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The U.S. soldier who murdered 16 Afghan villagers in 2012 says he had lost compassion for Iraqis and Afghans over the course of his four combat deployments. The News Tribune newspaper of Tacoma ( http://is.gd/T5zorA ) obtained an eight-page letter Staff Sgt. Robert Bales wrote...
Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is endorsing Hillary Rodham Clinton for president. Malloy told WFSB-TV's "Face the State" on Sunday that Clinton has the best experience to lead the country. He also said in a statement released by the state Democratic Party that Clinton "is the...
A former business associate of Dennis Hastert says the ex-House speaker looked for ways to increase his income around the time he is accused of paying someone to stay quiet about decades-old misconduct. J. David John tells The New York Times that he asked a financial adviser in...
PARIS (AP) — He learned warfare in an al-Qaida training camp, did time at Guantanamo and more time in a French prison. With such a resume, Mourad Benchellali may seem an unlikely youth counsellor — but he is telling his story to young Europeans, warning them against the lure of...
KRUEN, Germany (AP) — Feasting on Bavarian beer and sausages, President Barack Obama on Sunday celebrated decades of U.S. friendship with Germany despite recent challenges and said the country "is proof that conflicts can end and great progress is possible." Obama kicked off an...
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The drug industry's decade-spanning search for a female equivalent to Viagra took a major step forward Thursday, as government experts recommended approval for a pill to boost sexual desire in women. The first-of-a-kind endorsement came with safety...
WASHINGTON (AP) — China-based hackers are suspected once again of breaking into U.S. government computer networks, and the entire federal workforce could be at risk this time. The Department of Homeland Security said in a statement that data from the Office of Personnel...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The growing use of encrypted communications and private messaging by supporters of the Islamic State group is complicating efforts to monitor terror suspects and extremists, U.S. law enforcement officials said Wednesday. Appearing before the House Homeland...
ADDISON, Texas (AP) — Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry launched his presidential campaign four years ago as an instant front-runner — a proven job-creator with solid conservative credentials, formidable fundraising prowess and perhaps enough cowboy swagger to take Republicans by...