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  • A Nigeria policeman stands guard in front of the car-bombed United Nations headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria. The country's president says his government will bring terrorism "under control." The bombing killed 23 people Friday, despite two suspects being arrested beforehand. (Associated Press)

    Nigeria mum about arrests before car bombing of U.N.

    Days before a car bombing at a United Nations headquarters in Nigeria that killed 23 people, the country's secret police arrested two men suspected of organizing the attack, authorities said Wednesday, raising questions about why it wasn't averted.


  • **FILE** Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta (Associated Press)

    Pentagon ponders budget cuts in face of 'perfect storm'

    The Pentagon is considering a range of options to meet a bipartisan call to greatly reduce defense spending in what is a "perfect storm" rocking the military's once-sturdy budget plans.


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Former Commander of International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces-Afghanistan Gen. David H. Petraeus (second from left) reviews the troops during a farewell tribute and retirement ceremony at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington.

    Petraeus warns of budget cuts

    David H. Petraeus, the general widely credited with rescuing a failing U.S. war in Iraq, retired from the Army on Wednesday with a word of warning: Coming budget cuts must not impair the U.S. military's ability to fight a full range of conflicts, from major land wars to Iraq-like insurgencies.


  • Adm. Mike Mullen (left), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, stands with (from second from left) U.S. Army Gen. David H. Petraeus; Holly Petraeus (partially hidden), the general's wife; and 2nd Lt. Stephen Petraeus, Gen. and Mrs. Petraeus' son, during an armed forces farewell tribute and retirement ceremony for the general on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011, at Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall in Arlington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Petraeus: Troop support must be top priority

    In a farewell to the military after 37 years in uniform, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus on Wednesday said supporting the troops and their families must be the nation's "paramount objective" even as defense budgets are reduced.


  • ** FILE ** Arid Uka (center, seen from behind) waits for the beginning of his trial in a courtroom in Frankfurt, Germany, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. The Kosovo-born Mr. Uka, 21, confessed to killing two U.S. soldiers at the Frankfurt airport in March 2011. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)

    Suspect admits killing U.S. airmen in Germany

    A 21-year-old Kosovo Albanian confessed Wednesday to killing two U.S. airmen at the Frankfurt airport, saying in emotional testimony at the opening of his trial that he had been influenced by radical Islamic propaganda online.


  • Libyans pray in Martyr's Square, formerly known as Green Square, during the morning Eid prayer marking the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, in Tripoli, Libya, on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2011. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

    Rebels: Gadhafi son offers to surrender

    Moammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi is trying to negotiate the terms of his own surrender, the rebel commander in Tripoli told The Associated Press on Wednesday.


  • ** FILE ** Nigerian soldiers and police stand guard outside U.N. headquarters in Abuja, Nigeria on Aug. 27, 2011, a day after a suicide bomber crashed through an exit gate and detonated a car full of explosives in the reception area. The country's president has vowed his government will bring terrorism "under control. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

    Nigeria: 2 suspects arrested before U.N. HQ bombing

    Days before a car bombing at a U.N. headquarters in Nigeria that killed 23 people, the country's secret police arrested two men suspected of organizing the attack, authorities said Wednesday, raising questions about why it wasn't averted.


  • One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in this aerial photo, Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011, in New York. Behind the tower are the Hudson River and New Jersey. Sept. 11, 2011, will mark the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in the United States. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

    Security on rise nationwide for 9/11 anniversary

    The federal government is escalating security around the country in preparation for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and conducting confidential briefings with state and local law enforcement organizations. But officials say there is no specific indication that a terror plot against the U.S. is under way.


  • Syrian President Bashar Assad (right) prays during a service for Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, at the Hafez Assad Mosque in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2011. (AP Photo/SANA)

    Syrian security forces carry out raids, arrests

    Syrian security forces searching for anti-government protesters raided houses in central Syria and made arrests, activists and residents said Wednesday.


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