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Feds: NY student wanted to join al-Qaida

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York high school student secretly pleaded guilty to federal charges accusing him of trying to join an offshoot of al-Qaida in Yemen so he could die fighting jihad, authorities […]

06/26/2013

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Govt says it followed all procedures in AP subpoena fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department told Congress on Tuesday that the department acted properly and followed all legal procedures correctly in subpoenaing phone records of The Associated Press during a leak investigation. At the […]

06/04/2013

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Obama: Congress briefed on every drone strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his administration informs Congress about every drone strike America orders. In a national security speech Thursday, Obama said the administration has briefed the appropriate congressional committees about all […]

05/23/2013

Barack Obama, over Detainee behind fence at Camp 4, Guantanamo Bay US Naval Base, Cuba. (AP Photo)

Gitmo closure elusive, Obama looks at other steps

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite President Barack Obama’s new vow, closing the Guantanamo Bay prison is still a tough sell in Congress. So the White House may look instead toward smaller steps like transferring some terror […]

05/01/2013

Yemeni soldier stands guard on a street in Sanaa, Yemen (AP Photo)

Airstrikes in Yemen kill 6 al-Qaida suspects

SANAA, Yemen (AP) – Yemeni security officials say six al-Qaida suspects have been killed and 12 others wounded in army attacks on militant positions around the country.

12/14/2012

Former President Clinton urges religious tolerance

WASHINGTON (AP) – Former President Bill Clinton says the followers of Islam shouldn’t resort to violence when they hear their faith challenged in an increasingly diverse and Internet-connected world. Clinton tells CBS “This Morning” that […]

09/25/2012

Arab Winter? Unrest sparks debate on US policy

WASHINGTON (AP) – Has the Arab Winter arrived? It’s a question analysts in Washington are asking as anti-American demonstrations spread across North Africa and the Middle East to protest a video ridiculing Islam. Those skeptical […]

09/14/2012

Ryan criticizes Obama's foreign policy leadership (video)

WASHINGTON (AP) – Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is aggressively criticizing President Barack Obama’s foreign policy leadership and says the U.S. needs “moral clarity and firmness of purpose.” The Wisconsin congressman says Obama has […]

09/14/2012

US official: Marine team arrives in Yemen

WASHINGTON (AP) – An elite Marine rapid response team arrived in Yemen’s capital Friday in the wake of violence and protests at the U.S. Embassy, the Pentagon said. Pentagon press secretary George Little said the […]

09/14/2012

More violence across the Middle East over film

BEIRUT (AP) – There are more violent protests in the Middle East and elsewhere today stemming from a film that denigrates the Prophet Muhammad. Security officials in Lebanon say a crowd set fire to a […]

09/14/2012

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