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  • Israel, Palestinians part ways in dueling speeches

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In a pair of fiery speeches at the United Nations, the Israeli and Palestinian leaders appear to have abandoned any hope of reviving peace talks and instead seem intent on pressing forward with separate diplomatic initiatives that all but ignore each other. Israeli Prime...

  • Secret Service head grilled over breach

    One after another, lawmakers expressed outrage and disbelief over the Sept. 19 breach, along with another incident involving the Secret Service's botched response to a shooter who fired off seven shots that hit the White House's upper residence in 2011.

  • VIDEO: Secret Service director tells Congress lapse was inexcusable

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson faced Congress on Tuesday morning to answer questions following a major security breach at the White House.

  • Secret Service director: 'It will never happen again'

    Secret Service Director Julia Pierson said she "takes full responsibility" for a recent incident in which a White House intruder reached the ceremonial heart of the White House before being detained.

  • Obama, Modi express unity in op-ed

    Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Obama declare the country's partnership to be "robust, reliable and enduring" -- as well as expanding in a joint Washington Post op-ed Tuesday.

  • ISIS vote to interrupt campaign season?

    Republicans would be willing to return to Congress and debate a broad measure authorizing the president to take military action in the Middle East, a GOP lawmaker said Tuesday.

  • Deal to keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan

    The Bilateral Security Agreement allows for 9,800 U.S. soldiers to remain in Afghanistan past the end of the year to help train, equip and advise Afghan military and police forces.

  • Islamic State closes in on Kurdish area of Syria

    ANTAKYA, Turkey (AP) — Militants of the Islamic State group were closing in Monday on a Kurdish area of Syria on the border with Turkey — an advance unhindered so far by U.S.-led coalition airstrikes, including one that struck a grain silo, killing two civilians, according to activists. Islamic...

  • White House backtracks on Obama ISIS comments

    The White House is downplaying comments President Obama recently made about the intelligence community’s failure to warn of the full threat the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria posed to the region and the United States.

  • Will the West defend itself?

    Western politicians calling Islam a religion of peace doesn't make it so.

  • GOP rejects Obama's claim that intelligence advisers underestimated Islamic State

    Republican lawmakers on Monday rejected President Obama's claim in a "60 Minutes" interview that his intelligence advisers "underestimated" the growing terrorism threat in the Middle East.

  • Cruz hits Obama on Iran policy

    The United States' campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is not a reason to ignore a nuclear Iran, Sen. Ted Cruz argued Monday.

  • U.S., Afghanistan to sign bilateral security deal Tuesday

    Afghanistan will sign a deal to allow U.S. troops to remain in that country beyond the end of the year, a senior White House official said Monday.

  • US envoy says no talks with NKorea in sight

    BEIJING (AP) — Washington believes that North Korea is increasingly unwilling to live up to its nuclear disarmament commitments, and is using three detained Americans as pawns, a senior U.S. envoy said Monday. Glyn Davies, the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, told reporters...

  • Holder: Mixed record on national security issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder was just months into the job when he announced plans to prosecute the accused mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and other alleged co-conspirators in a New York courtroom, rather than through the Guantanamo Bay military commission process. It was...



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