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  • Man who shot at White House sentenced to 25 years

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An Idaho man who pleaded guilty to firing an assault rifle at the White House in 2011, striking the executive mansion more than half a dozen times, was sentenced Monday to 25 years in prison. Prosecutors initially charged Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez with attempting to...

  • How foreign is Obama's policy in the White House?

    Many people are lamenting the bad consequences of President Obama's foreign policy, and some are questioning his competence.

  • White House sidesteps questions about releasing spy Jonathan Pollard

    White House spokesman Jay Carney sidestepped a question about whether the U.S. is weighing the possibility of an early release for Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in exchange for concessions in the Mideast peace talks. Carney did not respond directly when asked Monday afternoon if he would break...

  • Plaintiffs in spying case against NSA ask for class certification

    WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – The plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the National Security Agency over alleged spying on American citizens have filed for class certification. The request for class action certification was made to Judge Richard J. Leon in the U.S. District Court for the...

  • White House: Russia should pull back troops to 'pre-crisis' levels

    The White House on Monday urged Russia to drawdown military troops to “pre-crisis positions and levels" and said the U.S. would not negotiate over Ukraine's future without the consent of the Ukrainian people.

  • Egypt: Al-Jazeera reporters plead for release

    CAIRO (AP) — Three Al-Jazeera journalists on trial in Egypt directly asked the judge on Monday to release them, insisting the terrorism charges against them were preposterous. The judge denied the request for bail by Australian Peter Greste, Canadian-Egyptian Mohammed Fahmy and Baher Mohammed...

  • Senate report: Torture didn't lead to bin Laden

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate investigation concludes waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with a still-secret, 6,200-page report. The finding could deepen the...

  • Kerry to Mideast at critical point in peace talks

    TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry rushed to the Middle East on Monday for a surprise visit aimed at rescuing his Mideast diplomatic efforts, as peace talks approached a critical make-or-break point. Kerry landed in Israel late Monday before heading to Jerusalem for...

  • U.S. tax dollars may be paying salaries of Afghan National Police 'ghost workers'

    U.S. tax dollars may be paying for "ghost workers" on the Afghan National Police payroll, which receives a significant amount of its funding from the U.S., according to a letter from the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction to military commanders in Afghanistan.

  • Senate torture report examines hunt for Osama bin Laden

    A hotly disputed Senate torture report concludes that waterboarding and other harsh interrogation methods provided no key evidence in the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to congressional aides and outside experts familiar with the investigation. The CIA still disputes that conclusion....

  • US: N. Korea actions are dangerous, provocative

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says North Korea's actions are "dangerous and provocative" and will further aggravate tensions in the region. The comments come after Pyongyang's sudden announcement that it would conduct live-fire drills in seven areas north of the Koreas' disputed maritime...

  • Official: Man scaled White House fence, arrested

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested after he climbed over a fence at the White House. Secret Service spokesman Brian Leary says the man climbed over the fence around 4 p.m. Sunday and was immediately arrested. The White House briefly went into lockdown after the...

  • Albuquerque police website under cyberattack

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque police say that the department's website is down due to a cyberattack. Department spokesman Simon Drobik says the site was hit just before 11 a.m. Sunday and remains down. The attack comes after a group reported to be the international cyber-activist hackers...

  • Chuck Schumer asks feds to review World Trade Center security

    NEW YORK — Sen. Chuck Schumer stood by the World Trade Center on Sunday, demanding that federal officials review security after daredevils twice sneaked to the top of the site's signature, 104-story skyscraper. Schumer's request comes after a teenager was charged with climbing to the top of...

  • Hopes for diplomacy grow as Russia seeks to pocket Crimea gains

    A diplomatic solution to the tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine could be around the corner, a number of D.C. policy-makers hopefully predicted Sunday morning. Senate Intelligence Committee Chair Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said that while she was concerned about the more than...



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