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Coast Guard, Navy search seas off Molokai for 2 from helicopter

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:32
The Coast Guard searched through the night Tuesday for two men aboard a helicopter that disappeared Monday night off the northwest coast of Molokai.

France: Security law that replaces state of emergency passes

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:31
France's Parliament has adopted a sweeping counterterrorism law that replaces a 2-year-old state of emergency and is meant to give police more tools to fight violent extremism.

US allies air concerns about Trump's 'Buy American' order

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:29
Israel, Hong Kong and Taiwan joined a number of U.S. allies at the World Trade Organization on Wednesday to express concerns over a Trump administration executive order that calls on U.S. authorities to "maximize" use of American-made goods, products and materials in government procurement.

Hungarian who helped Jews flee Holocaust honored in Budapest

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:25
A Hungarian who printed thousands of passports allowing Jews to flee the country during World War II has been honored with a memorial plaque.

Turkey's top diplomat won't buckle to US 'impositions'

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:21
Turkey won't buckle under U.S. "impositions," its foreign minister said Wednesday as officials from both countries met to try to resolve a diplomatic dispute that resulted in the mutual suspension of traveler visas for each other's citizens.

Kidnapped Italian priest released in Nigeria with 2 others

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:17
An Italian priest kidnapped at gunpoint in Nigeria was released after five days and was in good condition, Italy's foreign minister said Wednesday.

Hungary: Police search Scientology center in Budapest

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:15
Hungarian police carried out a search at a Church of Scientology center in Budapest on Wednesday. Church of Scientology International spokeswoman Karin Pouw called the search "religious suppression under the guise of data protection."

Marine colonel caught in Florida prostitution sting

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:12
A Marine colonel on temporary assignment at U.S. Central Command was arrested in Florida on Saturday attempting to solicit sex from an undercover cop working as part of a prostitution sting, according to the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

Thousands march over 'Somalia's 9/11;' attack details emerge

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 13:03
Somali intelligence officials shared a detailed account of the country's deadliest attack, while thousands marched Wednesday in Mogadishu in a show of defiance against the extremist group blamed for Saturday's truck bombing that left more than 300 dead.

Man convicted of plotting to behead conservative blogger on behalf of ISIS

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:56
A Massachusetts man was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead conservative blogger Pamela Geller and kill other Americans on behalf of the Islamic State group.

Haley urges UN to challenge Iranian actions after Trump decision

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:50
Nikki Haley urged the U.N. Security Council to consider a wide range of Iran's "destabilizing" actions in the Middle East in an early test of whether President Donald Trump's toughening position on the Islamic Republic is alienating allies and leaving the U.S. isolated internationally.

Netanyahu's Iran challenge is helping Trump fix or scrap deal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 12:48
Israel is making a diplomatic push to extend restrictions in the international nuclear deal with Iran to its development of ballistic missiles, sponsorship of terrorist acts and weapons proliferation to terrorist groups, three senior Israeli government officials said.

Bergdahl lawyers: Judge should throw out case over new Trump comment

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:57
Attorneys for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl renewed efforts to have the soldier’s court-martial dismissed, filing an 11th-hour motion Tuesday arguing President Donald Trump’s reasserted past criticism of their client makes a fair sentence impossible.

Hawaii's missile defense urged as North Korean threat persists

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:56
Although the United States has been stymied in reining in North Korea’s nuclear program, a former U.S. Pacific Command deputy commander said President Donald Trump’s tough words can be matched with real action by enhancing the defense of Hawaii.

School fallout shelter untouched for 55 years might come in handy now

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:53
A few Fridays ago, in D.C. neighborhood, Smithsonian curator Frank Blazich put on headlamp and descended into the subbasement of Oyster-Adams intermediate school in search of the past. He found an intact fallout shelter dating to 1962. A time capsule to a nation's panic, lined up in a long, concrete hall.

Trump gives more mixed signals in bipartisan health deal

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:42
President Donald Trump sent more perplexing signals Wednesday about whether he backs a bipartisan Senate deal for steadying health insurance markets, saying he backs lawmakers' efforts to strike that compromise but "can never support" federal bailouts for insurers.

Tough housing market awaits California wildfire victims

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:36
As firefighters gain on wildfires burning in Northern California's wine country, the many thousands who lost their houses, condos and apartments in those fires will have to find a new place to live in one of the toughest housing markets in the nation.

Trump says Comey knew he was going to exonerate Clinton

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:29
President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Wednesday to revive his long-standing complaint about the FBI's handling of the Hillary Clinton email server investigation, alleging that then-Director James Comey had protected the Democratic presidential nominee by prematurely "exonerating" her before the 2016 election.

US Olympic gymnast alleges sexual abuse by team doctor

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:17
Olympic medalist McKayla Maroney says she was molested by former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar from the time she was 13 to her retirement from the sport last year.

Coast Guard seeks cause of fire aboard ship in Mississippi

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 11:13
Officials are investigating why a U.S. Coast Guard ship briefly caught fire before dawn while docked on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.