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Obama in Berlin: 'Our work is not yet done'
19 Jun 2013 at 6:50am
The president pointed to poverty and unemployment as ongoing challenges.
Karzai suspends talks with US over Taliban move
19 Jun 2013 at 3:36am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? The Afghan president on Wednesday suspended talks with the United States on a new security deal to protest the way his government was being left out of initial peace negotiations with the Taliban meant to find a way to end the nearly 12-year war.
TWA Flight 800 investigators claim the crash story is a lie
19 Jun 2013 at 5:01am
A new film claims the official government report on the crash of TWA Flight 800 in 1996 is an elaborate fabrication, but the most shocking part of the story is that charges are being leveled by some of the very investigators who put the report together. Six experts who appear in the film were members of the National Transportation Safety Board investigation team that concluded the crash was an accident, but they now claim they were silenced by their superiors. The movies, "TWA Flight 800" will debut on EPIX TV next month, on the 17-year anniversary of the crash.
Obama: 'Lives have been saved' by NSA programs
19 Jun 2013 at 5:15am
BERLIN (AP) ? Trying to tamp down concerns about government over-reach, President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.
Afghan leader backs away from Taliban talks
19 Jun 2013 at 6:32am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? Afghanistan's president said Wednesday he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations, while also insisting the militant group stop its violent attacks on the ground after it claimed responsibility for a rocket attack that killed four Americans.
2 SAfrican deminers killed in Mogadishu attack
19 Jun 2013 at 7:08am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) ? A spokeswoman for a South African defense company is confirming that two South Africans died in a militant attack on the U.N. compound in Mogadishu.
Protesters out again in Brazil's biggest city
19 Jun 2013 at 7:10am
SAO PAULO (AP) ? Tens of thousands of Brazilians again flooded the streets of the country's biggest city to raise a collective cry against a longstanding lament ? people are weighed down by high taxes and high prices but get low-quality public services and a system of government infected with corruption.
Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses
19 Jun 2013 at 1:20am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? The Internal Revenue Service is about to pay $70 million in employee bonuses despite an Obama administration directive to cancel discretionary bonuses because of automatic spending cuts enacted this year, according to a GOP senator.
Budget office view boosts Senate immigration bill
19 Jun 2013 at 2:35am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Supporters of a far-reaching immigration bill in the Senate see fresh momentum from a report by the Congressional Budget Office that says the measure would boost the economy and reduce federal deficits by billions of dollars.
Turkey's 'standing man' to join ranks of icons?
19 Jun 2013 at 4:39am
The image was stark: a silent, solitary figure standing in passive defiance to the Turkish prime minister's demand for protesters to clear Taksim Square in central Istanbul.
AP PHOTOS: 3 little liligers cavort at Russian zoo
19 Jun 2013 at 5:33am
The zoo in Novosibirsk, Russia's third-largest city, is home to a unique animal ? the liliger. That's a big cat breed where the father is a lion and the mother is a lion-tiger hybrid, called a liger.
Heat force Game 7 with 103-100 OT win over Spurs
19 Jun 2013 at 12:41am
MIAMI (AP) ? When LeBron James' greatness almost wasn't good enough, officials began preparing for a San Antonio celebration.
Social issues still fire up GOP despite 2012 loss
19 Jun 2013 at 2:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Republican lawmakers have a message for those who want the party to soften its emphasis on social conservatism in hopes of reaching a wider national audience: Not so fast.
Al-Qaida-linked fighters attack UN base in Somalia
19 Jun 2013 at 6:49am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) ? Al-Qaida-linked militants detonated several bombs and breached the main U.N. compound in Somalia's capital Wednesday, sparking gun battles that killed at least 12 people. A U.N. official said at least three foreigners were believed to be among the dead.
Ohio woman accuses 3 of holding her captive
18 Jun 2013 at 11:53pm
ASHLAND, Ohio (AP) ? A woman told authorities she was held captive for more than a year by three people who forced her to do housework, raided her bank account and menaced her with snakes and pit bulls.