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  • White House to Iran: No visa for UN envoy pick

    The White House says the U.S. has informed Iran that it will not issue a visa to Teheran's pick for envoy to the United Nations. It's the first time the White House has clarified the status of the controversial pick.

  • US, China to hold talks on North Korea next week

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and China will hold talks next week about North Korea, which recently threatened to conduct another nuclear test. The State Department announced Friday that the U.S. special representative for North Korea policy, Glyn Davies, will host his Chinese counterpart, Wu...

  • US warns Russia of tougher sanctions over Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told his Russian counterpart on Thursday that Russia could face tougher economic sanctions because of its actions in Ukraine. The U.S. Treasury said that Lew warned Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov that the United States is prepared to...

  • Fired nuke commander will retire at lower rank

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two-star Air Force general fired last fall as commander of the nuclear missile corps because of alcohol-fueled misbehavior will retire in June at a lower rank, the Air Force said Thursday. Maj. Gen. Michael Carey was commander of 20th Air Force, with responsibility for...

  • Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general said it is impossible to know whether anything could have...

  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review of the agency's civil-society efforts worldwide. The...

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks

    CAIRO (AP) — The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline. Nabil Elaraby told The Associated...

  • Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras returning to the U.S. for the first time since Edward Snowden leaks

    Journalists Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras will return to the U.S. on Friday, the first time they've been back since the Edward Snowden revelations. The Huffington Post reported Thursday that the two are returning to New York City to attend Friday's Polk Awards ceremony. They are sharing...

  • Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 was added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives" on Thursday, bringing new attention to a case that has long frustrated authorities. William Bradford "Brad" Bishop Jr., a State Department...

  • Syria chemical destruction deadline still possible

    ROTA, Spain (AP) — If Syria can remove all its ingredients for making poison gas and nerve agent from the country by the end of the month, an ambitious June 30 deadline for destroying the chemicals should be met, a spokesman for the world's chemical weapons watchdog said Thursday. It remains...

  • Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. A team of caffeine-fueled cadets is spending long days this week in a computer lab trying to fend off...

  • 450 US, Romanian troops in joint military games

    CAMPIA TARZII MILITARY BASE, Romania (AP) — Some 450 U.S. and Romanian troops and technical staff kicked off joint military exercises in northwestern Romania on Thursday, flying U.S. F-16 fighter jets alongside Romanian ones. Four F-16s and one Romanian MiG-21 LanceR took off from Romania's...

  • Congress to be briefed on review of Boston bombing

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.

  • Chairman satisfied with military on Benghazi

    The GOP chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Thursday he is satisfied with how the military responded to the deadly attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.

  • Gunmen attack NATO truck in Pakistan, kill driver

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani official says gunmen in the country's northwest have opened fire on a truck carrying gasoline for NATO forces based in Afghanistan, killing a driver and wounding another. Manzoor Khan says Thursday's attack took place in the tribal Jamrud region when the...



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