| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2012
The attack by Taliban fighters this week on a major Pakistani air base where nuclear weapons allegedly were stored offered a dramatic example of what the U.S. fears most about its unstable, nuclear-armed ally. Though Pakistan claimed its forces repelled...
| 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...
| Oct 29, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Afghanistan attacks: As many as 13 Americans were killed Saturday when a suicide car bomb hit a military bus in Kabul. It was the deadliest single incident other than helicopter crashes since the Afghanistan war started in 2001....
| Oct 29, 2011
| 4:38 PM
Afghanistan attacks: Insurgents mounted several attacks across Afghanistan Saturday, including a car bomb that hit a NATO military vehicle in downtown Kabul, killing at least 13 Americans....