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  • Sudan postpones April elections by 11 days: elections committee

    Nationwide elections slated for April 2 will now be held on April 13, the head of Sudan's elections committee said on Saturday, in a move seen as preventing legal confusion over a constitutional amendment. President Omar Hassan al-Bashir proposed a...
  • U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

    Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul...
  • Obama's fourth-quarter foreign policy surprises

    Six months ago, President Obama's foreign policy looked stymied. Negotiations with Israel and the Palestinians were at a dead end. Russia was gaining ground in eastern Ukraine. U.S. efforts to end the war in Syria were ineffective. A new extremist army,...
  • Russia calls new sanctions on Crimea 'collective punishment'

    The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday new Western sanctions against Ukraine's Crimea region were a "collective punishment" on residents who voted last March to join Russia, adding it was preparing to retaliate. Both the European Union and...
  • Obama approves U.S. World War One memorial in Washington

    President Barack Obama has approved the creation of a national memorial to commemorate World War One in which more than 116,000 Americans died, the memorial's commission said on Saturday. The site will complete the quartet of national memorials in...
  • Good Riddance to 113th Congress: Their Take

    Good Riddance to 113th Congress: Their Take
    Good riddance Imagine if you ran a business but you didn't tell your customers exactly what they would be charged for your products or services until nearly the end of the year. Well, you don't have to work your imagination too hard because that's...
  • Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter

    Cuba not returning to capitalism despite U.S. deal: Castro's daughter
    Cuba will defend its socialist principles and will not return to capitalism just because it has agreed a detente with the United States, the daughter of President Raul Castro said, dispelling any notion that U.S. companies would be free to roll into Cuba....
  • George D. Hubbard

    George D. Hubbard
    George D. Hubbard, a retired Semmes, Bowen & Semmes attorney who was known for his irreverent sense of humor, died of Alzheimer's disease Dec. 11 at Copper Ridge, an assisted-living facility in Sykesville. The Ellicott City resident was 88. The son of...
  • Pa. farmers stand to gain as U.S. expands trade with Cuba

    Pa. farmers stand to gain as U.S. expands trade with Cuba
    WASHINGTON — In the spring of 2004, state Agriculture Secretary Dennis Wolff and a delegation of Pennsylvania business officials headed to Cuba, aiming to make some connections. At the end of the five-day trip, they brought back contracts to...
  • FBI's genetic tests didn't nail anthrax killer, GAO says

    WASHINGTON For a second time in three years, an inquiry cast doubt Friday on the FBI's assertion that genetic testing had cinched its conclusion that a now-dead Army bioweapons researcher mailed anthrax-laced letters that killed five people and terrorized...
  • GSA seeks developers for FBI headquarters

    GSA seeks developers for FBI headquarters
    The federal government is formally seeking developers to build a new headquarters for the FBI, opening the next phase in a competition between Maryland and Virginia to land the lucrative project. The General Services Administration said Friday evening...