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House Democrats seek watchdog probe of Motorola’s radio contracts

Three senior House Democrats asked the Department of Homeland Security’s internal watchdog Tuesday to investigate allegations, raised in a...

As the goliath of the U.S. public safety radio market, Motorola wields a playbook full of tactics for fending off challenges to its estimated 80 percent share of a multibillion-dollar-a-year market. But a McClatchy investigation found that those tools often aren't needed. Some of the different radio systems available to public safety agencies on November 30, 2013. At front center is the Motorola APX 6000.

China’s Xi begins 2nd trip to Latin America, in sign of expanding role

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Tuesday starts his second lengthy trip to Latin America in barely more than a year, showering attention on a region...

Chinese President Xi Jinping, February 17, 2012

Iraqi army remains on defensive as extent of June debacle becomes clearer

Five weeks after Islamist fighters stormed across northern and western Iraq in a surprise offensive that nearly reached the outskirts of the Iraqi...

Militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) celebrating the group's declaration of an Islamic state, in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, June 30, 2014.

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, former POW in Afghanistan, takes new Army post

Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive for five years in Afghanistan until he was traded May 31 for five Taliban prisoners held at Guantanamo, ...

In this image taken from video obtained from Voice Of Jihad Website, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl sits in a vehicle guarded by the Taliban in eastern Afghanistan.

American among volunteer human shields at Gaza hospital

Israeli airstrikes hit El Wafa Medical Rehabilitation Hospital in Gaza City five times Friday, said executive director Basman Alashi. The hospital...

The bodies of five Palestinians killed in an Israeli air strike on a house are seen in the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, Saturday, July 12, 2014.

Al Qaida affiliate declares ‘emirate’

One week after radical Islamists in Iraq declared a “Caliphate” spanning the Iraqi-Syria border with its capital in Mosul, Al Qaida...

This photo was provided by the anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows a hole allegedly made during an airstrike by government forces in Aleppo, Syria, June 25, 2014

Expansion of ‘secret’ facility in Iraq suggests closer U.S.-Kurd ties

A supposedly secret but locally well-known CIA station on the outskirts of Irbil’s airport is undergoing rapid expansion as the United States...

A Kurdish peshmerga fighter takes his position behind a wall on the front line with militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)

Witnesses describe how Islamists leveled Sunni village as a warning

To the villagers who fled, Zowiya is now a graveyard for all they’ve ever known. Their houses have been razed, their neighbors are dead, and...

 This image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.
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