By David Sharp | 02/18/14 09:02 AM
Some of the Navy's futuristic weapons sound like something out of "Star Wars," with lasers designed to shoot down aerial drones and electric guns that fire projectiles at hypersonic speeds. That future is now.
By George Jahn | 02/18/14 08:55 AM
It took months of arduous bargaining before Iran and six world powers could agree on a first-step nuclear deal. But the two sides may find the going even tougher Tuesday, when they start to confront hurdles standing in the path of a final accord.
By Associated Press | 02/18/14 08:46 AM
While some leading Democrats have been reluctant to condemn the NSA's tactics, the GOP has begun to embrace a libertarian shift opposing the spy agency's broad surveillance powers — a striking departure from the policies that have defined the Republican Party for generations.
By Lolita Baldor | 02/18/14 08:17 AM
The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.
By Susan Crabtree | 02/17/14 03:18 PM
The State Department says it has no direct knowledge that Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has expelled three American consular officials who had been visiting universities in the country amid several days of student-led protests.
By Associated Press | 02/17/14 10:22 AM
VIENNA — It took months of arduous bargaining before Iran and six world powers could agree on a first-step nuclear deal. But the two sides may find the going even tougher Tuesday, when they start to confront hurdles standing in the path of a final accord. Tehran denies Western accusations...
02/14/14 03:01 PM
BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he had won a commitment from China to help bring a belligerent North Korea back to nuclear disarmament talks, even as he butted heads with Chinese leaders over a series of increasingly aggressive steps Beijing has taken to assert...
02/14/14 02:17 PM
GENEVA (AP) — Peace talks aimed at forging a path out of Syria's civil war have reached an impasse — with no guarantee of continuing — after five days of sparring over responsibility for mounting violence back home and President Bashar Assad's future, government and opposition delegates...
02/14/14 09:45 AM
BEIJING (AP) — Chinese security forces on Friday fatally shot eight people who attacked police with machetes and drove cars that carried gas cylinders they detonated as bombs in the restive western Xinjiang region, state media said. Three other assailants died as they exploded the bombs in...
02/14/14 04:46 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has quietly stopped demanding that Afghan President Hamid Karzai finalize a stalled security pact within weeks, opening up the possibility that a decision on keeping U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan after this year might not be made until...
02/14/14 03:15 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency is telling Congress that an agency employee resigned after admitting to investigators that he gave former NSA analyst Edward Snowden a digital key that allowed him access to classified materials. Snowden has said he did not steal any passwords....
02/12/14 11:30 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — In launching a new search for cures to what ails its nuclear missile corps, the Air Force is considering proposals it tried five years ago, according to internal emails and documents obtained by The Associated Press. Many of the proposals fell short when they were tried...
02/12/14 07:00 AM
CAIRO (AP) — A US embassy official says Egyptian authorities have held a local employee for nearly three weeks without charges. Moufid Deak, spokesman for the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, says Ahmed Aleiba, an Egyptian citizen who works at the embassy, was arrested on Jan. 25, the anniversary of...
02/11/14 04:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition of the nation's leading technology firms joined an international protest Tuesday against the U.S. government's spying programs, urging more limits on collections of Americans' electronic data and greater oversight and transparency about the secret operations. Top...
02/11/14 04:02 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday turned away a challenge to force-feeding Guantanamo Bay detainees on a hunger strike, but left the door open to legal efforts aimed at ending the practice. The three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit...
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