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AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

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As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the...

Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

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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...

Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

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Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the...

Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

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An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant...

Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

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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.

Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request

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A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she continues serving a 35-year sentence for passing loads of classified U.S. government...

Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

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President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the...

'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

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The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then...

US clears Egypt for some military assistance

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The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and therefore qualifies for some military and counterterrorism assistance.

Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

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Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...

Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

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Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military...

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

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People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...

Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

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An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a...

UN envoy raises possibility of Somali withdrawal

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The top United Nations envoy to Somalia warned Tuesday that the U.N. and other foreign diplomats may have to withdraw from the war-ravaged nation if they continue to be attacked.

Activity at NKorea site hints at nuke test preps

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Commercial satellite imagery shows increased activity at North Korea's nuclear test site but not enough to indicate an underground atomic explosion is imminent, a U.S. research institute said Tuesday.

Palestinians' Abbas warns against failure of talks

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Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas warned Tuesday that if peace talks with Israel fail he may dismantle the Palestinian Authority and hand over responsibility for 2.5 million of his people to Israel.

US troops head to exercises in Eastern Europe

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U.S. Army paratroopers are arriving in Poland to begin a series of military exercises in four countries across Eastern Europe to bolster allies in the wake of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula last...

Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

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The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in...

Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

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Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in the region.

Militants attack balloting center in Iraq, kill 10

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Militants wearing military uniforms carried out an overnight attack against a balloting center in a remote area of the country's north and killed 10 guards, a senior police official said on Tuesday.

Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

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The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence - including unclassified information - by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media.

France to present plan to fight jihadist threat

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France will unveil a plan to stop the stream of French youths joining jihadist groups in Syria, with a new focus on preventing radicalization.

Somali lawmaker shot and killed in latest attack

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Two gunmen belonging to an Islamic extremist group shot and killed a Somali legislator on Tuesday as he stepped out of his home in the capital, the second fatal attack on a member of parliament in as many days, police said.

African troops capture junior LRA rebel commander

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African troops captured a junior commander with the Lord's Resistance Army and rescued 10 people, mostly children, abducted by the rebels, Uganda's military said Tuesday, the latest blow against the rebel group in...

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came...

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

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A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.

Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

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A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels battling government forces in Myanmar has urged the U.S. to play a role in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.

US weighs curbing deportations

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Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Pakistan says it's test-fired short-range missile

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Pakistan's military says it has successfully test-fired a short-range missile capable of delivering a nuclear warhead.

Militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan kill 8

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Two militant attacks in northwestern Pakistan killed eight people, including five policemen, on Tuesday, officials said.

Myanmar rebel leader urges US role in peace talks

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A leader of ethnic Kachin rebels fighting Myanmar government forces is urging U.S. involvement in peace talks to quell decades of conflict in the country's lawless border regions.

NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

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An Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks in a broadcast interview, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy, according to a tape played for the jury at his terrorism trial on Monday.

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

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Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.

US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

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Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for...

MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

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By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.

Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities

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Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force...

Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

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Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern...

As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

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After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.

APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

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Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.

Suicide bombings, attacks in Iraq kill 33 people

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Suicide bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 33 people and wounded nearly 80 more on Monday, officials said, the latest in an uptick in violence as the country counts down to crucial parliament elections...

Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital

A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

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Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as...

Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

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Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the...

UN condemns ethnic killings in South Sudan

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U.N. human rights investigators have confirmed that hundreds of civilians were killed because of their ethnicity after rebel forces seized a disputed town in South Sudan last week, the United Nations said Monday.

Christian militia, French forces fight in C Africa

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Fighting between a Christian militia and French soldiers in Central African Republic has left several people dead, including some who appeared unarmed, according to a witness.

Rwandan singer pleads guilty to terrorism charges

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A prominent Rwandan singer accused of working with groups opposed to President Paul Kagame's government has pleaded guilty to the charges, including terrorism.

Anti-junta Myanmar journalist Win Tin dies at 85

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Win Tin, a prominent journalist who became Myanmar's longest-serving political prisoner after challenging military rule by co-founding the National League for Democracy, died Monday, He was 85.

Gaza militants fire missile, rockets at Israel

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Militants from the Gaza Strip fired a missile at Israeli troops patrolling the border and several rockets into the country's south on Monday, the last day of the Passover holiday, the military said. No injuries were...

Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.

Somali lawmaker killed in car bomb explosion

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A Somali police official says a legislator in the country's parliament has been killed in a car bomb explosion in the Somali capital on Monday.

Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

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Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.

Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

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Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...

White House updating online privacy policy

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By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...

Red Sox rally for 6-5 win over O's

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Dustin Pedroia started fast, stopped and then raced home with the winning run. It certainly was an adventurous way to end a game.

Nigerians mark Easter amid mourning and fear

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With little to celebrate, Nigerians marked Easter Sunday with heightened security against a spreading Islamic uprising, mourning the deaths of at least 75 bomb blast victims and fearful of the fate of 85 abducted schoolgirls.

US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

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The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup...

Lawmakers call for tighter sanctions on Russia

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Two members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee called Sunday for beefing up western sanctions against Russia to include its petrochemical and banking industries and warned that Moscow thus far has ignored United...

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

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In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.

Ahead of vote, Syria's Assad visits seized village

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Syria's embattled president marked Easter with a tour Sunday of an ancient Christian village recently recaptured by his forces, an important symbolic prize for his government ahead of coming presidential elections he...

Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

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Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.

Egypt: Ex-army chief, leftist to run for president

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Egypt's election commission said Sunday only two presidential hopefuls, one of them the powerful former military chief who nine months ago ousted the country's first democratically elected leader, have submitted...

Asia seeks Obama's assurance in territorial spats

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As President Barack Obama travels through Asia this coming week, he will confront a region that's warily watching the crisis in Ukraine through the prism of its own territorial tensions with China.

Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

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Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state...

Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter Video included

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Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the...

Palestinian rock throwers arrested at holy site

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Israeli police entered the compound of Jerusalem's holiest site to disperse Palestinians who were throwing rocks at them on Sunday, as thousands of tourists packed the Old City for the Easter and Passover holidays.

Japan minister at shrine honoring war criminals

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A Japanese Cabinet minister on Sunday visited a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead including war criminals, in what has repeatedly caused friction with Japan's neighbors.

Hometown favorite wants to win Boston, for Boston

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Shalane Flanagan grew up in nearby Marblehead with a reverence for the Boston Marathon and dreamed, like many locals and foreign runners alike, that she would win the race someday.

4 French journalists abducted in Syria freed, safe

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Ten months after their capture in Syria, four French journalists crossed the border into neighboring Turkey and reached freedom Saturday, though dozens more remain held in the country's chaotic civil war.

Islamic militants claim this week's Nigeria blast

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Islamic extremists Saturday claimed responsibility for the massive rush-hour explosion earlier this week that ripped through a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital, Abuja, killing at least 75 people and wounding 141.

MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

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Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing...

American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

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A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.

Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

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The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

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A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine Video included

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Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.

Syrian state TV: 14 killed in car bombing in Homs

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A powerful car bomb exploded Friday outside a mosque in a pro-government district of central Syria, killing 14 people in the latest violence to hit the war-shattered city, state-run Syrian television reported.

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

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Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."

Officials: Bomb in Baghdad shopping street kills 3

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Iraqi officials say a bomb planted on a street full of shoppers in the capital, Baghdad, has killed three people and wounded five.

Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

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He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

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Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's...

Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

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Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.

SSudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

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An angry mob of South Sudanese youths attacked a U.N. base on Thursday in order to harm members of an ethnic minority sheltering inside. Peacekeepers were forced to open fire, amid rampaging violence that killed at least...

US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday...

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies Video included

Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian...

Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions _ for now Video included

In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by...

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist...

French military frees 5 aid workers in N Mali

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French special forces backed by helicopters led a pre-dawn operation in northern Mail Thursday and freed five humanitarian aid workers who had been held captive by a "terrorist group" - killing about 10 of the alleged...

Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

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An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.

Guantanamo trial in 9/11 veers off track again

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An effort to prosecute the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and four co-defendants veered off track again Thursday as a pretrial hearing ended with new obstacles that threaten to further derail...

Putin's choice of words shed light on Ukraine Video included

To understand Russian President Vladimir Putin's intentions in Ukraine, it helps to pay close attention to his choice of words and his reading of history. Here is what Putin had to say Thursday in a nationally...

US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military

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The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said...

Obama says wounded bikers are an inspiration

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President Barack Obama says the site of wounded veterans biking at the White House is a mark of how far they've come.

Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown

If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.

Gunmen attack Iraq military base, kill 10 soldiers

Militants launched a brazen attack on a military base in a restive area in northern Iraq on Thursday, killing at least 10 soldiers and wounding 12, officials said.

Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

Hospital authorities have confirmed the name of the man who died after an explosion at an ammunition plant in Tennessee.

India struggles with rebel threats during election

Indians cast ballots Thursday on the biggest day of voting in the country's weekslong general election, streaming into polling stations even in areas where leftist rebels threatened violence over the plight of...

Little government response to bombing a year later

A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that...

Key things to know as Algeria votes for president

Algerians went to the polls Thursday to elect the president of their oil-rich country, a key U.S. ally in the fight against terror and a major natural gas provider to Europe. President Abdelaziz Bouteflika is expected to...

At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.

Curious about Palestine, Israeli visitors return

This bustling center of Palestinian life is just a 20-minute drive from Jerusalem, but for Israelis it might as well be on the other side of the world.

Boston Marathon organizers confident of safe race

The arrest of a man with a rice cooker in his backpack near the Boston Marathon finish line led police to step up patrols Wednesday, while organizers sought to assure the city and runners of a safe race next week.

Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a...

Apology for UN refusal to stop Rwanda genocide

The diplomat who was president of the U.N. Security Council in April 1994 apologized Wednesday for the council's refusal to recognize that genocide was taking place in Rwanda and for doing nothing to halt the slaughter...

20 killed as Islamic extremists rampage in Nigeria

Suspected Islamic militants have struck for a fourth time in three days in Nigeria, killing 20 people including a traditional ruler in attacks in the northeast, local government and security officials said Wednesday.

US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian...

Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering...

Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against...

Bosnians see victims excavated from mass grave

Denisa Hegic pulled her scarf around her nose to guard against the stench and drew back the plastic shroud. Shaking, she reached down to touch her mother's skull and caressed it.

Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance.

Algerian election faces disaffected populace

The college students playing pick-up soccer along the faded grandeur of Algiers' sweeping waterfront say they won't be voting in Thursday's presidential elections, echoing the sentiments of many young Algerians.

Protector of vast African park shot and wounded

A Belgian royal who, as director of a vast national park in eastern Congo has defended endangered mountain gorillas and other animals from poachers and the forests from illegal logging, was shot and seriously wounded as he...

Pakistan Taliban says truce over but talks ongoing

The Pakistani Taliban said Wednesday they will not renew a ceasefire they called over a month ago to facilitate peace negotiations but said they will still continue talks with the government.

UN deploys Ugandan guard unit in Somali capital

About 400 Ugandan troops will be deployed to Somalia under a new United Nations guard unit charged with protecting U.N. staff and installations in the violence-prone Somali capital, Ugandan military officials said.

Israel police disperse riot at Jerusalem holy site

Israeli police stormed a sensitive holy site in Jerusalem on Wednesday, firing tear gas to disperse a protest by Palestinian Muslim worshippers, officials said.

UN seeks $274 million for Central African Republic

The United Nations and aid groups launched an appeal for $274 million Wednesday to help people who have fled the Central African Republic because of the sectarian conflict there, warning that the dire needs of hundreds of...

Tanzanian president warns Congo rebels to disarm

Tanzania's president warned armed groups operating in eastern Congo to disarm or risk being hunted down by Congolese and U.N. forces in an interview with The Associated Press.

Jordanian jets strike vehicles on Syrian border

Jordanian military warplanes struck a convoy of vehicles as they were trying to enter Jordan from Syria, the army said in a statement Wednesday, in an unusual move at a time of tensions between the desert kingdom and...

UK lawmakers slam lax security in Taliban attack

British lawmakers said Wednesday that U.K. commanders' complacency and inadequate security were partly to blame for the failure to stop a Taliban attack on a U.S-British base in Afghanistan that killed two U.S. Marines.

Man charged with hoax near marathon finish line

A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device,...

White Sox wear Boston Strong on 1-year anniversary

The Chicago White Sox have paid tribute to victims of the Boston Marathon bombing before their game against the Red Sox.

New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11

An Egyptian Islamic preacher's statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes can be heard by a jury sitting just blocks from the site of the Sept. 11 attacks, a judge ruled...

Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.

Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist...

AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into...

Hamas praises deadly West Bank shooting

The prime minister of the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip on Tuesday praised a shooting that killed an Israeli and wounded his wife and son as they drove through the West Bank the previous evening en route to a Seder, the...

Security Council sees grim images of Syrian dead

The U.N. Security Council fell silent Tuesday after ambassadors viewed a series of ghastly photographs of dead Syrian civil war victims, France's ambassador said. The pictures showed people who were emaciated, with...

Violence surges from Islamic uprising in Nigeria

Suspected Muslim extremists kidnapped about 100 girls Tuesday from a school in northeastern Nigeria, less than a day after militants bombed a bus station and killed 75 people in the capital - a surge of violence that...

Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to...

Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.

In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once...

Syrian forces try seize rebel-held areas of Homs

Syrian forces tried to seize rebel-held areas of Homs on Tuesday, with fighters weakened by defections and cut supply lines, in some of the fiercest fighting in the central city for months, activists said.

US backs Ukraine military action in east region

The United States is giving its tacit support to Ukrainian military action against pro-Russian separatists.

Gunmen abduct Afghan deputy minister in Kabul

Gunmen abducted the Afghan deputy public works minister in Kabul on Tuesday, officials said, a grim reminder of the insecurity plaguing Afghanistan as most foreign troops prepare to withdraw from the country at the end of...

NSC backs disclosing software vulnerabilities

Disclosing vulnerabilities in commercial and open source software is in the national interest and shouldn't be withheld from the public unless there is a clear national security or law enforcement need, President...

Diplomat appointed to head UK eavesdropping agency

A diplomat who has advised the British government on counterterrorism has been appointed head of the electronic spy agency GCHQ.

EU agrees to work more closely with NATO

Spooked by Russia's actions against Ukraine and what the Kremlin may attempt in the future, European Union defense ministers agreed Tuesday to step up cooperation with the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance.

Minister: 75 dead in blast at Nigerian bus station

The toll from a massive explosion at a busy bus station in Nigeria's capital rose to 75 dead Tuesday and is expected to grow.

Zeina Karam appointed AP's Beirut bureau chief

Zeina Karam, who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as...

Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the...

Fighting threatens an oil center in South Sudan

Rebel fighters in South Sudan claimed Tuesday that they captured the capital of an oil-rich state, and they issued an ultimatum to oil companies to shut down production and evacuate workers. U.N. peacekeepers rescued 10...

Bomb blast wounds 3 in central Cairo

A homemade bomb exploded near a traffic police post on a bridge over the Nile River in central Cairo early Tuesday, wounding two policemen and a civilian, security officials said.

UN court upholds Mladic charges at trial midpoint

The U.N. Yugoslav tribunal has refused to throw out any charges against former Bosnian Serb military chief Gen. Ratko Mladic at the midway stage of his war crimes trial.

Little sign of progress as Obama, Putin speak

Speaking for the first time in more than two weeks, President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin showed little sign of agreement on Monday, with the U.S. leader urging pro-Russian forces to de-escalate the...

Egypt: El-Sissi in final step to run for president

Egypt's former military chief on Monday took the final formal step to run in next month's presidential election, submitting to the election commission eight times the number of signatures required, his campaign...

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control

The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding.

Blast at bus station in Nigerian capital kills 72

Suspected Islamic militants struck in the heart of Nigeria on Monday with a massive rush-hour bomb blast at a bus station that killed at least 72 people and wounded 164 in the deadliest attack ever on the nation's...

Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the...

Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.

Fighting erupts in Central African Republic town

Residents of a Central African Republic town have fled their homes after Muslim fighters overran the place and killed several people, a local official said Monday.

Post, Guardian win Pulitzers for NSA revelations

The Washington Post and The Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize in public service Monday for revealing the U.S. government's sweeping surveillance efforts in stories based on thousands of secret documents handed over by...

Jury chosen for US terror trial of Egyptian imam

A jury was chosen Monday for the federal trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher extradited from Great Britain on charges he conspired to support al-Qaida, setting the stage for the second major terrorism trial in Manhattan...

Syrian troops choke off rebels north of Damascus

Syrian troops triumphantly swept through some of the last remaining opposition strongholds north of Damascus, including a much coveted ancient Christian hamlet, sending rebel fighters fleeing to nearby hills amid an ever...

Israeli man killed, 2 hurt in West Bank shooting

An assailant opened fire on Israeli motorists in the West Bank on Monday, killing a man and wounding a woman and a boy in two separate cars, police said.

APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday.

Musician, journalist arrested in Rwanda

Police in Rwanda said Monday they have arrested a journalist and a musician for alleged links to opposition groups.

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops.

Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite...

Chile fire toll: 12 dead; 2,000 homes destroyed Video included

A raging fire leaped from hilltop to hilltop in this colorful Chilean port city and stubbornly burned out of control in places more than 24 hours later, killing 12 people and destroying at least 2,000 homes. More than...

Window opens on secret camp within Guantanamo

Attorney James Connell has visited his client inside the secret Guantanamo prison complex known as Camp 7 only once, taken in a van with covered windows on a circuitous trek to disguise the route on the scrub...

Abdullah, Ghani lead in partial Afghan vote tally

Two clear front-runners emerged in Afghanistan's presidential election as partial results released Sunday showed a tight race that increasingly appears destined for a runoff vote.

Official: US looking into Syria toxic gas reports

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations said Sunday that reports of a poison gas attack in a rural village north of Damascus were so far "unsubstantiated," adding that the United States was trying to establish what...

Interim Libyan prime minister to step down

Libya's government said Sunday that the interim prime minister had declined a parliamentary mandate to form a new government and will instead step down, in a move likely to compound the difficulties facing a government...

Iraq scrambles to fight polio surge amid conflict

Across parts of Iraq, medical teams in white coats and gloves again roam the streets giving children polio vaccines and marking the walls of their homes, fighting a resurgent virus once more taking advantage of the...

Bombings kill at least 16 people in northern Iraq

Bombings targeting security forces in northern Iraq killed at least 16 people Sunday, authorities said, as the country prepares for a crucial election later this month.

Air Force launches spy satellite from Florida

The Air Force has launched a new spy satellite.

Poison gas claims complicate Syrian civil war

Both sides in Syria's bloody civil war said Saturday that a rural village fell victim to a poison gas attack, an assault that reportedly injured scores of people amid an ongoing international effort to rid the country...

Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen.

Boston Marathon survivor upset at 'Meet the Press'

A Boston Marathon bombing survivor says in a tweet that she left a Boston television studio in tears before a taping of NBC's "Meet the Press."

In a rare rebuke, US blocks Iran's envoy to UN

In a rare diplomatic rebuke, the United States has blocked Iran's controversial pick for envoy to the United Nations, a move that could stir fresh animosity at a time when Washington and Tehran have been seeking a thaw...

Hezbollah develops new tactics in Syrian civil war

The commandos infiltrated Syrian rebel-held territory near the Lebanese border, watching rebel fighters come and go from a two-story villa before slipping inside to plant a powerful bomb. The next morning, they detonated...

2 reporters who probed NSA surveillance back in US

Two reporters central to revealing the massive U.S. government surveillance effort returned to the United States on Friday for the first time since the story broke and used the occasion to praise their exiled source:...

Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept....

Syria war deepens fears for Lebanon's missing

For 22 years, Mary Mansourati has been waiting for her son, Dani, to come home. His shirts are ironed and hanging in his closet. His trousers, neatly folded, are stacked on the shelves next to his bed in the family's...

Rwanda orphans school teaches unity post-genocide

Most of the kids in a school set amid the lush green, rolling hills of eastern Rwanda don't identify themselves as Hutu or Tutsi.

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