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  • Mexican officer and 7 soldiers in military court in killing of 22 people in June

    A Mexican army officer and seven soldiers were brought before a military court Thursday in connection with the shootings of 22 people in June -- an incident officials portrayed as a gun battle. The Mexican Defense Ministry said the eight men were...
  • Difficult decisions still ahead in nuclear talks: U.S. official

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Iran and six world powers ended more than a week of nuclear talks as expected without an understanding on all major issues, a senior State Department official said on Friday. "We do not have an understanding on all major issues, we...
  • American pastor marks 2nd year in Iranian prison

    WASHINGTON Under a dark and cloudy sky, Naghmeh Abedini, of Meridian, Idaho, stood before hundreds of people gathered in a park near the White House. She held in her hand a birthday letter to her daughter. With tears in her eyes, Abedini read the letter,...
  • Questions about Honda staff actions turn up heat in Bay Area race

    News reports questioning the propriety of emails between the government and campaign staffs of Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose) are roiling an already hot congressional race. Honda is facing an aggressive challenge this year by former Commerce Department...
  • Europeans say US never briefed them on plot by al-Qaida group

    IRBIL, Iraq European counterterrorism specialists say their American counterparts never mentioned an imminent plot by al-Qaida operatives in Syria to attack Western targets and didn't brief them on the group that's supposedly behind the plan, a previously...
  • U.S. says diseases like Ebola should be viewed as security threats

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration urged the international community Friday to view outbreaks of Ebola, MERS and other deadly diseases as global security threats that require broad and rapid responses to protect the safety of populations...
  • Colombia needs more prosecutors to fight human trafficking

    BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Colombia needs to train more prosecutors to identify and investigate human trafficking cases, boost low conviction rates and tackle a problem that remains largely invisible, the country's top watchdog said. Colombian...
  • Woman accused of hurling shoe at Clinton pleads guilty to trespassing

    LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton in April while the former secretary of state was giving a speech in Las Vegas has pleaded guilty to trespassing on a restricted building, federal prosecutors said on Thursday. ...
  • U.S. ready to expand South Sudan sanctions to end violence: envoy

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, frustrated with slow progress in South Sudan's peace process, is ready to expand sanctions against political and military figures unless warring parties end the violence quickly, the U.S. envoy to South Sudan said...
  • Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general

    Eric Holder: A legacy of highs and lows as attorney general
    Eric H. Holder Jr. is stepping down as the nation's 82nd attorney general after more than five tumultuous years. He leaves a legacy that will be praised by liberals and excoriated by conservatives. Here are some of the key points and issues of the...
  • Did cartel threats really preempt protest for Marine jailed in Mexico?

    Did cartel threats really preempt protest for Marine jailed in Mexico?
    It was the blockade that couldn't drive straight. On Saturday, unknown numbers of Americans angry about the Mexican incarceration of former Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi, illegal immigration and a bunch of other stuff, were supposed to drive to ports...