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The man, who was scheduled later to plead guilty to drug-related charges, was armed with an assault rifle, grenades, smoke bombs and tear gas.
June 06, 2014
Six Americans remain in a rural Honduran prison after being arrested last month on suspicion of smuggling weapons into the country.
June 06, 2014
The latest recall comes a day after General Motors admitted that it had failed customers who owned cars with potentially deadly ignition switch problems.
June 06, 2014
An environmental group is blasting Dunkin' Donuts and Krispy Kreme for buying palm oil from suppliers who destroy rain forest and peatlands. The group says sustainable palm oil should be used instead.
June 06, 2014
A legal advisor to President Clinton wrote in 1994 that concluding that the situation in the central African country amounted to genocide "does not create a legal obligation ... to stop it."
June 06, 2014
A law to educate inmates about their rights and how to report sexual violence crimes went into effect in 2003. But most states are still not in full compliance. Others are protesting the rules.
June 06, 2014
The smartphone-linked services have run afoul of taxi drivers who accuse them of having lax insurance and background checks.
June 06, 2014
The long-serving Texas governor may be stepping down, but that doesn't mean his political career is over. There's still "tread left in our tires," says his wife.
June 06, 2014
Which countries has President Obama visited most during his presidency? France and Mexico. His current visit to France is his fifth as president.
June 06, 2014
On the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France, President Obama joined with other allied leaders in commemorating veterans and those who lost their lives in the pivotal battle there.
June 06, 2014
The bodies of hundreds of children were recently discovered in the Irish town of Tuam, left behind a former home for unmarried mothers. Alison O'Reilly of The Irish Mail broke the story, and she speaks with Robert Siegel about the mass grave and reactions to the news.
June 06, 2014
Pakistan's biggest media house and the country's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence, have been embroiled in conflict recently. Geo TV alleged that ISI tried to kill the network's anchor, who was shot and badly injured in April. Now, government regulators have intervened, banning Geo for two weeks.
June 06, 2014
Former world heavyweight boxing champ Vitaly Klitchko is now set to become mayor of Kiev. In his first major move, Klitchko is asking activists in Independence Square to pack up their tents and allow the square to return to normal. Some activists are resisting, warning that one presidential election doesn't guarantee the success of their revolution — or do justice to the martyrs who were killed there.
June 06, 2014
President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin met during a ceremony to commemorate the anniversary of D-Day. On the same day, Putin met with new Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko.
June 06, 2014
Six Americans have been detained in Honduras for the last month, jailed on suspicion of smuggling arms. The Americans claim the guns they carried were for personal protection against pirates as they cleared logs to give locals better access to fishing sites.
June 06, 2014
The May jobs report showed steady job creation. Payrolls expanded by 217,000, and unemployment held steady at 6.3%. And there was a milestone: The U.S. economy now has slightly more jobs than it did in December 2007, when the last recession began.
June 06, 2014
The state had been the only one to have its voter-approved same-sex prohibition go unchallenged in the courts. On Friday, seven couples filed suit to change that.
June 06, 2014
For smokers hoping to quit, text messages with tips and reminders may be just as effective as phone counseling, a study finds, doubling the success rate compared to people who didn't text.
June 06, 2014
The agency has probably been on Twitter before, but its first public tweet was cloaked in tongue-in-cheek humor.
June 06, 2014
After Bernard Jordan's nursing home in Sussex couldn't sign him up for an organized trip, the 89-year-old put on his medals and headed out on his own. The nursing home reported him missing.
June 06, 2014

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