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  • Glendale passport center opens; service ends at other post offices

    Glendale passport center opens; service ends at other post offices
    A new passport center has opened in Glendale, offering one-stop passport applications that include the taking of required photographs. As of Monday, travelers who had need passport renewals and more and had been served by their post offices in Altadena,...
  • Couple detained in Qatar welcomed home at Pasadena church service

    Couple detained in Qatar welcomed home at Pasadena church service
    A standing ovation erupted inside the Lake Avenue Church in Pasadena during Sunday morning service as Matt and Grace Huang were called before the congregation. The Asian American couple, who were detained in Qatar for almost two years before recently...
  • After hostage rescue fails, no-negotiation policy is questioned

    WASHINGTON Two days after an American hostage was killed during a failed rescue mission in Yemen, a member of Congress questioned on Monday the U.S. policy of not negotiating with terrorists, saying that approach leaves highly risky military operations as...
  • How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam

    How Redding Resident Lost $110,000 In Scam
    It's a Bottom Line four-pack today. How to lose nothing, or $110,000, to scammers. That letter from Santa: Is that really you, St. Nick? And the realties of gift cards. The Grandparents Scam News item: Three Redding residents lost about $190,000...
  • U.S. braces for release of long-delayed report on CIA torture

    The most extensive review of U.S. intelligence-gathering tactics in generations is set to be made public Tuesday, reigniting a post-9/11 public debate over the use of torture to combat terrorism. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s much-...
  • US bases, embassies prepare for violence with release of Senate torture report

    WASHINGTON U.S. forces and diplomatic missions overseas braced Monday for the release of the public version of a long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report into the CIA's use of torture after a U.S. intelligence community warning of a "heightened...
  • US delivers 6 cleared Guantanamo prisoners to Uruguay

    The U.S. military dropped off six long-ago cleared Guantanamo captives in Uruguay on Sunday culminating a complex, on-again, off-again year-long deal to resettle the men in the nation of President Jose Mujica, himself a long-held political prisoner....
  • Six detainees transferred out of Guantanamo Bay prison to Uruguay

    Six men held at Guantanamo Bay were transferred to Uruguay, the largest single group of detainees to be moved from the military prison in Cuba, the Pentagon said Sunday. The transfer, nearly a year in the making, marks the first time that Guantanamo...
  • Politics must not hamper release of jailed Marylander in Cuba

    Politics must not hamper release of jailed Marylander in Cuba
    I read with a sense of chagrin and exasperation reporter Ian Duncan's article on Maryland resident Alan Gross who is incarcerated in Cuba ("Wife of jailed contractor and White House plea for his release," Dec. 3). The spokesman for the State...
  • Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release

    Kerry urges caution over timing of torture report release
    Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday privately expressed concern about the timing of the release of a long-awaited Congressional report criticizing the CIA's use of harsh interrogation methods days before it was expected to be released. Kerry's...
  • France, U.S. reach accord on Holocaust reparations

    France, U.S. reach accord on Holocaust reparations
    France and the United States have reached a $60 million agreement under which Holocaust victims who were transported to Germany by the French national railway will receive reparations, defusing a long-running dispute in Annapolis. The State Department...