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  • Unwelcome mat: White House tries to counter Netanyahu visit

    In what is becoming an increasingly nasty grudge match, the White House is mulling ways to undercut Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming trip to Washington and blunt his message that a potential nuclear deal with Iran is bad for Israel and...
  • Supreme Court hears woman's case on visa denial for Afghan husband

    Supreme Court justices gave a mostly skeptical hearing Monday to a California woman who wants the State Department to explain why it barred her Afghan husband from joining her in this country. The government argued that it has the power to exclude...
  • Supreme Court justices wary of expanded rights for new immigrants

    Supreme Court justices gave a mostly skeptical hearing Monday to a California woman who wants the State Department to explain why it barred her Afghan husband from joining her in this country. The government argued it has an undisputed "power to exclude...
  • Lost amid fiery rhetoric: progress toward closing Guantanamo

    Thirty-five-year-old Abdalmalik Wahab had been imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay for nearly 14 years without charge when he got some good news: The U.S. government was no longer interested in holding him. A panel made up of representatives of six government...
  • Egyptian court sentences activist to 5 years in prison

    A prominent Egyptian activist behind the 2011 uprising was sentenced to five years in prison on Monday over an unauthorized but peaceful protest, signaling authorities' determination to stifle dissent a day after President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi vowed to...
  • Former Maldives president dragged into court by police

    Police on Monday dragged the Maldives' former president into a court, which ordered his detention while he is tried over his decision to arrest a top judge three years ago. Mohamed Nasheed was arrested Sunday and charged under an anti-terrorism law....
  • Does Cuba still belong on the sponsor of terrorism list?

    Does Cuba still belong on the sponsor of terrorism list?
    While President Barack Obama recently "instructed" Secretary of State John Kerry to review whether Cuba belongs on the State Department's list of "State Sponsors of Terrorism," the Federal Bureau of Investigation offered a reward of "up to $1 million...
  • Getty and city of L.A. launch website mapping historic places

    Getty and city of L.A. launch website mapping historic places
    The Getty Conservation Institute and the city of Los Angeles are expected to announce Tuesday the new website HistoricPlacesLA.org, the first digital portal designed to inventory, map and contextualize the city’s cultural heritage sites. The...
  • New Zealand to send troops to Iraq to train local forces

    New Zealand will send a small number of troops to Iraq to help train local forces in their battle against the Islamic State group, Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday. Key told lawmakers the country would deploy up to 143 military personnel, who...
  • Clinton's speeches inspire gifts, gratitude and potential conflicts

    SANTA CLARA, Calif. When Hillary Clinton arrives in Silicon Valley this week to give her latest speech, the likely presidential candidate will be among friends. Clinton will serve as the keynote speaker Tuesday at a conference sponsored by a series of...
  • Rep. Granger urges Obama to send arms owed to Egypt

    WASHINGTON Rep. Kay Granger, R-Texas, is pushing the White House to release weapons systems, especially F-16 fighter jets, to Egypt as well as aid to Jordan and the Iraqi Kurds, as the region warily eyes the military intentions of the Islamic State. In a...