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Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?
WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal, according to two individuals in the military working for his release. Critics of the release... Read More
Prosecutors urge death penalty in sailor's slaying
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors urged a jury on Thursday to impose the death penalty on an ex-Marine who murdered a Navy sailor, arguing it's the only adequate punishment for a man they say has committed a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years. Jurors... Read More
BC-AP News Coverage Advisory 10:15
Good morning! Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up today. Some plans are subject to change; see the 2 p.m. News Digest for updates. You can find our contact info at the bottom of this advisory. HIGHLIGHTING: Among today's coverage highlights as we see them at 10:15 a.m. Read More
Ann McFeatters: What your public servants are doing to/for you
WASHINGTON — No, it’s not your imagination. The federal government has been acting particularly goofy this spring. Most recently, it gave tacit approval to powdered alcohol. “Palcohol” was all over the news as the newest new thing — add water to the contents of a small packet and, voila!, a Cosmopolitan... Read More
MARTA looks to military bases for police officers
ATLANTA (AP) — Metro Atlanta's public transit system is looking to Detroit and military bases in Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia as it attempts to recruit new police officers to its force. Officials with the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority -- known as MARTA in the Atlanta area -- went on... Read More
Los Angeles Daybook
Associated Press Los Angeles Daybook for Thursday, April 24. CA-LOS ANGELES Not for publication or broadcast. For planning purposes only. Listings do not indicate the AP will cover the events. Please keep the AP in mind when news of regional interest develops in your area. For questions about the Daybook, please... Read More
BC-Washington News Coverage,ADVISORY
Washington state at 1 a.m. The Seattle bureau can be reached at (800) 552-7694 or (206) 682-1812. The photo supervisor is at (206) 682-4801 or (800) 552-7694. For questions on stories from Olympia, call (360) 753-7222. For questions on Spokane-area stories, call Correspondent Nicholas Geranios at (800) 824-4928... Read More
5 questions with Willie Kihle
It’s been nearly 1 1/2 years since Prudential Dinning-Beard, one of the area’s biggest real estate firms, became a part of the bigger Prudential PenFed Realty, a subsidiary of the Pentagon Federal Credit Union in Alexandria, Va., which has more than $18 billion in assets and 1.2 million members. Dinning-Beard... Read More
Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death
JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand. But now, years later, military prosecutors are trying to convince an investigating officer that Barbera should face... Read More
Midwest City woman finds calling in police work
Lt. Laura Henry was recently promoted by the Midwest City Police Department. Read More
(MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service News Budget for Wednesday, April 23, 2014 ^ Read More
The Associated Press
(MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service MCT International Budget for Thursday, April 24, 2014 Updated at 0330 UTC (11:30 p.m. U.S. EDT Wednesday). Additional news stories, including full U.S. coverage, appear on the MCT-NEWS-BJT and MCT-NEWSFEATURES-BJT. Read More
Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday. The service released some details of a complaint filed with the... Read More
Washington Post front page
Copyright 2014 WP Bloomberg The Washington Post first-edition Page 1 for Thursday, April 24: Top of the page: Cols 1-3: The Navy has fired a former commander of the Blue Angels, its acrobatic fighter squadron, and is investigating allegations that the elite team of pilots was a hotbed of hazing, sexual... Read More
Floyd County revokes 2 members of veterans group
CHARLES CITY, Iowa (AP) — Floyd County officials have revoked the appointments of two members of its veterans affairs commission. The Floyd County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to remove Ron Munshower and Sandra Paul from the Floyd County Veterans Affairs Commission because of alleged violations to the... Read More
Rules proposed for unmanned aircraft in NC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Proposed rules for flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina seek to balance privacy concerns with the benefits for police and private industry, a legislative committee leader said Wednesday. A House panel examining the use of drones made recommendations for the General Assembly when it... Read More
BRIEF: Man wanted on sexual offense arrested at El Paso port of entry
A man wanted in connection with an outstanding warrant for a sexual offense against a child was arrested Tuesday at the Bridge of the Americas, officials said. Jose Maria Pena Jr., 47, was attempting to cross the border on foot at the port of entry at about 2:30 p.m. when U.S. Customs and Border Protection... Read More

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Michael Behenna goes home

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Behenna released from U.S. Disciplinary Barracks

Mar 14Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna sat down with The...

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DC Talkback: Changes Coming to Tinker

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Proposed budget cuts to slash U.S. Army

Feb 24Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is proposing shrinking the Army and...

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Michael Behenna's parents talk about his parole

Feb 12Vicki and Scott Behenna spoke about Michael's phone call Wednesday...