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  • Iran official concerned for nuclear power plant

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's nuclear chief has raised concerns for the fate of the country's only running atomic power plant amid talks with the West about a final deal to curb Tehran's controversial nuclear program, a newspaper reported on Monday. The government-run daily "Iran" quoted Ali...

  • UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops. Russia called the meeting shortly after Ukrainian...

  • Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub brush-and-cactus covered military base....

  • Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far "unsubstantiated," adding that the United States was trying to establish what really happened before it considers a response. Both...

  • US ambassador: Talks with Iran continuing

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says talks about Iran's nuclear program are continuing undisturbed by Washington's decision to block Tehran's ambassador to the diplomatic body. U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday told ABC's "This Week" that Iran's...

  • Samantha Power: Ukraine attacks bear 'telltale signs of Moscow's involvement'

    United States Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power suggested Sunday that the Russian government is behind recent escalation of the crisis in Ukraine involving gunfights between Ukrainian government forces and Russian protesters. Powers said in an appearance on ABC that those clashes...

  • New US Navy destroyer Zumwalt christened in Maine

    BATH, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Navy on Saturday christened the first ship of its newest class of destroyers, a more than $3 billion, 610-foot-long warship sporting advanced technology and a stealthy shape designed to minimize its visibility on enemy radar and reduce the size of its crew. Named...

  • Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks, according to leaked findings. The...

  • Major economies express confidence about growth

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance officials of the world's major economies expressed confidence Friday that they can meet an ambitious goal of boosting global growth by $2 trillion over the next five years. That's despite a variety of threats including rising political tensions over Russia's actions...

  • Boston police chief: Plan for worst-case scenarios

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The police supervisor who oversaw the response to the Boston Marathon bombing last year said one of the keys to preparing for terrorist attacks is conjuring up worst-case scenarios. Daniel Linskey, the Boston Police superintendent-in-chief, spoke on Friday to local...

  • Wake held in Puerto Rico for Fort Hood gunman

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A wake is being held in Puerto Rico for the Fort Hood gunman who recently killed three people and injured 16 others at a Texas military base before committing suicide. Relatives and friends of Army Spc. Ivan Lopez arrived Friday at a funeral home in his hometown...

  • Obama administration denies knowing about Heartbleed before this month

    The Obama administration is denying that the National Security Agency or any other part of the government knew about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, known as the Heartbleed bug, before it was discovered earlier this month. “Reports that NSA or any other part...

  • 2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

    NEW YORK (AP) — Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source: Edward Snowden. Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras of The...

  • Obama administration unveils new sanctions over Crimea

    The Obama administration on Friday announced another round of sanctions against individuals supporting Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, also targeting an oil company that is based in the disputed region.

  • NSA said to have used Heartbleed bug and left consumers exposed

    The U.S. National Security Agency knew for at least two years about a flaw in the way that many websites send sensitive information, now dubbed the Heartbleed bug, and regularly used it to gather critical intelligence, two people familiar with the matter said.



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