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  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal. That's according to ...

  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand. But now, years later, military prosecutors are trying ...

  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    9 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release — and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also ...

  • Conservative group drops image of Obama from ad

    14 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents whose children were killed in a Colorado theater shooting are demanding a conservative group stop running ads featuring an image of Sen. Mark Udall visiting a hospital where other victims were recovering. The conservative group Americans ...

  • Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    16 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier. NASA scientist Kelly Brunt said it is more a wonder than a worry and is not a ...

  • Judge dismisses case against Blackwater defendant

    17 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says it might seek new criminal charges against one of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens at a traffic circle in Baghdad in 2007. On Wednesday, a federal ...

  • Soldier accused of killing unarmed teens in Iraq

    18 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenagers as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is appearing in military court, with his lawyer claiming the charges are baseless. Sgt. 1st ...

  • APNewsBreak: Clemency after 10 years in prison

    22 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison. That's according to a person familiar with an expected announcement from the department Wednesday laying ...

  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    1 day, 4 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp. The Obama administration is ...

  • Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court. Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera has been charged with ...

  • Obama, first lady mourn Knuckles

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) OSO, Wash. (AP) — President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama are mourning the loss of Frankie Knuckles, a Grammy-winning Chicago disc jockey known as the "Godfather of House Music." Knuckles died last month at age 59. The cause was not ...

  • Kerry says Russia lacks positive steps in Ukraine

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is telling the Russian foreign minister that he is deeply concerned over what he describes as the lack of positive steps by the Russians to de-escalate the situation on the ground in ...

  • AP source: Egypt cleared for some US military aid

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance, The Associated Press has learned. A legislative aide said Secretary of State John ...

  • AP Top News at 6:26 p.m. EDT

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that ...

  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states. Justices expressed those concerns early ...

  • Poll: Indians view rape as big problem, laws lax

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that Indians view rape as a big problem in their country and think the criminal justice system is inadequate to deal with it. The national survey was conducted by the Pew Research Center ...

  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about ...

  • Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record — except in the United States. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said Tuesday that it was the ...

  • Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent. North Korea recently threatened to conduct its fourth nuclear ...

  • Obama to survey deadly Washington mudslide damage

    1 day, 17 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama plans a brief visit near Seattle to survey damage from a recent mudslide that killed more than three dozen people. Obama will stop while en route to the Asia-Pacific region for a four-country trip ...

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