Cambodian genocide trial due to dementia.


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 5:48 P.M.

    Timeline of attack on US Consulate in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-armed Libyan extremists launched a sustained attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, on Tuesday, killing four State Department employees, including the American ambassador to Libya …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 4:54 P.M.

    NY judge strikes down terror law scholars fear

    NEW YORK (AP) — An anti-terrorism law was struck down Wednesday by a federal judge who said she saw legitimate fears in claims by journalists, scholars and political activists that …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 4:25 P.M.

    Chris Stevens: US envoy to the Arab world

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the height of Libya’s civil war, Chris Stevens dashed off to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi by cargo boat to help shape an assortment of Libyan …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2012, 7:13 A.M.

    Marines headed to Libya to reinforce security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When the Pentagon called out the Marines on Wednesday and dispatched them to Libya, it wasn’t the first wave of an invading force. Instead, the 50 Marines …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 1:22 P.M.

    Smaller memorials on 11th anniversary of 9/11

    NEW YORK (AP) — There were still the tearful messages to loved ones, clutches of photos and flowers, and moments of silence. But 11 years after Sept. 11, Americans appeared …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 12:38 P.M.

    Wounded flood hospitals in Syria’s largest city

    ALEPPO, Syria (AP) — It had been a calm day in Aleppo’s Shifa Hospital, said Dr. Osman al-Haj Osman, his face etched with exhaustion from just three hours of sleep. …


  • TUESDAY, SEPT. 11, 2012, 9:30 A.M.

    Members of Congress hold 9/11 ceremony

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of the House and Senate have filled the steps on the east front of the Capitol to honor victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. On …


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