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  • U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington

    U.S. orders Syria to close embassy in Washington
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration marked the third anniversary of the start of Syria's civil war Tuesday by ordering Damascus to close its embassy in Washington and expelling its diplomats, though it did not break diplomatic relations with...
  • Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later

    Denied a Medal of Honor, a worthy soldier finds out why decades later
    Using an ammo crate as a chair and an Army tent as his office, Pfc. John "Mac" MacFarland set up his typewriter and began to write. It was the sweltering summer of 1969, about a month after the fierce battle of Tam Ky in South Vietnam. MacFarland had...
  • Gaza tensions continue as mediators seek to clear the air

    Gaza tensions continue as mediators seek to clear the air
    JERUSALEM — An Islamist militant group said Thursday that it had agreed to a cease-fire after an intense round of rocket attacks on southern Israel from the Gaza Strip and retaliatory airstrikes by Israel's military. But several more rockets fell on...
  • Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes

    Rockets launched from Gaza Strip answered with Israeli airstrikes
    JERUSALEM--In the heaviest barrage in more than a year, dozens of rockets were launched at southern Israel from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, drawing condemnation from Israel’s political leadership and swift retaliation by its military. At least 60...
  • South Sudan ponders the road ahead after ethnic killings

    South Sudan ponders the road ahead after ethnic killings
    JUBA, South Sudan — Concealed in the Nile River reeds, mothers and their children crouched underwater, holding their breath as long as possible, as South Sudanese militias on the bank argued whether to hunt down and kill dozens of people hiding...
  • Sochi Olympics safety fears soar after video, 'white widow' report

    Sochi Olympics safety fears soar after video, 'white widow' report
    A video threatening attacks on the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, and the reported spotting of a suspected "white widow" volunteer for suicide bombing have intensified security concerns for the event and prompted U.S. military plans to evacuate...
  • Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention

    Iraqi security forces accused of raping, torturing women in detention
    The woman held at an Iraqi death row facility arrived for a meeting with a human rights group last year on crutches, the result, she said, of nine days of beatings and electric shocks. Seven months later, Human Rights Watch said Thursday, the woman...
  • U.S. apologizes after airstrike mistakenly kills 5 Afghanistan troops

    U.S. apologizes after airstrike mistakenly kills 5 Afghanistan troops
    KABUL, Afghanistan — The U.S. military offered its condolences Thursday after an airstrike on an Afghan army outpost mistakenly killed five Afghan soldiers and injured at least seven. The predawn strike in eastern Afghanistan's Logar province,...
  • U.S. airstrike mistakenly kills 5 Afghan soldiers

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- A U.S. airstrike hit an Afghan army outpost early Thursday morning, killing five Afghan soldiers and injuring seven others, U.S. and Afghan officials said. Officials in the Charkh district of eastern Logar province, where the...
  • Cause of South L.A. fire that killed mother, toddler investigated

    Cause of South L.A. fire that killed mother, toddler investigated
    Investigators are trying to determine what sparked a fire Wednesday in a converted garage in South L.A., killing a mother and her toddler in what are the city's 10th and 11th civilian fire fatalities this year. The street in front of the pink stucco...
  • Peace talks resume in Pakistan amid more violence

    Peace talks resume in Pakistan amid more violence
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- As government mediators tentatively restarted peace talks with Pakistani Taliban representatives Wednesday, a roadside bomb struck a convoy of paramilitary forces in the country’s tribal region, killing six security personnel...