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  • AP News in Brief at 7:58 p.m. EST

    Officials: Justice Dept. finds patterns of racial bias in Ferguson police, court and jail A Justice Department investigation found sweeping patterns of racial bias within the Ferguson, Missouri, police department, with officers routinely discriminating...
  • Hebron resident Sean Connolly to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs

    Hebron resident Sean Connolly to lead the Department of Veterans' Affairs
    Gov. Dannel P. Malloy recently announced the nomination of Lt. Colonel Sean Connolly of Hebron to serve as Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Veterans' Affairs. Connolly currently works with Pratt and Whitney as the global ethics and compliance...
  • Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State

    Iraqi forces, Iranian militias launch key attack on Islamic State
    Thousands of Iraqi troops backed by Iranian-trained Shiite Muslim militias pushed north Monday toward Tikrit, Iraq, marking a major offensive to wrest control of the strategic and heavily symbolic city from the militant group Islamic State. The attack,...
  • Iraq launches operation to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from...
  • Syria's civil war linked partly to drought, global warming

    The conflict that has torn Syria apart can be traced, in part, to a record drought worsened by global warming, a new study says. In what scientists say is one of the most detailed and strongest connections between violence and human-caused climate...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: Ex-Guantanamo detainees struggle in Uruguay

    Every day during the 12 years he was imprisoned in Guantanamo Bay as a suspected al-Qaida operative, Adel bin Muhammad El Ouerghi dreamed of freedom. But since his release along with five other detainees in December, the 50-year-old Tunisian has...
  • Navy judge lifts Guantanamo female guard no-touch order

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba A military judge has lifted his restraining order and is once again allowing female prison guards to touch an alleged war criminal while moving him between Guantanamo's most clandestine prison and legal appointments....
  • Syrian war refugees seen by US as terror recruiting targets

    WASHINGTON U.S. officials are increasingly worried that terror groups such as the Islamic State will recruit new foot soldiers from among the 11.4 million Syrians displaced by the country's civil war, according to the president's top intelligence adviser....
  • War court judge orders Pentagon to replace USS Cole trial overseer

    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVY BASE, Cuba The military judge presiding at the USS Cole death-penalty trial ordered the Pentagon to replace the senior official and his staff overseeing the war court process, ruling that a since-revoked requirement for judges to...
  • Massive Iraqi assault begins to retake Tikrit from Islamic State

    IRBIL, Iraq More than 25,000 Iraqi troops and militia fighters began a long-awaited operation Monday to retake the central Iraqi city of Tikrit, Saddam Hussein's hometown, from the Islamic State in what many see as a test of the central government's...
  • Military judge orders overseer of Gitmo cases replaced

    A military judge ordered the Defense Department Monday to replace the overseer of war crimes tribunals at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, declaring that his ill-fated attempt to accelerate the cases amounted to unlawful influence. The judge,...