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  • Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair gets reprimand, no jail time in sex case

    Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair gets reprimand, no jail time in sex case
    FT. BRAGG, N.C. — In a sentence so light it stunned even his lawyers, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair was sentenced Thursday to a reprimand and no jail time for misusing his authority over a subordinate with whom he had a three-year adulterous...
  • Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels

    Syrian military captures Crusader castle from rebels
    BEIRUT — The Syrian military on Thursday captured a historic Crusader castle that had long been a highly symbolic rebel bastion, the latest victory in an ongoing offensive along the Lebanese border, according to government and opposition accounts....
  • Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem

    Colombia's Urabeños criminal gang traffics in mayhem
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Human Rights Watch on Thursday blamed the Urabeños criminal gang for helping cause one of Colombia’s worst humanitarian crises in years: the forced displacement last year of 19,000 people from the city of Buenaventura. The...
  • U.S. to give up control of making policy for the Web

    U.S. to give up control of making policy for the Web
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Amid growing international concern over U.S. control of the Internet, the federal government plans to relinquish control of policy making for the Web to the “global Internet community.” The U.S. Commerce Department said...
  • Ukraine forces attacked by pro-Russia gunmen; navy facilities seized

    Ukraine forces attacked by pro-Russia gunmen; navy facilities seized
    MOSCOW — Ukrainian forces at two naval facilities in Crimea reported Wednesday that they were attacked by gunmen linked to Russia in violation of an earlier promise to give them until Friday to leave the breakaway region. Later in the day, a...
  • U.K. to give film industry more tax relief

    U.K. to give film industry more tax relief
    The British government took another step to lure filmmakers across the Atlantic. Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne announced Wednesday that the government had approved enhancements to the United Kingdom's film-tax-relief program, which will...
  • Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges

    Venezuelan officials say opposition leader faces criminal charges
    CARACAS, Venezuela — One month after the arrest of a key opposition leader, Venezuelan government officials have moved to prosecute another: national assembly member Maria Corina Machado. The Venezuelan National Assembly has ordered Atty. Gen....
  • As Syrian election looms, government slams U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi

     As Syrian election looms, government slams U.N. envoy Lakhdar Brahimi
    BEIRUT — As indications mounted that Syrian President Bashar Assad will seek reelection, the government lashed out Friday at a United Nations mediator who said an election could doom U.N.-sponsored peace talks meant to end the 3-year-old civil war....
  • Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Alaska 'road to nowhere' is actually a lifesaver

    Sen. Lisa Murkowski: Alaska 'road to nowhere' is actually a lifesaver
    To a non-Alaskan unfamiliar with the harsh realities of living in remote corners of the nation's largest state, the proposed link of two small towns whose populations barely total 1,000 people may seem like a "road to nowhere." Unfortunately, former...
  • Young, alone and in court

    Young, alone and in court
    Until about three years ago, federal agents annually intercepted some 8,000 unaccompanied minors entering the United States illegally. By last year, the number had jumped to nearly 26,000. This year's projection: As many as 60,000 youngsters may attempt...
  • Ukraine premier urges Russia, U.N. Security Council to prevent war

    Ukraine premier urges Russia, U.N. Security Council to prevent war
    Ukraine's acting prime minister appealed to the United Nations Security Council and Russia's ambassador to the world body to end the "military aggression" against the Crimean peninsula that threatens to plunge the two former Soviet republics into war....