The Associated Press
  • The political chaos unleashed by a rebellion that overthrew the country's president of a decade has enabled elephant poachers to further their slaughter.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 25, 2013, 1:19 PM EDT
  • A man walks his dog past a mosque where Chiheb Esseghaier, one of the two accused in an alleged plot to bomb a Via passenger train, used to attend Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in Montreal. Canadian investigators say Raed Jaser, 35, and his suspected accomplice Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, received "directions and guidance" from members of al-Qaida in Iran. Iran said it had nothing to do with the plot, and groups such as al-Qaida do not share Iran's ideology. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Ryan Remiorz)

    A man accused of plotting with al-Qaida to derail a train in Canada was due to appear in court after declaring that the charges against him are unfair.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 4:01 PM EDT
  • A federal agent wearing a hazmat suit secures a container used during a search of the Tupelo, Miss., home of Everett Dutschke, Tuesday, April 23, 2013 in connection with the recent ricin attacks. No charges have been filed against Dutschke and he hasn’t been arrested. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

    Law enforcement officials searched the home of the man after charges were dropped without explanation against a man arrested in the case last week.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 24, 2013, 11:28 AM EDT
  • Master Chief, Donnie, Novak, of Chesapeake, Va., looks out from the bridge aboard the Cruiser USS Anzio at Naval Station Norfolk in Norfolk, Va., Friday April 12, 2013.

    Parochial interests of lawmakers who want local naval bases and military installations left open clash with broader national directive to pull back.

    LAST UPDATE : Apr 23, 2013, 3:46 AM EDT