12/04/13 02:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Four ex-Blackwater guards are pleading not guilty to multiple manslaughter charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting on the streets of Baghdad. Prosecutors say the heavily armed Blackwater convoy launched an unprovoked attack. Defense lawyers argue their clients, who...
By Ashe Schow | 12/04/13 12:20 PM
A bill designed to curb the National Security Agency spy programs -- similar to the amendment pushed by Rep. Justin Amash over the summer -- is picking up bipartisan steam.
12/04/13 11:05 AM
The suspects include military and paramilitary personnel accused of aiding the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that the United States last month declared a terrorist organization.
By Foster Klug | 12/04/13 10:12 AM
SEOUL, South Korea — An 85-year-old U.S. veteran being held in North Korea spent his war years there in one of the Army's first special forces units, helping a clandestine group of Korean partisans who were fighting and spying well behind enemy lines.
By Josh Lederman | 12/04/13 10:09 AM
BEIJING — In a sharp rebuff, China accused Washington on Wednesday of taking Japan's side in a tense clash over disputed islands in the East China Sea, underscoring rising regional friction as visiting Vice President Joe Biden met with Beijing's leaders.
12/04/13 09:27 AM
American officials have said the missile defenses they want to install in Europe will protect NATO allies and counter any threat from Iran. Russia has long opposed the plan, and sees the system as a threat to the viability of Russia's own nuclear arsenal as a deterrent.
12/03/13 06:45 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Clinton is calling for clarity in how countries gather intelligence. And when it comes to secretly monitoring the telephone conversations or emails of world leaders, the former president says American agencies might have spied on leaders his administration thought were...
12/03/13 06:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States said Tuesday it had stopped shipments of military equipment out of Afghanistan, citing the risk to truckers from protests along part of the route in neighboring Pakistan. There have been anti-U.S. demonstrations in Pakistan in recent days calling for an end...
By Tim Mak | 12/03/13 04:12 PM
With the national ban on plastic guns set to expire in a matter of days, the House on Tuesday approved a 10-year extension of the ban while Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., pressed for a new provision that would directly target 3-D printed plastic guns. First passed in 1988, the Undetectable...
12/03/13 02:15 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — International patience could wear thin with Sri Lanka unless it takes action to address allegations of atrocities during the island nation's civil war, the top U.S. diplomat for South Asia said Tuesday. Assistant Secretary of State Nisha Biswal stopped short of endorsing a...
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