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  • McCain blocks Obama's nomination for Iraq policy diplomat

    McCain blocks Obama's nomination for Iraq policy diplomat
    Senator John McCain said on Thursday he is blocking President Barack Obama's nomination of Anthony Blinken as the country's number two diplomat, citing sharp disagreement with the nominee's past statements on Iraq. "He's totally unqualified," the...
  • Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke

    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg like that Kim Jong Un doesn't get the joke
    Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's office on the Sony Pictures lot is a lot like you might imagine it to be. A glass marijuana pipe sits on the desk beside Rogen's computer along with an ashtray filled with the butts of half a dozen joints. An arsenal of Nerf...
  • Former Afghan translator living in US finally reunited with family

    SAN FRANCISCO For nearly a year, Mohammad Usafi has been living safely in the San Francisco Bay Area. The Taliban could no longer harm him. But he still feared that they would go after his family his father already had been murdered because he had...
  • World travel alerts: El Salvador, Thailand, Netherlands

    El Salvador: The U.S. State Department reissued a travel warning citing high levels of crime against tourists as cause for alarm. Officials reported that 33 Americans were murdered and 366 had passports stolen or were victims of other crimes while...
  • Family of American worker imprisoned in Cuba says he is 'done'

    The family of a U.S. foreign aid specialist who has been imprisoned in Cuba for five years said Wednesday that he is “done” and that President Obama must act to secure his release. The government contractor, Alan Gross, has lost more than...
  • House Benghazi committee to hold 2nd public hearing next week

    WASHINGTON True to his word, Rep. Trey Gowdy will convene a public hearing of the Select Committee on Benghazi before the year's end. The South Carolina Republican and chairman of the special House panel tasked with investigating the September 2012...
  • 'Ecstatic': Couple nears home after two-year 'nightmare' in Qatar

    After two years of fighting criminal charges in Qatar over the death of their daughter, Matthew and Grace Huang are nearly back home in Pasadena. ¬†¬† “I just had a picture sent to me of Matt and Grace on the plane headed home and it was quite...
  • UN torture experts weigh in on disputed Senate CIA interrogation report

    GENEVA Seven top United Nations human rights experts on Wednesday urged President Barack Obama "not to yield" to demands from the Central Intelligence Agency that key material be edited out from a Senate Intelligence Committee report on CIA...
  • L.A. couple, cleared in daughter's death, leave Qatar

    L.A. couple, cleared in daughter's death, leave Qatar
    A Los Angeles couple left Qatar on Wednesday after a nearly two-year legal saga that followed the death of their 8-year-old daughter. The Qatar government had given Matthew and Grace Huang permission to leave for home on Tuesday, a decision that came...
  • Qatar to lift travel ban on L.A. couple cleared in daughter's death

    Qatar’s government on Tuesday gave permission for a Los Angeles couple to leave for home, two days after an appeals court cleared them of charges in connection with the death of their 8-year-old daughter. Matthew and Grace Huang were expected to...
  • Alan Gross losing hope after 5 years in Cuban prison

    MIAMI As the fifth anniversary of the arrest and imprisonment of U.S. Agency for International Development subcontractor Alan Gross in Cuba approaches, he has received recent visits from his lawyer and two senators but refuses to see U.S. diplomats in...