Obama announces sanctions on Russian officials
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the most comprehensive sanctions against Russia since the Cold War, President Barack Obama on Monday froze the U.S. assets of seven Russian officials, including top advisers to President Vladimir Putin, for their support of Crimea's vote to secede from Ukraine.
Suicide, allegations stun border agent's family
MISSION, Texas (AP) — Esteban Manzanares was working his regular day shift as a U.S. Border Patrol agent along the busiest stretch of Mexican border when a trio of Honduran immigrants spotted him and offered to surrender.
Obama says path to Mideast peace challenging
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama pressed visiting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday to help break the logjam to elusive Mideast peace talks, acknowledging that with a deadline fast approaching, the task ahead is "very hard, it's very challenging."
Former CIA probers urge new investigative panel
WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief counsel and former staffers of a 1975 Senate committee that investigated CIA abuses are asking Congress and President Barack Obama to form a special panel to probe missteps by the nation's spy agencies.
Michelle Obama heads for China on Wednesday
WASHINGTON (AP) — When Michelle Obama arrives in China later this week, she will stress the message that she's carried on past trips outside the U.S.
US lags as commercial drones take off around globe
WASHINGTON (AP) — A small, four-rotor drone hovered over Washington Nationals players for a few days during spring training in Florida last month, taking publicity photos impossible for a human photographer to capture. But no one got the Federal Aviation Administration's permission first.
SEALs take oil tanker from Libyan rebels
WASHINGTON (AP) — A team of Navy SEALs has taken control of a stateless oil tanker seized earlier in the month by Libyan rebels, the Pentagon said Monday.
US names new special envoy for Syria
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry has announced a new special U.S. envoy for Syria. He replaces a veteran diplomat who retired earlier this year amid a breakdown in talks between the Syrian government and opposition forces.
US cites security more to censor, deny records
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has a way to go to fulfill its promises from Day 1 to become the most transparent administration in history.
Searchers relying on satellite data to find plane
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finding a missing Malaysia Airlines plane may hinge on whether searchers can narrow down where they need to look using satellite data that is inexact and has never been used for that purpose before, search and rescue experts say.