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Iran releases 10 detained U.S. sailors

Wed, 01/13/2016 - 03:23

Iranian official says US sailor issue 'is being resolved'

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 23:01

WASHINGTON (AP) — The detention of 10 U.S. Navy sailors taken into custody by Tehran after their two boats drifted into Iranian waters "is being resolved," a leading Iranian official said, indicating they could be set free as early as Wednesday.

Watch live: Analyzing Obama’s SOTU address

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 18:37

Yahoo’s Katie Couric and an expert panel discuss the president's remarks and the GOP response.

2 U.S. Navy boats held by Iran but Tehran says they'll be released

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 14:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran was holding 10 U.S. Navy sailors and their two small boats that drifted into Iranian waters with mechanical problems. Iran accused the sailors of trespassing but American officials said Tehran has assured them that the crew and vessels would be returned safely and promptly.

Immigrant raids divide Obama from Democrats and Clinton

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 14:48

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal immigration raids have wrenched open new divides between President Barack Obama and his Democratic allies, including the woman who hopes to replace him, Hillary Clinton.

Obama accuses Donald Trump of campaigning by 'scapegoating'

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 04:59
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Donald Trump is waging a White House campaign based on "simplistic solutions and scapegoating."

Blast in Istanbul tourist district kills at least 10 people

Tue, 01/12/2016 - 02:20

By Ayla Jean Yackley ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An explosion in the heart of Istanbul's historic Sultanahmet tourist district killed at least ten people and wounded 15 on Tuesday and some local media reports said a suicide bomber may have been responsible. Several bodies lay on the ground in the Sultanahmet square, close to the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia, a major tourist area of Turkey's most populous city. A police officer and witness at the scene reported also seeing several bodies and body parts.

Investigators: friends say US woman stayed behind at club

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 18:32

FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Friends of an American woman found slain in her rented Florence apartment have told police she stayed behind at a nightclub when they left, investigators said Monday.

Nile Rodgers: David Bowie 'changed my life'

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:33

The producer recalls recording one of Bowie's biggest hits, "Let's Dance," in 17 days in 1982.

Rand Paul, Carly Fiorina cut from main GOP debate lineup

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:12

The two will not appear on the primetime debate stage later this week in South Carolina.

Donald Trump says he’s amazed Sean Penn was able to score interview with El Chapo

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 15:05

Donald Trump says he’s kind of amazed actor Sean Penn was able to score an interview with Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán for Rolling Stone as the world’s most wanted drug kingpin was on the run from Mexican authorities.

Mexico says Sean Penn meeting was 'essential' to finding kingpin Chapo

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 13:48

The secret meeting Sean Penn held with Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was key to his recapture.

Court delays murder trial of officer in Freddie Gray death

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 06:30

A Maryland appeals court on Monday delayed the murder trial of a Baltimore police officer in the death of black detainee Freddie Gray until it can decide on whether a key witness should testify. Caesar Goodson Jr.'s trial was to have begun on Monday in a case that fueled a nationwide debate over race and policing in the United States. The ruling by the Court of Special Appeals in Annapolis delayed the trial until it can decide whether another William Porter, the Baltimore police officer whose own trial in the Gray case ended in a hung jury in December, could be compelled to testify against Goodson and another officer.

'El Chapo' extradition could take a year: prosecutor

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 06:28

"El Chapo"Guzman to the United States could take a year or more, Mexican authorities said Monday, while the slippery drug lord waits in the prison he previously escaped from. The extradition bid marks a reversal from President Enrique Pena Nieto's refusal to send Guzman across the border prior to his July escape from a maximum-security prison. After Guzman was recaptured on Friday, authorities launched the extradition process on Sunday, based on two US petitions on a clutch of charges, including drug trafficking and homicide.

Legendary artist David Bowie dies at 69

Mon, 01/11/2016 - 00:32