FILE - In this April 18, 2013 file photo, National Intelligence Director James Clapper testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

Ruling allowed NSA search of domestic email

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration quietly won permission from a surveillance court in 2011 for the National Security Agency to search deliberately for Amer...…
Egyptian army soldiers sit on top of an armored personnel carrier on a street in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Sinai militants killed in Egypt army offensive

CAIRO (AP) — Smoke billowed in the sky as Egyptian helicopter gunships rocketed suspected Islamic militant hideouts in the lawless northern Sinai Peninsula for a sec...…
In this Aug. 29, 2013, citizen journalism image provided by the Local Comity of Arbeen which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, members of the UN investigation team take samples from the ground in the Damascus countryside of Zamalka, Syria. The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove a connection between the government of President Bashar Assad to the alleged chemical weapons attack last month that killed hundreds of people in Syria_but in the absence of such evidence, Damascus and its ally Russia have aggressively pushed another scenario: that rebels carried out the Aug. 21 chemical attack. (AP Photo/Local Comity of Arbeen)

Lingering doubts over Syria gas attack evidence

BEIRUT (AP) — The U.S. government insists it has the intelligence to prove it, but the public has yet to see a single piece of concrete evidence produced by U.S. intellig...…
In this Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, a Syrian military solider fires a heavy machine gun during clashes with rebels in Maaloula village, northeast of the capital Damascus, Syria. Rebels including al-Qaida-linked fighters gained control of Maaloula, Syrian activists said Sunday. Government media provided a dramatically different account of the battle suggesting regime forces were winning. It was impossible to independently verify the reports from Maaloula, a scenic mountain community known for being one of the few places in the world where residents still speak the ancient Middle Eastern language of Aramaic. (AP Photo/SANA)

Syrian rebels seize control of Christian village

UPDATE AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Syrian rebels led by al-Qaida-linked fighters seized control of a predominantly Christian village northeast of Damascus, sweeping into the mou...…
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Liberal group urges opposition to Syria strike

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new TV ad that urges Congress to oppose U.S. military strikes against Syria underscores the difficulty President Barack Obama is having in getting...…
Oregon State quarterback Sean Mannion (4) is sacked by Hawaii linebacker Julian Gener (28) during the second quarter of an NCAA college football game in Corvallis, Ore., Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Beavers outlast Hawai’i 33-14

CORVALLIS, Ore. – The University of Hawai’i football hung tough in the first half before Oregon State scored 19 unanswered points in the second, to hand UH a 33-1...…
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DFS Galleria Waikiki street party

If you're looking for something to do this weekend, DFS Galleria Waikiki will be hosting a street party in conjunction with the announcement of its worldwide rebranding.…
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Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

THIS WEEKEND It's known as the premier epicurean destination event in the Pacific, an annual festival co-founded by Chefs Roy Yamaguchi and Alan Wong. The Hawaii Food and Wine Festival started with an event on Maui last weekend and has been going on all week long, with wine tastings, cooking demos, and field trips.…
Bruno Mars performs at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at the Barclays Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

Bruno Mars to sing at halftime of Super Bowl

NEW YORK (AP) — Grammy-winner Bruno Mars will perform at halftime of the Super Bowl. The NFL made the announcement ahead of the kickoff of games on Sunday, with Mars join...…
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tokyo has been awarded the 2020 Olympics, capitalizing on its reputation as a "safe pair of hands" and defying concerns about the Fukushima nuclear crisis. Tokyo defeated Istanbul in the final round of secret voting Saturday by the International Olympic Committee. Madrid was eliminated earlier after an initial tie with Istanbul.

Tokyo will host 2020 Olympics

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Tokyo was awarded the 2020 Olympics on Saturday, capitalizing on its reputation as a “safe pair of hands” and defying conc...…