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  • Occupy protesters unveil a banner Tuesday in New York's Bryant Park as part of worldwide May Day demonstrations. They went on to march to financial institutions, including Chase and Citibank, as the crowd grew to several hundred. (Associated Press)

    Occupy forces re-gather on May Day

    Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the worldwide May Day protests on Tuesday, with Occupy protesters in several cities leading demonstrations against major financial institutions.

  • ATF will investigate plant fire in Illinois

    A special team of arson and explosives experts has been dispatched by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to East Joliet, Ill., to determine the cause of a fire Sunday at a galvanizing plant — the largest in the U.S. and the second largest in the world — that caused more than $20 million in damage.

  • President Barack Obama is greeted by Lt. Gen. Curtis "Mike" Scaparrotti, and U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Ryan Crocker as he steps off Air Force One at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 1, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama makes surprise trip to Afghanistan

    President Obama made an unannounced trip to Afghanistan on Tuesday on the anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, adding drama to what was already a politicized military mission.

  • ** FILE ** Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is shown in a video released by the Department of Defense on Saturday, May 7, 2011. (AP Photo/Department of Defense)

    Seized data portray bin Laden as 'delusional,' book author says

    Al Qaeda was so unpopular among Muslims that Osama bin Laden considered changing the terror network's name and warned other extremist groups to keep their distance in public, according to computer files found at his hideout.

  • Suicide car bombs kill 9, injure scores in Syrian city

    Two suicide bombers blew up cars rigged with explosives near a military compound and a hotel in northwestern Syria on Monday, killing at least nine people and wounding nearly 100, state media said.

  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Occupy movement's May misstep

    Occupy Wall Street and other Occupy movements around the country have called for big demonstrations to be held on May 1. Leap year 2012 has 366 days, so why did they pick May 1, the communist holiday, for Occupy demonstrations around the country? Is it a subtle way of declaring they actually are communists?

  • Pakistan sends mixed signs on drones

    Pakistani officials on Monday condemned the U.S. for carrying out its first drone strike in the country since parliament demanded they end two weeks ago, but qualified that it should be seen in light of the presence of Islamist militants on Pakistani soil.

  • World Briefs: Defense minister talks tough on Iran's nuclear program

    Israel's defense minister warned Monday that as long as Iran poses a threat to Israel with its nuclear program, all options are on the table, a reference to a possible Israeli attack.

  • Pigeons fly near burning parts of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, India, on Nov. 27, 2008. Aggressive counterterrorism efforts - such as drone strikes and economic sanctions - have crippled al Qaeda's ability to replace leaders. (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.

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