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Feinstein: Petraeus to testify on Benghazi attacks

Dianne Feinstein

The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee says former CIA Director David Petraeus has agreed to testify to Congress about the Sept. 11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that killed the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans....


Obama 'has faith' in Gen. Allen despite scandal probe

President Obama stands by Gen. John Allen in spite of thousands of possibly inappropriate email exchanges , according to White House Press Secretary Jay Carney.


The storied career of David H. Petraeus

On the march to Baghdad in 2003, back when many Americans expected the Iraq war to last weeks and not years, a little-known two-star Army general named David H. Petraeus posed a question to a reporter accompanying him that would come to define the grueling U.S. combat mission there: “Tell me how this ends.”


China says disgraced leader Bo expelled from party

Bo Xilai

China's communist leadership expelled Bo Xilai from the ruling party Friday and sought to bury him with charges ranging from corruption to sexual affairs, aiming to sweep away their most damaging scandal in decades while finally scheduling their long-awaited leadership transition for November.


Ex-top cop in China scandal gets 15 years in jail

Former Mafia-busting police chief Wang Lijun faces 15 years behind bars after the second major criminal case in China's biggest political scandal in years concluded today. But the guilty verdict left the public and analysts guessing if the scandal's central figure, disgraced former leader Bo Xilai, will himself face trial.


Court: Ex-top cop in China scandal admits defection bid

A former police chief at the center of a major China political scandal admitted attempting to defect to the United States, and did not contest charges of bribery and illegal surveillance at his trial on Tuesday, a court official said.


One Day Murder Trial for Wife of Chinese Leader

Gu Kailai

The one-day murder trial of Gu Kailai, the wife of ousted Chinese politician Bo Xilai, concluded with prosecutors telling the court that she slipped poison into a glass of water to kill British businessman Neil Heywood after he got drunk. Gu killed Heywood, they argued, because he threatened the security of her Harvard University son.


White House says Secret Service scandal is no security breach

The White House's top counterterrorism adviser says the Secret Service scandal did not expose weak spots in the president's security.


Napolitano:There was no risk to Obama

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told a Senate committee Wednesday that she retains full confidence in Secret Service Director Mark Sullivan in the wake of the alleged prostitution scandal in Colombia that has resulted in nine members resigning or being forced out of the agency.


The end of John Edwards?

John Edwards had it all: money, good looks, and a stellar presence in the Democratic Party that included two presidential bids.


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