• Senate moves ahead on bill to fund Homeland Security agency

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has voted to move forward on a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department, days ahead of a threatened partial agency shutdown. The vote was 98 to 2 as senators of both parties overwhelmingly signaled their support for funding the department without...

  • Florida editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    Recent editorials from Florida newspapers: Feb. 24 Miami Herald on immigration in limbo: A pair of recent federal court rulings should convince Americans on all sides of the immigration debate that reform is an urgent priority. The rulings hamstring the president whether he's trying...

  • Homeland Security Department funding bill clears procedural hurdle in Senate

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Department funding bill clears procedural hurdle in Senate .

  • EU prosecutor: Close 'prosecution gaps' for terror cases

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's top criminal prosecutor is calling on member countries to update and harmonize anti-terrorism laws to deal more effectively with the twin threats of European-born participants in Islamic jihad and solitary extremists. Michele Coninsx,...

  • Northern California city considers police ban drone use

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California city is seeking a temporary ban of police use of drones, increasingly popular unmanned aircraft. The Berkeley City Council will consider Tuesday night whether to impose a 2-year moratorium on police use of unmanned aircraft to study the...

  • What happens, and not, in Homeland Security shutdown

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at expected consequences if lawmakers don't solve the budget impasse that could shut parts of the Homeland Security Department at midnight Friday night: NOT SO DIRE There's plenty of overheated rhetoric from the administration and its allies in Congress about...

  • After 2nd spacewalk, astronaut reports water in helmet

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts breezed through a lube and cable job outside the International Space Station. But afterward, one of the men reported water in his helmet, scarily reminiscent of a near-drowning in orbit two years ago. Astronaut Terry Virts reported...

  • Correction: United States-North Korea-Nuclear story

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a story Feb. 24 about North Korea's nuclear program, The Associated Press reported erroneously that estimates of North Korea's future nuclear stockpile were made by the U.S.-Korea Institute at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. The estimates...

  • Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear talks

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key player in Congress' foreign policymaking posture pressed Secretary of State John Kerry Wednesday about sensitive nuclear talks with Iran, saying Tehran is stonewalling international inspectors about its past work on an atomic bomb. California Republican Rep. Ed...

  • DHS bill exposes holes in GOP's congressional coordination

    Updated: Wed, Feb 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heady days after winning control of both congressional chambers, Republican leaders vowed to keep the government funded and to block President Barack Obama from overhauling immigration policies on his own. But House Speaker John Boehner and Senate Majority...

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