| Apr 16, 2012
| 4:17 AM
Early, dire warnings credited with limiting human death toll in Midwest tornado outbreak
WOODWARD, Okla. (AP) — When a tornado shrouded in darkness and wrapped in rain dropped quickly from the sky above this northwest Oklahoma town, many...
| Apr 30, 2012
| 4:47 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil.
But the terrorist network dreams still of payback,...
| May 7, 2012
| 5:21 PM
Back from a visit to Kabul, Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger expressed confidence in relations between the U.S. and Afghanistan. It's Pakistan that concerns him.
"A lot of terrorists are being trained and harbored in Pakistan," said Ruppersberger, the top...
| May 10, 2012
| 4:22 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Frustrated by what they said are stalled efforts to free a U.S. soldier taken prisoner three years ago in Afghanistan, the man’s parents have gone public with previously secret U.S. attempts to trade him for Taliban prisoners...
| Sep 9, 2012
| 11:53 AM
WASHINGTON, DC -- The head of U.S. special operations has contacted members of the covert Navy SEAL team that killed Osama bin Laden to reconfirm some details of the al Qaeda leader's last moments conveyed in a new book, and military officials have...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:32 AM
Abu Yahya al-Libi, the No. 2 man in al Qaeda and a longtime public face of the terrorist network, is dead, White House spokesman Jay Carney said Tuesday.
Al-Libi's death was "another serious blow to core al Qaeda," said Carney. "His death is part of...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 4:01 AM
Panetta says U.S. is 'reaching the limits of our patience' with Pakistan
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday pressured Pakistan to do more to root out the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani terrorist network from its...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 12:57 PM
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday declared the insurgent Haqqani network a terrorist body, a move that could undermine Afghan peace efforts and test fragile U.S.-Pakistani relations.
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 9:57 PM
Amid partisan questioning from both sides in former Sen. Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearing last week, a major opportunity was lost.
Hagel’s fellow Republicans grilled the defense secretary nominee on past statements about Israel and his...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Amid partisan questioning from both sides in former Sen. Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing last week, a major opportunity was lost.
Hagel's fellow Republicans grilled the defense secretary nominee on past statements about Israel and his opposition to...
| Feb 12, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Afghan officials on Monday reported the assassination of a provincial jurist from restive Kunar province. His 8-year-old daughter was killed along with him, they said....