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  • Poll: Americans concerned most over China's economic power

    September 9, 2015 11:19 AM

    WASHINGTON - A new survey finds that China's economic muscle remains a more serious concern for Americans than security threats posed by cyber attacks and the Asian nation's growing military power. The survey was released Wednesday by the Pew Research Center ahead of a U.S. state visit this month by... more »
  • AP Poll: Americans approve of drone strikes on terrorists

    May 1, 2015 3:33 AM

    WASHINGTON- A new Associated Press-GfK poll shows that 6 in 10 Americans favor using drones to target and kill members of terrorist groups such as al-Qaida overseas, while only 13 percent are opposed. About 24 percent don't feel strongly either way. By a wider margin, nearly three-quarters of Americans say... more »
  • Obama says climate change is harming Americans' health

    April 7, 2015 3:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama says climate change isn't just affecting the nation's weather, it's harming Americans' health. Obama says, for example, that increasing wildfires are putting more pollution in the air, allergy season is growing longer and insect-borne diseases are on the rise. Obama spoke Tuesday at Howard University... more »
  • American crash victims US government contractor, daughter

    March 25, 2015 10:33 AM

    WASHINGTON - The Associated Press has learned that two Americans presumed to have died in the plane crash in the southern French Alps include a U.S. government contractor and her daughter. The mother was identified as Yvonne Selke of Nokesville, Virginia, a longtime and highly regarded employee of Booz Allen... more »
  • Major survey finds record low confidence in government

    March 11, 2015 2:59 PM

    WASHINGTON - A major survey finds Americans' confidence in all three branches of government is at or near record lows. The 2014 General Social Survey finds only 23 percent of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the Supreme Court, 11 percent in the executive branch and 5 percent... more »
  • Early bird shoppers turn out on Thanksgiving

    November 27, 2014 5:56 PM

    NEW YORK - Americans are heading to the stores for gift shopping on Thanksgiving in what's quickly becoming a new holiday tradition. Just a few years ago when some stores started opening late on the holiday, the move was met with resistance from workers and shoppers who believed the day... more »
  • US says North Korea releases 2 detained Americans

    November 8, 2014 10:55 AM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. intelligence officials say two American citizens are on their way home from North Korea after their release from prison there. A spokesman for Director of National Intelligence James Clapper says Clapper is accompanying Americans Kenneth Bae and Matthew Miller on their journey back to the United States.... more »
  • Mix of sour mood and hope for change on Election Day

    November 4, 2014 1:09 PM

    Some Americans are expressing frustration with government as they go to the polls today, though there's some hope mixed in with the voices of cynicism. A voter in Denver who calls himself a radical moderate says he worries whether ordinary people are being heard anymore. He says it seems "the... more »
  • US: 1 American released from North Korea

    October 21, 2014 1:21 PM

    WASHINGTON - After nearly six months in custody in North Korea, American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released. The State Department today announced the release of Fowle, who had been awaiting trial on charges of leaving a Bible at a nightclub in a northern port city last May. He's now... more »
  • Obama on Labor Day: Don't take rights for granted

    August 30, 2014 11:50 AM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is asking Americans this Labor Day to think about the rights and benefits that people often take for granted. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says he's optimistic about the growing economy. He says decisions made now will determine whether the recovery will... more »
  • Experts seek to reassure Americans about Ebola risk

    August 3, 2014 10:58 AM

    ATLANTA - The Ebola virus has killed more than 700 people in Africa and health officials say it could have catastrophic consequences if allowed to spread. So why would anyone allow infected Americans to come to Atlanta? The answer, experts say, is because Emory University Hospital, with its super-secure isolation... more »
  • US doctor with Ebola arrives in Atlanta

    August 2, 2014 11:05 AM

    ATLANTA - A doctor infected with Ebola in Africa has arrived in Atlanta for treatment. Dobbins Air Reserve Base spokesman Lt. Col. James Wilson says a plane carrying the patient landed Saturday morning at the base. An ambulance from Atlanta's Grady Memorial Hospital left the base shortly afterward. Samaritan's Purse... more »
  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »

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