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Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here

Israel Warns US Jews: Iran Could Strike Here

Hemera/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Israeli facilities in North America — and around the world — are on high alert, according to an internal security document obtained by ABC News that predicted the threat from Iran against Jewish targets will increase.”W…

US Aims to Switch Away from Combat in Afghanistan Next Year

US Aims to Switch Away from Combat in Afghanistan Next Year

TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images(BRUSSELS, Belgium) — American troops will still leave Afghanistan by the end of 2014, but Defense Secretary Leon Panetta laid out a plan Wednesday that by late next year U.S. and NATO troops in Afghanistan could switch from …

America’s Top-10 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations

America’s Top-10 Trashiest Spring Break Destinations

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — If trashy is what your heart desires in a vacation, Coedmagazine.com has got you covered.The site, a lifestyle and entertainment destination for college guys, has just released its America’s “Top 10 Trash…

US Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia

US Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Days after the rescue of a U.S. aid worker held hostage in Somalia, officials are now working on the release of an American writer taken captive by pirates and now under the threat of death.The writer was only suppo…

US Preparing to Close Its Embassy in Syria

US Preparing to Close Its Embassy in Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration is preparing to close its embassy in Syria as the security situation there continues to deteriorate, a State Department official tells ABC News.The official said that if the Syrian governme…

US, Europe Reiterate Offer for Talks with Iran

US, Europe Reiterate Offer for Talks with Iran

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration and its allies in Europe are reiterating their offer for nuclear talks with Iran as they prepare additional sanctions on the country’s oil sector. Iran, too, has said recently …

US Maintains Pressure on Iran; Sanctions Three More Companies

US Maintains Pressure on Iran; Sanctions Three More Companies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. State Department Thursday announced it had imposed sanctions on three companies that provide refined petroleum products to Iran. Under the Iran Sanctions Act, Zhenrong, Kuo Oil and FAL Oil Company were “ba…

FBI Investigating US-China Commission Data Breach

FBI Investigating US-China Commission Data Breach

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The FBI is investigating claims made by an Indian computer-hacking group that India’s intelligence services intercepted the communications of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.The d…

Ex-US Soldier Charged with Aiding Al Qaeda Group

Ex-US Soldier Charged with Aiding Al Qaeda Group

Hemera/Thinkstock(LAUREL, Md.) — A former U.S. Army soldier and recent convert to Islam was charged Monday with attempting to join an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group in Somalia. The indictment of Craig Baxam, 24, comes just days after the Kenyan and …

American Teen Deported to Colombia Is Heading Home

American Teen Deported to Colombia Is Heading Home

PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(DALLAS) — Jakadrien Turner, the American teen who was mistakenly deported to Colombia, was put on a plane Friday bound for home in Texas.”She is on a plane back to the U.S. as we speak,” Ray Jackson, a lawyer for Turn…

Man Claims He Used iPad to Cross Into US

Man Claims He Used iPad to Cross Into US

Apple Inc.(DERBY LINE, Vt.) — A Canadian man traveling by car to Vermont claimed his iPad helped save the day after he realized he left his passport, which is required to cross into the United States, at his home in Quebec.Martin Reisch, 33, said he a…

White House, Saudi Arabia Sign $30B F-15 Deal

White House, Saudi Arabia Sign $30B F-15 Deal

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Obama administration Thursday finalized a $30 billion sale of new Boeing F-15 fighter jets to Saudi Arabia in a deal meant to counteract Iran and support an estimated 50,000 U.S. jobs.The deal, which was approved by…

US Military to Iran: Strait of Hormuz Blockade Won’t Be Allowed

US Military to Iran: Strait of Hormuz Blockade Won’t Be Allowed

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. is seriously considering taking unspecified military action if Iran moves ahead with its threat to block the Strait of Hormuz, through which 20 percent of the world’s oil travels.Tehran issued the threat i…

Turkey Freezes Relations with France over Armenian Genocide Bill

Turkey Freezes Relations with France over Armenian Genocide Bill

PRNewsFoto/Sundance Channel, Getty Images(ANKARA, Turkey) — Ties between France and Turkey are unraveling after the French National Assembly passed a bill making it a crime to deny the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenians of the Otto…

White House: No Decision Yet on Yemeni President’s Visit

White House: No Decision Yet on Yemeni President’s Visit

Marcel Mettelsiefen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The White House is considering Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh’s request to visit the United States for medical treatment, but has made no decision.According to a senior administration official,…

US and North Korea to Discuss Resumption of Food Aid

US and North Korea to Discuss Resumption of Food Aid

Ryan McVay/Digital Vision(WASHINGTON) — U.S. and North Korean officials will meet in Beijing on Thursday to discuss the resumption of American food aid to the impoverished country. Officials say, however, that a decision is not necessarily imminent.R…

U.S. To Release Oil From Strategic Reserve

U.S. To Release Oil From Strategic Reserve

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The U.S. Department of Energy said it will release 30 million barrels of oil from the Strategic National Reserve to alleviate Libyan oil supply disruptions, adding more pressure to already-plummeting oil prices. Local News 8 reports that the U.S. release is half of the 60 million barrel supply hike announced Thursday […]

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