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  • Report: Iran says Washington Post journalist to face trial soon

    A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday. The report by the IRNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, a senior judicial official. The report...
  • Islamic State group carried out Libya attack that killed American

    Islamic State group carried out Libya attack that killed American
    A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans. The group, calling itself "Islamic State in Tripoli...
  • Travel, trouble, traffic: State Department numbers on deaths abroad

    Travel, trouble, traffic: State Department numbers on deaths abroad
    In just an average week, Americans safely make more than 1 million trips abroad. But over the course of a year, hundreds of U.S. citizens do die abroad -- and traffic is the leading killer. Statistics from the U.S. State Department show 803 deaths...
  • Report: Iran says held Washington Post journalist will stand trial 'soon' on unknown charges

    A Washington Post journalist detained in Iran for months will stand trial "soon," the Islamic Republic's official news agency reported Wednesday. The report by the IRNA news agency quoted Gholam Hossein Esmaeili, a senior judicial official. The report...
  • Carnival safety tips for travelers to Brazil

     Carnival safety tips for travelers to Brazil
    Brazil: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends taking extra precautions while traveling for Carnival this year, especially during the height of activities Feb. 13-17. Because Carnival is associated with celebrating in excess, to...
  • Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial

    Obama should rescind Keystone veto threat: Editorial
    Although some squabbling this week held up a final vote, the U.S. Senate is likely to follow the House in passing legislation to authorize the Keystone XL pipeline. President Obama, who again appealed last week to Republicans to work with him —...
  • China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries

    China's man-made islands in disputed waters raise worries
    China is rapidly building five man-made islands from tiny reefs and shoals in the South China Sea, U.S. officials say, sparking concern that Beijing is growing more assertive in the disputed waters even as the United States boosts its own forces in the...
  • Gunmen storm luxury hotel in Libyan capital, killing 10, including American, 4 Europeans

    In the latest sign of Libya's descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three people from Asia. Two attackers were killed...
  • Obama pays respects to Saudis, defends close ties with kingdom despite human rights record

    In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama led a parade of American dignitaries to the ultraconservative desert kingdom Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death and take measure of the new monarch. Obama's presence...
  • Hillary Clinton warns U.S. 'can't close our eyes' to Muslim extremism

    In her first extended public remarks about the recent deadly attacks in Paris, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday that Americans "can't close our eyes" to the "dangerous strain of extremism within the Muslim world." Speaking...
  • Havana: US immigration policy for Cubans needs to change

    Havana acknowledged Wednesday that only Congress could change U.S. immigration laws for Cubans, but contended that there could be leeway in how the laws are implemented. Cuban officials have long said they have serious concerns about the Cuban Adjustment...