• 5 misperceptions about the Homeland Security impasse

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several misperceptions have cropped up in the heated debate over Congress' struggle to provide money for the Department of Homeland Security and avert a partial shutdown at week's end. Many Republicans want to halt the funding unless President Barack Obama's...

  • Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Editors: Please note that The Associated Press welcomes editorial contributions from members for the weekly Editorial Roundup. Three editorials are selected every week. Contributions can be made by email at apsiouxfalls@ap.org. ___ Yankton Daily Press and Dakotan, Yankton, March 2,...

  • Justice Department: Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Justice Department: Ex-CIA chief Petraeus to plead guilty to mishandling classified materials.

  • Funding approved for new Guard readiness center in Laramie

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Federal funding for a new Wyoming Army National Guard readiness center in Laramie has been approved. Wyoming Military Department spokesman Tom Blackburn says the readiness center was included in the Future Year Defense Plan 2015, which lists timelines for federal...

  • Al-Jazeera journalist fined $1,120 over Paris drone flight

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — A Paris court has fined a journalist for broadcaster Al-Jazeera 1,000 euros ($1,120) for flying a drone without authorization over the French capital while the city was under a high security alert. The court ordered the drone confiscated but handed down no prison term to...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NETANYAHU SET FOR CONGRESS SPEECH The Israeli leader will deliver a stern message about any nuclear deal with Iran, straining relations with the White House even more as talks...

  • GOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP: House to vote Tuesday on yearlong bill to fund Homeland Security without conditions.

  • Timeline details ties between Fort Worth police chief, Taser

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Then-Fort Worth Police Chief Jeffrey Halstead and Taser International had a close relationship before and after the city signed a contract to purchase body cameras last year. Email communications and travel expense reports obtained by The Associated Press through a state open records...

  • Body-camera maker has financial ties to police chiefs

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    Taser International, the stun-gun maker emerging as a leading supplier of body cameras, has cultivated financial ties to police chiefs whose departments have bought the recording devices, raising conflict-of-interest questions. Taser is covering airfare and hotels for police chiefs...

  • Nebraska man faces sentencing in federal contract fraud case

    Updated: Tue, Mar 3, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A judge is considering whether to sentence a Nebraska businessman to prison for fraudulently landing $23.4 million in federal contracts intended for disabled veterans. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Des Moines will ask for a two-year prison term during Tuesday's...

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