• Spain: Death count rises to 11 in military jet crash at base

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    ALBACETE, Spain (AP) — The death toll from the crash of a Greek F-16 fighter jet during an elite NATO pilot training program rose to 11 Tuesday after a French airman who suffered serious burns died, Spain's Defense Ministry said. The death came as Spanish investigators probed what...

  • AP Interview: EU anti-terror chief: rehab for jihadis

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's anti-terror chief called Tuesday for countries to rehabilitate rather than punish returning jihadis with no blood on their hands, saying that some prisons have become "incubators of radicalization." EU Counter-Terrorism Coordinator Gilles de...

  • Pilot lost in Hood Canal not ID'd, but Tacoma plane missing

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — Officials have not yet officially identified the pilot lost when a small plane crashed Monday in the Hood Canal. The Coast Guard says it has notified the pilot's family, but it is not releasing his name. The Federal Aviation Administration says the only missing...

  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing fisherman

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    DAUPHIN ISLAND, Ala. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard officials say they've suspended the search for a missing fisherman 70 miles south of Dauphin Island. The Coast Guard said in a statement that crews covered more than 655 square miles during the search for 33-year-old Carlos Ramirez Regaldo....

  • Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in Wash. canal

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed. Apparent airplane debris was found floating on the water Monday...

  • Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it...

  • Texas clause on veterans' tuition aid ruled unconstitutional

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that a clause in a Texas law that limits veterans' tuition benefits is unconstitutional. A U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday that the University of Houston could not exclude student Keith Harris from certain benefits solely because he enlisted...

  • Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said...

  • Gov. Snyder, in rare visit, outlines civil rights priorities

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder, in a rare visit Monday, urged the state's Civil Rights Commission to consider a range of issues including drones, police body cameras and race relations while saying Native American culture should be celebrated more. Declining to give many...

  • Defense contractor to pay US $2 million to settle claims

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California defense contractor will pay the federal government $2 million to settle claims about its manufacturing of parts for remote-controlled aircraft. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento says Sacramento-based Composite Engineering Inc....

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