Putin: US-Russia positions on Syria don't coincide
2013-06-18 04:59:37 UTC
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin told President Barack Obama on Monday that their positions on Syria do not "coincide" but the two leaders said during the G-8 summit that they have a shared interest in ...
WikiLeaks trial focuses Army email list
2013-06-18 03:32:17 UTC
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A huge database of troop names and email addresses an Army private allegedly downloaded to a personal computer could be used by foreign adversaries to launch cyberattacks on service members, a government witness said Monday ...
Miss USA crown goes to Connecticut contestant
2013-06-17 22:16:23 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The newest Miss USA is leaving a white-collar job behind for the glamour and excitement that go with her new role — and she can't wait.
Moments after she was crowned at the Planet Hollywood hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip o...
Media study: more pro views on same-sex marriage
2013-06-17 14:02:53 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Around the time the U.S. Supreme Court was considering the same-sex marriage issue, news reports had more comments from supporters than opponents, a study released Monday concluded.
The Pew Research Center's Project for Excellen...
G-8 leaders to mull Syria, tax evasion, free trade
2013-06-17 04:31:59 UTC
ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Police are expected to outnumber protesters Monday at the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland, where leaders will seek to narrow their differences on Syria's civil war, promoting freer trade between Europe and...
White House: US respects Iran election results
2013-06-16 05:16:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Offering praise for Iranians and reproaching their government, the Obama administration said Saturday it respected the results of a presidential election conducted under restrictive conditions.
Shortly after moderate cle...
AP Analysis: Iran president may help shield rulers
2013-06-16 21:47:47 UTC
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — For a lesson in what Hasan Rowhani's reformist-backed presidency could mean for Iran, a promise Sunday by the ultra-powerful Revolutionary Guard to cooperate with him is a good guide.
Like the rest of Iran's r...
Reaction cool to US arms plan for Syrian rebels
2013-06-15 06:25:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration hopes its decision to give lethal aid to Syrian rebels will prompt other nations to beef up assistance, now that the U.S. has cited evidence that the Syrian government used chemical weapons against its pe...
By arming Syria rebels, US drawn into proxy war
2013-06-14 21:49:32 UTC
President Barack Obama's decision to begin arming Syria's rebels deepens U.S. involvement in a regional proxy war that is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines, pitting Sunni against Shiite Muslims, and threatening the stability of Syria...
Obama Authorizes Sending Weapons To Syrian Rebels
2013-06-14 02:53:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has authorized sending weapons to Syrian rebels for the first time, U.S. officials said Thursday, after the White House disclosed that the United States has conclusive evidence President Bashar Assad's gove...
Big Victory For Obamacare
2013-06-14 00:39:19 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Senate has passed an $8.8 billion state budget Thursday that includes the Medicaid expansion sought by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer as she embraces a signature part of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law over...
White House lawyer replacing retiring CIA deputy
2013-06-13 07:48:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — CIA Deputy Director Michael Morell is stepping down and being replaced by White House lawyer Avril Haines, who will be the first woman to hold the post.
When President Barack Obama named a successor to former CIA Director Davi...
Edward Snowden vows not to 'hide from justice'
2013-06-13 01:27:27 UTC
Hong Kong/ Beijing (The Guardian) -The NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden vowed yesterday to fight an expected move by the US to have him extradited from Hong Kong, saying he was not there to "hide from justice" and would put his trust in its legal ...
AEG CEO cites conflicting info on Jackson health
2013-06-14 01:52:25 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The head of the company promoting Michael Jackson's ill-fated comeback concerts testified Thursday that he received conflicting and confusing information about the singer's health days before his death.
AEG Live CEO Randy Phi...
Congress briefed on US surveillance programs
2013-06-12 06:01:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Dogged by fear and confusion about sweeping spy programs, intelligence officials sought to convince House lawmakers in an unusual briefing Tuesday that the government's years-long collection of phone records and Internet us...
US spy programs raise ire both home and abroad
2013-06-11 04:37:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration faced fresh anger Monday at home and abroad over U.S. spy programs that track phone and Internet messages around the world in the hope of thwarting terrorist threats. But a senior intelligence officia...
Leak of NSA programs tests US, China ties
2013-06-10 17:04:04 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — A day after the presidents of China and the United States ended their first summit, pledges of cooperation by the two leaders faced an early test from an unexpected quarter -- an American intelligence contractor was leaking hi...
'Kinky Boots' wins Tony Award for best musical
2013-06-10 04:33:13 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The feel-good musical "Kinky Boots," with songs by pop star Cyndi Lauper, won the 2013 Tony Award for best musical.
The musical is based on an obscure 2005 British film about a British shoe factory on the brink of ruin tha...
Intelligence chief defends Internet spying program
2013-06-09 04:54:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under stri...
US officials long denied massive data trawling
2013-06-08 05:43:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Top officials of the Bush and Obama administrations have repeatedly denied in recent years that the National Security Agency collected massive caches of phone and Internet data taken from millions of Americans.
Senators, White House official visit Guantanamo
2013-06-07 16:36:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough and two leading senators on national security are traveling to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Congressional aides to Sens. Dianne Feinstein, the chairwoman o...
Obama pushes plan for fast Internet in US schools
2013-06-07 04:21:20 UTC
MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Touting the need to give every child the tools for success, President Barack Obama on Thursday toured a North Carolina school where every student has a laptop and called for 99 percent of American students to be co...
Al Gore leveled harsh criticism at the Obama administration
2013-06-06 07:10:17 UTC
The Washington Post - Former Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore on Wednesday night leveled some rare and harsh criticism at the Obama administration, attacking its reported collection of phone records for millions of Americans.
Hezbollah And Syrian Army Capture Pivotal Border Town
2013-06-05 22:52:15 UTC
BAALBEK, Lebanon (AP) — Syrian troops and their Lebanese Hezbollah allies captured a strategic border town Wednesday after a grueling three-week battle, dealing a severe blow to rebels and opening the door for President Bashar Assad's regime to se...
Obama, Xi to talk cybersecurity, other issues
2013-06-05 04:21:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alleged high-tech spying from inside China will top the agenda when President Barack Obama sits down this weekend in California with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but other topics including Syria and China's record on human...