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History raises stakes for Obama in Berlin
19 Jun 2013 at 1:48am
Obama's speech today comes 50 years after JFK's landmark address.
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 5:14am
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.
Karzai sets new conditions for talks with Taliban
19 Jun 2013 at 4:57am
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) ? Afghanistan's president says he will not pursue peace talks with the Taliban unless the United States steps out of the negotiations and the militant group stops its violent attacks on the ground.
10 Things to Know for Today
19 Jun 2013 at 3:00am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
5 Somalis, 7 militants die in attack on UN office
19 Jun 2013 at 5:07am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) ? Al-Qaida-linked militants detonated multiple bomb blasts and breached the main U.N. compound in Mogadishu on Wednesday, sparking gun battles with security forces that killed at least 12 people. U.N. personnel who reached the compound's secure bunker all survived, though officials hinted not all reached that bunker.
Protesters out again in Brazil's biggest city
19 Jun 2013 at 4:11am
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.
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.
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.
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.