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  • In charging him, Army spares Bergdahl possible death penalty

    WASHINGTON Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl dodged a legal bullet Wednesday when the Army charged him with desertion but avoided accusing him of a crime that carries the death penalty. The Army also charged Bergdahl with endangering the safety of other soldiers and...
  • I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case

    I'm innocent and afraid, says So. Fla. man fighting extradition to Thailand in kidnap case
    Fighting extradition to a foreign country where he fears he could be tortured and executed without a fair trial, a South Florida man told a federal judge Wednesday that he is innocent and very scared. Federal prosecutors say Shawn Abraham Shaw, 43, is...
  • Will China's new infrastructure bank help or hurt the environment?

    BEIJING China scored a geopolitical twofer this month with its Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank. First, it stunned the White House by successfully persuading Great Britain and other U.S. allies in Europe to join the bank, which will boost China's...
  • Obama agrees to slow US pullout from Afghanistan

    President Barack Obama agreed Tuesday to slow the U.S. military pullout from Afghanistan at the request of its new government but insisted the delay won't jeopardize his commitment to end America's longest war before leaving office. In a shift from his...
  • Quotations in the News

    "The site is a picture of horror. The grief of the families and friends is immeasurable. We must now stand together. We are united in our great grief." — German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier after being flown over the crash scene of a...
  • Australia gives conditional support to China-proposed bank

    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that he supported the proposed development of a Chinese-backed Asian regional bank as long as it was transparent and not run by a single country. Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australia would announce its...
  • Correction: Japan-Nuclear-Flawed Cleanup story

    In a March 24 story about flawed projects at the Fukushima nuclear plant, The Associated Press erroneously described the spending as coming from taxpayer money allocated for the plant's cleanup. It actually was part of 350 billion yen ($3 billion) paid...
  • Asia stocks drift lower as Fed, China weakness weigh

    Asian stocks drifted mostly lower Wednesday as investor sentiment was kept in check by the prospect of higher U.S. interest rates following improved economic data as well as the lingering fears about China's weakening growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's...
  • China says proposed Asian bank might have branches abroad

    China says its proposed Asian bank might have regional offices in other countries in a new move to mollify concern it will be a Chinese political tool. A deputy finance minister, Shi Yaobin, said Wednesday on his ministry's website the Asian...
  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    AP investigation: Men forced to work as slaves to catch seafood for global supply The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards...
  • Pakistani army: Tribal region airstrikes kill 30 militants

    Pakistani military jets killed 30 militants near the Afghan border on Wednesday, an army statement said. The airstrikes in the Khyber tribal region's Tirah Valley pounded several militant hide-outs, destroying two arms and ammunition depots as well,...