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  • U.S. prepares for security risks from CIA torture report

    WASHINGTON – American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are bracing for possible security threats related to Tuesday's planned releas ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • Mom of Cleveland boy shot by police wants officer convicted

    CLEVELAND – The mother of a 12-year-old boy shot by a Cleveland policeman says she wants him convicted for killing her son, who was carrying a pellet ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Religious nonprofits challenge Obamacare

    DENVER – A group of faith-based religious organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans told a panel of federal j ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • Official: At least 3 killed in Maryland jet crash

    WASHINGTON – A small, private jet crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County on Monday, killing at least three people on board, authorities ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 12:51 pm
  • Prince William hits DC; Kate joins NYC first lady

    NEW YORK – While Britain's Prince William meets with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday and discusses illegal wildlife trafficking, h ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 8:48 am
  • More U.S. troops than planned to stay in Afghanistan

    KABUL, Afghanistan – The United States will keep about 1,000 more troops in Afghanistan than planned early next year to fill a temporary NATO troop ga ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • U.S. sends 6 prisoners from Guantanamo to Uruguay

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay – Six prisoners held for 12 years at Guantanamo Bay have arrived as refugees in Uruguay, a South American nation with only a tiny ...
    Dec. 7, 2014 - 11:08 pm
  • Jail release could depend on prediction of risk

    LOS ANGELES – In courtrooms across the country every day, a price tag is put on the freedom of the accused and for many it’s too expensive.
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • American killed in Yemen had ‘wanderlust’

    Luke Somers, an American who was killed during a rescue attempt against his al-Qaida captors in Yemen, had been working as a freelance photographer an ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • American, South African hostages killed in Yemen

    SANAA, Yemen – An American photojournalist and a South African teacher were killed Saturday during a high-risk, U.S.-led raid to free them from al-Qai ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Deep in coal country, pondering future without it

    HARLAN, Ky. – The rest of the house is just waking as Scottie Sizemore plops down in a rocking chair on his front porch with a cup of coffee. The sun ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:58 pm
  • Witness: Police maybe saved lives in Amtrak attack

    NILES, Mich. – Police officers struggling to get through a chaotic scene aboard an Amtrak train in Michigan are being credited with preventing more bl ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:57 pm
  • GOP to match Truman-era high with 246 House seats

    WASHINGTON – Republicans will hold at least 246 House seats come January, according to election results Saturday, giving the GOP a commanding majority ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:20 pm
  • Powerful typhoon slams into eastern Philippines

    LEGAZPI, Philippines – Typhoon Hagupit slammed into the central Philippines’ east coast late Saturday, knocking out power and toppling trees in a regi ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
  • Pakistan: Top al-Qaida militant killed in raid

    ISLAMABAD – Pakistani soldiers killed a top al-Qaida operative Saturday who was indicted in the U.S. for his alleged involvement in a plot to bomb New ...
    Dec. 6, 2014 - 11:19 pm
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