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  • Q&A: Poitras on capturing history in a hotel room

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Imagine if Bob Woodward's clandestine meetings in a Washington D.C. parking garage with Deep Throat had been documented — or, better yet, filmed by Woodward, himself. The analogy isn't perfect, but that's about the closest equivalent to Laura Poitras' one-of-a-kind...

  • 3rd spacewalk in 3 weeks at space station

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts doubled as trash men Wednesday, heaving an old science experiment and two antennas overboard at the International Space Station. It was the third spacewalk in as many weeks outside the orbiting lab. This time, it was on the Russian...

  • Pentagon: 1 weapons bundle seized by militants

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is confirming that Islamic State group militants were able to seize one of the 28 bundles of weapons and medical supplies dropped to Kurdish forces on Monday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, says that two of the bundles went astray. One was...

  • Police arrest 2 people on terror charges

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — British authorities have arrested two people on terror charges as it continues to conduct counter-terror operations related to Syria at a brisk pace. London's Metropolitan Police said in a statement Wednesday that a 25-year-old woman was arrested in Bedfordshire, north...

  • Police brutality claims shadow Tunisia elections

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — When Mohammed Ali Snoussi was arrested last month in Tunis, witnesses say, police beat him with truncheons, stripped him naked and threatened to rape him in broad daylight. The Interior Ministry said Snoussi was wanted for drug possession, trafficking and...

  • 2nd ship to join hunt for missing Malaysian plane

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — A second ship was preparing to join the hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean on Wednesday, as Malaysia's defense minister expressed confidence the plane will be found. The Discovery, provided by Dutch contractor Fugro, was scheduled...

  • Marine suspect guarded by US in Philippine camp

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A U.S. Marine suspected in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino was flown Wednesday from his warship to the Philippine military's main camp, where he will continue to be guarded by fellow Marines, in a compromise that eased a looming irritant over...

  • FBI: 3 Colorado girls may have tried to join Islamic jihadis

    By Sadie Gurman, Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the girls...

  • A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one. Five things to know about the raspy-voiced Bradlee and how he did it: HE HAD SOME LUCKY BREAKS. Bradlee ended up getting...

  • Bradlee recalled as a genius, great journalist

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and charismatic friend and colleague: ___ "For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession — it was a public good vital to our...

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