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U.S. defense chief says China's island-building erodes security

SINGAPORE - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Saturday that Beijing's island-building in the South China Sea was undermining security in the Asia-Pacific but, despite his blunt remarks, the response from Chinese officials was measured.

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Rollback of U.S. spy powers would mark post-9/11 watershed

WASHINGTON - At 3:59 p.m. EDT on Sunday, the National Security Agency and telecommunications companies will begin mothballing a once-secret system that collected Americans' bulk telephone records, shutting down computers and sealing off warehouses of digital data.

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Crowds gather for anti-Islam demonstration outside Phoenix mosque

PHOENIX - More than 200 protesters, some armed, berated Islam and its Prophet Mohammed outside an Arizona mosque on Friday in a provocative protest that was denounced by counterprotesters shouting "Go home, Nazis," weeks after an anti-Muslim event in Texas came under attack by two gunmen.

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Mexico lawmakers demand president detail wealth after misrepresentation

MEXICO CITY - Mexico's president came under pressure on Friday to fully disclose his financial assets following a Reuters report on Thursday that he had misrepresented the circumstances under which he acquired a property in a lakeside retreat near Mexico City.

World, Mexico 29 May 2015

U.S. military orders review as anthrax mishap widens

WASHINGTON - The U.S. military said on Friday it discovered even more suspected shipments of live anthrax than previously thought, both in the United States and abroad, and ordered a sweeping review of practices meant to inactivate the bacteria.

U.S., Health 1:31am EDT

U.S. warns G7 of global economy 'accident' without Greece deal

DRESDEN, Germany - The United States warned on Friday of a possible accident for the world economy if Greece and its creditors miss their June deadlines to avert a debt default.

29 May 2015

Actor Dustin Diamond not guilty of felony in stabbing case

- A Wisconsin jury late on Friday found actor Dustin Diamond, who played the nerdy Screech in the early '90s sitcom "Saved by the Bell," not guilty of a felony charge stemming from the stabbing of a man during a Christmas bar fight, court records show.