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Mon, 02 May 2016 09:37:45 -0400

File picture of U.S. President Obama, VP Biden and members of the national security team receiving an update on the mission against bin Laden in the Situation Room of the White HouseAgency reveals details about daring assault on al-Qaida leader’s compound on Twitter.


Sun, 01 May 2016 21:54:20 -0400

Train derails in Washington, D.C.; leaks hazardous chemicalWASHINGTON (AP) — Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.


Mon, 02 May 2016 12:39:02 -0400

FILE - In this April 29, 2016 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump supporter Luisa Aranda gestures as she is interviewed before Trump spoke at the California Republican Party 2016 Convention in Burlingame, Calif. Tens of thousands of immigrants are applying for U.S. citizenship in a year when immigration has taken center stage in this year's presidential campaign, especially in the race for the GOP nomination. In interviews, many say the fear of Donald Trump becoming president is motivating many longtime immigrants to apply for citizenship in order to vote. Trump, the GOP front-runner, has made immigration a central theme of his combative campaign to win the Republican nomination. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)On a recent Saturday morning in South Florida, 50-year-old Edgar Ospina stood in a long line of immigrants to take the first step to become an American. Ospina has spent almost half his life in the U.S. ...


Sun, 01 May 2016 20:28:16 -0400

Saudi Binladin Group lays off 77,000 workers: reportOne of Saudi Arabia's most powerful firms, the Saudi Binladin Group, has laid off 77,000 foreign workers, a Saudi daily reported on Monday, citing an anonymous company official. Saudi Binladin Group confirmed to AFP that some staff have been let go, but gave no numbers. The report in the Al-Watan newspaper is the latest alleging tens of thousands of layoffs, unpaid salaries and unrest by employees of the firm which built some of the Gulf country's landmarks.


Mon, 02 May 2016 13:56:23 -0400

A Syrian boy reacts to the loss of a relative who died in an airstrike in a rebel-held neighbourhood of AleppoUS Secretary of State John Kerry launched a desperate push Monday to salvage a ceasefire in Syria, as the country's second city of Aleppo reeled from a week of fighting that killed hundreds of civilians. With the two-month old truce brokered by the United States and Russia under severe threat, Kerry said Washington and Moscow had made progress in trying to contain the bloodshed, but warned it was premature to promise success.


Mon, 02 May 2016 08:49:32 -0400

Firefighters battle flames at the historic Serbian Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sava, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in New York. The church that was constructed in the early 1850s and was designated a New York City landmark in 1968. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)NEW YORK (AP) — A historic church in New York City was destroyed in a raging fire just hours after its Orthodox worshippers celebrated Easter.