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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Thursday that recent U.S. strikes that killed Americans were consistent with guidelines for counterterrorism efforts, and experts say the attacks appear to have been within the bounds of U.S. law despite what the president called "...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The American and Italian aid workers were killed inadvertently in a drone attack targeting al-Qaida in January, U.S...
NEW YORK (AP) — A new program that was supposed to get patients off waiting lists at Veterans Affairs medical centers by letting them switch to private-sector doctors is proving to be an even bigger disappointment than initially thought. The Veteran's Choice program launched on...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surprised scientists have fished a tiny, extraordinarily rare shark — called a pocket shark — out of the Gulf of Mexico. The dead specimen is only the second of its species ever found. The only other was found off the coast of Peru in the Pacific Ocean 36 years...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A group of American Indian actors have walked off the set of an Adam Sandler movie over complaints about stereotypes and offensive names. Actor Loren Anthony told The Associated Press on Thursday that he and eight others quit the production of the...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Michael Brown's parents filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson on Thursday, opening a new chapter in the legal battle over the shooting that killed their son and sparked a national protest movement about the way police treat blacks...
1:45 p.m. A civil rights group says it will conduct its own investigation into the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of a mysterious spinal injury he suffered after he was arrested by Baltimore police. The Baltimore chapter of the Southern Christian Leadership...
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — The parents of Michael Brown have filed a wrongful-death lawsuit against the city of Ferguson over the fatal shooting of their son by a white police officer. Brown's death last summer put a national spotlight on the often-contentious relationship between...
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Adnan Abdihamid Farah's parents took his passport away last year when it came in the mail, and his mother would later tell authorities she feared her son would "disappear." She also stopped the 19-year-old from traveling with his brother, Mohamed Abdihamid...