• Pakistan expresses shock over deaths of US, Italian hostage

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan has expressed "shock and sorrow" over the inadvertent deaths of an American and an Italian hostage held by al-Qaida in a U.S. drone strike in January near the Afghan border. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs extended Pakistan's condolences in a statement...

  • Welcome home event set for La. National Guard battalion

    Published: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    MONROE, La. (AP) — A weekend welcome-home event is set in Monroe for members of the Louisiana National Guard's 528th Engineer Battalion More than 150 soldiers are returning to friends and family after deploying to Kuwait for construction and engineering projects in support of...

  • Petraeus sentenced to 2 years' probation for military leak

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Some are arguing former CIA Director David Petraeus received preferential treatment in his sentence for providing classified information to his mistress, who was also his biographer. Petraeus was sentenced Thursday to two years' probation and fined $100,000 on a...

  • Profiles of 4 killed by drones: aid workers, terror suspects

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at the lives of four men — two Western hostages and two American terror suspects — who were killed by CIA drone strikes in Pakistan. The American and Italian aid workers were killed inadvertently in a drone attack targeting al-Qaida in January, U.S. officials...

  • Coast Guard searches for mariner off Honolulu

    Yesterday

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a mariner who reported his boat was flooding about 10 miles south of Honolulu Harbor. The Coast Guard says a mariner on board the vessel Kolea sent out a mayday call over VHF channel 16 at 6:37 a.m. on Thursday. Officials say they...

  • Highlights from around the Capitol

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has met with the Honduran president but didn't discuss Texas border security efforts aimed at staunching the flow of immigrants. The meeting Thursday with Honduras President Juan Orlando Hernandez was the first time Abbott has hosted a...

  • Ex-CIA Director Petraeus gets probation, fine for leaking secrets

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, has been sentenced to two years' probation and a $100,000 fine for giving her classified material while she was working on the book. Thursday's sentencing...

  • Drones, officer investigations up for vote in Senate

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies would be banned from using drones without a warrant except in certain emergency situations under a bill up for a vote in the Senate on Thursday, a step toward setting the first set of guidelines for unmanned aerial vehicles. The new...

  • Abbott doesn't talk border in visit with Honduran president

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott met with the Honduran president Thursday in his first visit with a Central American leader since he took office and promised to stanch the flow of immigrants coming across the border. It was a break from friction Abbott is confronting...

  • Coast Guard reassigns commander, citing loss of confidence

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    ASTORIA, Ore. (AP) — The commander of a U.S. Coast Guard vessel has been temporarily relieved of his post, and the service said it has lost confidence in his ability to lead. The Coast Guard identified him as Cmdr. John Bitterman, who took the helm of the Astoria-based cutter...

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