THE UNITED STATES renewed calls Monday for Egypt's military rulers to pursue reconciliation with their political foes but acknowledged Washington only had "limited" influence over events in the Arab state.
MILITANTS killed 25 policemen on Monday in the deadliest attack of its kind in years, as Egypt's army-installed rulers escalated a campaign to crush ousted president Mohamed Morsi's Muslim Brotherhood.
MORE THAN 200 firearms, from .22 caliber pistols to a submachine gun, have been seized in what New York called Monday the biggest seizure of illegal guns in the city's history.
THE US GOVERNMENT on Monday pushed for an acceleration of preliminary hearings in the case of five alleged 9/11 plotters as the proceedings resumed in Guantanamo Bay.
A US AIR FORCE B-1B Lancer bomber crashed on Monday in the northern state of Montana but its four-strong crew managed to eject before impact, the military said.
US LAWMAKERS on Sunday were split over whether to cut military aid to Egypt, a key regional ally, after its violent crackdown on supporters of ousted Islamist president Mohamed Morsi.