• Ex-CIA chief may avoid prison for leaking military secrets

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA director David Petraeus appears likely to avoid prison time for providing reams of classified material to his mistress. Petraeus has agreed to admit guilt on a single misdemeanor count of the unauthorized removal and retention of classified material....

  • Tug of war: Obama, Congress at odds over who's in control

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Since Republicans took control of Congress two months ago, an elaborate tug of war has broken out between GOP lawmakers and President Barack Obama over who calls the shots on major issues for the next two years. On some fronts, Obama has held his ground, watching...

  • Boehner escapes jam on DHS vote, but more GOP battles loom

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner's (BAY-nur's) job is safe despite passing yet another big bill that most of his Republican colleagues opposed. The bill he backed Tuesday averted defunding the Department of Homeland Security while leaving President Barack Obama's...

  • Job fair set for vets, National Guard and Reserve members

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Dozens of employers with at more than 300 positions to fill will be participating in a job fair hosted by the New York National Guard at its suburban Albany headquarters. The Hiring Our Heroes Veterans' Job Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the...

  • Columbus State University to open lab, lounge for military

    Updated: Wed, Mar 4, 2015

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Columbus State University is opening a new computer lab and lounge for students who are military veterans or are still serving on active duty and in the reserves. University officials planned a grand opening Thursday for the new Military Service Center located in...

  • China plays down US concerns over anti-terror legislation

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    SHANGHAI (AP) — China played down U.S. concerns that proposed anti-terror legislation would give the Chinese government sweeping power to police electronic communications and marginalize foreign companies fighting for a share of China's $465 billion technology market, saying Wednesday...

  • FACT CHECK: Did Netanyahu go too far in US speech?

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu overstated Iran's domination of the Middle East and understated the timespan of the nuclear deal taking shape with Tehran, while neglecting the role of Congress in lifting Iranian sanctions, in his speech to U.S. lawmakers...

  • Ex-CIA chief admits sharing military secrets with mistress

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material — including information on war strategy and identities of covert operatives — while she was...

  • Democrats upset with GOP effort to fast-track Iran bill

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican effort to quickly pass legislation allowing congressional oversight on any Iran nuclear agreement is angering Democrats. A key Democratic sponsor of the legislation, which would allow a congressional vote on any deal the United States signs with Iran to...

  • Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the...

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