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  • US, Syria reportedly in talks to free American journalist

    WASHINGTON U.S. officials are negotiating with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government for the release of a McClatchy contributor who vanished more than two years ago while reporting in Syria, according to a French newspaper report published Tuesday....
  • House passes resolution urging Obama to send arms to Ukraine

    The House on Monday overwhelmingly approved a resolution urging President Barack Obama to send lethal weapons to Ukraine to protect its sovereignty in its fight against Russian-backed rebels. The resolution was approved 348 to 48. There is bipartisan...
  • Businessman who faked death arrested in North Carolina

    A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to dodge debts while reaping millions in life insurance benefits is sitting in a North Carolina jail after applying for a passport under another man's name. Jose Salvador Lantigua of...
  • Trudy Rubin: Changing the lives of Afghan women, with a Pennsylvania connection

    Many Afghan women worry their recent gains will be lost after the last U.S. troops leave. But the story of Suraya Pakzad a courageous Afghan woman with links to Philadelphia and Scranton shows how ordinary Americans can help Afghan women preserve their...
  • U.S. forces leave Yemen amid concerns it is haven for terror groups

    All remaining U.S. government personnel withdrew from Yemen over the weekend as fighting erupted near the last haven for American special forces there and an Iran-backed militia took control of key locations in the country’s third-largest city....
  • Cuba, US say third round of diplomatic negotiations ends

    Cuba, US say third round of diplomatic negotiations ends
    A third round of U.S.-Cuban negotiations over the restoration of full diplomatic relations ended after a day of talks, Cuban and U.S. officials said Tuesday. They provided no details on whether progress was made toward a deal on reopening embassies in...
  • The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran

    The inconvenient truths in Tom Cotton's letter to Iran
    It has been an Iranian tradition since 1979 to end Friday prayers with chants of "Death to America!" In a purely rational world, that would be all one needed to know that Iran is not a reliable negotiating partner. Alas, we do not live in such a world....
  • Democrats have a weak bench should Hillary falter

    WASHINGTON -- The furor over Hillary Clinton's private email account has brought undesired attention to her pre-candidacy for president. It resurrects old questions not only about her penchant for privacy but also about her political skills and those of...
  • Speak Out

    Email criticism Did you know that President Obama had absolutely no idea Hillary Clinton was using her personal email server as Secretary of State, instead of the encrypted State Department email server, until he read about it in the newspaper? That...
  • Keystone Kops government

    What has gone wrong with the U.S. government in the past month? Just about everything, from the fundamental to the ridiculous. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the United States to warn Congress about the dangers of a nuclear Iran. He...
  • Japan investigates death threats to U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy

    Japan investigates death threats to U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy
    Japanese police are investigating phone calls threatening to kill U.S. Ambassador Caroline Kennedy and another American envoy, authorities said Wednesday. The calls to the U.S. Embassy targeted Kennedy and Alfred Magleby, the U.S. consul general on...