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  • Russia classifies military casualties in peacetime 
    Updated: May-28-15 4:25 pm

    MOSCOW - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a decree to make losses of Russian troops in peacetime a secret.

  • US negotiator in nuke talks with Iran to leave job in summer 
    Updated: May-27-15 10:58 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration's lead nuclear negotiator is leaving her post this summer, by which point the U.S. hopes to have reached an accord with Iran.

  • State Dept. files proposal to release Clinton emails 
    Updated: May-26-15 10:00 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department on Tuesday filed a proposal to resume the release of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's private account next month.

  • Sliver of Clinton emails hint at lingering political trouble story has video
    Updated: May-23-15 4:26 am

    WASHINGTON - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton received information on her private email account about the deadly attack on U.S. diplomatic facilities in Benghazi that was later classified "secret" at the request of the FBI, underscoring lingering questions about how responsibly she handled sensitive information on a home server.

  • Illinois prisons director resigns 2 months after taking job 
    Updated: May-22-15 12:24 pm

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner's choice for state prisons director has resigned just two months into the job.

  • US State Dept. employee faces cyberstalking, hacking charges 
    Updated: May-21-15 6:47 pm

    ATLANTA - A U.S. State Department employee is accused of sending threatening emails to college-aged women in the U.S. from his computer at the U.S. Embassy in London, authorities said.

  • Christie says he deserves media apology over bridge scandal 
    Updated: May-21-15 2:16 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he deserves an apology from the media over coverage of the George Washington Bridge scandal.

  • Chelsea Clinton book 'It's Your World' coming story has photos
    Updated: May-20-15 5:25 pm

    NEW YORK - Another Clinton is becoming an author.

  • State Dept. plans release of Clinton emails by next January 
    Updated: May-19-15 1:35 am

    WASHINGTON - The State Department has proposed releasing portions of 55,000 pages of emails from former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton by next January.

  • Art acquired in WWII Germany returned by Montana brothers 
    Updated: May-17-15 3:38 pm

    LIVINGSTON, Montana - It's been 70 years, but several pieces of art belonging to a German family - possibly removed by American soldiers at the end of World War II - have been returned to Germany, thanks to two local brothers.

  • Benghazi chairman: State Dept. blocking Clinton testimony 
    Updated: May-14-15 9:38 pm

    WASHINGTON - The chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Thursday that he can't set a date for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton to testify before his panel because the State Department has been slow in producing needed documents.

  • Hillary Clinton to make stop at Va. Democratic event in June 
    Updated: May-14-15 11:38 am

    RICHMOND, Virginia - Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will make an appearance at a Democratic Party fundraising event in Virginia.

  • Correction: Venezuela-US story 
    Updated: May-13-15 5:10 pm

    CARACAS, Venezuela - In a May 12 story about relations between the U.S. and Venezuela, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Venezuela ordered the U.S. to shrink its embassy in Caracas after the U.S. imposed sanctions on several Venezuela officials. Venezuela ordered the staff reduction before the U.S. sanctioned Venezuela, not after.

  • Benghazi prompts CIA to look at expanding survivor benefits story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 12:43 pm

    WASHINGTON - The family of a CIA operative killed in the 2012 attack on a U.S. diplomatic facility in Libya is in talks with the spy agency to expand survivor benefits for relatives of contractors who die in the line of duty.

  • Ex-Pentagon spokesman Kirby appointed State Dep't spokesman 
    Updated: May-13-15 10:35 am

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry has a new spokesman.

  • News guide: Big money, big questions for Clinton Foundation story has photos
    Updated: May-13-15 4:16 am

    WASHINGTON - Millions of dollars in foreign money sloshing around a presidential candidate, even in the name of helping the world's poor, is bound to spill over into controversy.

  • No breakthrough as Kerry meets Russia's Putin story has photosstory has video
    Updated: May-12-15 5:06 pm

    SOCHI, Russia - The United States and Russia emerged Tuesday from their most extensive, high-level talks in years vowing closer cooperation on Ukraine and Syria but unable to point to any breakthrough or new approach to bridge the major differences separating the two powers.

  • Obama administration urges approval of US-China nuclear pact 
    Updated: May-12-15 5:05 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration on Tuesday urged senators to support a new 30-year agreement with China on civilian nuclear cooperation but faced a barrage of concern from both parties that Chinese companies are exporting sensitive technology to Iran and North Korea.

  • US OK'd most Bill Clinton speech requests within days 
    Updated: May-12-15 2:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - State Department officials gave speedy and sometimes only cursory consideration to potential conflicts of interest when approving former President Bill Clinton's lucrative speeches to global companies and foreign governments during Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, an Associated Press investigation has found.

  • Suit challenges Ohio's voting system; elections chief balks 
    Updated: May-11-15 8:29 pm

    COLUMBUS, Ohio - A new federal lawsuit alleging that Ohio's voting arrangements disproportionately burden Democratic-leaning voters drew swift criticism from the political battleground state's Republican elections chief Monday.

  • US inconsistent in pressing China's banks on secrecy 
    Updated: May-11-15 6:23 am

    SHANGHAI - Counterfeiters use several of China's largest state banks as safe havens, relying on them to process credit card payments or move money beyond the reach of law enforcement in the United States, where many fake products are sold online. But the U.S. government has not taken a clear stand on whether to push Chinese banks to be more cooperative in tracing and seizing counterfeiters' money.

  • Complex challenges posed in international child abductions 
    Updated: May-10-15 11:01 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - The criminal case against Genevieve Kelley, a New Hampshire woman who absconded to Central America with her 8-year-old daughter more than a decade ago, is about to head to trial.

  • Ex-Gitmo inmate Omar Khadr asks Canada for a fresh start 
    Updated: May-08-15 1:51 pm

    TORONTO - A former Guantanamo Bay inmate, free for the first time since he was captured in Afghanistan when he was 15, asked Canadians for a second chance after spending 13 years in prison including a decade at Guantanamo.

  • Uruguayans frustrated by protest of ex-Guantanamo detainees story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 8:44 am

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Andrea Sastre doesn't mince words when it comes to the four former Guantanamo detainees camping in front of the U.S. Embassy in an increasingly bitter protest. Their grievances run the gamut, from demands that America compensate them to frustration over not being able to subscribe to Netflix in their adopted home.

  • State Dept plans no review of Clinton Foundation donations story has photos
    Updated: May-07-15 3:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - The State Department said Thursday it has no plans to review previously undisclosed donations to a branch of the Clinton Foundation that some say raise questions about potential conflicts of interest during former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton's time in office.