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  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 12:23 P.M.

    US Army seeks death penalty in 16 Afghan killings

    SEATTLE (AP) — The U.S. Army said Wednesday it will seek the death penalty against the soldier accused of killing 16 Afghan villagers in a predawn rampage in March, a …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 9:38 A.M.

    State Dept security chief resigns after Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 8:38 A.M.

    Senators say State failed on Benghazi security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators of both parties expressed frustration Wednesday at the findings of an independent panel that blamed systemic failures in the State Department leadership for “grossly inadequate” security …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 12:14 A.M.

    Benghazi review slams State Department on security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The leaders of an independent panel that blamed systematic State Department management and leadership failures for gross security lapses in the deadly Sept. 11 attack on a …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 6:53 P.M.

    Benghazi review finds systematic security faults

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An independent panel charged with investigating the deadly Sept. 11 attack in Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans has concluded that systematic management …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 3:49 P.M.

    House, Senate reach agreement on defense bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators reached agreement Tuesday on a $633 billion defense bill that would tighten sanctions on Iran, increase security at diplomatic missions worldwide after the …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 11:51 A.M.

    Prosecutors: Fla. man planned NY terror bombing

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 10:25 A.M.

    Panetta cites turning point in Afghan war

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says U.S. military commanders in Afghanistan believe the U.S. and its allies have “turned the tide” after 11 years of war. In a …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:47 A.M.

    Hawaii’s Inouye, senator and war hero, dies at 88

    HONOLULU (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, high school senior Daniel Inouye knew he and other Japanese-Americans would face trouble when he saw Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and fighters …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 4:20 P.M.

    Lieberman, Democrats want ban on assault weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 11:33 A.M.

    Democratic senators want ban on assault weapons

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic lawmakers and independent Sen. Joe Lieberman said Sunday that military-style assault weapons should be banned and that a national commission should be established to examine mass …


  • SUNDAY, DEC. 16, 2012, 7:30 A.M.

    Senators want commission to look at mass shootings

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senators called Sunday for a national commission to examine mass shootings in the United States, while a third vowed to ban the sale of military-style assault …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 14, 2012, 1:36 A.M.

    Pentagon to send missiles, 400 troops to Turkey

    INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. will send two batteries of Patriot missiles and 400 troops to Turkey as part of a NATO force meant to protect Turkish …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 2:54 P.M.

    Obama’s ‘red line’ may be giving Assad an opening

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s chemical weapons position on Syria may have given Bashar Assad an unintended opening: The embattled Syrian leader appears willing to use other deadly tactics, …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 11:21 A.M.

    Officials: Libyan government slowing investigation

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. counterterrorism officials told lawmakers Thursday that uncooperative or less-than-capable local law enforcement in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia is slowing the search for suspects in the death …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 13, 2012, 8:47 A.M.

    Panetta: Karzai to meet Obama in Washington

    KABUL (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Thursday that President Hamid Karzai has accepted an invitation from President Barack Obama to meet in Washington next month for critical talks …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 11:38 A.M.

    US hesitant in condemning North Korean launch

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is drawing no “red line” for North Korea after a successful long-range rocket test, tempering the public condemnation to avoid raising tensions or possibly …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 12, 2012, 5:51 A.M.

    Panetta in Afghanistan to meet with Karzai

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama will decide shortly how many U.S. troops he wants to keep in Afghanistan after the U.S.-led coalition military mission ends in December 2014, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:45 P.M.

    Somali woman gets prison for terror support

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Somali-born woman has been sentenced in San Diego to eight years in prison for routing money to a terrorist organization in her native country. U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:31 P.M.

    2 Ala. men arrested on federal terrorism charges

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama men who federal investigators say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges, and one has close ties …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 11:49 A.M.

    Chicago man gets 10 years in suicide-bomber plot

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago man who pleaded guilty to a plot to attend a Somalia training camp with the dream of becoming a suicide bomber was sentenced Tuesday to …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 9:31 A.M.

    NY’s top court: NYC gang member not a terrorist

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Street gangsters who commit assaults and killings are not terrorists under the statute enacted after hijackers crashed jets into the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 8:17 A.M.

    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 …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 11:05 P.M.

    HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, said Tuesday it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States. The …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 10, 2012, 10:12 A.M.

    Afghan attacks down overall, insider threat rises

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army is updating its handbook for soldiers on how to detect and prevent so-called insider attacks, providing detailed warning signs to watch for and cultural …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 6:40 A.M.

    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 …


  • FRIDAY, DEC. 7, 2012, 1:52 A.M.

    Pearl Harbor dead remembered on 71st anniversary

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — More than 2,000 people at Pearl Harbor and many more around the country on Friday marked the 71st anniversary of the Japanese attack that killed …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 7:24 P.M.

    Man pleads guilty in Seattle terror plot

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting an attack on a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, agreed to a prison …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:57 A.M.

    As pot goes proper, a history of weed

    SEATTLE (AP) — The grass is no greener. But, finally, it’s legal — at least somewhere in America. It’s been a long, strange trip for marijuana. Washington state and Colorado …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 2:47 P.M.

    Beard, other issues remain for new Fort Hood judge

    DALLAS (AP) — The new judge taking over the Fort Hood shooting case will likely confront many of the questions that faced her predecessor, including one that helped lead to …


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