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  • Secret Service erred in 2011 shooting at White House

    A man in a car with a semiautomatic rifle landed seven shots on the White House in 2011, and Secret Service bosses dismissed the entire incident for four days.

  • U.S. overestimated Iraqi Army, Obama says on '60 Minutes'

    Underestimating the resiliency of Islamic terrorists and overestimating the willingness and ability of the Iraqi military to fight contributed to the rapid rise of the Islamic State, President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday.

  • Ground troops may be needed against Islamic State, Boehner says

    "We have no choice," the Ohio Republican said when asked directly whether U.S. ground troops should be sent if current efforts to defeat the Islamic State using moderate Syrian rebels and Iraqi military forces fails.

  • White House's Blinken: U.S. airstrikes not helping Assad

    The use of air power and other resources from the United States and other allies, coupled with ground forces from moderate opposition rebel groups in Syria, is the way to defeat the Islamic State, Blinken said on "Fox News Sunday."

  • HK activists start bigger protest amid standoff

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong activists kicked off a long-threatened mass civil disobedience protest Sunday to challenge Beijing over restrictions on voting reforms, escalating the battle for democracy in the former British colony after police arrested dozens of student demonstrators. The...

  • C. African Republic places great hope on UN force

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The president of the transitional government in conflict-torn Central African Republic said Saturday the country has great hopes that the new U.N. peacekeeping mission will help restore security and promote development. Catherine Samba-Panza told the U.N. General Assembly...

  • World leaders give their annual speeches at the UN

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathered Saturday for the fourth day of the annual ministerial meeting of the U.N. General Assembly to address the state of their countries and the world. Here are highlights from some of the newsworthy speakers: CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC The president of the...

  • Islamic nations lobbying Palestinians to go to ICC

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The world's largest bloc of Islamic countries has been lobbying the Palestinians to join the International Criminal Court so it can prosecute Israeli politicians and military leaders for war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide, the bloc's leader said Saturday....

  • NKorea tells UN it's ready to discuss human rights

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea says it is willing to cooperate with the U.N. and other international organizations on human rights, but is bristling at what it views as politicization of the issue by its arch enemy, the United States. In February, a U.N. commission of inquiry concluded there...

  • Russian FM issues blistering attack on US, NATO

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Russian foreign minister issued a blistering attack on the West and NATO on Saturday, accusing them of being unable to change their Cold War "genetic code" and saying the United States must abandon its claims to "eternal uniqueness." Sergey Lavrov's assault appeared to...

  • Spain celebrates beatification of Opus Dei leader

    MADRID (AP) — The second most important figure in the Opus Dei order was beatified Saturday at an open air Mass attended by tens of thousands of Catholics that sent Alvaro Del Portillo on a key step toward sainthood and illustrated how the once secretive order has become more mainstream. Del...

  • The latest war will not be free

    Our government may provide for the needs of those fighting this war, but not in a fiscally responsible way. George W. Bush launched two invasions while cutting taxes, not raising them. President Obama is happy to let Americans assume the funding for this war will come off the money tree in the...

  • Libya pleads for help in battling terror groups

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Libya is pleading with the international community to help it stand up to Islamist-allied militias that have taken control of government buildings, saying the U.N. must impose sanctions or risk a terrorist expansion throughout North Africa. Ageila Saleh Eissa, president of...

  • Yemen's Shiite rebels agree to pull back, disarm

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Shiite rebels in Yemen who overran much of the capital signed a security deal on Saturday that stipulates disarmament and withdrawal from areas they have seized in recent months. The Shiite rebels, known as Hawthis, signed the deal as part of a comprehensive agreement...

  • Justice Department expected to ban profiling by federal law enforcement

    Counter-terror investigators would be barred from undercover operations in mosques or other religious institutions unless there is reason to believe criminal activity is going on there, under a new policy expected within weeks.



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