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President Barack Obama listens as he is introduced by Rear Adm. Scott Giberson, Assistant U.S. Surgeon General and Public Health Service (PHS) Commander of Commissioned Corps Ebola Response in West Africa, before speaking about the Ebola outbreak response by the U.S. in West Africa, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, in the South Court Auditorium of the White House complex in Washington. Obama plans to withdraw most US military troops fighting Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) **FILE**

Obama supports reduction in military retirement pay

- The Washington Times

President Obama said Monday he supports the recommendations of a military commission that would reduce the size of traditional military retirement pay by about 20 percent and offer a new defined-contribution benefit for troops who leave before 20 years of service.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert smiles as he waits in a court room in Jerusalem's District Court on Monday, March 30, 2015. The court later found Olmert guilty of accepting bribes in a retrial of corruption charges, (AP Photo/Abir Sultan, Pool)

Ehud Olmert, former Israeli prime minister, convicted in corruption case

- Associated Press

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was convicted Monday of unlawfully accepting money from a U.S. supporter in a retrial on corruption charges, the latest chapter in the downfall of a man who only years earlier hoped to lead the country to a historic peace agreement with the Palestinians.

Security forces stand in front of protesters against the recent election in Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Sunday, March 29, 2015. Voting in Nigeria's elections continued in certain areas on Sunday after technical problems prevented some people from casting their ballots on Saturday and despite extremist violence in the northeast and protests in the south. (AP Photo)

Hope, fear as Nigerians await results of presidential vote

- Associated Press

Nigerians are waiting in hope and fear for results of the tightest and most bitterly contested presidential election in the nation’s turbulent history. Collation of results starts at noon (1100 GMT) and winner could be named later Monday or Tuesday, electoral officials say.

United Arab Emirates Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum is betting that the Dubai World Cup will enrich the UAE's fortunes amid an economic downturn. (Associated Press)

Sheikh Mohammed rides Dubai World Cup horse race to sell UAE image

As the world’s richest horse race galloped to a thrilling conclusion over the weekend, event host and UAE Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum rushed from the royal box to the winner’s circle and left behind a swirl of conversation that covered Gen. David Petraeus, the new Chinese elite and the threat of the Islamic State.

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits with others before a meeting with Britain, Russia, China, France, Germany, European Union and Iranian officials at the Beau Rivage Palace Hotel in Lausanne, Switzerland Monday, March 30, 2015, during Iran nuclear talks. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)

Iran nuclear talks at crunch time; differences remain

- Associated Press

Negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program entered a critical phase on Monday with differences still remaining less than two days before a deadline for the outline of an agreement.

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Ingalls wins contract for third destroyer

Associated Press

Ingalls Shipbuilding has received a $604 million contract modification to build another Arleigh Burke-class (DDG51) Aegis guided missile destroyer for the Navy.

A police officer directs a vehicle to turn away at the National Security Agency, Monday, March 30, 2015, in Fort Meade, Md. Earlier, a firefight erupted when two men dressed as women tried to ram a car into a gate, killing one of them and wounding the other, officials said. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Questions remain in officer-involved shooting at NSA

- Associated Press

The warnings are strong and security is always tight, but most drivers are versed in the daily routine as thousands of employees and contractors stream through the closely guarded entrance to the National Security Agency.

Malaysia proposes anti-terror laws to curb Islamic militants

Associated Press

Malaysia's government Monday proposed two new laws that would reintroduce indefinite detention without trial and allow the seizure of passports of anyone suspected of supporting terror acts in an attempt to curb militant activities.

FILE - In this June 6, 2013 file photo, a sign stands outside the National Security Agency (NSA) campus in Fort Meade, Md. The NSA considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed its meager counter terrorism benefits.  (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)

AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak

- Associated Press

The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the costs outweighed the meager counterterrorism benefits.

This aerial image made from a video provided by NBC10 shows the scene of a small plane crash in Chester County, Pa., near the Brandywine airport, Sunday, March 29, 2015. The crash took the lives of the only two people aboard the aircraft, authorities said. (AP Photo/NBC10)

Investigators focus on German co-pilot's mental state

Associated Press

A French police official says European investigators are focusing on the psychological state of the 27-year-old German co-pilot who deliberately smashed an Airbus carrying 150 people into an Alpine mountainside.

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks at the start of a meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Wang Yang at the Zhongnanhai Leadership Compound in Beijing Monday, March 30, 2015. In the meeting Lew expressed "deep concern" about the curbs in proposed bank security and anti-terrorism rules. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein, Pool)

US treasury secretary presses Beijing on technology curbs

- Associated Press

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said he pressed Chinese leaders Monday over proposed curbs on the use of foreign security products by banks and other restrictions on access to China's technology market.

File-This March 6, 2015, file photo shows Defense Secretary Ash Carter, speaking during a ceremonial swearing-in ceremony at the Pentagon.  Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is exploring whether to adjust some of the requirements for certain military jobs, such as those involving cyber or high-tech expertise.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

- Associated Press

Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department.

Iraqi security forces prepare to attack Islamic State extremist positions during clashes in Tikrit, 130 kilometers (80 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 28, 2015. The Iraqi troops pressed their push in the city Saturday against IS militants holed up in the center of the city. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

Iran says US drone kills 2 advisers in Iraq; US denies claim

- Associated Press

Iran's Revolutionary Guard says a U.S. drone strike killed two of its advisers near the Iraqi city of Tikrit, though the U.S. said Monday its coalition conducted no airstrikes against the Islamic State group in the area during that time.