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  • State Department posts 296 Benghazi-related emails from Hillary Clinton's private server

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — State Department posts 296 Benghazi-related emails from Hillary Clinton's private server.

  • US, Cuba close round of talks with no embassy announcement

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and Cuba still have no agreement on re-establishing embassies. The former foes completed on Friday a third round of negotiations since Presidents Barack Obama and Raul Castro announced in December their intention to improve ...

  • 1st batch of Clinton emails to be released around 12:30 p.m.

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department will release the first batch of emails from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state around 12:30 p.m. EDT Friday. Spokeswoman Marie Harf says publication includes 296 emails given to a House committee ...

  • US envoy on NKorea heads for talks in Seoul, Beijing

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior U.S. envoy will hold joint talks about North Korea next week with Japan and South Korea, and then with China. The latest round of regional diplomacy on how to deal with the unpredictable government of ...

  • Surveillance debate produces unusual alliances in Capitol

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress' debate over domestic surveillance is scrambling partisan divisions in the Senate as libertarian-minded Republicans defy their leaders to make common cause with liberal Democrats. Tea party conservative Sen. Mike Lee of Utah is pairing with liberal ...

  • Ex-con who worked for rich family arrested in their deaths

    5 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — About a week after the bodies of a wealthy D.C. family and their housekeeper were discovered after a fire in their mansion, an ex-convict who once worked for the businessman and is suspected in the killings has ...

  • Hundreds protest Wash. police wounding of 2 unarmed suspects

    10 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Hundreds marched peacefully in Washington state's capital city to protest a police shooting that wounded two unarmed stepbrothers suspected of trying to steal beer from a grocery store. The officer reported he was being assaulted with ...

  • Obama's Senate allies hope to endorse his trade bill Friday

    11 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate supporters of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope to fend off hostile amendments Friday and send a major trade bill to the House. These pro-trade senators survived a Democratic-led blocking effort Thursday with two votes to ...

  • Suspect in killings of wealthy DC family arrested

    14 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have arrested a suspect in the slayings of a corporate executive, his wife, their 10-year-old son and a housekeeper at a northwest Washington mansion. U.S. Marshals Service spokesman David Neumann says 34-year-old Daron Dylon Wint was ...

  • US Marshals say suspect in slayings of wealthy DC family and housekeeper is in custody

    14 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — US Marshals say suspect in slayings of wealthy DC family and housekeeper is in custody.

  • Pentagon says US anti-armor weapons due in Iraq next week

    21 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says an expedited shipment of 2,000 lightweight anti-armor weapons should arrive in Iraq as soon as next week. They are intended to help Iraqi soldiers counter the increasingly prevalent use of car bombs by Islamic ...

  • US proposal would ease voting access for American Indians

    21 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is proposing legislation to make it easier for American Indians and Alaska Natives to vote. A legislative proposal sent to Congress on Thursday would require states that are home to Indian reservations or tribal ...

  • US concludes airstrike in Syria killed 2 innocent children

    22 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has concluded that two innocent children were likely killed during an American airstrike in Syria last year, wrapping up the first of four ongoing investigations into allegations of civilian casualties. U.S. Central Command said ...

  • Obama cites 'personal interest' in locking down Iran deal

    22 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he has a personal stake in ensuring that negotiations with Iran produce an agreement that keeps Tehran from producing a nuclear weapon over the long term. He says in an interview with The ...

  • Florida man who piloted gyrocopter onto US Capitol lawn pleads not guilty to all 6 charges

    23 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida man who piloted gyrocopter onto US Capitol lawn pleads not guilty to all 6 charges.

  • Timeline before slaying of wealthy family in Washington

    23 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — On May 14, firefighters responded to a mansion fire in a Washington neighborhood near the vice president's official residence. Inside, they found the bodies of 46-year-old Savvas Savopoulos, his 47-year-old wife, Amy; their son, Philip; and housekeeper, ...

  • Watchdog report examines FBI's use of Patriot Act authority

    1 day ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new watchdog report examines how the FBI has gathered records under the same section of federal law that's also been used to authorize the collection of bulk telephone records. A Justice Department inspector general report looks ...

  • US, Cuba push to finalize talks on re-establishing embassies

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — American and Cuban officials are trying to complete talks to re-establish embassies in each other's capitals after a half-century interruption. The top U.S. diplomat for Latin America, Roberta Jacobson, is meeting with her Cuban counterpart, Josefina Vidal, ...

  • Pilot who landed gyrocopter at US Capitol due in court

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida man who piloted a gyrocopter through some of America's most restricted airspace before landing at the U.S. Capitol is due back in court. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia announced Wednesday that ...

  • Suspect named in killing of wealthy DC family, housekeeper

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Authorities have identified a suspect in the mysterious slayings of a wealthy Washington family and their housekeeper inside their multimillion-dollar home. Washington, D.C., police said in a news release late Wednesday that they had issued an arrest ...

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