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Appeals court: Town can restrict funeral protests

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis suburb can enforce a funeral protest ordinance aimed at preventing picketing by an anti-gay Kansas church, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday. The …


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 …


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, …


State: never felt Libya attack due to film protest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional …


State Dept. description of attack in sync with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department now says it never believed the Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was a film protest gone awry, giving congressional …


State Dept. description of attack in sync with GOP

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it never concluded that an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya was simply a protest gone awry, a statement that places …


Occupy members join police in bid to save Ga. home

ATLANTA (AP) — Less than a year after Occupy Atlanta members clashed with police in riot gear in a downtown park, they’re now protesting alongside officers to help a retired …


Rough economy in clear view for Obama on the road

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — Sometimes all President Barack Obama has to do is look out the window to get a firsthand look at the country’s economic woes. This week in …


US, Egypt seek better ties after embassy protests

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and Egypt sought Monday to repair ties strained severely by a year-and-a-half of rapid change in the Middle East, culminating in the last …


Clinton urges tolerance amid anti-US protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton appealed Monday to Muslims to show “dignity” and not resort to violence as they protest an anti-Islam film produced in …


Gas drilling protests held in US, other countries

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Demonstrators in the United States and other countries protested Saturday against the natural gas drilling process known as fracking that they say threatens public health and the …


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 …


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 …


More than 180 Occupy Wall Street arrests in NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — Occupy Wall Street protesters celebrated the movement’s anniversary on Monday by clogging intersections in the city’s financial district, marching to the beat of drums that were …


US diplomats in Beirut burning classified material

WASHINGTON (AP) — Diplomats at the U.S. Embassy in Beirut have started to destroy classified material as a security precaution amid anti-American protests in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle …


UN ambassador says Libya attack was spontaneous

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deadly assault on a U.S. consulate in Libya was a spontaneous reaction to an anti-Muslim video, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday, even …


Panetta: violence leveling off; protests to go on

ABOARD A US MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the turmoil raging across the Muslim world is likely to continue into the days ahead, but he …


US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


US orders some diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


US warns orders diplomats out of Sudan, Tunisia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Saturday ordered the departure of all family members and non-essential U.S. government personnel from its embassies in Sudan and Tunisia and warned U.S. …


Calif. filmmaker: I won’t return to besieged home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California filmmaker linked to an anti-Islamic movie inflaming protests across the Middle East was interviewed Saturday at a Los Angeles sheriff’s station and afterward …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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, …


US official: Marine team sent to Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) — An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said. Pentagon press …


Key facts after fallout from prophet film

Anti-American protests have erupted in the Middle East over a crudely made film mocking the prophet Muhammad, resulting in violent embassy protests around the Middle East, fallout in the U.S. …


Obama: Egypt not an ally or enemy

WASHINGTON (AP) — With anti-U.S. protests spreading in the Arab world, President Barack Obama says the U.S. would not consider Egypt an ally, “but we don’t consider them an enemy.” …


Protesters storm US Embassy in Yemen

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Chanting “death to America,” hundreds of protesters angered by an anti-Islam film stormed the U.S. Embassy compound in Yemen’s capital and burned the American flag on …