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  • New chief of CIA Clandestine Service is spying veteran
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 2:36 pm
    The CIA officer credited with saving Hamid Karzai's life during the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001 has been named director of the National Clandestine Service, the agency's spying arm.
  • FTC settles case against 'revenge porn' site operator
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 2:30 pm
    A Colorado man accused of operating a "revenge porn" website has settled with federal regulators who said he broke the law by posting nude pictures of women without their consent or knowledge.
  • Attorney General nominee wins GOP endorsements
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 2:30 pm
    Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch won two key Republican endorsements Thursday en route to likely confirmation as the first black woman in the nation's top law enforcement job.
  • Wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger asks Canada PM to intervene
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 2:24 pm
    The wife of an imprisoned Saudi blogger, sentenced to 10 years in prison and 1,000 lashes on charges that he insulted Islam, said Thursday that her husband can't endure another flogging.
  • EU official expects clashes but no rash actions from Athens
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 2:12 pm
    The first European official to visit Greece since the country elected a new left-wing government said Thursday that he expects clashes over how to lighten the country's bailout -- not rash actions from Athens.
  • Ukraine: Russia-backed rebels overrun another town in east
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 2:00 pm
    Ukraine's military conceded Thursday that its forces had been overrun by Russian-backed separatist forces in another town in their battle to hold onto a strategically valuable railway hub.
  • Battle of the big phones: Samsung down in China, Apple gains
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:54 pm
    Samsung lost the battle of the big phones last quarter as Apple's copycat large iPhone lured buyers in the crucial Chinese market.
  • Brazil: Petrobras case had $800M in kickbacks found so far
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:30 pm
    Brazilian prosecutors said Thursday that a kickback scheme at state-run oil company Petrobras involved at least $800 million in bribes and other illegal funds. They expect that figure to grow as they keep investigating.
  • Angry youths stone Nigerian leader's convoy; police fire gas
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:30 pm
    Youths angry at the Nigerian government's failure to fight Islamic extremists threw stones Thursday at President Goodluck Jonathan's electioneering convoy in the eastern town of Jalingo, breaking windshields and windows on several vehicles. An Associated Press reporter was unable to see if anyone was hurt.
  • Panel recommending changes to military health care, benefits
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 1:19 pm
    Lawmakers reacted cautiously on Thursday to the recommendations of an independent panel to change the military's retirement and health care systems.
  • EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:42 pm
    The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday.
  • Tech advances lower chance that driver will die in car crash
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:24 pm
    The chances of a driver dying in a crash in a late-model car or light truck fell by more than a third over three years, and nine car models had zero deaths per million registered vehicles, according to a study by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety.
  • Senate panel approves Iran sanctions bill
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:19 pm
    A bill that would levy tough new sanctions on Iran if it fails to sign an agreement to curb its nuclear program cleared a Senate committee on Thursday. But lawmakers are holding off on a full Senate vote to see whether diplomatic negotiations yield a deal.
  • Dinosaur no more: UK museum's Dippy to be retired in 2017
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:06 pm
    Dippy the dinosaur is being retired from London's Natural History Museum -- and his fans aren't happy.
  • Jamaican charged with killing US retiree who lived on island
    Associated Press | January 29, 2015 12:01 pm
    A Jamaican man has been arrested and charged with killing a retired New Jersey teacher who had a second home on the Caribbean island, police announced Thursday.
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