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  1. JFK assassination: As years pass, more see a conspiracy


    Describing someone as a "conspiracy theorist" is usually meant as an insult, suggesting tin-foil hats and babbling rants on late-night radio talk shows. But when it comes to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, the list of credible public figures who count themselves as conspiracy theorists is long and …

    Jacqueline Kennedy cradles her husband President John F. Kennedy seconds after he was shot on Nov. 22, 1963.
  2. Turkey obtains release of hostages held in Iraq


    ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey secured the release of 49 hostages who had been held for more than three months in Iraq by the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria on Saturday, marking a moment of joy for Turkey while raising questions about how it had managed to set them free.

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, center right, stands with freed hostages at the airport in Ankara on Saturday. Questions were raised on how the government gained their release.
  3. Secret Service to be reviewed after White House intrusion


    WASHINGTON — The Secret Service on Saturday launched a security review to learn how a man carrying a knife was able to get inside the front door of the White House on Friday night after jumping a fence and sprinting more than 70 yards across the North Lawn — the first time that has ever happened.

    Uniformed Secret Service officers walk along the lawn on the North side of the White House in Washington, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014. The Secret Service is coming under renewed scrutiny after a man scaled the White House fence and made it all the way through the front door before he was apprehended.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) DCSW109
  4. Security experts told Home Depot of hacking risk


    The risks were clear to computer experts inside Home Depot: The home-improvement chain, they warned for years, might be easy prey for hackers.

    According to reports, a security breach at Home Depot may have affected an estimated 56 million cards.  [Getty Images 2013]
  5. Afghan presidential candidates agree on power-sharing deal


    KABUL, Afghanistan — The two candidates for president of Afghanistan have agreed on a power-sharing deal that will give the losing candidate substantial influence in the next government, initialing the U.S.-brokered deal Saturday night and promising to sign it at a formal ceremony today.