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  • Vietnamese immigrants mark Black April anniversary

    Vietnamese immigrants mark Black April anniversary
    Under a soft rain, a balladeer stepped on the flag-decked stage, singing of lost lives, lost loves. "Forty years later, we will never forget, ladies and gentlemen," an emcee intoned as the crowd at a high school football stadium clapped. The...
  • Deaths raise questions about ways to aid abducted Americans

    The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration's reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the...
  • Attorney General Gonzales misled Congress about NSA spying, documents show

    WASHINGTON Alberto Gonzales, a U.S. attorney general in the George W. Bush administration, misled Congress by downplaying a dispute the White House and the Justice Department over the legality of the National Security Agency's warrantless spying program,...
  • Obama defends US intelligence after hostage deaths

    A day after revealing an intelligence failure that cost the lives of two al-Qaida hostages, President Barack Obama on Friday praised the nation's spying operations as the most capable in the world while promising a review aimed at preventing future...
  • U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program

    U.S. may revamp overseas hostage-rescue program
    The White House is considering revamping its overseas hostage-rescue program after CIA drone strikes that mistakenly killed an American and an Italian held captive by terrorists in Pakistan, the latest incident to reveal gaps in U.S. counter-terrorism...
  • 2 nuke launch officers face illegal drug charges

    Two more Air Force nuclear missile launch officers have been charged with illegal drug use in cases stemming from an investigation that led to the disclosure last year of a separate exam-cheating scandal, the Air Force said Friday. 1st Lt. Michael Alonso...
  • Saudi bombing in Yemen still claiming civilian casualties, UN says

    GENEVA Despite Saudi Arabia's claims to have halted its air offensive over Yemen, Saudi bombing runs have killed dozens of civilians in recent days, United Nations officials said Friday. "We have recorded a number of airstrikes that have hit military and...
  • Pentagon cites de-escalation of tensions over Iranian ships

    The prospect of a U.S.-Iranian confrontation over the potential delivery of Iranian weapons to rebels in Yemen has receded, Pentagon officials said Friday. Army Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesman, said the nine-ship Iranian convoy had reversed...
  • Community Digest: Antioch Township partners with Nicasa

    Community Digest: Antioch Township partners with Nicasa
    Community collection, partnership and more. Antioch Proposals: The village will accept sealed proposals for Solid Waste Collection services for providing all labor, equipment, vehicles, materials and related services necessary for the collection of...
  • White House seeks to smooth information for hostage families

    The Obama administration is looking at streamlining information given to families of terror hostages. That's in response to complaints about how the government has kept relatives of kidnapped Americans apprised about their status. White House spokesman...
  • Pentagon can't account for $1.3 billion in Afghan reconstruction aid

    WASHINGTON The Defense Department can't account for $1.3 billion that was shipped to force commanders in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2014 for critical reconstruction projects, 60 percent of all such spending under an emergency program, an internal report...