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Marine Arrested Mexico

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PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico

The lawyer of retired Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi is arguing he needs to be released to get treatment for his combat-related post-traumatic stress, which Mexican authorities don't treat.

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Canada Parliament shooting: I cry for victims, not son, suspect's mom says

In a brief and tear-filled telephone interview with The Associated Press Thursday, Susan Bibeau said she did not know what to say to those hurt in the attack.

Blackwater Trial

Blackwater guards found guilty in Iraq shootings

The shootings on Sept. 16, 2007, caused an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare.

3 American teens reportedly suspected of trying to join Islamic militants

Three Denver teens were stopped at a German airport and sent home to the U.S. Their disappearance was originally treated as a standard runaway case.

Hong Kong students march on chief executive's residence

About 200 pro-democracy activists held signs and shouted slogans in front of the home of Leung Chun-ying, a day after student leaders met with government officials in an effort to defuse the crisis.

Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93.

Who's catching your cellphone conversations?

The police do it. The FBI does it. Could be, foreign governments do it. With the right equipment, people can hijack your cellphone calls and texts and listen in.

US: 1 American released from North Korea

The State Department said Tuesday Jeffrey Fowle was home after negotiators left Pyongyang and that the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae.

Retired Major General Angela Salinas helped blaze trail for women in military

One of the "Makers" documentary trailblazers in "Women in War," Retired Maj. Gen. Angela Salinas enlisted in 1974 and became the highest ranking female officer in the Marines.

Some millennials — and their parents — are slow to cut the cord

Millennials get a lot of financial and emotional support from their parents, which critics say causes delayed adolescence. But actually this close relationship benefits both kids and parents.

Expelled Nazi war criminals got millions in social security

An AP investigation found that by 1999, 28 suspected Nazi criminals had received $1.5 million in Social Security payments after being expelled from the U.S.

Recall: US agency warns car owners to get air bags fixed

A potential safety crisis over defective air bags widened as the U.S. government issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million people to get their cars fixed.

Why a plane-full of Good Samaritans flew to West Africa despite Ebola

On the plane to Monrovia, our NPR correspondent saw the best of human nature in the passengers on board. Almost all of them were headed to Liberia to lend a helping hand.

Liberia president describes heavy cost of Ebola

Appealing for more international help, Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf said Ebola has killed more than 2,000 people in her country.

Vatican bishops scrap opening to gays, divorced members

Earlier this week an interim summary of the synod on family issues included conciliatory language on gays and on the taking of holy communion for divorced church members.

Judge strikes down Arizona's ban on gay marriage

The ruling Friday bars state officials from enforcing a 1996 state law and a 2008 voter-approved constitutional amendment that outlawed gay marriage.