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

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    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

    Updated: Fri, Apr 24, 2015

    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...

  • Saudi-led airstrikes bomb Yemen's Shiite rebels in 6 cities

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Attempts to ease fighting in Yemen appeared to falter Thursday, as Shiite rebels pressed an offensive in the south and a Saudi Arabia-led coalition intensified its airstrikes less than two days after it said it was scaling back the campaign. All sides have declared...

  • Victim in Portsmouth police shooting identified

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police released the identity of an 18-year-old man on Thursday who was shot and killed by a Portsmouth police officer in a Wal-Mart parking lot a day earlier. Police said the person killed Wednesday morning was Portsmouth resident William L. Chapman...

  • Former guard soldier sentenced in recruitment-bonus scheme

    Updated: Thu, Apr 23, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former Utah National Guard soldier who pleaded guilty in a scheme to pocket thousands of dollars in bogus recruitment bonuses was sentenced to five years' probation Thursday in an agreement with federal prosecutors. Jesse Lee Howell was 19 when his supervisor,...

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