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  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:53 pm
  • 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.

  • US puts off decision on Keystone XL pipeline 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Obama administration is putting off its decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline, likely until after the November elections, by extending its review of the controversial project indefinitely.

  • 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.

  • Iran protests UN ambassador ban to United Nations 
    Updated: Apr-15-14 3:49 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - Iran has formally protested Washington's refusal to grant a visa to its new U.N. ambassador, saying the move damages international diplomacy and sets a "dangerous" precedent.

  • 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.

  • Report: Gov't files lacking for $6B in contracts 
    Updated: Apr-05-14 5:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - A government investigation has found that the State Department has incomplete files or is missing files for more than $6 billion in contracts over the last six years.

  • US optimism ebbs over Myanmar reforms 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 4:05 am
  • WASHINGTON - Two years after the United States announced the normalization of diplomatic relations with Myanmar, optimism in Washington over the nation's embrace of democracy is waning and concern over the plight of minority Muslims is growing.

  • 'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress 
    Updated: Apr-04-14 3:25 am
  • WASHINGTON - The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the whole idea was "dumb, dumb, dumb." The congressional hearing could resolve key questions around the clandestine program, including whether the Obama administration adequately informed lawmakers about its plans.

  • Analysis: Ark. races early battle in Clinton wars 
    Updated: Mar-30-14 11:56 am
  • LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The last time David Brock had visited Arkansas, he was a key player in the wars over Bill and Hillary Clinton's legacy. Then a writer for the conservative American Spectator, he penned the 1993 article that sparked Paula Jones' sexual harassment lawsuit against the 42nd president. That lawsuit ultimately led to Clinton's impeachment.

  • Syrian-Armenian town's fate murky after rebel grab 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 6:19 pm
  • BADROUSIEH, Syria - When hundreds of residents of the postcard-pretty coastal Syrian village of Kassab fled this week, it bore historic weight: it was the third time since 1900 that ethnic Armenians there felt compelled to run for their lives.

  • In new row, Israel at odds with US over visas 
    Updated: Mar-28-14 11:26 am
  • TEL AVIV, Israel - With the United States irked at Israel over its settlement policies and the lack of progress in peace talks, an obscure diplomatic classification has emerged as a new sticking point between the two close allies.