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  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 5, 2012, 11:55 A.M.

    US aware of Assad asylum offers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Wednesday that several countries in the Middle East and elsewhere have informally offered to grant asylum to Syrian President Bashar Assad and his …

  • TUESDAY, DEC. 4, 2012, 5:45 A.M.

    AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 11:38 P.M.

    AP IMPACT: An insider attack: Trust cost 2 lives

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It was a sneak attack, but not by the enemy they feared. U.S. Army Capts. Joshua Lawrence and Drew Russell were inside a small command post on …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 2:49 P.M.

    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 …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 2:38 P.M.

    US weighing military options if Syria uses WMD

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and its allies are weighing military options to secure Syria’s chemical and biological weapons, after U.S. intelligence reports show the Syrian regime may be …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 2:17 P.M.

    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 …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 9:30 A.M.

    US slams Israel on new settlement plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday harshly criticized its top Mideast ally, Israel, over new settlement construction plans in areas the Palestinians claim for a future state and …

  • MONDAY, DEC. 3, 2012, 5:32 A.M.

    Official: Syria moving chemical weapons components

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. and allied intelligence have detected Syrian movement of chemical weapons components in recent days, a senior U.S. defense official said Monday, as the Obama administration strongly …

  • SATURDAY, DEC. 1, 2012, 1 P.M.

    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 …

  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 2:46 P.M.

    US struggles to get Israel, Palestinians to talks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration sought Friday to direct Israel and the Palestinians back toward direct peace talks, even as the two sides and much of the world seemed …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 1:52 P.M.

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 10:41 A.M.

    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 …

  • THURSDAY, NOV. 29, 2012, 9:34 A.M.

    AP sources: US close to shift on Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to recognize Syria’s new opposition council as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people in the coming weeks, paving the way for …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 4:29 P.M.

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 4:26 P.M.

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 2:51 P.M.

    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 …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 8:44 A.M.

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 1:04 P.M.

    Rice concession on Libya fails to mollify 3 in GOP

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice told lawmakers Tuesday that her initial explanation of the deadly Sept. 11 raid in Libya was wrong, but her concession failed to mollify …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 10:52 A.M.

    Obama hails ceasefire between Israel, Hamas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a cease-fire agreement to end a week of deadly fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The White House …

  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 9:53 A.M.

    Obama hails ceasefire in Gaza

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing a ceasefire agreement to end a week of fighting between Israel and Hamas militants in the Gaza Strip. The White House says …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 11:39 P.M.

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 4:38 P.M.

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 1:50 P.M.

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 10:28 A.M.

    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 …

  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 12:39 A.M.

    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 …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 11:25 P.M.

    Obama: Myanmar visit about sustaining momentum

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — In a historic trip to a long shunned land, President Barack Obama on Monday showered praise and promises of more U.S. help to Myanmar if the …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 7:35 P.M.

    Obama opens landmark visit to Myanmar

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — Launching a landmark visit to long shunned Myanmar, President Barack Obama said Monday he comes to “extend the hand of friendship” to a nation moving from …

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 5:58 P.M.

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. NO LETUP IN VIOLENCE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS

  • SUNDAY, NOV. 18, 2012, 1:41 P.M.

    Obama: Historic Myanmar visit underscores progress

    BANGKOK (AP) — On the eve of his landmark trip to Myanmar, President Barack Obama tried to assure critics that his visit was not a premature reward for a long-isolated …



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