Cold War

In this June 17, 2013 photo, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin get up to leave after their meeting in Enniskillen, Northern Ireland. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Despite chill, cooperation between US and Russia

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since the Cold War ended two decades ago, Washington has considered Moscow mostly as an unreliable ally — and, at times, a stubborn adversary, in efforts to boost the global economy, curb […]


U.S. citizen William Potts explains his arrest in Cuba during an interview at his home in Havana, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.  Years after he hijacked a plane traveling from Newark to Miami in 1984, which landed in Cuba, Potts is optimistic that he’ll soon be heading home. While he faces virtually certain arrest upon return, he said he believes that the time he served in Cuba will allow him to avoid a lengthy second jail term. In Cuba, Potts was convicted of air piracy. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

29 years later, Cuba hijacker wants to go home

HAVANA (AP) — William Potts burned with the desire to change the world. Nothing really turned out the way he planned. Dreaming of joining the struggle to uproot global oppression, he dropped out of college, […]


In this May 19, 1953 file photo, Dag Hammarskjold, recently appointed secretary general of the United Nations who is on a visit to Sweden, smokes his pipe at a press conference held at the Foreign Office in Stockholm. (AP Photo)

NSA evidence may be key to Hammarskjold mystery

LONDON (AP) — America’s National Security Agency may hold crucial evidence about one of the greatest unsolved mysteries of the Cold War — the cause of the 1961 plane crash which killed United Nations Secretary-General […]


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‘Glasnost’ opens up onstage rounds at Spelling Bee

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The National Spelling Bee opened with “glasnost” and was soon followed by “perestroika” — a fascinating choice of words for a group of youngsters born long after the heyday of […]


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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 […]


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Poor response to tip blamed on Cold War distrust

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former official of the Russian government is telling Congress that lingering, Cold War-era distrust may have made American officials less inclined to act on tips from Russian security services about one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers


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Bush: Van Cliburn spread peace through music

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) – Former President George W. Bush says the late pianist Van Cliburn spread peace and love through his music. Bush spoke to about 1,400 people attending Cliburn’s memorial service Sunday in Texas.


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Hackers use alert system for zombie warnings

DETROIT (AP) — Warnings about the zombie apocalypse may seem pretty amusing, but officials say they’re dead serious about figuring out who hacked into the nation’s public warning system to broadcast such messages in a handful of states, including CA.



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