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Map shows U.S. embassies and consulates that will close. (AP Photo)

Terror threat: Senator cites increased ‘chatter’

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top Republican on the Senate Intelligence Committee said the weekend closures of nearly two dozen U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world was “the most serious threat” he’d seen in […]

08/04/2013

Map shows U.S. embassies and consulates that will close. (AP Photo)

Top US officials discuss embassy threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top U.S. officials met Saturday to review the threat of a terrorist attack that led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global […]

08/03/2013

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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

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

Bradley Manning (AP Photo)

State Dept. ‘horrified’ by WikiLeaks releases

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — State Department workers were horrified by WikiLeaks’ publication of more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic cables leaked by Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, an agency official testified Thursday. Elizabeth Dibble didn’t give […]

08/01/2013

This July 16, 2013 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addressing the 51st Delta Sigma Theta National Convention in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

Hillary Rodham Clinton group raises $1 million

BOSTON (AP) — She’s yet to say whether she’ll run, but a group working to support Hillary Rodham Clinton’s prospective presidential bid has raised more than $1 million in June alone. An official with the […]

07/30/2013

Deputy Secretary of State William Burns. (AP Photo)

American diplomat: US not backing a side in Egypt

CAIRO (AP) — A senior U.S. diplomat has dismissed accusations Washington backs any one side in Egypt, saying the administration supports a balanced and inclusive democratic process. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns is making […]

07/15/2013

John Kerry and his wife, Teresa Heinz Kerry in a 2008 AP Photo.

Tearful John Kerry says wife’s condition improving

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has paid tearful thanks for the outpouring of good wishes for his wife Teresa Heinz Kerry and says her condition is improving. Kerry, looking weary, was speaking […]

07/10/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

Both sides eye Clinton as she seeks right balance

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is trying to strike the right balance between staying out of the daily political maelstrom and setting herself up for a possible second presidential run. But her fans and […]

07/08/2013

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Obama takes aim at changing climate

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for global warming. In a major […]

06/25/2013

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

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