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  • Journos, whistleblowers decry Obama's tightening noose on news, information

    President Obama promised on his first full day in the Oval Office "an unprecedented level of openness in government."

  • Wife of UK hostage issues plea to militants

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage by the Islamic State group has issued a statement pleading for the militants to release him and respond to her messages "before it is too late." The Islamic State group, which has released online videos showing the beheading of two...

  • Gang robs security guard outside Berlin Apple shop

    BERLIN (AP) — Police are hunting for a gang that robbed a security guard as he was picking up cash from Germany's biggest Apple's store. Berlin police spokesman Rene Rodemann says three masked men threatened the guard with a firearm Saturday and forced him to hand over a cash container before...

  • In wake of intruder, Secret Service will increase White House security

    The Secret Service is beefing up surveillance and protection of the White House grounds after a man managed to jumped the North Lawn fence and sprint inside the mansion.

  • Kansas police chief: Dem candidate for gov was not subject of strip club raid

    The Kansas police chief who conducted a 1998 strip club raid involving Democratic candidate for governor Paul Davis said Davis did nothing wrong.

  • Turkey: We'll keep secret behind hostage release

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says his government will not reveal details of a covert operation that ensured the release of 49 people held hostage by the Islamic State group. The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were seized in Mosul, Iraq when militants...

  • Pope denounces perversion of religion for violence

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Pope Francis denounced that extremists around the world are "perverting" religion to justify violence as he arrived Sunday in Albania, a Balkan nation where Christians and Muslims endured brutal religious oppression under communism but today live and work together...

  • Afghan presidential candidates sign unity deal

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's two presidential candidates signed a power-sharing deal on Sunday that makes one president and the other chief executive, ending months of political wrangling following a disputed runoff that threatened to plunge the country into turmoil and complicate the...

  • German families to sue Ukraine over MH17 crash

    BERLIN (AP) — A German lawyer says he plans to sue Ukraine for negligence in the downing of Malaysia Airline Flight 17. Elmar M. Giemulla says he will file a suit at the European Court of Human Rights in the coming weeks on behalf of three German families who lost relatives when the plane was...

  • Security breach prompts more White House security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following an embarrassing security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him. Increased...

  • Security breach prompts more White House security

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is boosting security outside the White House following an embarrassing security breach in which an intruder with a knife scaled the White House fence, dashed across the lawn and made it all the way inside before agents managed to stop him. Increased...

  • Bomb kills 2 policemen near Egypt Foreign Ministry

    CAIRO (AP) — A roadside bomb went off on Sunday on a busy downtown Cairo street near the Egyptian Foreign Ministry, killing two senior policemen, the Interior Ministry said in a statement. It said the 10:45 a.m. blast targeted a police checkpoint near the back gate of the ministry building....

  • Improving job market complicates push to renew unemployment benefits

    "In December, it was an open-and-shut case" to continue the program, said Michael Strain, an economist at the right-of-center American Enterprise Institute. "At this point, it's a much harder call to make."

  • Turkish hostages freed, but questions linger

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities say they have freed 49 hostages from one of the world's most ruthless militant groups without firing a shot, paying a ransom or offering a quid pro quo. But as the well-dressed men and women captured by the Islamic State group more than three months ago...

  • Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service chief steps up security outside White House after fence-jumper made it inside.



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