• U.S. Navy sends more warships near Yemen in security move

    The U.S. Navy has sent an aircraft carrier and a guided-missile cruiser into the waters near Yemen, officials said on Monday, heightening the U.S. maritime security presence as concerns mount over Yemen's escalating conflict. The U.S. Navy sent the carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and its escort…

  • U.S. says might talk to Iran about regional stability, cites Syria

    By Arshad Mohammed WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Monday it might talk with Iran about promoting regional stability, noting it had been open to including Iran in past efforts to achieve a Syrian peace deal if Tehran had altered its policy. State Department spokeswoman…

  • Bomb explodes at Spanish embassy in Libyan capital

    A bomb exploded in front of the Spanish embassy in the Libyan capital late on Monday, residents said, the latest in a string of attacks on foreign missions in the North African country. Spain's El Mundo newspaper said nobody had been hurt as Spain, like most Western and Arab countries, had pulled…

  • What do Americans really think about abortion? The answer may surprise you

    Abortion is one of the most polarizing issues in the United States today, but public opinion may not be as black and white as it seems. The poll’s findings unearth the nuances in public opinion often neglected when the media, politicians, and other opinion surveys frame the abortion debate as…

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  • Tsarnaev trial didn't stop Boston from celebrating its marathon

    Runners fought through the rain this morning, approaching the foot of Heartbreak Hill with the same clenched jaws and heaving chests as generations of runners have before them. The 119th Boston Marathon came off today with the weather being the only major dampener on an event that appears to be…

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  • Ohio cop's refusal to shoot: A model of police restraint?

    After a spate of controversial shootings by police officers, a new incident is drawing public attention for the opposite reason: An officer is shown on video refraining from the use of his weapon, despite clearly being in a volatile and dangerous situation. The incident involving Jesse Kidder, a…

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  • Norway to end FM radio broadcasts. Will US follow?

    Norway's government led the world last week with its announcement that it would be ending FM radio. Last Thursday, Norway’s Ministry of Culture announced that the nation would be switching off FM analog radio broadcasts by 2017, in favor of digital broadcasting. Thor Gjermund Eriksen, head of…

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  • Israel's Netanyahu says sanctions should remain on Iran

    JERUSALEM (AP) — As the international community moves to finalize a nuclear deal with Iran, Israel's prime minister says crippling sanctions should be maintained against the Islamic Republic until the country ends its regional "aggression."

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  • Bombings kill 12 people in Iraq

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bombings in and north of Baghdad on Saturday killed 12 people, including a soldier and his entire family, said Iraqi officials.

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  • Fierce storm lashes southeast Australia; 3 feared dead

    SYDNEY (AP) — A fierce storm lashing Australia's southeast destroyed homes, left dozens stranded in swirling floodwaters and may have led to the deaths of three people, officials said Tuesday.

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  • Afghan official: At least 2 dead in car bomb explosion

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official say at least two people have been killed in a car bomb explosion near a police station in the capital of southern Kandahar province.

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  • Top Asian News at 4:30 a.m. GMT

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea's prime minister has offered to resign amid a bribery scandal just two months after he took up the country's No. 2 post, officials said Tuesday, in the latest political crisis to hit President Park Geun-hye. Lee Wan Koo has been at the center of a corruption…

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  • Hong Kong rebound leads Asian stocks higher

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong led Asian stocks higher Tuesday as investors shook off initial pessimism over new measures by China's market regulator.

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  • After tasting power, former Egyptian president Mursi awaits sentencing

    Muslim Brotherhood leader Mohamed Mursi will stand in a court cage on Tuesday as a judge announces his fate nearly three years after he was declared Egypt's first freely elected president. The fall of veteran autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011 paved the way for what was unthinkable for decades – the…

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  • Egypt's Morsi faces likely death penalty in first verdict

    An Egyptian court could sentence deposed president Mohamed Morsi to death Tuesday in the first verdict against the Islamist nearly two years after the army ousted him. The Cairo court will deliver its verdict on charges of inciting the killing of protesters in December 2012, when Morsi was still…

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  • AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleads guilty to threatening to kill

    TAURANGA, New Zealand (AP) — AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd pleaded guilty in a New Zealand court Tuesday to a charge of threatening to kill a man who used to work for him. He also pleaded guilty to possessing methamphetamine and marijuana.

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  • South Korea's prime minister offers to quit amid bribery scandal

    South Korea's prime minister, who has denied an allegation that he took illegal campaign funds from a businessman who committed suicide, has offered to resign over the scandal, the presidential office said on Tuesday. The scandal threatens to weaken President Park Geun-hye and her Saenuri Party,…

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