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State Dept. urges US citizens to leave Yemen

08/06/2013 3:26am
The State Department on Tuesday ordered non-essential personnel at the U.S. Embassy in Yemen to leave the country following the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

US blacklists Pakistan-based insurgent leader

08/06/2013 9:26am
The U.S. is blacklisting the new leader of a Pakistan-based group that has carried out terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

Correction: US-Embassy Security story

08/06/2013 11:55am
In a story Aug. 5 about U.S. embassy security measures because of an al-Qaida plot, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the U.S. military advises United Nations peacekeeping troops in Somalia. The peacekeeping troops are with the African Union, not the U.N.

APNewsBreak: Defense furloughs cut from 11 to 6

08/06/2013 2:12pm
The Pentagon moved Tuesday to ease the pain of mandatory, unpaid furloughs that civilian employees have had to bear for a month because of budgetary pressures, cutting the number of days off from 11 to six.

9 Mexicans win first step in asylum claim

08/06/2013 2:44pm
The Homeland Security Department tentatively approved asylum requests for nine Mexican immigrants, including some who were living in the United States illegally but left and attempted to re-enter as part of a protest against U.S. deportation policies.

CIA chief has asked survivors to testify on attack

08/06/2013 3:34pm
CIA Director John Brennan is making public his letter to CIA employees who survived the attacks on U.S. facilities in Benghazi, Libya, that requests they share their firsthand accounts with the congressional intelligence committees.

Ed Dept. gives district-level waivers from law

08/06/2013 3:45pm
Eight of California's largest school districts can ignore parts of the No Child Left Behind education law, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Tuesday in announcing the first district-by-district waivers he had long tried to avoid.

US embassy closures a window into threat concern

08/06/2013 6:26pm
The map of closed American embassies _ and those that remain open _ in the Middle East and Africa provides a window into the Obama administration's concern about a potentially imminent al-Qaida terrorist attack on overseas U.S. interests.