Today in History

Today in History Today is Tuesday, April 16, the 106th day of 2019. There are 259 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 16...

Charging Assange reflects dramatic shift in US approach

WASHINGTON (AP) — The decision to seek the extradition of Julian Assange marked a dramatic new approach to the founder of WikiLeaks by the U.S. government, a shift that was signaled in the early days ...

ICC rejects Afghanistan war crimes probe

International Criminal Court (ICC) judges on Friday rejected a request by the court's chief prosecutor to open an investigation into possible war crimes and crimes against humanity committed in Af...

Trump wants to keep NKorea sanctions, won't rule out summit

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says the U.S. wants to keep economic sanctions in place to pressure North Korea to give up nuclear weapons, but isn't ruling out a third summit with Kim Jong U...

Analysis: WikiLeaks founder unlikely to be extradited soon

LONDON (AP) — The battle between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the American government was always going to be epic, involving concepts like free speech, journalists' rights, national interests,...

WikilLeaks accuses 'powerful actors' including CIA, of a 'sophisticated' effort to dehumanize Julian Assange

LONDON (AP) — WikilLeaks accuses 'powerful actors' including CIA, of a 'sophisticated' effort to dehumanize Julian Assange.

Why did Germany's Heinrich Böll Foundation leave Pakistan?

For 25 years, the Heinrich Böll Foundation (HBS) worked to promote democracy, environmental sustainability, human rights and personal freedom in Pakistan. However in March 2019, the Berlin-based found...

Judge: Militant's statements may be used in Benghazi trial

NEW YORK (AP) — The interrogation of a Libyan militant accused of playing an instrumental role in the 2012 Benghazi attacks was conducted lawfully and may be admitted at his trial next month, a federa...

Postal Service to issue stamp honoring George H.W. Bush

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring former President George H.W. Bush. The Postal Service said Saturday that the commemorative Forever s...

Review: 'The Eighth Sister' is a gripping thriller

"The Eighth Sister" by Robert Dugoni (Thomas and Mercer). Charles Jenkins has left his time in the CIA far behind and now lives with his family on a farm on a remote island in Washin...

Q&A: A look at the latest fighting in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — Libya has been plunged into chaos again, with forces loyal to a polarizing military commander marching on the capital and trading fire with militias aligned with a weak U.N.-backed govern...

APNewsBreak: Ex-spy Valerie Plame eyes run for Congress

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former CIA operative, author and activist Valerie Plame said Friday she is considering a 2020 run for an open U.S. congressional seat in New Mexico. Plame to...

Prosecutors seek life term for ex-CIA man on spy conviction

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors and defense attorneys will be asking for vastly different prison terms as a former CIA officer is formally sentenced for spying for China. A jury c...

ACLU sues over review process for government secrets

WASHINGTON (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit challenging a pre-publication review required for people who have had access to government secrets. Millions ...

Former US resident at Guantanamo seeking shorter sentence

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A former U.S. resident who joined al-Qaida and is now jailed at the Guantanamo Bay detention center is seeking a shorter sentence as he returns to court on the U.S. base in Cuba...