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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, attend their joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera after the Japan-U.S. security talks in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

    Kerry: ‘Diplomatic Malpractice’ Not To Engage Iran

    TOKYO  — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday it would be “diplomatic malpractice of the worst order” not to test Iran’s willingness to comply with international demands over its nuclear program.
    In his first public comments since Israeli Prime […]

  • Brian Panish, attorney for the Michael Jackson family delivers his closing argument to jurors in a packed courtroom in Los Angeles, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

    LA Jury Finds Promoter Not Liable In Michael Jackson’s Death

    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles jury found unanimously on Wednesday that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by family members of pop star Michael Jackson.
    The verdict, which found that the doctor the company […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    Netanyahu To Obama – Tighten Sanctions If Iran Defies West

    WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday to step up sanctions on Iran if it pursues its disputed nuclear drive while negotiating with the West.
    Seeking to ease Israeli concerns about U.S. diplomatic engagement with Iran, Obama […]

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  • Netanyahu Urges US To Keep Iran Sanctions In Place

    Netanyahu Urges US To Keep Iran Sanctions In Place

    WASHINGTON  — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged President Barack Obama to keep tough economic sanctions on Iran in place, even as the U.S. weighs a potential warming of relations and a restart of nuclear negotiations with Tehran’s […]

  • The U.S. House of Representatives remains fully lit during a rare late-night Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    U.S. House Moves Federal Government Closer To Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – In a decision that could make a U.S. government shutdown hard to avoid on Tuesday, the House of Representatives on Saturday prepared to reject an emergency spending bill approved by the Senate and push instead to delay President […]

  • VIDEO: Al-Shabab: Kenya Mall Attack is Just ‘Act 1’

    VIDEO: Al-Shabab: Kenya Mall Attack is Just ‘Act 1’

    New U.S. intelligence suggests al-Shabab might be planning more attacks against Western targets.

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  • Members of the United Nations Security Council raise their hands as they vote unanimously to approve a resolution eradicating Syria's chemical arsenal during a Security Council meeting during the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

    U.N. Security Council Demands Elimination Of Syria Chemical Arms

    UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria’s chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government if it does not comply.
    The unanimous vote […]

  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia makes gestures as he speaks at the Northern Virginia Technology Council's (NVTC) Titans breakfast gathering in McLean, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Scalia was the featured speaker at the speaker series sponsored by the Council. The 77-year-old justice, currently the longest serving on the nine-member court, is scheduled to discuss the art of persuasion as well as major constitutional issues.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Scalia Expects NSA Wiretaps To End Up In Court

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency.
    And he’s not sure that’s a good thing.
    Scalia addressed NSA wiretapping Wednesday in a speech […]

  • President Obama Sets Stage For Shift With Iran

    President Obama Sets Stage For Shift With Iran

    President Barack Obama laid out his approach to Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

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  • A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York July 13, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

    Wells Fargo Fails To Win Dismissal Of U.S. Mortgage Fraud Case

    NEW YORK – Wells Fargo & Co failed to win dismissal of a lawsuit in which the U.S. government accused the nation’s largest mortgage lender of fraud by lying about the quality of home loans it submitted to a government […]

  • President Obama speaks at The United Nations

    President Obama Pledges Diplomacy With Iran, Puts Onus On Rouhani

    UNITED NATIONS – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States was ready to engage diplomatically with longtime foe Iran but put the onus on the new Iranian president to prove he is serious about pursuing a nuclear deal.
    Striking a cautiously […]

  • VIDEO: Income Investing: Did the Fed Mislead?

    VIDEO: Income Investing: Did the Fed Mislead?

    Or did investors jump to conclusions? Mike Aneiro explains. Plus: Where to find opportunity in a delayed-taper market.

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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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