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  • In this Nov. 7, 2012 photo, U.S. and Chinese national flags are hung outside a hotel during the U.S. Presidential election event, organized by the U.S. embassy in Beijing. As public evidence mounts that the Chinese military is responsible for stealing massive amounts of U.S. government data and corporate trade secrets, the Obama administration is eyeing fines and other trade actions it may take against Beijing or any other country guilty of cyberespionage.
    BEIJING (AP) — Unit 61398 of the People's Liberation Army has been recruiting computer experts for at least a decade. It has made no secret of details of community life such as badminton matches and kindergarten, but its apparent purpose became clear only when a U.S. Internet security firm accused it of conducting a massive hacking campaign against North American targets.
    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2013, 10:20 AM EST
  • Cardinals attend a mass held by Pope Benedict XVI with newly appointed cardinals at the St. Peter's Basilica on November 25, 2012 in Vatican City, Vatican.

    Conclaves always bring out the worst in cardinals' dirty laundry, with past sins and transgressions aired anew in the slow news days preceding the vote.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2013, 10:54 AM EST
  • FILE - In this March 26, 2012 file photo, Marine Gen. John Allen speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon. President Barack Obama says he has accepted Allen's request to retire from military.

    The move further clouds the picture for Obama as he repositions key figures on his national security team and in key military leadership roles.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 20, 2013, 1:36 PM EST
  • Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, left, and US Congressman Keith Ellison give a joint press conference at Mogadishu airport, Tuesday Feb. 19, 2013. Ellison said Tuesday that his visit to Mogadishu fulfills a request from his constituents with ties to Somalia, as Minnesota has one of the largest populations of Somali-Americans in the U.S.

    Keith Ellison, a Democrat from Minnesota, said his visit to Mogadishu fulfills a request from his constituents with ties to Somalia.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2013, 4:15 PM EST
  • U.S. freestyle wrestling team members arrive at the Imam Khomeini airport in Tehran, Iran, early Tuesday morning, Feb. 19, 2013, to attend World Cup tournament. USA Wrestling has formalized plans for a committee charged with restoring Olympic wrestling

    Arch foes Iran and the U.S. have found some common ground in the fight to save wrestling as an Olympic sport.

    LAST UPDATE : Feb 19, 2013, 10:58 AM EST