A Taliban attacker detonated his car bomb next to an international military convoy on Tuesday, killing three troops from the NATO-led force and wounding nearly 20 troops and civilians, officials said.
They will be assigned to protect the American Embassy in Baghdad.
Security at the U.S. embassy in Baghdad was strengthened and some staff members sent elsewhere as Iraq was shaken with instability.
Rep. Charles Rangel, D-N.Y., said that the Thursday House vote to establish a select committee on the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack is of little concern to Americans outside of the Republican Party, and that people are not “going to lose sleep” over the issue.
The former deputy director of the CIA insisted on Wednesday that he didn’t edit the widely debunked talking points on the 2012 Benghazi attack due to political pressure to protect President Barack Obama and onetime Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Cruz says Hamid Aboutalebi was part of the student group that took Americans hostage in 1979.
There are reports of anti-government forces approaching the capital.
Venezuelan Foreign Minister Elias Jaua says that the United States has prohibited a planned flight by President Nicolas Maduro from passing through U.S. airspace over Puerto Rico.
A senior German official says Germany and the U.S. will begin talks this month on an agreement not to spy on one another in wake of the revelations about electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency.
The oldest brother of a Chinese activist who fled house arrest and later settled in the U.S. said he was beaten up Thursday by unidentified men, part of an uptick in harassment possibly linked to the activist’s plans to visit Taiwan.