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  • N. Korea's Kim guides rocket firing drills

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Monday that leader Kim Jong Un guided the test launches of tactical ballistic rockets aimed at U.S. and South Korean forces, the second such launch drill reported in state media in three days. The latest launch likely refers to suspected Scud missile...

  • Obama gets 'surprised' by foreign crises because he isn't paying attention

    Flip through the latest National Security Strategy and the Pentagon's Quadrennial Defense Review -- these are the documents describing how President Obama envisions using foreign and defense policy to keep the United States safe, free and prosperous in a world that appears increasingly...

  • Immigrant surge underscores Texas political divide

    DALLAS (AP) — Texas Democrats say the solution for dealing with the thousands of immigrant children pouring into the country is a softer, more measured policy response, while state Republicans emphasize clamping down on the U.S.-Mexico border first and tackling everything else later. Both...

  • Marine who disappeared in Iraq in 2004 back in US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq and then returning to the U.S. claiming he had been kidnapped, only to disappear again, is back in U.S. custody, officials said Sunday. Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was...

  • Obama: Battle-hardened militants pose threat to US

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is concerned that battle-hardened militants who have spent time in Syria and Iraq could present a rising threat to U.S. security because they would be able to enter the country without visas on European passports. "They're gaining strength in some...

  • Ukraine president talks to Putin, Merkel, Hollande

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko tried to keep his peace plan to settle the conflict with pro-Russian separatists on track in a four-way phone call Sunday with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the leaders of France and Germany. The two-hour conversation came ahead...

  • Stealthy warship Zumwalt is soon getting jet fuel

    BATH, Maine (AP) — Bath Iron Works is getting ready to bring fuel aboard the Navy's biggest destroyer in preparation for firing up some of the world's largest marine turbines this summer. Shipbuilders will be working methodically in the coming weeks to bring JP-5 military-grade jet fuel...

  • Seoul: North Korea fires more short-range missiles

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired two short-range Scud missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, a South Korean official said, in an apparent test just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles. A South Korean military official, who spoke on condition...

  • Benghazi suspect pleads not guilty before judge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Libyan militant accused of masterminding the deadly Benghazi attacks that have become a flashpoint in U.S. politics appeared briefly for the first time in an American courtroom on Saturday, pleading not guilty to a terrorism-related charge nearly two weeks after he was...

  • Official says Obama to seek $2b for border control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is seeking more than $2 billion to respond to the flood of immigrants illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border and asking for new powers to deal with returning immigrant children apprehended while traveling without their parents. A White House...

  • Pro-Russian rebels free 4 OSCE observers

    MOSCOW (AP) — Pro-Russian insurgents on Saturday released a second team of observers from the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, who had been held captive since the end of May, the organization said. OSCE spokesman Michael Bociurkiw said that the four observers were released...

  • Blast in Damascus suburb market kills 2

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — A car bomb exploded in a busy market in a rebel-held suburb of the Syrian capital Saturday, killing at least two people and wounding dozens as Muslims went shopping a day before the start of their holy month of Ramadan, activists said. The blast in Douma came nearly two...

  • ACLU: 'International law,' 'basic fairness' requires lawyers for illegals

    The ACLU wants illegal immigrant children to get legal help to fight deportation.

  • Kerry: Syrian moderate rebels could help in Iraq

    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry signaled on Friday that the U.S. hopes to enlist moderate Syrian opposition fighters that the Obama administration has reluctantly decided to arm and train in the battle against militant extremists in neighboring Iraq. Obama sent...

  • US Mideast envoy quits after attempt at peace deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a move symbolizing the collapse of the latest American effort to forge an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal, U.S. special Mideast envoy Martin Indyk resigned on Friday to return to a Washington think-tank. Indyk's departure, while not unexpected due to the failure of the...



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