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State Department Issues Worldwide Travel Alert For U.S. CitizensBay Area travelers should anticipate additional security screening at airports and other public places and exercise particular caution during the holiday season.
Brother Of Journalist With Marin Ties Pleads For Release; Trial On Espionage Charges Begins In IranThe espionage trail of a Washington Post journalist, who is jailed in Iran and has ties to Marin, is now underway. The man’s brother is in Washington to help lobby for his release.
San Francisco Law Group Suing John Kerry Over Yemeni-Americans' PassportsA San Francisco group is suing John Kerry over the practice of taking passports away from Yemeni-Americans after a man was left stranded in Yemen while visiting relatives.
US Appointing Gay Diplomat To Defend LGBT Communities OverseasThe United States is close to hiring a gay diplomat to promote LGBT rights abroad.
North Korea Sentences 24-Year-Old Bakersfield Man To 6 Years Of Hard Labor For EspionageThe court said Matthew Miller tore up his tourist visa at Pyongyang's airport upon arrival on April 10 and admitted to having the "wild ambition" of experiencing prison life so that he could secretly investigate North Korea's human rights situation.
Bay Area Woman Calls For Husband To Return To The US After Being Released From Chinese PrisonGao Zhisheng, one of China’s best-known human rights lawyer and also a government critic was released from Shaya prison in China on Thursday.
SFPD On Heightened Alert After State Dept. Terror AdvisorySan Francisco police said they were on heightened alert following a U.S. State Department terror alert over the weekend that also shut down 19 U.S. embassies and consulates around the world.
Bay Area Travelers Going Abroad Warned About Terrorist ThreatTravelers and U.S. citizens living abroad were warned Friday that terrorist attacks are being planned this month against U.S. and Western targets, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.
Libyan Government Slowing Benghazi Investigation Officials SayU.S. counter-terrorism officials say the search for suspects in the death of the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans in Libya on Sept. 11 is being slowed by uncooperative or less-than-capable local law enforcement in Libya, Egypt and Tunisia.
Opinion: Susan Rice’s Meeting With GOP Leaders Made Benghazi Matters WorseNow that the Obama White House and senior intelligence officials have reportedly admitted that they approved Susan Rice’s inaccurate talking points about the Benghazi terrorist attack being the reaction to a protest about a film rather than a terrorist attack, the investigation must go on.
Opinion: A Few Brave Newspapers Endorse Romney Fighting Tide Of Liberal PressThe newspapers that are not endorsing President Barack Obama are extremely brave. They are to be positively recognized for their courage to stand up against the onslaught of the liberal media which refuses to speak in the best interest of the country as the presidential election nears.
Opinion: Benghazi-Gate: Obama’s Unconscionable ActionsBy now it’s obvious that Obama and his administration did not handle the situation correctly. Rather than taking a presidential stance during the horrendous incident, Obama kept his mind and actions on his 2012 reelection campaign and tried to alter the obvious reasons for the deadly attack.
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