• Libyan Islamic State group affiliate claims hotel attack

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — A Libyan affiliate of the extremist Islamic State group claimed responsibility Wednesday for an attack on a Tripoli luxury hotel that killed 10 people, including an American and four Europeans. The group called "Islamic State in Tripoli Province" said it launched...

  • Court: Man admits setting fire on bus in China, injuring 33

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    BEIJING (AP) — A man admitted on Wednesday that he set a fire that spread through a bus in eastern China and injured 33, entering his plea from a hospital bed wheeled into a courtroom because of his own injuries in the blaze, a court said. Bao Laixu said he started the fire last July...

  • Prosecutors promise thorough probe of police killing of teen

    Updated: 5 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — A passenger who was in a car when a 17-year-old girl was shot and killed by Denver police has disputed authorities' account of her death, saying officers opened fire before one of them was struck by the vehicle. The passenger, speaking late Tuesday to The Associated...

  • Schumer eyes health coverage for disabled vets' children

    Updated: 6 min ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer plans to discuss a proposal for legislation that would extend health care coverage for the children of disabled military veterans. According to the New York Democrat, more than 13,000 state residents are enrolled in the Civilian Health and...

  • Govt tells agents to ID which immigrants not to deport

    Updated: 6 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has ordered immigration agents to ask immigrants they encounter living in the country illegally whether they might qualify under President Barack Obama's plans to avoid deporting them, according to internal training materials obtained by The...

  • Military has wide discretion on Bergdahl charges

    Updated: 6 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Army and Pentagon officials said Tuesday there has been no decision on what, if any, criminal charges will be filed against Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the soldier who left his post in Afghanistan and was held by the Taliban for five years before being released in a prisoner...

  • Israel military says its airstrikes target Syrian army posts

    Updated: 6 min ago

    JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said Wednesday it launched airstrikes targeting Syrian army artillery posts in response to rockets fired the previous day into the Israeli-held Golan Heights. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon said the air force attacked positions in territory...

  • Lead-tainted toys seized at Port of Savannah

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Department of Homeland Security officials say more than 1,300 toys that could have exposed children to lead were seized by U.S. Customs and Border Protection at the Port of Savannah. Federal officials said in a statement that 1,320 children's backhoe toys that...

  • Gov. Haley's panel studies military's impact on SC

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley's advisory panel on military affairs is looking at proposals for cutting or reducing the state's tax on military retirees. The South Carolina Military Base Task Force meets Wednesday and gets a report on how cutting the tax may draw more retirees...

  • Shaheen reintroduces veterans benefits bill

    Published: Wed, Jan 28, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has reintroduced legislation to extend veterans benefits to same-sex couples and their families regardless of where they live. The Charlie Morgan Military Spouses Equal Treatment Act is named after a New Hampshire National Guard officer...

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