Posted: Tuesday, 10 September 2013 5:53AM

Latest National Updates from Associated Press



Latest Updates from National Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A window could open today on the country's long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs. The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents to the Electronic Frontier Foundation, to partially settle a lawsuit the group filed for access to court orders, administration memos and other information related to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has to overcome growing skepticism both on Capitol Hill and among citizens at large as he heads to Congress today to discuss a possible military strike on Syria over the regime's alleged use of chemical weapons. He'll head to Capitol Hill with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough that could avert the strikes if Syria's government surrenders its chemical weapons arsenal. Obama also plans a prime-time speech tonight.

JERUSALEM (AP) — One top Israeli politician says Syria is just trying to "buy time" by dangling the possibility of turning in its chemical weapons to international control. Avigdor Lieberman, who chairs the parliament's foreign affairs and defense committee, tells Israel Radio that Syrian President Bashar "Assad is winning time and lots of it."

NEW DELHI (AP) — Four men in India face the possibility they might hang after being convicted of the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus. The attack set off waves of protests and gave voice to years of anger over the treatment of women. Sentencing is expected tomorrow.

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president is floating the possibility of a new international initiative on the country's suspect nuclear program. Iran's official news agency reports President Hasan Rouhani (hah-SAHN' roh-HAH'-nee) says he could reach out to world leaders during the U.N. General Assembly later this month in New York.