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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons, and also a matter of fairness, the government says.
PARIS (AP) - France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from battle-hardened returnees.
A Pennsylvania businessman has pleaded guilty in a conspiracy to sell sophisticated laboratory equipment to Syria that could be used to create chemical...
NEW YORK (AP) - To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.
AMSTERDAM (AP) - Dutch, British and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) - Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday offered an unprecedented, conciliatory message to Armenians on the eve of the anniversary of the massacre of Armenians almost a century ago.
BRUSSELS (AP) - Europe's debt crisis is receding farther behind in the rear view mirror.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) - A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.
TOKYO (AP) - Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the long-running dispute peacefully.
TOKYO (AP) - Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) - A Pakistani official says a bombing in the country's south targeted a police officer known for his anti-militant campaigns, killing him and his two friends.
PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) - A magnitude 6.6 quake was recorded Wednesday night in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island, the U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center said.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - With the Mount Everest climbing season increasingly in doubt, Nepalese tourism officials traveled to base camp Thursday to negotiate with Sherpas who want to walk off the job after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.
PRAGUE (AP) - Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Britain's Prince William bid farewell to Australia on Thursday in the only speech of his national tour, revealing that his baby son George had become particularly fond of a toy native animal during the visit.
TOKYO (AP) - President Barack Obama says new sanctions targeting Russia are, quote, "teed up." But he says the United States needs support from allies to make the sanctions work and says he is working to build such backing.
TOKYO (AP) - President Barack Obama says the time is now to resolve issues preventing the conclusion of a major, 12-nation trade agreement.
TOKYO (AP) - Obama says further Russia sanctions are "teed up" in response to Ukraine crisis.
KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - Top tourism officials in Nepal are on their way to Mount Everest's base camp to negotiate with Sherpas who want to abandon the climbing season after an avalanche killed 16 of the mountain guides.
TOKYO (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's not optimistic North Korea will shift away from its irresponsible behavior in the near future.
PORT ALICE, British Columbia (AP) - The U.S. Geological Survey's National Earthquake Information Center says a magnitude 6.7 quake has been recorded in the Pacific Ocean off the northwest corner of British Columbia's Vancouver Island.
TOKYO (AP) - Obama says Russia isn't abiding by spirit or letter of Geneva agreement on Ukraine.
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.
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