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  • Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program
    Bush officials did little oversight of CIA program

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was linked to a plot o disrupt the upcoming presidential election.

  • Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal
    Human rights in spotlight after US-Cuba deal

    HAVANA (AP) — To many exiles and their allies, President Raul Castro is a brutal dictator who locks up dissenters in gulag-like jails, snuffs out political discourse and condemns his people to socialist poverty.

  • No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift
    No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift

    HAVANA (AP) — Everyone in Cuba is talking about the startling turn in relations with the United States, with one notable exception: Fidel Castro.

  • Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response
    Obama says North Korea hacked Sony, vows response

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared that Sony "made a mistake" in shelving a satirical film about a plot to assassinate North Korea's leader, and he pledged the U.S. would respond "in a place and manner and time that we choose" to the hacking attack on Sony that led to the withdrawal.The FBI blamed the hack on the communist government.

  • 2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel
    2016 hopeful Ben Carson pledges support for Israel

    JERUSALEM (AP) — In his first visit to Israel, prospective Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said he is in awe of the Jewish state, inspired by its ancient holy sites, impressed by the resilience of people living in a perpetual conflict zone — and deeply disappointed in President Barack bama.

  • Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages
    Iraq's Shiite fighters desert over shortages

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Abu Murtada al-Moussawi answered the call last summer from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to help save the country from the Islamic State group, but after less than three months on the front lines he and several friends returned home because they had run out of food.

  • Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions
    Tour agents: North Korea may soon lift Ebola restrictions

    TOKYO (AP) — North Korea, never a country to take the threat of foreign invasion lightly, has been under virtual lockdown since October to keep the Ebola virus from crossing its borders. But two leading travel agencies that specialize in the small but growing North Korea market say they have confired the North may be ready to open up its doors again soon.

  • 5 things to know about year-end tax breaks
    5 things to know about year-end tax breaks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In an almost annual ritual, Congress has passed a last-minute package of temporary tax breaks, sparing millions of businesses and individuals from unwanted tax increases just weeks before start of filing season.

  • Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown
    Egypt's gays go deeper underground, fearing crackdown

    CAIRO (AP) — Just before midnight, the police navigated down the narrow alleys of an old downtown Cairo district and descended on a rundown bathhouse. They dragged out dozens of nearly naked men, who covered their faces as they struggled to hold up towels, and loaded them into police trucks.

  • Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers
    Tick-tock: Tips for last-minute shoppers

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The clock is ticking, and your holiday shopping list isn't complete.

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