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U.S. Embassy In Yemen Evacuated, U.K. Closing

Updated: 08/06/2013 - The State Department has ordered the U.S. Embassy in Yemen evacuated as a result of the threat by al-Qaida that has triggered temporary shutdowns of 19 American diplomatic posts across the Middle East and Africa.

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Al-Qaida Chief's Message Led To Embassy Closures

Posted: 08/05/2013 - An intercepted secret message between al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahri and his deputy in Yemen about plans for a major terror attack was the trigger that set off the current shutdown of many U.S. embassies, two officials told The Associated Press on Monday.

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Commerce Head Wants Fracking Tax For Incentives

Updated: 08/02/2013 - The head of the state's economic development agency says she wants to tax fracking to raise money for incentive deals that can lure companies to locate or expand in the state.

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Germany Nixes Surveillance Pact With US, Britain

Posted: 08/02/2013 - The German government has canceled a Cold War-era surveillance pact with the United States and Britain following concerns about their alleged electronic eavesdropping in Germany.

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Leahy, NSA Clash Over Number Of Thwarted Plots

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Patrick Leahy and the Obama administration are clashing over how many terrorist plots might have been thwarted through the secret collection of Americans' phone records since 2006.

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Al-Qaida: We Will Try To Free Guantanamo Inmates

Posted: 07/31/2013 - Al-Qaida's leader says a prisoners' hunger strike in Guantanamo Bay has revealed the "odious" face of America and claims that the terror network will spare no effort to free prisoners held at the US military-run detention center in Cuba.

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Weiner Won't Quit NYC Mayoral Race

Posted: 07/31/2013 - New York City mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner has released a new campaign video saying he won't quit the race.

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Obama Challenges GOP To Accept Corporate Tax Deal

Posted: 07/30/2013 - Seeking to ease Washington gridlock, President Barack Obama on Tuesday challenged Republicans to accept a new fiscal deal to cut corporate tax rates in exchange for more government spending on jobs programs.

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Sentencing Phase Begins For Bradley Manning In WikiLeaks Case

Updated: 07/31/2013 - U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning has been acquitted of aiding the enemy for giving classified secrets to WikiLeaks, but he was convicted of five espionage counts, five theft charges, a computer fraud charge and other military infractions.

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