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Many human rights advocates and U.S. lawmakers say the upgrade has more to do with politics than with the facts on the ground in those countries.
The Obama administration has decided that the National Security Agency will soon stop examining — and will ultimately destroy — millions of American phone records.
The decision throws the bid process — and hopes that the U.S. will host another Olympics — into flux. If the USOC wants to stay in the race, Los Angeles is its likely choice. Let us know if you would want the Olympics here in our poll.
The first lady opened the games Saturday night at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, telling 6,500 athletes from 165 countries that she and her husband love them and are proud of them.
After delivering the atomic bomb for the U.S. attack on Hiroshima 70 years ago, the Indianapolis was torpedoed and sank. Its story has been all but forgotten, but 32 survivors are having a reunion.
The al-Qaida affiliated extremist group has claimed responsibility for a suicide car bomb attack in Mogadishu that has killed at least 10 people.
It's a global issue, and deaths are often high in the developing world. A new report looks at inexpensive ways to cut down on fatalities.
A fire at a hotel swimming pool that sent large plumes of black smoke high above the Las Vegas Strip appears to be under control.
The Department of Defense said it appreciates the "outpouring of support" but that the practice "could adversely impact our mission, and potentially create unintended security risks."
The panel's 18-12 vote comes just days after the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement by re-establishing diplomatic relations cut off during the Cold War.
The measures involve an overhaul to the banking and judicial systems — demands made by Greece creditors in exchange for the 86 billion euro rescue package.
Andre Anderson has a quarter century in law enforcement and is touted for his knack for community outreach in policing. He starts Thursday.
The intense lobbying on both sides of the issue reflected the importance of the pact for Obama, seeking a foreign policy capstone in the final months of his presidency, and the fierce opposition from Israel to the accord with Tehran.
Online sellers offer teacup pigs for thousands of dollars, promising the animals will stop growing after age 1 and stay small if fed a restricted diet, but once they grow too big to handle, people give them up.
Jason Rezaian was arrested over a year ago and has been held for months without charges in Iran's Evin Prison.