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  • Downplaying rift, Biden defends Obama's support for Israel

    Downplaying the U.S. rift with Israel, Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday staunchly defended President Barack Obama's record of supporting the Jewish state, working to allay the concerns of many American Jews who have lined up against the budding...
  • GOP presidential hopeful Cruz criticizes Lynch, skips vote

    Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz delivered an impassioned speech on the Senate floor against confirming Loretta Lynch, calling her unsuitable to be attorney general. Then he was the lone senator to skip the confirmation vote. "We have a...
  • Stage not yet set for resumption of Guantanamo detainee releases

    MIAMI While some in the Obama administration are eager to resume transfers of detainees at Guantanamo this summer, none of the mechanisms are yet in place to move even one of the 122 captives now held at the detention center in southeast Cuba, U.S....
  • US raid in Pakistan killed two hostages, Obama acknowledges

    WASHINGTON A U.S. drone strike targeting a compound frequented by al-Qaida leaders accidentally killed two hostages, including one American, near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border in January, the White House announced Thursday. The hostages, both aid...
  • Obama's fatal twist on the Nixon doctrine: Empower Iran

    Obama's fatal twist on the Nixon doctrine: Empower Iran
    In December, President Barack Obama said that he wished to see Iran ultimately become a "very successful regional power." His wish — a nightmare for the Western-oriented Arab states — is becoming a reality. Consider: • Gulf of Aden:...
  • First lady: Tech industry to train, hire 90K military vets

    Michelle Obama announced Thursday that the technology industry has promised to hire and train 90,000 military veterans and spouses over the next five years — the latest private-sector commitment to her campaign to help veterans. Microsoft Corp.,...
  • Patriots, Minus Tom Brady, Visit White House

    Patriots, Minus Tom Brady, Visit White House
    WASHINGTON — The 2014 Patriots — the majority of them, anyway — were back together Thursday, honored at the White House by President Barack Obama, with dozens of New England politicians in attendance to applaud their favorite team. As...
  • Obama honors Patriots for Super Bowl win, community service

    President Barack Obama honored the New England Patriots for winning the Super Bowl despite a "huge distraction" and "media circus" over underinflated footballs in their conference championship game. Obama recognized the NFL champions Thursday during a...
  • Obama finds Republican friends on trade: 'This is a strange world we're in these days'

    WASHINGTON In a reversal of political roles, House Republicans on Thursday called on Congress to give more power to President Barack Obama to get new trade deals passed while Democrats warned it would be a mistake to grant the White House too much...
  • Obama takes 'full responsibility' for drone strikes that killed hostages

    Obama takes 'full responsibility' for drone strikes that killed hostages
    Blaming the "fog of war," President Barack Obama revealed Thursday that U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan inadvertently killed an American and an Italian, two hostages held by al-Qaida, as well as two other Americans who had leadership roles with the...
  • AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT

    Friends of man who died after Baltimore police arrest say case reflects neighborhood reality Slight and slender at just 5-feet 8-inches and 145 pounds, 25-year-old Freddie Gray was a warm, funny, generous figure in Baltimore's predominantly poor and...