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  • Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president. Pierson's undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 incident in Atlanta in which President...

  • 4 lobstermen rescued by Coast Guard

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has rescued four lobstermen whose boat sank off Block Island. Authorities say the 60-foot boat began taking on water early Thursday, about 40 miles south of Block Island. A helicopter rescue crew from Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod and...

  • NYC legislation would impede immigration detainers

    Updated: 54 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lawmakers say New York City's police and correction departments should not honor immigration detainers unless a federal judge has issued a warrant. City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito says she'll introduce legislation next Tuesday. The bill also would end the...

  • Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant. No shots were fired during the operation in San Miguel de Allende, a popular...

  • 97 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court-martial Thursday began hearing charges against 97 soldiers, including 16 officers, accused of mutiny, assault, cowardice and refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising. Thursday's mass trial comes two weeks after 12 soldiers were...

  • Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm said. The applications are disguised as tools created by activists, said the firm, Lacoon Mobile Security. It said that once downloaded, they...

  • Australian Parliament restricts veiled visitors

    Published: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Visitors who wear face veils to Australia's Parliament House have been restricted to sound-proof enclosed galleries usually reserved for noisy school groups under a new counterterrorism security measure announced on Thursday. Some senators accused the...

  • Firm says phone app spies on Hong Kong protesters

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. security firm says the Chinese government might be using a smartphone app to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The firm, Lacoon Mobile Security, says activists have received a link to the application that says it was created by a protest group. The...

  • Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico: — Oct. 1, 2014: Mexico announces the capture of Hector Beltran Leyva, alleged head of the Beltran Leyva cartel. Authorities say Beltran Leyva, alias "The H" and "The Engineer," assumed leadership of the group following...

  • Iraq considering Australian airstrike request

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Iraq's ambassador to Australia on Thursday gave no timetable for when his government might decide on Australia's request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets. Australia has six F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters waiting on standby in the United...