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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.
The FBI has shot 150 Americans -- all justified -- since 1993
19 Jun 2013 at 2:15am
A by-the-numbers look at the bureau's apparently blameless firing at suspected criminals and other intentional targets
TWA Flight 800 crash story untrue, investigators claim
19 Jun 2013 at 7:16am
The producers of an upcoming documentary on TWA Flight 800?which exploded and crashed into the waters off of Long Island on July 17, 1996, killing all 230 people on board?claim to have proof that an explosion outside the Paris-bound flight caused the crash. And six former investigators who took part in the film want the [...]
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.
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.
Investors look for answers on economy from Fed
19 Jun 2013 at 7:36am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Worry and speculation have consumed investors since Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke to Congress last month about the Federal Reserve's drive to keep long-term interest rates at record lows.
16 dead: Militants infiltrate UN's Somalia office
19 Jun 2013 at 7:57am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) ? Seven al-Qaida-linked gunmen detonated a pick-up truck rigged with explosives at the gate of the U.N. compound in Somalia's capital Wednesday, launching a bombs-and-gunfire assault that saw militants pour into the complex, killing at least nine people, including three foreigners, officials said.
Protesters out again in Brazil's biggest city
19 Jun 2013 at 7:54am
SAO PAULO (AP) ? Street demonstrations popped up again around Brazil early Wednesday as protesters continued their collective cry against the low-quality public services they receive in exchange for high taxes and high prices.
FBI hunt for ex-Teamster boss Hoffa's remains ends
19 Jun 2013 at 8:04am
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) ? A search of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, an FBI agent announced Wednesday as authorities ended the dig.
Senator: IRS to pay $70M in employee bonuses
19 Jun 2013 at 7:52am
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.
Obama renews calls for nuclear reductions
19 Jun 2013 at 8:10am
BERLIN (AP) ? Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time."
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.
Turkey's 'standing man' to join ranks of icons?
19 Jun 2013 at 7:34am
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.
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.
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.