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By By ZEINA KARAM and YURI KAGEYAMA | January 27, 2015 9:54 am
Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages
  • Gowdy says Obama admin slow-walking documents on Benghazi
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:48 am
    The chairman of a special House committee investigating the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, said Tuesday that the bipartisan inquiry is being hobbled by resistance from the Obama administration.
  • Oxfam: Rich countries must support Ebola recovery
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:42 am
    Rich countries must act swiftly to repair battered health systems and get cash to millions of families in the three countries hit hardest by the world's worst Ebola outbreak, the international development agency Oxfam said Tuesday.
  • Iran sends warning to Israel via US officials
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:36 am
    Iran said Tuesday it has sent a warning to Israel through the United States over the recent killing of an Iranian general in an alleged Israeli airstrike, the official IRNA news agency reported.
  • Argentine president seeks overhaul of intelligence services
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:30 am
    President Cristina Fernandez called on Congress to dissolve Argentina's intelligence services in the wake of the mysterious death of a prosecutor, strongly denying his accusation that she had sought to shield former Iranian officials suspected in the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center.
  • Rebel killings of 44 commandos test Philippine peace deal
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:30 am
    Philippine officials asked lawmakers Tuesday not to withdraw their support from a new government peace deal with the country's largest Muslim rebel group after some insurgents were involved in a clash that killed 44 anti-terror police commandos.
  • Pakistani military says its airstrikes killed 53 militants
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:27 am
    Pakistan's military says its air force killed 53 militants in a tribal region near the Afghan border.
  • Romania's spy chief who backed security laws resigns
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:27 am
    The chief of Romania's Intelligence Service has resigned after criticizing the country's top court for rejecting security laws which allowed the government to collect data on people without court approval.
  • Obama aide asks Congress for enhanced trade-deal authority
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:26 am
    A senior Democratic senator's complaints Tuesday, and noisy protesters, underscored the Obama administration's challenge in seeking congressional approval for enhanced powers to cut trade deals with Japan, India and many other countries.
  • Democrats say they won't support Iran sanctions bill for now
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:26 am
    A group of Senate Democrats told the White House on Tuesday that they won't support passage of an Iran sanctions bill until at least the end of March.
  • Boehner acknowledges 'stumbles' in Congress' opening weeks
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:25 am
    House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nuhr) acknowledges that there've been "a couple of stumbles" in the opening weeks of the new Republican-run Congress.
  • US stocks tumble on weak company earnings, US economic data
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:18 am
    A double-whammy hit U.S. stocks early Tuesday, when disappointing earnings from big-name companies and an unexpected drop in orders of long-lasting goods drove the Dow Jones industrial average down...
  • Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:18 am
    Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau.
  • US consumer confidence jumps to 7 ½-year high in January
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:18 am
    U.S. consumers welcomed the new year with a surge in confidence.
  • US new home sales jump 11.6 percent in December
    Associated Press | January 27, 2015 9:12 am
    Sales of new U.S. homes accelerated strongly in December, a sign that home-buying may improve this year after a lackluster 2014.
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