Large call center for veterans to open in Jefferson

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — State officials say an Arizona-based health-care company has picked Jefferson Parish as the location for a multi-regional call center for its work contacting veterans in need of...

NM auditor questions spending under former border sheriff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A lack of internal controls and oversight in the Dona Ana County Sheriff's Office allowed several officers to alter their hours and claim more than $130,000 in overtime pay from federal...

Kansas man sentenced to 20 years for airport bomb plot

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who plotted a suicide bomb attack aimed at causing "maximum carnage" at a Wichita airport was sentenced Monday to 20 years in prison

Terry L. Loewen apologized to his family...

Report: Colombia collecting bulk data without warrants

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Intelligence agencies in Colombia have been building robust tools to automatically collect vast amounts of data without judicial warrants and in defiance of a pledge to better protect...

Life is good for Air Force QB Nate Romine, and he knows it

By: BRENT BRIGGEMAN brent.briggeman@gazette.com

Nate Romine has always been comfortable being Nate Romine.

The Air Force quarterback's confidence was clear to see from the day he took over the starting job as a freshman, less than three months removed...

Energy chief: US has ability to monitor Iran nuclear program

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Energy Department has extensive technical expertise that will help verify whether Iran is complying with its commitment to limit its nuclear program under an international agreement,...

US Rep. Joe Kennedy backing Iran nuclear weapons deal

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is backing the nuclear deal with Iran, joining a majority of the state's all-Democratic congressional delegation in supporting the international agreement.

Kennedy said he...

Search resumes for missing swimmer off San Diego beach

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Crews have resumed the search for a swimmer who went missing off Ocean Beach in San Diego.

Coast Guard Petty Officer Joel Guzman says aircraft, a cutter and a small boat went out at daybreak...