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  • Pakistan: US drone strike kills 5 militants

    Updated: Sat, Dec 20, 2014

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani security officials say a U.S. drone fired two missiles at militant hideout in a northwestern tribal region bordering Afghanistan, killing five Taliban fighters. Two officials said the strike took place Saturday morning in the town of Datta Khel in North...

  • Napolitano named as UC public policy professor

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — University of California President Janet Napolitano has been appointed as a tenured faculty member at UC Berkeley's Goldman School of Public Policy. Dean Henry Brady said Napolitano's background as governor of Arizona and President Barack Obama's homeland...

  • Arctic offshore drill company enters guilty pleas

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The company hired by Royal Dutch Shell PLC in 2012 to drill on petroleum leases in the Arctic Ocean pleaded guilty Friday to eight felony environmental and maritime crimes. Noble Drilling U.S. LLC, based in Sugarland, Texas, agreed to pay $12.2 million after...

  • Lockheed Martin pays $27.5M in billing allegation

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A subsidiary of defense contractor Lockheed Martin has agreed to pay $27.5 million to resolve allegations that it overbilled the government, federal prosecutors announced Friday. U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman said that Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems agreed to the...

  • Jury finds Navy civilian from Iowa guilty on charges

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — Jurors have found a U.S. Navy civilian from Iowa guilty on charges of obstructing an investigation and making false statements. U.S. Attorney Nicholas A. Klinefeldt of the Southern District of Iowa said Friday that 41-year-old Steven William Ashton, of...

  • Bergdahl investigation wraps up; top leaders get briefings

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army has finished its investigation into how and why Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl disappeared from his base in Afghanistan and senior Pentagon leaders have been briefed, including Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, officials said Friday. Details about the probe's...

  • Obama signs massive defense spending bill

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a massive defense policy bill that endorses his plan to fight Islamic State militants, including air strikes, training of Iraqis and moderate Syrian rebels. The law authorizes funds for basic military operations, from...

  • Correction: Troops-Holiday Homecoming story

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about National Guard troops returning to Georgia, The Associated Press reported erroneously on how many units have returned home. It's the first holiday season since 9/11 that none of the Georgia Army National Guard's units are deployed. The...

  • Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In July 2004, despite growing internal concerns about the CIA's brutal interrogation methods, senior members of George W. Bush's national security team gave the agency permission to employ the harsh tactics against an al-Qaida facilitator the agency suspected was...

  • Staff recommend major changes for Connecticut vets

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Major changes to the aging Connecticut Veterans Home in Rocky Hill are recommended in a legislative investigative report released Friday, including more privacy and counseling services for the veterans who live there. The General Assembly's Program Review and...

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