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  • Official: 2 more Americans identified as Brussels victims

    March 27, 2016 9:30 PM

    WASHINGTON - A State Department official says 2 more Americans have been identified as killed in the attacks on Brussels, bringing the total number confirmed so far to 4. An official confirmed the deaths on grounds of anonymity Sunday night because this person was not authorized to discuss the matter... more »
  • No indication yet of any American deaths in Brussels attacks

    March 23, 2016 1:09 PM

    WASHINGTON - The Obama administration says it's unaware of any Americans killed in the Brussels attacks. State Department spokesman Mark Toner says about a dozen U.S. citizens are known to be injured. A number of other Americans remain unaccounted for. Toner says it's unclear if any Americans might be among... more »
  • State Department confirms release of 3 Americans in Iraq

    February 16, 2016 11:25 AM

    WASHINGTON - The State Department confirms that three Americans who were abducted in Baghdad last month have been freed. And Iraqi officials say they've been handed over to the U.S. Embassy in good health. In January, the U.S. embassy in Baghdad confirmed that several Americans had gone missing. Iraqi... more »
  • Several Americans missing in Iraq

    January 17, 2016 11:42 PM

    BAGHDAD - The U.S. Embassy in Baghdad is confirming that "several" Americans are missing in Iraq after local media reported that three Americans had been kidnapped in the Iraqi capital. U.S. Embassy spokesman Scott Bolz said Sunday that "We are working in full cooperation with Iraqi authorities to locate the... more »
  • 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 »

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