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  • 5 Guantanamo prisoners released

    5 Guantanamo prisoners released
    Five men from Yemen were freed from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after more than a dozen years of captivity and sent to Estonia and Oman for resettlement, U.S. officials said Wednesday, the latest in a wave of releases that have alarmed...
  • Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address

    Text of Gov. McAuliffe's State of the Commonwealth Address
    Here is the prepared text for Gov. Terry McAuliffe's 2015 State of the Commonwealth Address:  Lieutenant Governor Northam, Speaker Howell, Chairman Stosch, men and women of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, people of Virginia – thank you...
  • Looking Out: Former GLCCB director announces plans for new North Baltimore center

    Looking Out: Former GLCCB director announces plans for new North Baltimore center
    The former head of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center of Baltimore has announced plans to launch a new organization -- also focused on LGBT issues -- in North Baltimore. Kelly Neel, who resigned as acting executive director of...
  • 7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm

    7 killed in Bangladesh violence as U.S. urges calm
    Seven people were killed Wednesday in worsening political unrest in Bangladesh, including five people who perished when demonstrators firebombed a passenger bus, officials said. Elsewhere, two political activists were assassinated in the latest round of...
  • Nigeria says 68.8 million registered to vote as attacks grow

    LAGOS, Nigeria Nigeria's election commission said the final number of registered voters for next month's polls is 68.8 million and that it's completing balloting arrangements for the almost 1 million people forced to flee their homes by worsening violence...
  • Administration: Few Guantanamo detainees turn to terrorism after release

    The Obama administration on Wednesday accused Republican critics of overstating the number of accused terrorists who have taken up arms after being released from the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. A group of GOP lawmakers, seeking to...
  • Worldwide terror alert, Russian volcano and other travel warnings

    Worldwide terror alert, Russian volcano and other travel warnings
    Worldwide: The U.S. State Department updated a worldwide travel warning for Americans Jan. 9, days after the terrorist attack at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris. Pointing to rising conflict and attacks from terrorist groups, the warning...
  • Obama calls French shooting 'cowardly evil attacks'

    Obama calls French shooting 'cowardly evil attacks'
    President Barack Obama called Wednesday's deadly shooting at a satirical newspaper in Paris "cowardly evil attacks" on journalists and a free press and vowed to help France pursue the terrorists who went on the run. Obama said the attack that left 12...
  • Kerry praises Pakistani military operation against militants, more work to be done

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday praised the Pakistani military's operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the results are "significant," but cautioned that more work needs to be done. Pakistan launched a major...
  • Nigeria's bloody conflict with Islamic militants grinds on in shadow of Paris attacks

    Nigeria's president was among leaders who condemned last week's attack by Islamic extremists on the French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, yet his response to the slaughter of civilians by militants in his own country has been muted. Some commentators...
  • Ukraine bus attack kills 12, could herald grim future as truce staggers

    An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 12 people Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. Across Donetsk, the city that Russian-backed separatists call their capital,...