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WASHINGTON (AP) — New campaign ads claim the Democratic governor of Colorado is soft on a convicted killer and the Democrats' hopeful in Maine would dole out millions in tax dollars to immigrants in the country illegally. The Republican Governors Association started running the...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Until last weekend, the Russian Direct Investment Fund touted prominent U.S. and European executives who serve on its international advisory board by posting their names on its website. On Tuesday, that list was suddenly no longer accessible after one adviser...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But the trip also serves as schooling for Christie, a potential 2016 presidential candidate with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The leader of the Somalia-based al-Shabab extremist group was the target of U.S. military airstrikes that struck an encampment and a vehicle there on Monday night, a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. Navy Rear Adm. John Kirby said the results of the strike are...
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is telling the people of West Africa that stopping the spread of Ebola won't be easy, but "we know how to do it." In a video message the White House has released, Obama says the first step is to know the facts. He goes on to say that...
WASHINGTON (AP) — A family spokesman says relatives of freelance journalist Steven Sotloff are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants. In a two-sentence statement Tuesday, family spokesman Barak Barfi said Sotloff's family, quote, "knows...
The 2-minute, 46-second video shows Sotloff wearing an orange jumpsuit and kneeling on the ground as a man dressed in black takes a knife to Sotloff's throat begins slicing through it before the video fades. The next image is what appears to be Sotloff's decapitated head resting...
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is heading to Mexico on Wednesday, officially on a trade mission for his state. But he also is a potential 2016 presidential candidate, with a lot of swagger but little foreign policy experience. So with his state exporting $2...
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Al-Shabab's top leader was in one of two vehicles hit Monday night by a U.S. military strike, a member of the Somali Islamic extremist group said Tuesday. The rebel commander would not say whether Ahmed Abdi Godane, the group's leader, was among the six...