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2 years 3 weeks ago

Cheney criticizes Obama nominees in Wyoming speech

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Former Vice President Dick Cheney says President Barack Obama is jeopardizing U.S. national security by nominating substandard candidates for key cabinet posts and degrading the U.S. military. Cheney, a Wyoming native, made his comments Saturday night to about 300 members of the state's Republican Party in...

2 years 3 months ago

In unusual CIA case, FBI detoured from usual path

WASHINGTON (AP) - The way the FBI responded to Jill Kelley's complaint about receiving harassing emails that ultimately unraveled or scarred the careers of ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and Marine Gen. John Allen is the exception, not the rule. The FBI commonly declines to pursue cyberstalking cases without compelling evidence...

2 years 9 months ago

AP source: Leaks probed in terrorism case

WASHINGTON (AP) - A law enforcement official said Wednesday investigators are conducting a probe into who leaked information about an al-Qaida plot in which an explosive device was to have been detonated on a U.S.-bound airline flight. The official spoke on condition of anonymity about the ongoing leak investigation, which...

3 years 6 months ago

General Petraeus retires from Army

General David Petraeus bids farewell today to the Army that has been his life and the troops that have been his family for 37 years. He'll start as CIA director next week, waging war on terrorists in a different way. Many thought Petraeus would become chairman of the...

4 years 6 months ago

Groups oppose CIA death targets

NEW YORK (AP) - Two New York-based civil liberties groups have sued the federal government, saying its targeted killings of U.S. citizens overseas is unconstitutional. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights filed the lawsuit Monday in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Defendants...

5 years 2 weeks ago

Small plane crashes into Texas office building

A small plane crashed Thursday into a multistory office building in Austin, causing a fire and sending black smoke billowing from the seven-story structure, officials said. At least two people were injured a third was unaccounted for. The Associated Press, citing an unidentified source, said the crash didn't appear...

5 years 1 month ago

CIA bomber calls for attacks on U.S. in video

The Jordanian doctor who killed seven CIA employees in a suicide attack in Afghanistan said in video clips broadcast posthumously Saturday that all jihadists must attack U.S. targets to avenge the death of Pakistani Taliban chief Baitullah Mehsud. Footage showed Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi - whom the CIA...

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