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  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 10:50 A.M.

    US sees potential for wider anti-Taliban uprising

    AB BAND, Afghanistan (AP) — Fed up with the Taliban closing their schools and committing other acts of oppression, men in a village about 100 miles south of Kabul took …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 5:56 A.M.

    Police: 3 arrested for Denver bar killings, fire

    DENVER (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing of five people at a bar that was then set on fire, apparently to hide the crime, …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 5:51 A.M.

    AP source: Obama was considered potential target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Barack Obama and the New York City Stock Exchange before settling on a car …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 18, 2012, 12:03 A.M.

    Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 4:54 P.M.

    Man held in NYC plot to blow up Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 1:31 P.M.

    Feds: 1 arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 10:52 A.M.

    Defense: Case against Somali terror suspect faulty

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An attorney for a Minnesota man accused of helping supply fighters to a terror group in Somalia says the government’s case is built on the testimony of …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 9:54 A.M.

    Feds: Suspect sent ‘cannon fodder’ to Somalia

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota terrorism suspect used young men as “cannon fodder” when he helped send them from Minneapolis to their native Somalia to join the al-Qaida-linked group al-Shabab, …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 9:01 A.M.

    US, Israel to begin major air defense exercise

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Israel are embarking on the largest exercise in their long military relationship, against a backdrop of tension with Iran and sharp rhetoric in the …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 17, 2012, 7:18 A.M.

    Disgraced NYPD chief surfaces at perjury trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inmate No. 84888-054 has saluted victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on his blog. He’s also used it to lend his opposition to an …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 7:56 A.M.

    Court throws out conviction of bin Laden driver

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court on Tuesday threw out the conviction of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a former driver for Osama bin Laden who served a prison term for …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 16, 2012, 12:36 A.M.

    White House ponders a strike over Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House, under political pressure to respond forcefully to the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, is readying strike forces and drones but …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 6:55 P.M.

    Clinton says consulate security her responsibility

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is taking responsibility for security at the U.S. consulate in Libya where an assault by extremists on the anniversary …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 3:54 P.M.

    Clinton in Peru amid questions about Libya

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday embarked on her first overseas trip since last month’s deadly attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, traveling …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 10:30 A.M.

    White House mulls how to strike over Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has put special operations strike forces on standby and moved drones into the skies above Africa, ready to strike militant targets from Libya to …

  • MONDAY, OCT. 15, 2012, 9:14 A.M.

    Asian powers double defense spending in a decade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Asia’s top powers have doubled defense spending in the past decade, spurred by the explosion in military expenditure by China, new research shows. While troop numbers have …

  • FRIDAY, OCT. 12, 2012, 8:55 A.M.

    Sec’y Clinton: Still no clear picture of Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Republicans heap criticism on Vice President Joe Biden for claiming “we weren’t told” about requests for extra security at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Secretary of …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 2:48 P.M.

    Japan: US pact deters clash with China over isles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan said Thursday its security alliance with the U.S. is an important deterrent against conflict breaking out between China and Japan over disputed islands. Tensions between the …

  • THURSDAY, OCT. 11, 2012, 7:38 A.M.

    Report: Safety systems for Afghan IEDs inadequate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog for spending in Afghanistan is warning commanders that a safety system to protect U.S. troops from roadside bombs is incomplete or inadequate. In a letter …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 3:07 P.M.

    Soldiers claim illness after guarding KBR in Iraq

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A war contractor knew a critical southern Iraq oilfield plant was riddled with a well-known toxin but ignored the risk to soldiers while hurrying the project …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 2:53 P.M.

    Republicans hammer State witnesses on Libya attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Four weeks before the election, Republicans used a politically charged House hearing to confront State Department officials about security at the U.S. Consulate in Libya and assail …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 1:29 P.M.

    US sends forces to Jordan as check on Syria

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent troops to Jordan to bolster its military capabilities in the event Syria’s civil war escalates, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Wednesday, …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 11:33 A.M.

    State Dept: Security at Libya consulate adequate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department officials are telling Congress that security levels at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya were adequate for the threat level on the anniversary of 9/11. …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 9:06 A.M.

    US official meets with Libyan president on attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the president’s chief counterterrorism adviser has met with Libya’s president and discussed ways that Libya can better help the United States track down …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 7:40 A.M.

    Ex-head of military team in Libya: security weak

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The former head of a 16-member U.S. military team in Libya said Wednesday the consulate in Benghazi, where the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 6:32 A.M.

    Panetta: US sends forces to Jordan

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The United States has sent military troops to the Jordan-Syria border to bolster that country’s military capabilities in the event that violence escalates along its border with …

  • WEDNESDAY, OCT. 10, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    NATO to discuss Afghan war, reveal new commanders

    BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO defense ministers are gathering in Belgium Wednesday to begin deliberating the next phase of the Afghanistan war and to hear how military commanders plan to tamp …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 5:57 P.M.

    US officials: We didn’t link Libya attack to video

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department said Tuesday it never concluded that the consulate attack in Libya stemmed from protests over an American-made video ridiculing Islam, raising further questions about …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 12:42 P.M.

    US official in Libya said he wanted more security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top State Department security official in Libya told a congressional investigator that he had argued unsuccessfully for more security in the weeks before Ambassador Chris Stevens …

  • TUESDAY, OCT. 9, 2012, 8:39 A.M.

    Egyptian-born terror suspect pleads not guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Egyptian-born preacher pleaded not guilty Tuesday to conspiring with Seattle men to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon, three days after he and …



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