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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Kerry was speaking at a high-level meeting about the Millennium Development Goals for persons with disabilities: (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Is Edging Closer To High-Level Talks With Iran

    NEW YORK — The Obama administration is edging closer to direct, high-level talks with Iran’s new government. Secretary of State John Kerry is slated to meet his Iranian counterpart this week, and the White House is weighing the risks and […]

  • Bank of America Goes To Trial Over U.S.Fraud Charges

    Bank of America Goes To Trial Over U.S.Fraud Charges

    NEW YORK  – Bank of America Corp heads to trial this week over allegations its Countrywide unit approved deficient home loans in a process called “Hustle,” defrauding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. government enterprises that underwrite mortgages.
    In what […]

  • In this Sept. 10, 2013 photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran, Iran.    The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries' tense relationship.  (AP Photo/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

    U.S. And Iran Eye Diplomatic Defrosting At U.N.

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama and Iran’s new president may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries’ tense relationship. An exchange of letters between the leaders already has raised […]

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  • House Votes To Approves Bill To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

    House Votes To Approves Bill To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

    WASHINGTON  – The Republican-run House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion over 10 years on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform.
    Majority Leader […]

  • Kerry Says U.N. Security Council Must Act On Syria

    Kerry Says U.N. Security Council Must Act On Syria

    WASHINGTON  – Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday it was essential that a Russia-U.S. deal on eradicating Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal be enforced and that the U.N. Security Council must act on it next week.
    “The Security Council must be […]

  • Hassan Rohani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Fars News/Majid Hagdost

    U.S. Says Obama Open To Meeting With Iran’s Rouhani

    WASHINGTON – The White House said on Thursday it was possible that President Barack Obama would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York next week if Tehran signaled it was serious about giving up its nuclear program.
    Obama and […]

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  • Iranian President Hasan Rohani waves after being sworn in at parliament in Tehran, Iran, Aug. 4, 2013. Photo by AP

    Hassan Rouhani: Iran Government Will Never Develop Nuclear Weapons

    WASHINGTON, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani vowed on Wednesday that his government will never develop nuclear weapons, his strongest signal yet that he may be seeking a diplomatic thaw with the West after decades of acrimony.
    In an […]

  • FILE - In this April 9, 2012 file photo, President Barack Obama, right, meets with Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. For Obama, an embarrassing diplomatic rebuke by Brazil is compounding an already troublesome stretch for the White House both at home and abroad. Rousseff announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, that she is putting off a state visit to the U.S. next month to protest an American spy program that has aggressively targeted her nation’s government and private citizens alike. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

    For President Obama, Brazil Decision Compounds Rough Stretch

    WASHINGTON  — For President Barack Obama, an embarrassing diplomatic rebuke by Brazil has compounded an already troublesome stretch for the White House both at home and abroad.
    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff announced Tuesday that she was putting off a state visit […]

  • In this image from video pretaped at the White House in Washington Friday, Sept. 13, 2013, for Sunday morning's ABC's "This Week" President Barack Obama answers questions about Syria, and other pressing national and international issues during an interview with George Stephanopoulos. Trying to lay claim to an economic turnaround, Obama acknowledged that despite progress, middle and low-income Americans have not benefited as much as the top 1 percent in the country. "We came in, stabilized the situation," citing 42 months in a row of growth, 7 1/2 million jobs created and a revitalized auto industry. He said that when it comes to a crucial deadline to raise the nation's borrowing limit next month, he would not negotiate with Republicans. (AP Photo/ABC News)

    Lawmakers Debate Whether US Was Outfoxed On Syria

     
    WASHINGTON  — Lawmakers assessing the agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons argued Sunday about whether President Barack Obama was outfoxed by the Russians and had lost leverage in trying to end the civil war, or whether his threat of military action […]

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  • Obama: Russia Doesn’t Share American ‘Values’ In Syria

    Obama: Russia Doesn’t Share American ‘Values’ In Syria

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says a U.S.-Russian agreement offers a chance to destroy Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat they pose to Syrians and the world. But the two powers are divided over the […]

  • President Obama Says Deal On Chemical Weapons A Plus For All

    President Obama Says Deal On Chemical Weapons A Plus For All

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says an agreement between the U.S. and Russia offers a chance to destroy Syria’s huge stockpile of chemical weapons and promises to end the threat the weapons pose to the region and the world as […]

  • President Barack Obama awaits the start of a meeting with members of his cabinet, Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington. From left are, National Security Advisor Susan Rice,  EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, the president, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, and Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    President Obama Seeks To Focus On Domestic Issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With the prospect of a military strike on Syria receding, President Barack Obama on Thursday tried to refocus on a pressing domestic agenda as key benchmarks on the budget and health care quickly approach.
    The big unknown is […]

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  • Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013. President Obama blended the threat of military action with the hope of a diplomatic solution as he works to strip Syria of its chemical weapons. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

    President Obama Conditionally Backs Offer On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama conditionally endorsed a Russian offer for international inspectors to seize and destroy deadly chemical weapons in Syria as efforts to avert retaliatory U.S. missile strikes shift from Washington to the United Nations.
    In a nationally […]

  • Question Of Enforcement Casts Cloud On Syria Plan

    Question Of Enforcement Casts Cloud On Syria Plan

    BEIRUT — The U.S. and France on Tuesday pushed for a tough United Nations resolution to ensure Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime turns over its chemical weapons stockpile, but Assad’s ally Russia demanded the West take the threat of force […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for Sweden and the G20 Summit in Russia from the White House in Washington September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Obama Backs U.N Discussion Of Syria Arms Proposal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A White House official says President Barack Obama has agreed to discussions at the United Nations Security Council on a proposal from Russia to secure Syria’s chemical weapons stockpiles.
    The official says Obama discussed the proposal Tuesday with […]

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  • VIDEO: Syria Vote Delayed, Gang Rape Convictions, Apple Preview

    VIDEO: Syria Vote Delayed, Gang Rape Convictions, Apple Preview

    In your top three stories to see for Tuesday, we look at a test vote on Syria, the convictions of four men in India and what to expect from Apple.

  • Dismantling Syria Chemical Weapons Arsenal Would Be Tough Task

    Dismantling Syria Chemical Weapons Arsenal Would Be Tough Task

    WASHINGTON – Any deal with Syria to hand over its chemical weapons in the middle of a chaotic civil war would be difficult for inspectors to enforce and destroying them would likely take years, U.S. officials and experts caution.

    Syria’s strongest backer, Russia, proposed […]

  • Secretary of State John Kerry delivers remarks with British Foreign Secretary William Hague during a news conference in London on Sept. 9. (State Department)

    Sudden Plan: Syria To Dispose Of Chemical Weapons?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a rapid and remarkable chain of events, Syria welcomed the idea of turning over all of its chemical weapons for destruction on Monday, and President Barack Obama, though expressing deep skepticism, declared it a “potentially a […]

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  • In this frame grab from video taken Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, and provided by "CBS This Morning," Syrian President Bashar Assad responds to a question from journalist Charlie Rose during an interview in Damascus, Syria. Assad warned in the interview broadcast Monday on CBS there will be retaliation against the U.S. for any military strike launched in response to the alleged chemical weapons attack. Assad said, "You should expect everything." (AP Photo/CBS This Morning)

    Assad Warns Of Retaliation For U.S. Strike On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has warned there will be “repercussions” against any U. S. military strike launched in response to a chemical weapons attack in his country.
    “You should expect everything,” Assad said in an interview with CBS […]

  • Kerry: Syrian Surrender Of Chemical Arms Could Stop U.S. Attack

    Kerry: Syrian Surrender Of Chemical Arms Could Stop U.S. Attack

    LONDON – Syrian President Bashar al-Assad could avoid a U.S. military strike by surrendering all his chemical weapons within a week, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Monday, but immediately made clear he was not making a serious […]

  • File-This March 15, 2013 file photo shows NAACP President Ben Jealous speaking at a news conference in Annapolis, Md.   Jealous, the president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, says he plans to step down by the end of the year. Jealous announced his plans to resign on Sunday Sept. 8, 2013. He says he plans to pursue teaching at a university and spending time with his young family. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

    NAACP President Ben Jealous To Step Down This Year

    WASHINGTON  — NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Jealous, who is credited with boosting the finances and outreach of the nation’s largest civil rights organization, said Sunday that he plans to step down at the end of the year.
    The Baltimore-based group […]

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  • Nyad’s Team Responds To Skeptics Doubting Her Swim

    Nyad’s Team Responds To Skeptics Doubting Her Swim

    MIAMI (AP) — Diana Nyad’s 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida has generated positive publicity and adoration for the 64-year-old endurance athlete – along with skepticism from some members of the small community of marathon swimmers who are questioning whether […]

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (R) meets with European Union High Representative Catherine Ashton before a meeting of EU ministers of foreign affairs at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius September 7, 2013. REUTERS/Susan Walsh/Pool

    EU Blames Assad For Chemical Attack In Nuanced Message

    VILNIUS – The European Union on Saturday laid the blame for an August chemical attack in Syria on the government of President Bashar al-Assad, but stopped short of explicitly supporting a military response by the West.
    The carefully worded message from foreign ministers […]

  • US Secretary of State John Kerry, centre, with aide Jason Meininger as he leaves a meeting with European Union Ministers of Foreign Affairs at the National Gallery of Art in Vilnius, Lithuania, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013.  Kerry traveled to Europe to court international support for a possible strike on the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons while making calls back home to lobby Congress where the action faces an uphill battle. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

    European Urge U.S To Await UN Report On Syria

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — European foreign ministers on Saturday endorsed a “clear and strong response” to a chemical weapons attack that strongly points to the Syrian government, but they urged the U.S. to delay possible military action until U.N. inspectors […]

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  • AP Survey: House Shows Opposition To Syria Attack

    AP Survey: House Shows Opposition To Syria Attack

    WASHINGTON  — Suggesting an uphill fight for President Barack Obama, House members staking out positions are either opposed to or leaning against his plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria by more than a 6-1 margin, a survey by […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama waves as he walks to Marine One before departing for Sweden and the G20 Summit in Russia from the White House in Washington September 3, 2013. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

    Obama Wins Backing For Syria Strike From Key Figures In Congress

    By Jeff Mason and Yara Bayoumy  | Wed Sep 4, 2013 4:44am EDT (Reuters)

    WASHINGTON/BEIRUT – President Barack Obama won the backing of key figures in the U.S. Congress, including Republicans, in his call for limited U.S. strikes onSyria to punish President Bashar al-Assad for […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio listens as President Barack Obama speaks to media, in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013, before a meeting with between the president and Congressional leaders to discuss the situation in Syria. Boehner said he will support the president's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use and says his Republican colleagues should support the president, too. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama Gains John Boehner’s Support On Syria-Strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gained ground Tuesday in his drive for congressional backing of a military strike against Syria, winning critical support from House Speaker John Boehner while administration officials agreed to explicitly rule out the use of […]

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  • President Barack Obama arrives to deliver remarks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. Obama says he has decided that the United States should take military action against Syria in response to a deadly chemical weapons attack. But he says he will seek congressional authorization for the use of force. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    In First Major Test, Obama Overrules New Team

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For President Barack Obama’s new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president’s ability to overrule them all.
    Obama’s abrupt decision to seek congressional […]

  • In this citizen journalism image provided by the United media office of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, black smoke leaps the air from government forces shelling in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. (AP Photo/United media office of Arbeen)

    Russia May Send Lawmakers To U.S. To Discuss Syria

     
    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian news agency Interfax says President Vladimir Putin hopes to send a delegation of lawmakers to the U.S. to discuss the situation in Syria with members of Congress.
    Russian legislators Valentina Matvienko and Sergei Naryshkin proposed that […]

  • In this photo provided by CBS News, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., talks about the U.S. response to Syria on CBS's "Face the Nation" in Washington Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013. McCain said he and others on Capitol Hill would want to see a plan and a strategy, that will achieve some goals that the country needs achieved. (AP Photo/CBS News, Chris Usher)

    Obama Seeks Syria Support From McCain

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress’ most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a U.S. military intervention in Syria to a […]

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  • In this image from video U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks from the State Department in Washington Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013, making a case for U.S. intervention in Syria. Kerry appeared at State in a series of interviews for Sunday news shows to say the case for intervention in Syria's two-and-a-half-year civil war was strengthening each day and that he expected American lawmakers to recognize the need for action when the "credibility of the United States is on the line."  (AP Photo/APTN)

    Citing Sarin Use, U.S. Seeks To Bolster Syria Case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Sunday confidently predicted congressional backing for limited military action in Syria and asserted that the Assad government used sarin gas in the deadly chemical attack that threatens to draw the U.S. into another […]

  • Kerry: U.S. Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used In Syria

    Kerry: U.S. Has Evidence Sarin Gas Was Used In Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry asserted Sunday that the United States now has evidence of sarin gas use in Syria and said “the case gets stronger by the day” for a military attack.
    A day after President Barack […]

  • President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, talks about the crisis in Syria to media gathered in the Rose Garden of the White House Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013, in Washington. Delaying what had loomed as an imminent strike on Syria for its alleged use of chemical weapons, Obama announced Saturday that he wanted to put the matter before Congress first. He said, "I know that the country will be stronger if we take this course and our actions will be even more effective." His remarks were televised live in the United States as well as on Syrian state television with translation.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    Debate Begins On Question Of A Strike On Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The debate is on as congressional lawmakers begin considering President Barack Obama’s request that they authorize a military strike on Syria to punish the Assad regime for an alleged chemical attack on its own people.
    Leaders in Congress […]

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  • Analysis: Obama’s Credibility On Line In Reversal

    Analysis: Obama’s Credibility On Line In Reversal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than a week, the White House had been barreling toward imminent military action against Syria. But President Barack Obama’s abrupt decision to instead ask Congress for permission left him with a high-risk gamble that could […]

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    Obama Set To Discuss Syria From White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s top national security advisers gathered at the White House on Saturday, and Syrian television broadcast scenes of fighter jets, tanks and troops in training, flip sides of a countdown to a likely U.S. military […]

  • Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

    Obama Makes Case To Congress For Syria Military Action

    By Roberta Rampton | Sat Aug 31, 2013 10:10am EDT(Reuters)

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama’s top advisers were to make their case for limited military strikes against Syria to the full Senate on Saturday, presenting evidence of a chemical weapons attack last […]

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  • Across U.S., Fears, Ambivalence, Anguish Over Syria

    Across U.S., Fears, Ambivalence, Anguish Over Syria

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The specter of U.S. military action against Syria and further intervention in the Muslim world is generating troubled and conflicting emotions throughout America.
    People cite misgivings about their country’s role as “world policeman.” They express moral […]

  • U.S. Says World Cannot Let Assad Get Away With Chemical Attack

    U.S. Says World Cannot Let Assad Get Away With Chemical Attack

     
    By Steve Holland and Catherine Bremer | Sat Aug 31, 2013 1:02am EDT(Reuters)

    WASHINGTON/PARIS  – The United States made clear on Friday that it would punish Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the “brutal and flagrant” chemical weapons attack that it says killed more […]

  • In this image provided by The White House, President Barack Obama meets with his national security staff to discuss the situation in Syria, in the Situation Room of the White House, Friday, Aug. 30, 2013, in Washington, including from left national security adviser Susan Rice; Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Vice President Joe Biden. (AP Photo/The White House, Pete Souza)

    Syrians Bracing For Possible U.S. Strike

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Edging toward a punitive strike against Syria, President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing “limited and narrow” action as the administration bluntly accused Bashar Assad’s government of launching a chemical weapons attack that killed at least […]

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