updated: 06/19/2013 10:29 a.m.
BERLIN — Appealing for a new citizen activism in the free world, President Barack Obama renewed his call Wednesday to reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles and to confront climate change, a danger he called "the global threat of our time."
posted: 06/19/2013 9:03 a.m.
LOS ANGELES — Michael Hastings, the war correspondent whose unflinching reporting from Afghanistan led to the resignation of a top U.S. army general, has died in a car accident in Los Angeles, according to his employer and family.
posted: 06/19/2013 9 a.m.
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updated: 06/19/2013 10:38 a.m.
OAKLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A search of a rural field in suburban Detroit has failed to turn up the remains of former Teamsters union leader Jimmy Hoffa, an FBI agent announced Wednesday as authorities ended the dig.
posted: 06/19/2013 7:43 a.m.
BERLIN — President Barack Obama on Wednesday defended U.S. Internet and phone surveillance programs as narrowly targeted efforts that have saved lives and thwarted at least 50 terror threats.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:29 a.m.
A key committee in the Republican-led House approved a tough enforcement-focused immigration bill Tuesday over objections from Democrats and disruptions from protesters shouting “Shame, shame, shame!”
posted: 06/19/2013 5:26 a.m.
A federal appeals court judge Tuesday called on the president and Congress to consider a different approach to the handling of legal cases of Guantanamo Bay prisoners.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:25 a.m.
The U.S. foiled a plot to bomb the New York Stock Exchange because of the sweeping surveillance programs at the heart of a debate over national security and personal privacy, officials said Tuesday at a rare open hearing on intelligence led by lawmakers sympathetic to the spying.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:19 a.m.
President Barack Obama, Russian President Vladimir Putin and other Group of Eight leaders took a united stance Tuesday on seeking a negotiated Syrian peace settlement to forge a “united, inclusive and democratic” government — but couldn’t agree on whether this means President Bashar Assad must go.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:17 a.m.
Prosecutors in Poland and Germany are reviewing files on a Minnesota man who was a commander of a Nazi-led unit to see whether they have enough evidence to press charges and request his extradition from the United States.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:12 a.m.
The New York Police Department’s widespread spying programs directed at Muslims have undermined free worship by innocent people and should be declared unconstitutional, religious leaders and civil-rights advocates said Tuesday after the filing of a federal lawsuit.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:10 a.m.
A former enforcer for James “Whitey” Bulger who admitted killing 20 people insisted Tuesday that he is not a hit man or a serial killer but instead is a “nice guy” who was only trying to help his family and friends when he pumped bullets into victims while working with Bulger and his gang.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:08 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “Any immigration reform bill that is going to go into law ought to have a majority of both parties’ support if we’re really serious about making that happen.” House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, on speculation that he might bring Senate immigration legislation up for a vote despite opposition from many conservatives in his chamber Article, 2A
posted: 06/19/2013 5:08 a.m.
After crowd-funding campaigns from Veronica Mars and Zach Braff, James Franco is trying to raise $500,000 to bankroll a trilogy of movies.
posted: 06/19/2013 5:07 a.m.
Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Missouri Democrat and one of Barack Obama’s first backers in the Senate in his 2008 presidential primary fight against Hillary Rodham Clinton, threw her support to Ready for Hillary, the political action committee pressing Clinton to run for president in 2016.