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5/28/2014 10:36 AM
Obama: U.S. will still use drone strikes
WEST POINT, N.Y. — President Obama said today he will continue to “take direct action” by ordering drone strikes and capture operations against suspected terrorists “when necessary to protect ourselves.”

5/28/2014 7:48 AM
Kerry: U.S. to start anti-terrorist fund
WASHINGTON  — Secretary of State John Kerry said today the United States is setting up a $5 billion “terrorism partnership fund” to help other countries push back against radical extremists.

5/28/2014 6:50 AM
Iran reports its first 2 cases of MERS
TEHRAN, Iran — Iran has recorded its first two cases of the potentially fatal Middle East respiratory virus, first reported in Saudi Arabia two years ago, media reported today.

5/28/2014 6:48 AM
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

5/27/2014 9:11 PM
Fire kills 21 in South Korean hospital
SEOUL, South Korea — A fire at a hospital annex housing elderly patients in the southwestern county of Jangseong killed 21 people early Wednesday, officials said.

5/27/2014 7:11 PM
Abuse victims skeptical about meeting with pope
BOSTON — A Massachusetts man who took part in a private meeting six years ago between Pope Benedict XVI and victims of sex abuse by Roman Catholic priests said Tuesday that he hopes another summit planned soon with Benedict’s successor will be more productive.

5/27/2014 12:43 PM
Hacker who helped feds to be freed
NEW YORK  — A computer hacker who helped the government disrupt hundreds of cyberattacks on Congress, NASA and other sensitive targets and cripple the hacktivist crew known as Anonymous will be freed from prison after being sentenced today to time served.

5/27/2014 12:39 PM
U.S. to keep 9,800 troops in Afghanistan
WASHINGTON — President Obama will seek to keep 9,800 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after the war formally ends later this year and then will withdraw most of those forces by the end of 2016, senior administration officials said today.

5/26/2014 10:43 PM
Tanzanian cleric pleas safety
“They move stealthily at night, like a lion hunting in the jungle; great beasts that pull children from their huts and devour them.”

5/27/2014 6:51 AM
Donetsk mayor says 40 people killed
DONETSK, Ukraine  — The eastern city of Donetsk was in turmoil today after a day of heavy fighting in which government forces used combat jets to stop pro-Russia separatists from taking over the airport. The mayor said 40 people were killed and went on television to urge residents to stay at home.