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  • US releases Saudi prisoner from Guantanamo Bay

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A Saudi citizen who has spent the past 12 years detained at Guantanamo Bay has been released, the Pentagon said Saturday, amid a push to whittle down the prison population at the U.S. base in Cuba. Muhammad al-Zahrani was sent to his homeland based on the conclusion of a...

  • Army officer convicted of sex trafficking in Texas

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Army officer from New Hampshire has been convicted of sex trafficking of a minor while on temporary duty last year in Texas. Lt. Col. Raymond Valas remains in custody pending sentencing in San Antonio. The 41-year-old officer faces up to life in prison after...

  • Afghan base attack kills 8 militants, 1 soldier

    Updated: Sat, Nov 22, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says that one soldier and eight insurgents have been killed in an attack on an army base in the country's volatile east. Defense Ministry spokesman Gen. Mohammad Zahir Azimi said the assault Saturday in Afghanistan's remote Nuristan...

  • Marine with robotic leg braces gets Bronze Star

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Marine who was left paralyzed by a sniper's bullet in Afghanistan fulfilled a promise to himself on Friday and walked using robotic leg braces in a ceremony at Camp Pendleton, where he was awarded a Bronze Star. The crowd of 300 Marines was silent as Capt. Derek...

  • For Obama, a long road to immigration order

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Immigration legislation on Capitol Hill was going nowhere. Deportations were nearing 2 million under Obama's watch. And the president was resisting calls to use executive...

  • For Obama, a long to road to immigration order

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's carefully cultivated Hispanic coalition was starting to splinter. Immigration legislation was going nowhere. Deportations under Obama were nearing 2 million. And the president was resisting calls to use executive action. Then in early March,...

  • Atlanta VA names new assistant director

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's VA Medical Center has named a new assistant director. The Department of Veterans Affairs said Friday that Robert D. Evans will fill the post. Evans previously served as the medical center's chief chaplain, acting assistant director and acting associate...

  • UC expands legal services for immigrant students

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California is planning to offer legal services at six campuses to students who are living in the U.S. illegally or have parents who might be eligible for deportation relief under President Barack Obama's new immigration order, UC President Janet...

  • National Guard bonus scandal leads to guilty pleas

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two former members of the California National Guard have pleaded guilty to wire fraud stemming from a scheme involving recruitment bonuses, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento said Friday. Brian Kaps, 40, of Chico pleaded guilty Friday. Sarah Nattress,...

  • New Obama immigration plan, same Texas attitudes

    Updated: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov.-elect Greg Abbott vows another lawsuit against the Obama administration. Attorneys for immigrants in the U.S. illegally jailed under federal detainers are hopeful but skeptical. Business groups predict the Texas economy will get a boost but fume...

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