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  • Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 alleged Al Qaeda members in Yemen

    Suspected U.S. drone strike kills 4 alleged Al Qaeda members in Yemen
    WASHINGTON – A suspected U.S. drone strike in Yemen — the fourth reported in the last 10 days — killed four alleged Al Qaeda members Tuesday, as the U.S. and British governments evacuated their embassies because of intelligence...
  • Yemen says it foiled Al Qaeda plot to attack key cities and ports

    Yemen says it foiled Al Qaeda plot to attack key cities and ports
    SANA, Yemen -- Authorities in Yemen foiled plots by Al Qaeda to take over key cities and attack strategic ports and gas facilities, a government spokesman said Wednesday amid a heightened alert that has seen Western embassies evacuated and a new suspected...
  • Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack

    Symbolic dates and Yemen strike drive fears of Al Qaeda attack
    Fears of impending terrorist strikes against Western targets in the Muslim world reached fever pitch Tuesday after a U.S. drone strike in Yemen, the evacuation of diplomatic missions in Africa and Europe and the approaching end of Ramadan and symbolic...
  • Yemen military officers taken hostage in suspected Al Qaeda assault

    Yemen military officers taken hostage in suspected Al Qaeda assault
    SANA, Yemen -- In the latest audacious strike by suspected Al Qaeda militants in Yemen, attackers on Monday stormed a military headquarters in the country’s southeast, killing at least five soldiers and army officers and taking dozens more hostage,...
  • Hunger strike, Yemeni dilemma could spur Guantanamo closure plans

    Hunger strike, Yemeni dilemma could spur Guantanamo closure plans
    A 100-day-old hunger strike at the Guantanamo Bay prison for suspected terrorists has agitated international human rights advocates anew, prompting fresh calls worldwide for closure of the detention center that President Obama vowed to shutter more than...
  • Yemen forces recapture key town from Al Qaeda, kill militants

     
    Yemeni government forces have recaptured a strategic southern town from Al Qaeda, killed more than 50 militant fighters in the last few days and forced the resignation of an air force commander who had resisted the political and security aims of the...
  • Al Qaeda diminished since Bin Laden's death, U.S. officials say

     
    WASHINGTON -- One year after U.S. Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the core of Al Qaeda is greatly diminished and the main terrorist threat has shifted to affiliates in Yemen and elsewhere, senior U.S. intelligence officials said Friday....
  • Leatherface of 'Chainsaw Massacre' arrested in animal cruelty case

     
    Andrew Bryniarski, who played Leatherface in the latest installment of "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre," and his girlfriend were arrested in Santa Monica after police found 25 Pomeranians in a mobile home, police said....
  • Hantavirus in Yosemite: 230,000 more visitors notified

     
    Yosemite National Park has again broadened its outreach regarding a recent outbreak of hantavirus, sending notifications to an additional 230,000 people who stayed in the park since early June....
  • Body found in burned car in Mount Washington

     
    Los Angeles police discovered a body in a burned car early Thursday morning in Mount Washington....
  • L.A. doctor, already in prison, convicted of Medicare fraud

     
    A doctor already in prison in a narcotics case has been convicted of health care fraud for submitting about $1 million in fake bills to Medicare in just seven months, according to the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles....