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  • U.N. experts: U.S. officials, CIA agents who OK'd, carried out torture should be prosecuted

    GENEVA — All senior U.S. officials and CIA agents who authorized and carried out torture like waterboarding as part of former President George W. Bush ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:26 pm
  • 10 Things to know for Dec. 10; Congress tests spending bill

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:38 am
  • Obama health adviser apologizes for 'glib' remarks

    WASHINGTON – MIT economist Jonathan Gruber – an often-quoted adviser on the president’s health care law – told Congress on Tuesday he was glib and “in ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:26 am
  • CIA torture report: Senate probe catalogs brutality against detainees

    WASHINGTON – The United States brutalized scores of terror suspects with interrogation tactics that turned secret CIA prisons into chambers of sufferi ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Detainee Zubaydah a key figure in Senate report

    WASHINGTON – Abu Zubaydah was the CIA's guinea pig.He was the first high-profile al Qaida terror sus ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:32 pm
  • Maryland mother, 2 young sons among 6 dead in Gaithersburg plane crash

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. — Residents of a suburban community adjacent to a small, regional airport said they don't give much thought to the jets that fly ove ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:52 am
  • Top quotes of 2014: 'I can't breathe!' from Eric Garner tops list

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — "I can't breathe!" — the exclamation made by a black man, Eric Garner, while being placed in a police chokehold — was chosen as the ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:22 am
  • Facebook's most popular in 2014: Ice Bucket Challenge, Brazil elections

    NEW YORK — Day after day, Facebook captures our best and worst moments, from the birth of a new baby to heated political spats. So what got discussed ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • U.S. prepares for security risks from torture report

    WASHINGTON — American embassies, military units and other U.S. interests are preparing for possible security threats related to the release of a repor ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:31 pm
  • Federal autopsy of Michael Brown released in Ferguson police shooting

    ST. LOUIS — A federal autopsy in the Ferguson police shooting reached similar conclusions to those performed by local officials and a private examiner ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:56 am
  • 159 arrested in 3rd night of California protests in Berkeley

    BERKELEY, Calif. — Hundreds of people marched through Berkeley for a third night a row, blocking a major highway and stopping a train as activists in ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:55 am
  • Ivory prices soar in China on new demand, report says

    NAIROBI, Kenya — Street prices for illegal ivory are soaring in China, where newly wealthy middle and upper class citizens are buying carved ivory and ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • NASA and Houston hospital work on spacesuit water pump issue

    HOUSTON – The empty spacesuit that sat on the operating table in a lab at Houston Methodist Hospital's research institute made for an unusual patient.
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:37 am
  • 6 dead in Maryland after plane crashes into Gaithersburg home

    GAITHERSBURG, Md. — A small, private jet crashed into a house in Maryland's Montgomery County on Monday, killing a woman and her young sons inside the ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 12:39 am
  • Prince William hits Washington; Kate joins New York City's Chirlane McCray

    NEW YORK — While Britain's Prince William met with President Barack Obama at the Oval Office on Monday, his wife, Kate, toured a child development cen ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 2:00 pm
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