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  • new storyReport: Pinochet covered up burning death of US resident story has photos
    Updated: Jul-31-15 5:16 pm

    SANTIAGO, Chile - U.S. documents published Friday indicate Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet covered up the military's role in the burning death of a 19-year-old U.S. resident during a 1986 protest, a case that drew worldwide condemnation and strained the regime's relationship with Washington.

  • new storyTaking on Bush and Rubio, Clinton calls for Cuba embargo end story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-31-15 4:16 pm

    MIAMI - Drawing a sharp distinction with Republican rivals in the pivotal election state of Florida, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday called on the GOP-run Congress to end the trade embargo the U.S. has imposed on Cuba since 1962

  • Kerry off to Mideast with Egypt, Iran deal, Syria on agenda 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 12:53 pm

    WASHINGTON - Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Middle East on Friday for security talks in Egypt and discussions in Qatar with Arab foreign ministers whose countries are wary of the nuclear deal struck with Iran. He will not visit Israel, America's foremost Mideast ally and the primary foreign opponent of the Iran agreement.

  • What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call 
    Updated: Jul-31-15 3:12 am

    WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified information included improperly on email that went through a home server Clinton used in lieu of the official State Department email system.

  • Judge chides State official over AP records request response 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 10:19 pm

    WASHINGTON - A judge on Wednesday chided a State Department official for the department's slowness in responding to Associated Press requests for documents from Hillary Rodham Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.

  • Clinton to testify before Benghazi panel on Oct. 22 
    Updated: Jul-29-15 8:21 pm

    WASHINGTON - The House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, says Hillary Rodham Clinton has agreed to appear before the panel on Oct. 22.

  • GOP: Still no deal on Clinton testimony to Benghazi panel story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:44 pm

    WASHINGTON - Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department's pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 9:16 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.

  • Scholars drawn to conflict zones stoke college safety debate story has photos
    Updated: Jul-28-15 7:38 am

    BOSTON - Some U.S. colleges with overseas-study programs won't touch Ukraine. Tufts University, on the other hand, is drawn to the turmoil in the former Soviet republic, which the U.S. State Department deemed dangerous for travel.

  • Christie, Clinton to face voters at New Hampshire town halls 
    Updated: Jul-28-15 3:43 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - In Nashua and Newport, voters will have a chance to engage directly with presidential candidates Hillary Clinton, a Democrat, and Chris Christie, New Jersey's Republican governor.

  • Kyrgyz president fumes over award to jailed journalist 
    Updated: Jul-27-15 7:32 am

    BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan - The president of Kyrgyzstan on Monday lambasted the United States for honoring a jailed Kyrgyz journalist.

  • Missouri governor's race no mirror of White House contest 
    Updated: Jul-26-15 12:14 pm

    JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - A well-known and well-funded Democrat, opposite a field loaded with an array of Republican candidates. The contest to become Missouri's next governor may seem similar to the White House race, but experts say important differences will affect it.

  • Texas fights immigrants' lawsuit over birth certificates 
    Updated: Jul-22-15 8:17 pm

    SAN ANTONIO - Texas health officials on Wednesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by immigrant parents who were denied birth certificates for their U.S.-born children because local authorities refused to recognize as valid certain forms of identification.

  • Clinton stops for soup, cobbler ahead of Michigan fundraiser story has photos
    Updated: Jul-21-15 5:37 pm

    DETROIT - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton has stopped for some soup and sweet potato cobbler in Detroit ahead of a $2,700-a-head fundraiser in the suburbs.

  • Grievances persist despite start of new era in US-Cuba ties story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-20-15 5:27 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Cuban national flag fluttered in the Washington sun Monday as the U.S. and Cuba formally ended more than a half-century of estrangement, formally re-establishing relations severed at the height of the Cold War. But the symbolism of an embassy ceremony could not conceal deep, lingering conflicts between the nations.

  • High-stakes lobbying on Iran deal; pressure for Congress story has photos
    Updated: Jul-19-15 2:24 pm

    WASHINGTON - Israel's ambassador to the United States raced in and out of offices on Capitol Hill, trying to persuade lawmakers that the nuclear deal with Iran is a historic mistake.

  • Clinton, Kerry join in criticism of Trump's McCain statement story has photos
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:18 pm

    WASHINGTON - GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump's statements dismissing Sen. John McCain as a war hero are drawing criticism from prominent Democrats as well Republicans.

  • Overseas students learning how American democracy works 
    Updated: Jul-18-15 11:11 am

    HAMILTON, Ohio - The current state of American democracy is something Egyptian student Mahmoud Harb believes can eventually work in his home country - but just not yet.

  • Cuban flag to hang in State Dept. lobby as embassies reopen 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 4:36 pm

    WASHINGTON - The Cuban flag will soon be hung in the lobby of the State Department, joining those of other nations with which the United States has diplomatic relations, the department said Friday.

  • Obama plans Alaska trip for climate change conference 
    Updated: Jul-17-15 4:11 pm

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The White House has confirmed that President Obama will travel to Alaska next month for a climate change meeting.

  • AP-GfK Poll: Minorities, young Americans still backing Obama story has photos
    Updated: Jul-17-15 9:13 am

    WASHINGTON - Even as the public remains closely divided about his presidency, Barack Obama is holding on to his support from the so-called "Obama coalition" of minorities, liberals and young Americans, an Associated Press-GfK poll shows, creating an incentive for the next Democratic presidential nominee to stick with him and his policies.

  • White House seeks support at home and abroad for Iran deal story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-16-15 5:57 pm

    WASHINGTON - At home and abroad, the White House courted support for a landmark nuclear deal with Iran on Thursday as congressional leaders in both parties pointed toward a politically charged showdown this fall over Republican attempts to scuttle the agreement.

  • Iran nuclear deal: Fine 'new chapter' or 'historic mistake'? story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-14-15 10:16 pm

    VIENNA - Overcoming decades of hostility, Iran, the United States, and five other world powers struck a historic accord Tuesday to check Tehran's nuclear efforts short of building a bomb. The agreement could give Iran access to billions in frozen assets and oil revenue, stave off more U.S. military action in the Middle East and reshape the tumultuous region.

  • Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche dies in Chinese prison story has photos
    Updated: Jul-13-15 10:16 pm

    BEIJING - Tibetan lama Tenzin Delek Rinpoche has died in prison 13 years into serving a sentence for what human rights groups say were false charges that he was involved in a bombing in a public park. He was 65.

  • Can independent Sanders get on NH Democratic primary ballot? story has photos
    Updated: Jul-11-15 8:58 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - From his run for mayor of Burlington to numerous campaigns for Congress, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has for more than three decades eschewed traditional party labels in his pursuit of political office, winning election after election as an independent.