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Clinton email disclosure slowed by security concerns
WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department released fewer Hillary Rodham Clinton emails than expected Friday, saying its process was slowed by intense scrutiny from U.S. intelligence agencies to ensure that emails from her private server don't contain sensitive or classified government secrets. In emails made public... Read More
Suspected Jewish extremists burn Palestinian child to death
DUMA, West Bank (AP) — Suspected Jewish assailants set fire to a West Bank home on Friday and burned a sleeping Palestinian toddler to death in an attack that drew Palestinian rage and widespread Israeli condemnation. The attack, which threatens to set off another violent escalation, shines a light on the growing... Read More
Va. National Guard members to be deployed to Cuba
SANDSTON, Va. (AP) — About 30 National Guard soldiers based in Virginia Beach are being mobilized for deployment to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Maj. Gen. Timothy Williams, the state's adjutant general, says members of the Guard's 229th Military Police Company will go on active duty Oct. 15 for a deployment of about nine... Read More
Despite bombing, Islamic State is no weaker than a year ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — After billions of dollars spent and more than 10,000 extremist fighters killed, the Islamic State group is fundamentally no weaker than it was when the U.S.-led bombing campaign began a year ago, American intelligence agencies have concluded. U.S. military commanders on the ground aren't... Read More
Money found to continue aiding Nebraska, western Iowa vets
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Department of Veterans Affairs officials say funding of adult day care and other skilled and nonskilled services for Nebraska and western Iowa veterans has been bolstered by belt-tightening and will continue through Sept. 30, past the scheduled cutoff. The VA's Nebraska-Western Iowa Health Care... Read More
WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies
TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies. The documents include what appear to be five U.S. National Security Agency reports, four of which are marked top-secret, that provide intelligence on Japanese positions on... Read More
Court: German spy agency need not give info on NSA list
BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has ruled that the country's spy agency is under no obligation to divulge to the media a list of names compiled from search terms provided to it by the U.S. National Security Agency. A newspaper publisher sought an injunction forcing the Germany agency, the BND, to disclose... Read More
St. Michael's College graduate confirmed as military chief
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A 1977 graduate of Vermont's St. Michael's College has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. was confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate. Dunford had been the commandant of the Marine Corps. Dunford is... Read More
Shaw Air Force Base site of command change for 9th Air Force
SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. (AP) — Maj. Gen. Mark Kelly takes command of the 9th Air Force in a ceremony scheduled for Shaw Air Force Base. Kelly takes over from Maj. Gen. H.D. Polumbo on Friday morning. Kelly comes to Shaw after being deployed for a year in Afghanistan. He led the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing at... Read More
What's considered 'classified' is a judgment call
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is under scrutiny over whether she sent or received classified information on unsecured email when she was secretary of state. The inspector general of the U.S. intelligence community recently alerted the Justice Department about classified... Read More
Former top Chinese general suspected of corruption
BEIJING (AP) — China has expelled a former top general from the ruling Communist Party over corruption accusations as President Xi Jinping's campaign to root out graft in the government and military churns onward. Guo Boxiong, a former vice chairman of the powerful Central Military Commission, will be prosecuted... Read More
Arctic-bound ship leaves Portland after oil drilling protest
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker that was the target of environmental protesters left Portland, Oregon, on Thursday bound for an Arctic drilling operation after a tense standoff ended with kayakers and activists who had dangled from a bridge to block its path. The Fennica left dry dock and made... Read More
Ex-Maine congressman is Obama pick for administration post
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has tapped a former Maine congressman for an administration post to help veterans seeking training and jobs. Obama on Thursday announced the nomination of Maine's Michael Michaud to be assistant secretary for veterans' employment and training at the U.S. Department of... Read More
New Nigerian general to head multinational Boko Haram fight
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's Defense Ministry has appointed a new general to head the multinational army it is hoped can defeat the Boko Haram Islamic uprising that has killed 20,000 people and driven nearly 2 million from their homes. Thursday's appointment comes as the West African nation's new president... Read More
Unusual terror case going to trial in US court in Virginia
RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Hundreds of terror suspects have been tried in federal courts since the 2001 attacks, but a case unfolding in Virginia differs from most in at least one key respect. Irek Hamidullin was a combatant captured on the battlefield — not a financier, recruiter or schemer arrested outside the theater... Read More
House speaker protested by flag supporters at Neshoba Fair
PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (AP) — About two dozen people who want to keep the Confederate battle emblem on the Mississippi flag held the banner in silent protest Thursday as Republican state House Speaker Philip Gunn spoke at the Neshoba County Fair. The fair is one of the year's largest political gatherings, and Gunn's... Read More
Suspect in fatal Ohio shooting was contacted by US agent
PAINESVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Three weeks before a man was arrested in the fatal shooting of one woman and the wounding of another, an agent from the Department of Homeland Security interviewed him over the phone but didn't order him detained because his immigration status couldn't be determined, an agency official... Read More
Turkey onslaught on Kurds, after IS attack, fuels anger
DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (AP) — Just when it seemed Turkey was getting serious about the fight against IS, it has turned its military focus to pounding its old foe: the Kurdish rebels. In Turkey's Kurdish heartland, the government's renewed military onslaught against the rebels has left many people crying treachery —... Read More
Defense secretary calls for review of security policies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of Defense Ash Carter has reminded the military service chiefs that Defense Department policy does allow some military personnel to be armed while working at recruiting centers and ROTC offices. Carter directed the military branches Thursday to review security policies — including... Read More
Bill shores up highway aid, veterans' health care
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress passed a bill Wednesday to shore up federal aid for highway and transit programs and fill a budget hole in veterans' health care. What's in the bill: ___ HIGHWAY-TRANSIT EXTENSION The Senate passed and sent to the president a bill to extend spending authority for the Department of... Read More

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