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U.S. implementing 'enhanced security' at overseas airports

The United States will increase security measures at overseas airports that have direct flights to the United States, the Department of Homeland Security said on Wednesday. The department did not specify which airports or what countries would be affected, nor did it say what triggered the enhanced measures. "We are sharing recent and relevant information with our foreign allies and are consulting the aviation industry," DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson said in a statement. U.S. ...


Ahead of July 4th, storm nears popular NC coast

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — As one of the year's busiest travel weekends approaches, so does another visitor: Tropical Storm Arthur, expected to grow into a hurricane by the Fourth of July and hit most harshly at North Carolina's Outer Banks, a popular getaway spot of thin barrier islands along the shore.


Doctors: 12-year-old stabbing suspect incompetent

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors have found that one of the two 12-year-old Wisconsin girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally incompetent to stand trial, attorneys said Wednesday.

U.K. investigates Facebook over psych experiment

British data protection authorities are investigating revelations that Facebook conducted a psychological experiment on its users. The Information Commissioner's Office said Wednesday that it wants to ...


Berlin talks bring Russia, Ukraine closer to resuming cease-fire

The foreign ministers of Russia and Ukraine agreed in Berlin on Wednesday to hold three-way talks involving pro-Moscow rebels by Saturday to pave the way for a new ceasefire, despite continued fighting that Kiev says has now killed 200 of its troops.


Lawyer for Libyan militant says evidence lacking

WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer for a Libyan militant charged in the 2012 Benghazi attacks said Wednesday that she had seen no evidence tying her client to the violence, but a judge nonetheless directed Ahmed Abu Khattala to remain in custody as the Justice Department builds its case against him.


Palestinians say Israeli extremists killed boy

JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian teen was abducted and killed Wednesday, Palestinians said, accusing Israeli settlers of carrying out a revenge attack for the deaths of three Israeli youths. The accusation sparked clashes with Israeli forces and demands by the Palestinian president that Israel hold the killers accountable.


11 killed in blast in Afghan capital

A Taliban suicide bomber struck a bus carrying Afghan military personnel in Kabul, killing at least 11 people, officials said, as the militants step up their campaign of violence aimed at undermining the Western-backed government.


Ethiopia facing flood of S.Sudan refugees: UN

Ethiopia is facing a huge wave of refugees from South Sudan, where the spectre of famine threatens to heap further misery on a people already blighted by civil war, the UN's food aid agency warned on Wednesday. "The numbers are increasing exponentially in a very short period of time," said Abdou Dieng, head of the World Food Programme's Ethiopia operations. More than 158,000 South Sudanese refugees have already crossed the border to reach camps in neighbouring Ethiopia, according to UN figures released Wednesday. "The situation is not improving in South Sudan, so we expect that they will continue to come.


Panel endorses some NSA Internet surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan privacy board on Wednesday unanimously adopted its report that endorses some of the National Security Agency's Internet surveillance programs.


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