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  • Hostage's mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji

    TOKYO – The mother of a Japanese hostage held by Islamic State extremists appealed publicly Wednesday to Japan's leader to save her son after his capt ...
    Jan. 28, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • 'Wicked storm': Blizzard drops 2 feet of snow on New England

    BOSTON – Its winds howling at more than 70 mph, a blizzard slammed Boston and surrounding parts of New England on Tuesday with none of the mercy it un ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Purported Islamic State message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages

    BEIRUT — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold hav ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Blizzard slams Boston area; winter storm mostly spares New York

    BOSTON — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on the Boston area along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 10:53 am
  • Obama defends U.S. ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security d ...
    Jan. 27, 2015 - 9:31 am
  • Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast U.S.

    NEW YORK – Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:52 pm
  • U.S. drone strikes resume in Yemen despite turmoil

    SANAA, Yemen – A U.S. drone strike targeted al-Qaida in Yemen on Monday, signaling Washington's determination to keep fighting the militants despite p ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:57 pm
  • Drone crashes at White House; hobbyist says it’s his

    WASHINGTON – A 2-foot-long drone apparently flown by a hobbyist crashed on the White House grounds Monday in an extraordinary, if unintended, breach t ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 11:51 pm
  • Russia defiant after more threats from West over Ukraine

    MOSCOW – A defiant President Vladimir Putin on Monday called the Ukrainian army a "NATO foreign legion," reflecting his readiness to stand up to the W ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking details of a covert mission to derail Iran's nuclear program in a case that, un ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:55 pm
  • Islamic State group nearly pushed out of Syria's Kobani

    BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Mon ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 10:52 am
  • 10 Things to Know for Jan. 26; 'Potentially historic' storm expected in northeast

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 7:11 am
  • Medical pot only OK for sick kids failed by other drugs: MDs

    CHICAGO – With virtually no hard proof medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be u ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Ukraine: Phone calls prove rebels attacked city, killed 30

    KIEV, Ukraine – Ukraine’s president said Sunday that intercepted radio and telephone conversations prove that Russia-backed separatists were responsib ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
  • Boko Haram attacks northeastern Nigerian city, scores killed

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria – In fierce fighting Sunday that killed more than 200 combatants, Nigerian troops clashed with Islamic extremists who attacked Maid ...
    Jan. 26, 2015 - 12:21 am
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