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  • Young Cuban-American groups emerge as Obama allies

    For a handful of Cuban-Americans, President Barack Obama's new Cuba policy wasn't much of a shocker. For months, they quietly advised the White House in hopes of shaping a new policy towards the communist-run nation. "A lot of what the president...
  • Obama says Sony hack not an act of war

    U.S. President Barack Obama moved to prevent U.S. anger at North Korea from spiraling out of control on Sunday by saying the massive hacking of Sony Pictures was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism. Washington's longstanding dispute with...
  • New U.S.-Cuba era

    WASHINGTON -- President Obama's surprise Christmas present to Cuba -- restoration of American diplomatic ties with the communist-run regime created by Fidel Castro and now run by his brother Raul -- follows a century of tumultuous dealings between the two...
  • 4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan

    4 Guantanamo prisoners transferred to Afghanistan
    Four detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced on Saturday. The Afghan detainees were released late on Friday at the request of...
  • 'The Interview' may be the first casualty in a serious, new kind of war

    Two years ago, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta warned that the United States faced the threat of cyberattacks from technologically sophisticated foes who could one day unleash chaos and death via the Internet. Derailing a train, contaminating water...
  • U.S. sends four Guantanamo prisoners home to Afghanistan

    Four Afghans held for over a decade at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday, the latest step in a gradual push by the Obama administration to close the jail. The men were flown to Kabul...
  • Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea

    Sony hack leaves U.S. in quandary on how to deal with North Korea
    With U.S. intelligence analysts quietly pointing to North Korea as having a hand in the destructive hack of Sony Pictures Entertainment computers, Obama administration officials scrambled Thursday to consider what, if anything, they should do in response....
  • U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report

    U.S. says 3 top Islamic State leaders killed in air strikes: report
    U.S.-led air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq have killed three of the militant group's top leaders, the head of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff told the Wall Street Journal on Thursday. In an interview with the newspaper, U.S. General Martin...
  • Guantanamo not part of US-Cuban bargain

    WASHINGTON The Obama administration has no intention of withdrawing from the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, despite the sudden shift in U.S.-Cuban relations. "There is no impact to Guantanamo from the changes announced today," the National...
  • Swap of former Cuban intelligence official at heart of US-Cuba deal

    WASHINGTON At the core of the breakthrough to normalize U.S.-Cuba ties was the swap of three Cuban spies for a former Cuban intelligence officer who sent information to the CIA that led to the exposure of agents who infiltrated U.S. military intelligence,...
  • Car bombs hit school bus in Yemen; at least 15 girls die

    A pair of car bombs in central Yemen on Tuesday killed at least 25 people, nearly two-thirds of them schoolgirls whose bus was hit, Yemeni officials said. A Shiite Muslim rebel group blamed Al Qaeda for causing the girls’ deaths in a botched...