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Dec. 8, 2013: Devyani Khobragade, India's deputy consul general, during the India Studies Stony Brook University fund raiser event at Long Island, New York. (AP Photo/Mohammed Jaffer)

Lawyer says Indian housekeeper did not extort money

NEW YORK (AP) — The Indian housekeeper worked from morning until late at night, seven days week, for less than $3 an hour taking care of the two children of a diplomat. Unable to get […]

12/19/2013

This Oct. 7, 2009 file photo shows a NASA tent is erected on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

The numbers that show how essential an agency is

WASHINGTON (AP) — NASA may have the Right Stuff, but it’s not essential. In fact, of all the larger government agencies, NASA is sending the largest percentage home in the government shutdown because they are […]

10/02/2013

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

Latifah Naiman Mariki,  widow of the late  Haji Lukindo, with two of her children Juma Lukindo, 20, and Shamim Lukindo, 7, outside their house  in Nairobi, Kenya,  Friday, Aug. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

US diplomat kills man in car crash, leaves Kenya

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — An American diplomat who police say was speeding crossed the center line in his SUV and rammed into a full mini-bus, killing a father of three whose widow is six months […]

08/02/2013

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

US Secretary of State John Kerry (AP Photo)

Palestinians say ’67 borders basis for talks

JERUSALEM (AP) – Two senior Palestinian officials say President Mahmoud Abbas has agreed to resume peace talks with Israel only after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry gave him a letter guaranteeing that the basis […]

07/20/2013

Former US Ambassador Thomas Pickering (AP Photo)

Ex-diplomat is asked to answer Benghazi questions

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House committee chairman on Wednesday asked a retired diplomat who helped lead an independent review of the attack against the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, if he will agree to […]

05/15/2013

US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifying at Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the attack on the consulate in Benghazi, Libya (AP Photo)

GOP ready to push Benghazi case into 2014, beyond

WASHINGTON (AP) – Steady drips of information about a horrific night in Libya are fueling Republican arguments and ads designed to fire up the conservative base and undercut the Democrats’ early favorite for president in […]

05/11/2013

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No sequester furloughs at State Department

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite budget cuts requiring most federal agencies to furlough workers, the State Department says it will not have to force any of its employees to take unpaid leave. State’s top management official […]

05/03/2013

State acknowledges weaknesses, lawmakers say warning signs were missed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department concedes security should have been tighter at the U.S. consulate in Libya where four Americans died in an attack in September. An independent review blamed management failures.

12/20/2012

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