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A man comforts the wife, right, of Jordanian pilot, Lt. Muath al-Kaseasbeh, who is held by the Islamic State group militants, during a protest in front of the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. Jordan on Wednesday offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage. (AP Photo/Raad Adayleh)

Jordan offers swap to Islamic State to save pilot

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan offered a precedent-setting prisoner swap to the Islamic State group Wednesday in a desperate attempt to save a Jordanian air force pilot the militants purportedly threatened to kill, along with a Japanese hostage. Meeting the Islamic State’s demand for the release of a would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida would run counter to the kingdom’s hard-line … 0

Keystone XL pipeline fact check

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

WASHINGTON — Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes. Critics claim it will disastrously … 0

Bart the cat hit by car, buried and then crawls from grave

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

TAMPA, Fla. — Bart the cat was hit by a car, buried and seemingly crawled back from the dead. Earlier this month, a car hit the 1½-year-old cat in Tampa. Bart’s owner was so distraught, he couldn’t stand the thought of burying him, so he asked neighbor to dig a shallow grave. Five … 0

Gunmen storm Libya hotel, killing American, 9 others

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

TRIPOLI, Libya — In the latest sign of Libya’s descent into chaos, gunmen stormed a luxury hotel used by diplomats and businessmen in the capital on Tuesday, killing 10 people, including an American, a French citizen and three … 0

House GOP moves toward possible lawsuit on immigration

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — House Republicans are moving toward authorizing a potential lawsuit against President Barack Obama on immigration, House Speaker John Boehner announced Tuesday, as the GOP struggled for a way to stop the president’s unilateral deportation curbs. Boehner … 0

Pipeline problems?

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON — Three powerful accidents in recent years highlight weaknesses in the oversight of how natural gas providers maintain the largest pipelines in their networks, accident investigators said Tuesday as they issued more than two dozen safety recommendations. … 0

Sheriffs want popular police-tracking app disabled

Monday, January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON — Sheriffs are campaigning to pressure Google Inc. to turn off a feature on its Waze traffic software that warns drivers when police are nearby. They say one of the technology industry’s most popular mobile apps could … 0

Ex-CIA officer convicted of leaking secrets to reporter

Monday, January 26, 2015

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A former CIA officer was convicted Monday of leaking classified details of an operation to thwart Iran’s nuclear ambitions to a New York Times reporter. Jurors convicted 47-year-old Jeffrey Sterling, of O’Fallon, Missouri, of all nine counts he faced in federal court. On the third … 0

Islamic State nearly out of Kobani

Monday, January 26, 2015

BEIRUT — Kurdish fighters backed by intense U.S.-led airstrikes pushed the Islamic State group almost entirely out of the Syrian town of Kobani on Monday, marking a major loss for extremists whose hopes for easy victory dissolved into … 0

IS spokesman calls for more attacks in West

Monday, January 26, 2015

BEIRUT — The spokesman for the Islamic State group is calling on Muslims living in Western countries to carry out more attacks, saying any loyalist who has the opportunity to “shed a drop of blood” should do so. Abu Mohammed al-Adnani, in an audio recording released Monday, praised … 0

Liberia: Only 5 people being treated for Ebola in country

Monday, January 26, 2015

MONROVIA, Liberia — Liberia said Monday that there are currently only five confirmed cases of Ebola in the entire country — a dramatic turnaround in the West African nation where the virus has taken its deadliest toll. At … 0

Cuba’s secret net

Monday, January 26, 2015

HAVANA — Cut off from the Internet, young Cubans have quietly linked thousands of computers into a hidden network that stretches miles across Havana, letting them chat with friends, play games and download hit movies in a mini-replica … 0

Spain: Greek F-16 jet crashes at base, killing 10 people

Monday, January 26, 2015

MADRID — A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other planes on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 people, Spain’s Defense Ministry said. Another 13 people were injured in the incident at the Los Llanos base, which sent flames and a … 0