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  • Officers say no 'stand-down order' for Benghazi WASHINGTON (AP) — Military officers testified that there was no "stand-down order" that held back military assets that could have saved the U.S. ambassador and three other Americans killed at a diplomatic outpost and CIA annex in Benghazi, Libya. The

    July 11, 2014

  • Homeland chief presses $3.7B border request WASHINGTON (AP) — In what figures to be a tough sell, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is going to Capitol Hill to make the case for President Barack Obama's request for $3.7 billion to help deal with a flood of unaccompanied child immigrants

    July 10, 2014

  • Commanders suggest a 2nd group in Benghazi attacks WASHINGTON (AP) — Newly revealed testimony from top military commanders suggests that well-trained attackers executed the deadly dawn assault on a CIA complex in Benghazi, Libya, that followed the attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission the previous ni

    July 10, 2014

  • Top Army brass defend troubled intelligence system WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army's vice chief of staff, Gen. John Campbell, last year cited his son's experiences as a soldier in Afghanistan to answer a senator's tough questions about a troubled intelligence technology system. This week, after an inquiry

    July 10, 2014

  • Four children among six killed in Houston-area shooting SPRING, Texas (AP) — A father who authorities say fatally shot two adults and four of his children and critically wounded his 15-year-old daughter, sank to his knees in surrender after a three-hour standoff in suburban Houston, police said. Investiga

    July 10, 2014

  • Survey finds math, science grads earn top dollar WASHINGTON (AP) — What you study — math and science are a plus — seems to matter more than whether your alma mater is public or private when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Education

    July 9, 2014

  • Government made $100B in improper payments WASHINGTON (AP) — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn't qualify, unemployment benefits to people who had jobs a

    July 9, 2014

  • VA apologizes to whistleblowers facing retaliation WASHINGTON (AP) — A top official at the Veterans Affairs Department says he is sorry that VA employees have suffered retaliation after making complaints about poor patient care, long wait times and other problems. James Tuchschmidt, the No. 2 officia

    July 9, 2014

  • Four dead, 70K without power after upstate NY storms SMITHFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Severe thunderstorms packing strong winds rolled through central New York, killing four people, destroying or damaging numerous houses and knocking out power to more than 70,000 utility customers, officials said Wednesday. The

    July 9, 2014

  • Cat in central Florida goes wild; owner calls 911 DELAND, Fla. (AP) — A 4-year-old Russian blue cat named Kush is being quarantined after apparently going berserk inside a central Florida home, prompting its owners to call 911. Police say the feline scratched owners Teresa and James Gregory on their

    July 9, 2014

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