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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)

India diplomat in US is transferred to UN mission

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Indian diplomat who was strip-searched after her arrest in New York City on visa charges has been transferred to India’s mission to the United Nations, her lawyer and a former […]

12/18/2013

This 2005 photo provided by the Palo Alto Weekly of Merrill Newman, a retired finance executive and Red Cross volunteer, in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Palo Alto Weekly, Nicholas Wright)

Detained American’s wife asks for his return

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — North Korean authorities have confirmed they have detained an American citizen, the State Department said Friday, while the wife of the 85-year-old Korean War veteran being held there implored authorities […]

11/22/2013

Chinese students wait outside the U.S. Embassy for their visa application interviews in Beijing, China, Wednesday, May 2, 2012. (AP Photo/Alexander F. Yuan)

Study: Record number of foreign students hit US

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Chinese students are flocking to U.S. colleges and universities, helping to drive the number of international students studying in America to record levels. Similarly, all-time high numbers of […]

11/11/2013

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Problems persist in CA prison mental health ward

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – Although California has spent hundreds of millions of dollars to improve psychiatric treatment for convicts, the biggest mental health unit in the state prison system for high security inmates remains in […]

10/26/2013

U.S. Postal Service letter carrier Jamesa Euler, delivers mail in the rain in the Cabbagetown neighborhood, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)

6 federal agencies not taking a hit in shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — As many high-profile agencies sit idle because of the federal government shutdown, others are humming along just fine, thank you. Many of them have escaped the fiscal ax because they pay much […]

10/04/2013

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

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US orders diplomats out of Lebanon

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department on Friday ordered nonessential U.S. diplomats to leave Lebanon due to security concerns as the Obama administration and Congress debate military strikes on neighboring Syria. In a new travel […]

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

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Religious family survives being lost at sea

PHOENIX (AP) – A northern Arizona family has survived being lost at sea for weeks after an ill-fated attempt to leave the U.S. over what they consider government interference in religion. Hannah Gastonguay and her […]

08/11/2013

A Bahraini police officer sits in a police car at a new checkpoint near the U.S. Embassy in Manama, Bahrain. (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali)

US to reopen 18 diplomatic missions after threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Eighteen of the 19 U.S. embassies and consulates that were closed in the Middle East and Africa because of a terrorist threat will reopen on Sunday, the State Department says. The U.S. […]

08/09/2013

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