President Obama told PBS's Charlie Rose that the US has been helping Syrian rebels, even before the White House's recent decision to provide lethal aid. (June 18)
Here's the latest news for Tuesday, June 18: Obama: Surveillance Transparent; Afghanistan hand-over; Huge protests in Brazil; Stand-up paddle board patrol.
Afghan forces have taken over the security lead in Afghanistan, following an official handover from the US-led NATO coalition on Tuesday. (June 18)
An estimated 100,000 demonstrators flooded the streets of eight different Brazilian cities, venting frustrations over poor transportation, health services, education and security despite heavy taxes. (June 18)
Police in Truckee, California are believed to be the first department to patrol a waterway using stand-up paddle boards. As AP's Haven Daley explains, it's all about community outreach. (June 18)
Mel Wymore is campaigning in New York as a community board appointee, ex-PTA chair and founder of local organizations. But this city council candidate's resume has an unusual feature: He built much of it while he was a woman. (June 18)
President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent _ even though they are authorized in secret. (June 18)
Highlights of this day in history: Churchill rallies Britain in World War II; Napoleon beaten at Battle of Waterloo; Amelia Earhart crosses the Atlantic; Sally Ride becomes America's first woman in space; Ex-Beatle Paul McCartney born. (Jun...
A man loudly ranted about national security, the CIA and international spying aboard a flight from Hong Kong to Newark Monday, causing passengers to tackle him and bind his hands and feet for the duration of the flight. (June 17)
Nine owners and managers of 7-Eleven convenience stores were charged on Monday in a scheme to exploit immigrants in part by paying them using the stolen Social Security numbers of a child and three dead people. (June 17)