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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Legal experts: Caracas mayor fights conspiracy charges in troubled courts

    BOGOTA, Colombia Antonio Ledezma, the imprisoned mayor of Venezuela's capital, will ask the courts this week to drop charges that he was part of an alleged criminal network that planned to kill President Nicolas Maduro. Ledezma's lawyer, Omar Estancio,...
  • Turkish military enters Syria to evacuate troops, tomb

    Hundreds of Turkish troops backed by tanks took part in an overnight operation into neighboring Syria to evacuate dozens of besieged soldiers guarding an Ottoman tomb and remove the remains amid fears the shrine was threatened by Islamic State militants....
  • Family travel five: What to know before your child sets off with another family

    With spring break and summer holidays on the horizon, it's possible your child may be invited to join a friend's family on vacation. Here are five tips to consider. 1.Friendly and familiar. Is your child comfortable in the other family's home or company?...
  • Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre

    Sikh group sues Bollywood actor in U.S. court over '84 India massacre
    Amitabh Bachchan is hardly a household name in the U.S., but in his native India, he is a megastar. He has appeared in more than 150 Bollywood films and served as a longtime host of the country's wildly popular version of "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?"...
  • 'Drill sergeant from hell' ran granddaughter to death, Ala. prosecutor says

    'Drill sergeant from hell' ran granddaughter to death, Ala. prosecutor says
    — A prosecutor calls Joyce Hardin Garrard the "drill sergeant from hell," a woman so mean she made her 9-year-old granddaughter run until the girl collapsed and died, all as punishment for lying about candy. In court, the 59-year-old year old...
  • Court seems split over spouse's right to protest visa denial

    The Supreme Court seemed divided Monday over whether a California woman can challenge the government's refusal to issue a visa to her husband from Afghanistan. The justices heard arguments in the case of Fauzia Din, a naturalized U.S. citizen who sued...
  • US names first global envoy for LGBT rights

    The United States named its first international envoy for gay rights Monday, tasking a veteran diplomat with leading U.S. efforts to fight violence and discrimination against LGBT individuals overseas. Randy Berry, currently the consul general in the...