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  • How I Made It: Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of Aerospace

    How I Made It: Wanda M. Austin, president and CEO of Aerospace
    The gig: Wanda M. Austin, 59, is the president and chief executive of Aerospace Corp., an El Segundo brain trust for the Pentagon's space program. Although not well known outside defense circles, it is regarded as one of the nation's most important...
  • Distrust hinders U.S.-Iraq fight against resurgent Al Qaeda militants

    WASHINGTON — With insurgents linked to Al Qaeda battling for control of two major Iraqi cities, long-standing suspicion between the Obama administration and the government in Baghdad is hindering joint efforts against a common foe. Sunni Muslim...
  • Hands off our laptops

    Hands off our laptops
    As President Obama ponders a task force's recommendations for reining in electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency, a federal judge in New York has allowed another government agency to invade the privacy of Americans. Judge Edward R....
  • Obama plans intelligence surveillance reforms, aides say

    WASHINGTON — President Obama is preparing a package of intelligence reforms that will probably put a public advocate for the first time in the secret court that approves surveillance practices and remove a controversial telephone records database...
  • Kim Dotcom Tells '60 Minutes': Feds Saw Him As Perfect 'Villain' in Piracy Fight

    Kim Dotcom, who was arrested in 2012 in a high-profile raid on his New Zealand compound for Internet piracy, tells "60 Minutes" on Sunday that he was targeted because he was "the easiest person to sell as a villain." With a sprawling mansion outside of...
  • Syria fighting between rebels and Al Qaeda-linked group spreads

    AMMAN, Jordan – Clashes spread Saturday between groups nominally united against the Syrian government as mainstream rebels attempted to expel an Al Qaeda-linked group from opposition areas. Rebels and fighters with the Al Qaeda-linked Islamic...
  • Al Qaeda-linked group routed in Syrian rebel infighting

    Al Qaeda-linked group routed in Syrian rebel infighting
    AMMAN, Jordan -- Infighting among Islamist anti-government groups operating in northern Syria continued for a third day, as rebel factions engage in a large-scale rout against an extremist Al Qaeda affiliated group. Jaysh Al-Mujahideen (the army of...
  • African migrants protest in Tel Aviv, demand better treatment

    African migrants protest in Tel Aviv, demand better treatment
    JERUSALEM — In an unusual show of strength by one of the weakest groups in Israeli society, thousands of African migrants demonstrated in Tel Aviv on Sunday to protest their treatment by the Israeli government. An estimated 10,000 migrants from...
  • Kerry vows to help Iraq fight militants, says U.S. won't send troops

    WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John F. Kerry pledged Sunday to "do everything that is possible" to help Iraqi government forces in an escalating battle against Al Qaeda-linked insurgents in the western province of Anbar, but he said the Obama...
  • For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive

    For gays in Italy, rights and acceptance are still elusive
    ROME — Under the fleeting light of an autumn half-moon, an Italian medical student made his way to the top of a modern high-rise in east Rome, not far from an ancient arch built by the emperor Claudius. From the 11th floor of the apartment block,...
  • Africans seeking asylum in Israel call for international pressure

    Africans seeking asylum in Israel call for international pressure
    JERUSALEM -- For a second day running, African immigrants in Israel took to the streets of Tel Aviv to protest government policy and demand better treatment. Monday’s rally was a call for international intervention, as thousands of demonstrators...