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  • Americans being evacuated from Iraqi air base

    June 12, 2014 1:13 PM

    WASHINGTON - Officials say three planeloads of Americans are being evacuated from a major Iraqi air base in Sunni territory north of Baghdad to escape potential threats from a fast-moving insurgency. A current U.S. official and a former senior Obama administration official say that means the American training mission at... more »
  • Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors

    April 24, 2014 10:26 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Afghan officials say one of the three American doctors who were shot and killed today by an Afghan security guard at a hospital in Kabul was with Cure International, and had worked with children in the Afghan capital for seven years. The other two were a father... more »
  • US takes advantage of second-string Germany, 4-3

    June 2, 2013 4:32 PM

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Clint Dempsey scored twice in a five-minute span of the second half and moved into second place on the U.S. career scoring list, helping the Americans edge a second-string Germany team 4-3 in an exhibition game Sunday. Preparing for three World Cup qualifiers in a 12-day span... more »
  • NATO: 5 Americans killed in southern Afghanistan

    May 4, 2013 10:30 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - An official with the U.S.-led international military coalition says the five troops killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan were all Americans. Capt. Luca Carniel confirmed that the troops killed on Saturday were U.S. service members. The coalition did not disclose the location of the blast.... more »
  • 2 Americans killed in helicopter crash

    April 9, 2013 9:38 AM

    KABUL, Afghanistan - Two American service members are dead after the crash of a NATO helicopter in a field in eastern Afghanistan today. Officials say the cause of the crash is under investigation, but that initial indications are that there was no enemy activity in the area at the time.... more »
  • State Dept: Americans still hostage in Algeria

    January 18, 2013 12:37 PM

    WASHINGTON - A U.S. official says Americans are still held hostage in Algeria on the third day of a standoff with militants at a natural gas complex in the Sahara. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland says the U.S. is working with Algeria and other governments to try to secure their... more »
  • Lawmakers shown video of Benghazi attack

    November 15, 2012 6:00 PM

    WASHINGTON - Lawmakers have seen a video made drone surveillance and security camera video that showed them in real time the attack in Libya that killed four Americans, including the ambassador. Top intelligence officials showed them the footage as part of hearings on the attack in September on the diplomatic... more »
  • Roemer fails to get Americans Elect nomination

    May 18, 2012 2:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer's foundering bid to run for president as an independent candidate has taken another significant hit. Roemer had hoped to get the nomination of Americans Elect, a nonpartisan group pushing for a third-party candidate. But Americans Elect shut down its efforts... more »
  • Magic Johnson starting TV network

    February 21, 2012 10:28 AM

    Beverly Hills - Magic Johnson is launching a cable TV network targeting African Americans. The 24-hour "Aspire" channel will have programs with positive, uplifting images of African Americans according to 52-year-old Johnson. Aspire's programming mix will include movies, TV shows, music, comedy, performing arts and shows about faith.... more »
  • 26 new citizens naturalized in BR ceremony Play Video

    November 18, 2011 4:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - More than two dozen people became U. S. citizens today in a naturalization ceremony in Baton Rouge. Some of the new Americans have been living in the country for decades, while others said they fled to the U. S. to escape turmoil in their own countries.... more »
  • Terror Risk Up for Americans Overseas

    July 26, 2011 7:50 PM

    The risk of anti-American violence world-wide was raised with the death of Osama bin Laden and the State Department issued a global travel warning that Americans should take precautions and maintain vigilance. It says al-Qaida and other groups are planning terrorist attacks against U.S. interests in Europe,Asia, Africa and the... more »
  • State Dept. urges Americans not to go to Japan

    March 13, 2011 9:35 AM

    WASHINGTON- The State Department is advising U.S. citizens to avoid traveling to Japan at this time. The Asian nation, a close American ally, was struck by devastating earthquakes, a deadly tsunami and is now threatened by possible radiation leaks from several nuclear reactors damaged in the natural disaster. Japan's... more »
  • Some Americans trapped in Libya

    February 23, 2011 12:44 PM

    WASHINGTON - Some Americans who want to leave Libya will apparently need some help. U.S. officials say some Americans are trapped in Libya outside of the capital and want to leave. The Obama administration says it's working with other countries to get them out. State Department spokesman... more »
  • State Department says more than 2,400 Americans seek flights out

    January 31, 2011 12:58 PM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department says more than 2,400 Americans have contacted U.S. officials seeking government-chartered evacuation flights from Egypt. It says more than 220 have already left on the special flights and more are scheduled. The department said it expects to evacuate about 900 U.S. citizens... more »
  • US set to fly thousands of Americans from Egypt

    January 30, 2011 3:34 PM

    WASHINGTON- The State Department says there are thousands of U.S. citizens in Egypt who might need to be evacuated on U.S.-government arranged chartered planes. Assistant Secretary of States Janice Jacobs says she expects it will take several flights over the coming days to handle the number of Americans who... more »
  • Poverty in U.S. may be millions higher

    January 5, 2011 2:14 PM

    WASHINGTON- Poverty in America is millions higher than previously known, with one in six Americans -many 65 and older- struggling in the economy due to increasing medical care and other costs. Preliminary census figures released today show that government aid programs such as tax credits and food stamps kept... more »
  • Iranian leader defends 9/11 statement

    September 24, 2010 12:43 PM

    The Iranian president is defending his remarks at the U.N. in which he claimed most people in the world believe the United States was behind the Sept. 11, 2001 terror attacks. He also is challenging the United Nations to set up a commission to study the attacks. "I... more »
  • Poverty rises, net worth drops in U.S.

    September 17, 2010 11:21 AM

    Poverty is rising, and net worth is dropping in the United States. The Census Bureau confirms the nation's poverty rate climbed to 14.3 percent in 2009. 43.6 million do not make enough. The Bureau said 1 in 7 live in poverty, the most since record keeping began 51 years ago.... more »
  • Poll: Most say US still unprepared for disasters

    August 26, 2010 11:31 AM

    A new polls shows most people in the United States believe the government is unprepared for a natural disaster as large, or larger than Hurricane Katrina. The 5th anniversary of the storm is this coming weekend. The survey was conducted by Pew Research Center and says 6 in 10, about... more »
  • FDA concerned about too much medical radiation

    June 14, 2010 6:00 AM

    The Food and Drug Administration is taking a look at radiation treatment because of evidence that Americans get too much of it from tests. The average American's dose has grown sixfold in the past few decades. Americans get the most medical radiation in the world, accounting for half of the... more »
  • Report says FDA should force rollback in salty foods

    April 20, 2010 8:52 AM

    The Food and Drug Administration is considering regulating the amount of salt in food. Americans eat about 1½ teaspoons of salt daily, more than double what they need for good health - and high enough to increase risk of high blood pressure and other problems. Most of that sodium comes... more »
  • Bin Laden threatens Americans

    March 25, 2010 8:41 PM

    An audio recording said to be of Osama Bin Laden threatens to kill Americans if Khalid Sheik Mohammed is executed. Mohammed is the self-professed mastermind of the 9-11 attacks. He has said that if he is executed, it would make him a martyr and he would welcome it. Al-Jazeera aired... more »

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