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Updated at 5:58 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. military is better prepared now for an attack in Africa than it was when a U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under a deadly siege in 2012, a member of the House Benghazi committee said Tuesday.

Updated at 5:54 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The House and Senate have reached agreement on a 5-year, $281 billion transportation bill that would increase spending to address the nation's aging and congested highways and transit systems.

Updated at 5:54 PM

CHICAGO (AP) " The latest on the aftermath of the shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer and an online threat against the University of Chicago (all times local):

Updated at 5:50 PM

BRUSSELS (AP) " The United States and its NATO allies struggled Tuesday to come up with a clear message to send Russia at a time of conflicting concerns in Europe and the Middle East.

Updated at 5:42 PM

BAGHDAD (AP) " After months of sluggish progress, stalled advances and outright failures, Iraqi troops and militias backed by U.S.-led airstrikes have surrounded the key city of Ramadi and appear poised to launch a new attempt to wrest it from the...

Updated at 5:39 PM

Courteney Cox and her fiancé,

Updated at 5:36 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday.

Updated at 5:35 PM

MEXICO CITY (AP) " A Mexican archaeologist said his team has found a tunnel-like passageway that apparently leads to two sealed chambers, the latest chapter in the search for the as-yet undiscovered tomb of an Aztec ruler.

Updated at 5:27 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley appealed to House Democrats on Tuesday to keep him in their consideration as he runs for president.

Updated at 5:24 PM

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) " A second city on Tuesday withdrew its invitation for Rhode Island's "Dancing Cop" to direct holiday traffic because of his activism against the Black Lives Matter movement. The retired officer responded by blasting the head...

Updated at 5:17 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Investigators would need a search warrant to get people's old emails under a bill considered Tuesday by a House panel looking to update a nearly 30-year-old federal law to reflect today's communications.

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