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  • US-Cuba talks head to Washington

    MIAMI The second round of U.S.-Cuba talks, which will be held Friday at the massive limestone Department of State building in a wintery Washington, D.C., is expected to be a nuts-and-bolts negotiating session to restore diplomatic ties between the two...
  • US pressures Cuba to turn over fugitives

    US pressures Cuba to turn over fugitives
    U.S. officials will continue this week to pressure Cuba to turn over fugitives wanted for Medicare fraud and other crimes in the United States. Closer cooperation between the two old adversaries could disrupt a criminal pipeline that has funneled ill-...
  • Kidnappers of American missionary in Nigeria demand ransom

    The armed men who abducted an American missionary earlier this week in southern Nigeria have demanded a ransom of nearly $300,000, police said Wednesday. Rev. Phyllis Sortor was kidnapped from the Hope Academy compound in Emiworo, Kogi state on Monday...
  • U.S., Israel trade jabs over Netanyahu's 'destructive' speech

    U.S., Israel trade jabs over Netanyahu's 'destructive' speech
    Tension between Israel and the U.S. escalated sharply Wednesday as senior Obama administration officials publicly admonished Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting an invitation to address Congress two weeks before Israeli elections and...
  • U.S. visa denials need more explanation

    U.S. visa denials need more explanation
    Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen from Afghanistan who now lives in Fremont, Calif., wants to bring the man she married in 2006 to join her in her adoptive country. Her situation is poignant and her claim that the U.S. government mistakenly denied...
  • Appeals court: Former Bosnian prison guard can be extradited

    A former Bosnian prison camp guard living in the U.S. is eligible for extradition to his native country to face war-crimes charges, a federal appeals court ruled Wednesday. Almaz Nezirovic of Roanoke County, Virginia, is accused of torturing Serbians...
  • State Dept. official charged with soliciting minor

    A U.S. State Department official will be headed to Virginia to face a charge of soliciting a minor following his arrest in Washington, D.C. Daniel Rosen appeared Wednesday in D.C. Superior Court, where he waived extradition to Virginia. An online court...
  • Mr. President, time to close the Cuban criminal pipeline

     Mr. President, time to close the Cuban criminal pipeline
    Dear Mr. President, Welcome to South Florida. We look forward to your town hall meeting tonight at Florida International University. The schedule says you plan to talk about immigration, which is our concern today. You're expected to talk about...
  • Overfishing driving slavery on Thailand's seafood boats

    Urine pools under a bed where an emaciated Burmese man lies wearing only a T-shirt and a diaper. As he struggles to sit up and steady himself, he tears at his thick, dark hair in agitation. He cannot walk and doesn't remember his family or even his own...
  • State Department official arrested, suspected of soliciting sex from minor

    A senior State Department official who oversees counter-terrorism programs has been arrested on suspicion of soliciting sex from a minor, authorities in Virginia said late Tuesday. Daniel Rosen was arrested at his home in Washington just after noon...
  • Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s

     Brazilian city suffering worst drought since 1930s
    Brazil: The lowest rainfall levels since 1930 have led to a severe water shortage in Sao Paulo, causing water rationing in the country's commercial capital of 20 million people. Many homes and businesses are experiencing drastically reduced access to...