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  • China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping ...

  • Obama and immigration: High hopes, a mixed record

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Eight years ago, immigrant advocates sought their senator's help to block the deportations of about 30 Mexican nationals who were living in the United States illegally. The senator was Barack Obama, and he turned them down. It ...

  • Syria vote isn't last word from Congress on war

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — As far as Congress is concerned, President Barack Obama's Mideast war strategy isn't in the clear yet. The president got what he wanted this past week when the House and Senate overwhelmingly approved arming and training moderate ...

  • White House intruder expected to appear in court

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The man accused of scaling a security fence and getting into the White House with a knife is scheduled to have his initial appearance in federal court. Omar J. Gonzalez of Copperas Cove, Texas, faces charges of ...

  • UN ambassador: Others ready to fight Islamic State

    21 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States' ambassador to the United Nations says other nations are pledging support for the fight against Islamic State group militants. But Ambassador Samantha Power on Sunday would not name those countries or detail their level ...

  • US applauds Afghan power-sharing agreement

    21 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration applauded the power-sharing deal signed Sunday by Afghanistan's two presidential candidates. The agreement resolved a drawn-out dispute that threatened to plunge Afghanistan into political turmoil while complicating the withdrawal of U.S. and foreign troops. ...

  • Security breach prompts more White House security

    1 day ago

    (AP) 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 ...

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

    1 day, 11 hours ago

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

  • A look at American jihadis: Why do they fight?

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at four Americans who became jihadis, and what motivated them to fight: Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who liked to cuddle cats, blew himself up in May in Syria. He was the first American suicide bomber in ...

  • Second man arrested trying to enter White House

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says a man has been arrested for trying to unlawfully enter the White House, less than 24 hours after a fence-jumper made it all the way into the building. Secret Service spokesman Ed Donovan ...

  • Tracing shift from everyday American to jihadis

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A college dropout from Florida. A nurse's aide from Denver. The owner of a pizza-and-wings joint from upstate New York. Except for their embrace of Islam, there's no common profile for the 100-plus Americans who have traveled ...

  • Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

    1 day, 18 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for ...

  • Security breached: Intruder gets into White House

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended. President Barack Obama and his daughters had ...

  • CIA stops spying on friendly nations in W. Europe

    2 days, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Stung by the backlash over a German caught selling secrets to the U.S. and the revelations of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the CIA has stopped spying on friendly governments in Western Europe, according to current ...

  • Obama faces questions on prospect of expanded war

    2 days, 3 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against Islamic State group extremists has already crept beyond the narrow parameters he first outlined three months ago. But military experts both inside and outside of the administration argue that even more ...

  • Secret Service says fence-jumper made it through North Portico doors of White House

    2 days, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service says fence-jumper made it through North Portico doors of White House.

  • AP Exclusive: CIA halts spying in Europe

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The CIA has curbed spying on friendly governments in Western Europe in response to the furor over a German caught selling secrets to the United States and the Edward Snowden revelations of classified information held by the ...

  • Fence jumper at White House sparks evacuation

    2 days, 10 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Part of the White House has been evacuated after someone jumped the fence at the executive mansion. A Secret Service agent at the scene says that much of the West Wing of the White House was evacuated ...

  • Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

    2 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday. Alan Gross was working ...

  • After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

    2 days, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland father whose 2-year-old and 3-year-old have been missing for almost two weeks says he refuses to believe his children are dead, as police suspect. Troy Turner's children have been the focus of a police search ...

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