By Reid Wilson, The Washington Post
December 6, 2013 6 a.m.
WASHINGTON — The next time you go through airport security, check those gray or white bins where you unload your pockets. Last year, the Transportation Security Administration collected $531,395.22 in change left behind at checkpoints.
By ESAM MOHAMED and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 7:50 p.m.
TRIPOLI, Libya — An American chemistry teacher was shot to death as he was jogging in Benghazi on Thursday, highlighting persistently tenuous security in the eastern Libyan city where the U.S. ambassador was killed last year.
JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela, who became one of the world's most beloved statesmen and a colossus of the 20th century when he emerged from 27 years in prison to negotiate an end to white minority rule in South Africa, has died. He was 95.
By AHMED AL-HAJ and HAMZA HENDAWI, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:16 a.m.
ADEN, Yemen — A suicide car bomber struck Yemen's Defense Ministry Thursday, killing 18 soldiers and paving the way for a carload of gunmen wearing army uniforms to storm the heavily guarded compound in the capital of Sanaa, military and hospital officials said.
By KRISTA LARSON, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:12 a.m.
BANGUI, Central African Republic — Witnesses and aid workers say at least 98 people are dead in the capital of the Central African Republic after a day of clashes between the Muslim armed fighters who rule the country and a Christian militia who opposes them.
By Josh Lederman, Associated Press
December 5, 2013 10:10 a.m.
BEIJING — Casting a spotlight on China's controls on the media, Vice President Joe Biden met with U.S. journalists working in Beijing Thursday after publicly criticizing how they're treated by China's government.
By Rene Lynch, Los Angeles Times
December 5, 2013 6 a.m.
Giving Santa Claus and his reindeer a military fighter jet escort on Christmas Eve amounts to manipulative military marketing aimed at defenseless young minds, a Berkeley, Calif., child psychologist says.
By LINDA DEUTSCH, Associated Press
December 4, 2013 12:46 p.m.
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif. — A man charged with killing a Transportation Security Administration officer and wounding three others during a rampage at Los Angeles International Airport made his first court appearance Wednesday with bruises on his face and a bandage on his neck.
By Indira A.R. Lakshmanan, Grant Smith and Nayla Razzouk, Bloomberg News
December 4, 2013 12:27 p.m.
NEW YORK — Iran's announcement this week that it expects to increase oil exports and discuss new deals with energy companies is the latest salvo in a debate over easing economic sanctions on the Islamic Republic.