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  • US unwilling to give up Mideast peace process yet 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 6:25 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The suspension of peace talks between Israel and Palestinians on Thursday delivered the harshest blow yet to Secretary of State John Kerry's ambitious, if perhaps quixotic, hope of ending the decades-long impasse at the cost of focusing on other crises around the world. But Kerry refused to accept defeat, saying "we will never give up our hope or our commitment for the possibilities" of Mideast peace.

  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter' 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 4:41 pm
  • SAN JOSE, Costa Rica - The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in 2009 that the plan could jeopardize the two countries' diplomatic relations.

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers 
    Updated: Apr-24-14 3:56 pm
  • NEW YORK - The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of international law.

  • Hillary Clinton calls for more sanctions on Putin 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 9:31 pm
  • STORRS, Connecticut - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tells an audience at UConn she believes the outcome in Ukraine will be a bad one for Russia.

  • Lawyer: US man held in Cuba seeks to go home soon 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:22 pm
  • HAVANA - The lawyer for U.S. government subcontractor Alan Gross, who has been imprisoned for more than four years in Cuba, said Wednesday his client is certain he will go home in the next year, be it alive or dead.

  • Gov. Patrick: Clinton would be "a great president" 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:14 pm
  • BOSTON - Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick is heaping praise on Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying she would "make a great president."

  • Coakley 1st to submit signatures for governor 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 3:33 pm
  • BOSTON - Democratic Attorney General Martha Coakley on Wednesday became the first candidate for Massachusetts governor to formally submit nomination signatures to the secretary of state's office, and said she was taking nothing for granted despite recent polls suggesting she is the early front-runner.

  • Hillary Clinton headlining forums in Mass., Conn. 
    Updated: Apr-23-14 5:46 am
  • STORRS, Connecticut - Hillary Rodham Clinton will be headlining forums in Boston and at the University of Connecticut as she considers another run for president in 2016.

  • Shedding light on Clinton's health overhaul flop 
    Updated: Apr-19-14 4:44 am
  • WASHINGTON - Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.

  • Chelsea Clinton expecting 1st child 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:59 pm
  • WASHINGTON - Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.

  • UN: Iran cuts stock closest to nuke-arms grade 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:50 pm
  • VIENNA - Iran has converted three quarters of a nuclear stockpile that it could have turned quickly into weapons-grade uranium into less volatile forms and is well on the way toward transforming the rest, the U.N. atomic agency reported Thursday.

  • Hotel magnate, Democratic fundraiser pleads guilty 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 3:07 pm
  • NEW YORK - A wealthy hotel executive and Democratic fundraiser who supported Hilary Clinton for president pleaded guilty Thursday to charges he secretly funneled more than $180,000 in illegal campaign contributions to three unnamed candidates and coached someone to lie about it.

  • Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 7:53 am
  • WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.

  • Chelsea Clinton: I might run for office someday 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 9:52 pm
  • NEW YORK - Chelsea Clinton says she's happy right now with her elected representatives - but might come for their jobs if that changes.

  • Alleged Hillary Clinton shoe thrower detained 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 8:14 pm
  • PHOENIX - A federal magistrate on Tuesday ordered a Phoenix woman to remain jailed until she is returned to Las Vegas to face federal charges alleging she threw a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a speech.

  • US eyes more action against Russia if talks fail 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 2:46 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department says the U.S. is eyeing a new round of sanctions against Russia over its actions in Ukraine, but any new move against Moscow is unlikely until after a diplomatic meeting later this week in Geneva.

  • Clinton to headline Clean Energy Summit in Vegas 
    Updated: Apr-12-14 8:50 pm
  • LAS VEGAS - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is due to return to the Las Vegas Strip later this year to deliver a keynote speech at a renewable-energy conference.

  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 11:07 am
  • LAS VEGAS - Hillary Rodham Clinton ducked a thrown shoe, expressed surprise, cracked a couple of jokes that drew applause and continued her keynote speech on stage in front of a Las Vegas convention audience.

  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 12:04 am
  • LAS VEGAS - A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton as the former secretary of state began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.

  • 2016 campaign checklist: Hillary Clinton 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 6:38 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A look at Hillary Rodham Clinton's preparations for a potential 2016 presidential campaign:

  • AP Interview: Arab League chief backs peace talks 
    Updated: Apr-10-14 2:11 pm
  • CAIRO - The head of the Arab League said Thursday he is confident that Israel and the Palestinians soon will resolve a crisis over the release of long-held Palestinian prisoners and extend their U.S.-brokered peace negotiations beyond an April deadline.

  • US officials reject Rubio claim about CIA report 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 5:39 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The State Department is seeking the declassification of a 10-month-old letter expressing its concerns about a controversial Senate torture review, U.S. officials said Wednesday.

  • Judge slaps State Department over Blackwater 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 4:18 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A federal judge is calling for an investigation of the State Department over years of delays in prosecuting Blackwater security guards in the shootings of dozens of Iraqi citizens in 2007.

  • Clinton: Women's rights will boost economy 
    Updated: Apr-09-14 1:16 am
  • PORTLAND, Oregon - Hillary Rodham Clinton weighed in on a proposed Oregon constitutional amendment that would require equal rights for women, saying Tuesday "it would be nice to be in the constitution."

  • Vietnam dissident released, arrives in US 
    Updated: Apr-07-14 6:29 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A prominent Vietnamese dissident whose father was an associate of the nation's founding president Ho Chi Minh arrived in the U.S. Monday after being released from prison by Vietnam, the State Department said.