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  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said 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. U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen says that ...

  • US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that considering his ...

  • Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing. Rep. Curt Clawson caused puzzlement at a hearing of a House subcommittee hearing ...

  • White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday. The show of Western solidarity followed a joint ...

  • House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency. The bill passed Monday would empower President Barack Obama to target foreign banks that facilitate the North Korean ...

  • DC asks for stay of order that struck down gun ban

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying guns outside the home. Attorney General Irvin Nathan filed the request for a stay ...

  • Obama considers large-scale move on immigration

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — White House officials are making plans to act before November's midterm elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants in this country illegally. The move could scramble election-year politics and lead some conservative Republicans to ...

  • Ukraine: Rebels still manipulating crash site

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Ukraine's foreign minister said Monday that pro-Russian separatists are continuing to try to manipulate the wreckage of the Malaysian airliner that the United States and others have accused the rebels of shooting down. In an interview with ...

  • Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A new federal report says that along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years. Scientists blame rising seas, saying this ...

  • Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner says the United States must be a strong partner and trusted ally to Israel, not just a peace broker or observer. In a subtle jab at the Obama administration on Monday, Boehner said ...

  • Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    5 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under consideration by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries ...

  • Obama renames Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    6 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed the inaugural class of young African leaders to Washington Monday, drawing cheers as he announced their program is being expanded and renamed after former South African President Nelson Mandela. The youngsters are participating ...

  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas. In unusually harsh language, officials say the criticism of Kerry could put the ...

  • Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

    8 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • Hamas leader Meshaal demands end to occupation

    11 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of Hamas is demanding anew that Israel end its occupation of Palestinian land. Khaled Meshaal tells CBS News in an interview broadcast Monday that he believes the world hasn't taken an even-handed view of the ...

  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    13 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) 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, ...

  • Obama: US worried about worsening Gaza conditions

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • Obama to rename Africa program for Nelson Mandela

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says a program designed to foster a new generation of young African leaders will be renamed to honor former South African President Nelson Mandela. President Barack Obama is set to announce the name change ...

  • Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell dies

    1 day, 3 hours ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Former Seattle Mayor Paul Schell, who led the city during the World Trade Organization protests in 1999, has died. He was 76. Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says Schell died Sunday morning. Schell served one term as mayor ...

  • US: Russia has fired rockets into Ukraine

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials are sharing satellite images they say show Russia has been firing rockets more than 7 miles into eastern Ukraine. The State Department on Sunday released images it said shows blast marks from where rockets were ...

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