Benghazi

This Sept. 11, 2001 photo shows smoke rising from the burning twin towers of the World Trade Center after hijacked planes crashed into the towers, in New York City.  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

FBI, DHS: No specific threat to 9/11 anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is aware of no credible or specific information that points to any terror plot tied to the anniversary of the September 2001 attacks, according to a new confidential threat assessment […]

09/06/2013

Charlene Lamb testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington on Oct. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

State officials cleared in Benghazi security gaps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four State Department officials have been cleared of security failures that led to an attack last year on a diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens, authorities said […]

08/20/2013

Austrian skateboarder Andreas Sabitzer, 30, performs a trick in the Malecon in Havana, Cuba.(AP Photo/Franklin Reyes)

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. FORT HOOD DEFENDANT ADMITS HE WAS THE SHOOTER With his life hanging in the balance, the Army […]

08/07/2013

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez answers questions from the media during a press conference after a minor league baseball rehab start with the Trenton Thunder on Aug. 3, 2013 at Arm & Hammer Park in Trenton, N.J (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

10 Things to Know for Monday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday: 1. 19 US DIPLOMATIC POSTS TO STAY CLOSED THROUGH SATURDAY Closure of the embassies and consulates across the […]

08/05/2013

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Terror threat prompts weekend US embassy closings

WASHINGTON (AP) – The threat of a terrorist attack led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans, the first such alert […]

08/03/2013

US Embassy seal

Threat closes US embassies in Muslim world for day

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is shuttering its embassies and consulates throughout the Muslim world on Sunday after receiving an unspecified threat, officials said. State Department officials said Thursday that they were taking action […]

08/01/2013

FBI Director Robert Mueller (AP Photo)

FBI director defends surveillance programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — FBI Director Robert Mueller on Thursday staunchly defended a pair of controversial government surveillance programs, telling Congress that leaking information on them harms national security. In his final appearance as FBI director […]

06/13/2013

Michael Morell (AP Photo)

CIA deputy director Michael Morell retires

WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell, who managed the resignation of CIA chief David Petraeus over an extramarital affair and defended the agency’s performance over the attack on a U.S. diplomatic post in […]

06/12/2013

Susan Rice (AP Photo)

Obama names Rice as national security adviser

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shaking up his national security team, President Barack Obama tapped diplomat Susan Rice as his national security adviser, defying Republicans who have vigorously criticized her faulty explanation about the attack on Americans […]

06/05/2013

John McCain

Sen. McCain exhorts Obama to address controversies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says President Barack Obama is “mired” in a series of scandals and must find a way to surmount them. McCain tells CBS’s “This Morning” he believes “the president’s credibility […]

06/03/2013

US President Barack Obama

Text of President Obama speech on terrorism

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s speech on the fight against terrorism at the National Defense University, as provided by the White House: It’s an honor to return to the National Defense University. Here, at […]

05/23/2013

Howard McKeon, US Representative of California (AP Photo)

McKeon: State didn’t ask for help before Benghazi

WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Republican says U.S. military forces weren’t in a position to help those under attack at a U.S. diplomatic post in Libya because the State Department had failed to ask […]

05/21/2013

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