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  • FILE - This image provided by the Bulgarian Interior Ministry on Thursday, July 19, 2012, shows a damaged bus following Wednesday's deadly suicide attack on the bus full of Israeli vacationers at the Burgas, Bulgaria airport parking lot. Bulgarian Prime Minister Boiko Borisov said Tuesday, July 24, 2012 a sophisticated group of conspirators were involved in the suicide bombing that killed five Israelis and a Bulgarian bus driver, and that they spent a month in the country before the attack. (AP Photo/Bulgarian Interior Ministry)

    Skilled conspiracy behind bus bomb

    A sophisticated group of conspirators was involved in the suicide bombing that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver last week, and they spent at least a month in Bulgaria before the attack, the country's prime minister said Tuesday.


  • This undated photo shows the fake driving license of the suicide bomber of a deadly bus bombing in Bulgaria. A bus carrying young Israeli tourists exploded July 18, 2012, in the Bulgarian resort of Burgas, killing five vacationing Israelis, a Bulgarian bus driver and the bomber himself. At least 20 others were wounded. (Associated Press)

    Bulgaria: Sophisticated conspiracy in suicide bomb

    A sophisticated group of conspirators was involved in the suicide bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israeli tourists and a Bulgarian bus driver last week, and they spent at least a month in Bulgaria before the attack, the country's prime minister said Tuesday.


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    Wily bomb maker fast in race with technology; informant ID'd device

    Al Qaeda's top bomb maker in Yemen is so ruthless that he recruited and equipped his own brother for an underwear-bomb suicide attack against a top Saudi royal in 2009.


  • Developer Tim Toben testified at former Sen. John Edwards' campaign finance corruption trial Tuesday that in 2008 he warned the campaign of Barack Obama to look closely at rumors about Mr. Edwards' infidelity. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics: Lawmakers question VA plans for more staff

    Members of Congress expressed doubts Tuesday on plans by the Department of Veterans Affairs' to hire 1,900 additional workers to improve access to mental health care.


  • ** FILE ** In this Sept. 7, 2011, file photo, John Brennan, assistant to the president for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, speaks in Washington. U.S. bomb experts are picking apart a sophisticated new al Qaeda improvised explosive device, Brennan said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    Experts studying al Qaeda underwear bomb

    U.S. bomb experts are picking apart a sophisticated new al Qaeda improvised explosive device, a top Obama administration counterterrorism official said Tuesday, to determine if it could have slipped past airport security and taken down a commercial airplane.


  • Onlookers examine a destroyed car at the site of a bomb blast at St. Theresa Catholic Church in Madalla, Nigeria, on Dec. 25, 2011. An explosion ripped through the Catholic church during Christmas Mass near Nigeria's capital, killing 25. A radical Muslim sect claimed the attack and another bombing near a church in the restive city of Jos, as explosions also struck the nation's northeast. (Associated Press)

    No safety in weaker al Qaeda

    One year after Navy SEALs killed Osama bin Laden, a weakened, fragmented al Qaeda is collaborating with other terrorist and militant groups to target and attack U.S. and Western interests abroad, intelligence officials say.


  • John Brennan, President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser, refused to answer questions about whether the video unfairly capitalizes on bin Laden's death. (Associated Press)

    Rights groups hit Brennan's defense of 'legal' drone strikes

    Human rights advocates were underwhelmed by the spirited defense of lethal drone strikes offered by President Obama's chief counterterrorism adviser on Monday.


  • ** FILE ** In this undated image from video seized from the walled compound of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan, and released on Saturday, May 7, 2011, by the U.S. Department of Defense, a man whom the American government identified as Osama bin Laden watches television with an image of President Obama on the screen. (AP Photo/U.S. Department of Defense)

    Weaker al Qaeda still plots payback for bin Laden death

    A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al Qaeda is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist network dreams still of payback, and U.S. counterterrorist officials warn that, in time, its offshoots may deliver.


  • Blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng is pictured in a video posted to YouTube on Friday, April 27, 2012, by the overseas Chinese news site Boxun.com. (AP Photo/Boxun.com)

    Obama aide keeps mum about Chinese activist's status

    A top White House aide on Sunday said President Obama wants to strike an "appropriate balance" between advancing human rights and maintaining U.S. relations with China, the first public comments by the administration on its potential involvement in harboring a Chinese activist on the eve of diplomatic talks between the two world powers.


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