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  • Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine. The White House says Obama held a joint call Monday with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND'), British...

  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards argued Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad. The attorneys say the suppressed evidence consists of photographs of eight...

  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Stepping up pressure on Moscow, the U.S. has released satellite images it says show that rockets have been fired from Russia into neighboring eastern Ukraine and that heavy artillery for separatists has crossed the border. The images, which came from the U.S. Director of...

  • Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama, who has said he was one of the untold millions of people around the world who were inspired by Mandela's life,...

  • Clinton drama hangs over GOP lawsuit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The last time Republicans unleashed impeachment proceedings against a Democratic president, they lost five House seats in an election they seemed primed to win handily. Memories of Bill Clinton and the campaign of 1998 may help explain why Speaker John Boehner and the...

  • After 6 weeks, finally a deal on VA health care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate negotiators have finally agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records. The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are holding a news conference Monday to...

  • APNewsBreak: Tentative deal reached on VA reform

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees have reached a tentative agreement on a plan to fix a veterans' health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records covering up delays. Rep. Jeff Miller, R-Fla., and Sen. Bernie Sanders,...

  • Netanyahu: Israel can lose on PR but not security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Every Palestinian civilian's death costs Israel in its fight for world opinion, but the Jewish state must not cede its security for the sake of public relations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said as he pressed his nation's case on America's Sunday news programs....

  • Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the United States is growing more concerned about the rising number of civilian deaths in the Gaza war that is entering its third week. The White House says Obama and Netanyahu spoke Sunday...

  • Palestinian says Israeli action extends conflict

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Palestinian official says Israeli aggression will not bring peace to the region. Mohammad Shtayyeh (sh-TAY'-uh) says people under siege will react to defend themselves and that is what is happening in Gaza. He says the only answer is for Israel to accommodate...

  • Plan to simplify 2015 health renewals may backfire

    WASHINGTON (AP) — If you have health insurance on your job, you probably don't give much thought to each year's renewal. But make the same assumption in one of the new health law plans, and it could lead to costly surprises. Insurance exchange customers who opt for convenience by...

  • Obama prods GOP on border issue, cites progress

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With one week left before Congress' August recess, President Barack Obama is prodding Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families from Central America, but with chances dimming that border legislation will reach his desk before the break, he also is...

  • US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move....

  • State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli

    WASHINGTON (AP) — State Dept.: US shutters embassy in Libya, evacuates staff amid growing violence in Tripoli.

  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S. He emphasized to the regional leaders that despite...



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