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The United States reiterated its call on the Ethiopian government to release journalists imprisoned for exercising their right to freedom of expression. An Ethiopian court on October 27 sentenced journalist Temesgen Desalegn to three years in prison for "provocation and dissemination of inaccurate...

Nine leading human rights organizations have urged US President Barack Obama to take up the Chinese government's crackdown on civil society as a barrier to bilateral relations on his upcoming visit to China. According to Human Rights Watch, a New York-based international rights group, the appeal...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel in a telephonic conversation with his Malaysian counterpart highlighted the importance that he and the Defense Department place on the US relationship with Malaysia and the Asia-Pacific region, according to a Pentagon spokesperson. Pentagon Press Secretary Navy Rear...

senator-103014.jpg Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is seen as a long shot for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016, and his chances may have gotten worse after he was recorded joking about the prospects for "white men" if he were elected president.

Cory-mark-103014.jpg Republican Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Col., has expanded his lead over incumbent Sen. Mark Udall, D-Col., in the closely watched Colorado Senate race, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University poll released on Thursday.

GDPChart-103014.jpg U.S. economic activity increased by more than expected in the third quarter of 2014, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The Commerce Department said GDP increased by 3.5 percent in the third quarter compared to 3.0 percent growth expected by economists.

JoblessClaims-103014.jpg First-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits saw a modest increase in the week ended October 25th, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday. The report said initial jobless claims edged up to 287,000, an increase of 3,000 from the previous week's revised level of 284,000.

A California judge has dismissed a lawsuit from former Panamanian leader Manuel Noreiga, claiming that the Call of Duty video game damaged his reputation.

A team of US Air Force medical trainers has arrived in Liberian capital Monrovia to train non-U.S. medical personnel in the fight against ebola. In a meeting with reporters at the Pentagon, spokesman Army Col. Steve Warren discussed the team's arrival as well as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel's validation...

Orbital Sciences Corporation has named Dave Steffy as the permanent chairman of a permanent Accident Investigation Board (AIB) that probes the launch failure of its supply rocket bound for International Space Station. Initially, Rich Straka, Senior Vice President and Deputy General Manager of Orbital's...

NASA's Wallops Incident Response Team on Wednesday completed an initial assessment of Wallops Island, Virginia, where an unmanned supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded immediately after its launch. NASA said that a number of support buildings in the immediate area have...

The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) said Wednesday that there has been been an "unusual" increase in the number of Russian military flights over European airspace in the last two days. The western military alliance said it detected and monitored four groups of Russian military aircraft conducting...

US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Wednesday ordered a 21-day quarantine for all US service members returning from areas affected by Ebola in West Africa. The order implements a recommendation from the Joint Chiefs of Staff to place all US military service members returning from Operation United...

US-led forces carried out a total of eight airstrikes targeting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists in Syria in the last 48 hours using fighter and bomber aircraft, US Central Command officials said Wednesday. Separately, officials said US-led forces conducted six airstrikes in...

US Air Force C-130 aircraft have conducted an airdrop near Al Asad Air Base in Iraq to provide humanitarian aid for delivery by Iraqi security forces to members of the Iraqi Albu Nimr tribe, according to the US Central Command officials. Centcom officials said said the US Air Force aircraft delivered...