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  • China seizes 31 trafficking suspects holding Myanmar women

    BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities in the northern region of Inner Mongolia arrested 31 people on suspicion of trafficking women because they had held 14 people, 11 of them from Myanmar, state media said on Monday. Five of the non-Chinese victims...
  • Deal: L.A.-Israel airfare and 3 nights in Tel Aviv for $1,459

    Deal: L.A.-Israel airfare and 3 nights in Tel Aviv for $1,459
    El Al Airlines hopes to draw winter travelers to Israel with an offer that includes L.A.-Tel Aviv airfare and a hotel stay, starting at $1,459 per person. Tourism to Israel fell off this past summer after violent conflicts erupted in the Gaza Strip...
  • New Benghazi report says security flaws were known, but not why Stevens was there

    WASHINGTON A House Intelligence Committee investigation of the Sept. 11, 2012, attacks on U.S. outposts in Benghazi concludes that while the Central intelligence Agency had properly secured its compound in the Libyan city, the State Department knew its...
  • Current immigration laws hamstring U.S. economy, tech industry says

    The presidential orders on immigration Thursday night offered little relief to the nation’s technology industry, with company executives, venture capitalists and lobbyists expressing frustration that Congress hasn’t moved to improve the...
  • Families of US hostages say government ignored their search for answers

    WASHINGTON Within days of a video emerging that showed the beheading of journalist James Foley, his mother, Diane Foley, bluntly told President Barack Obama what she and the families of other hostages held in Syria had been feeling for months: The...
  • Chief diplomats leave Iran nuclear talks despite looming deadline

    VIENNA High-level talks over Iran's nuclear program are to be interrupted to allow Western top diplomats to leave for last-minute consultations on a potentially historic deal with their governments, officials in Vienna said Friday. The interruption is...
  • GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing

    GOP panel on Benghazi finds no Obama administration wrongdoing
    The CIA and the military acted properly in responding to the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, a Republican-controlled House committee has found. Its report concluded that there was no wrongdoing by Obama administration...
  • GOP senator calls House panel's Benghazi report a 'bunch of garbage'

    A top Republican on Sunday dismissed as “full of crap” a report by the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee that largely absolves the Obama administration for its handling of the deadly 2012 attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya....
  • El Mirador's Maya marvels await discovery in the Guatemalan jungle

    El Mirador's Maya marvels await discovery in the Guatemalan jungle
    After a daylong slog through the suffocating Guatemalan jungle, we emerged before a soaring pyramid in the ghostly ruins of El Tintal, our first stop in the forested realm of the Serpent King. A slight breeze stirred the air, offering a respite from the...
  • Teaching hate

    Teaching hate
    "You've got to be taught to hate..." (Oscar Hammerstein, "South Pacific") The murder on Tuesday of five people and the serious wounding of several others while they were praying at a synagogue in Jerusalem is only the latest in a continuing pattern of...
  • Infected, cured of Ebola and still committed to doing good

    WICHITA, Kan. It's something no one should have to tell the person they love. But David Writebol had to tell his wife of 40 years. They'd both already seen the effects of Ebola. At first there were just reports from northern Liberia, which borders...