WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director writes in a new book that Republicans have repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012. Michael Morell says the events were distorted about the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya.
That's according to The New York Times. Morell dismissed the notion that CIA officers and the military "were ordered to stand down" and not come to the aid of their comrades in Benghazi, Libya. And he...
EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter's teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn't neglect his 6-year-old.
The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown reports (http://bit.ly/1zr3yAh) that Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. wants a judge to let him withdraw his guilty plea. Wanamaker says Saturday that he never endangered his daughter's life.
The 37-year-old pleaded guilty last month to reckless...
LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Amid a troubling disease that has wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast, researchers are reporting seeing hundreds of juvenile sea stars at scattered sites.
The discoveries offer hope for a potential comeback from sea star wasting disease that has caused sea stars to curl up, grow lesions, lose limbs and disintegrate into a pile of goo.
Not all the sites have seen juveniles and it hasn't been broad. But...
BOSTON (AP) — A harsh winter in much of the country exhausted state snow removal budgets and pushed the resources of transportation agencies to their limits as they fought to keep highways safe and passable.
That's according to a survey Monday from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Combined, the 23 states that responded reported spending more than $1 billion on winter maintenance and logging 8 million work hours plowing and treating...
DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to "see each other" to know one another.
Referencing outrage over the treatment of black men by police, Biden pointed to the successes of federally funded community policing programs that required officers to meet with residents and business owners in their patrol areas.
MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five students at Tufts University have begun a hunger strike over plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May.
The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1AzmdVC ) that more than 80 students, janitors and families of the staff gathered outside the main administrative building Sunday to mark the start of the strike.
The student group organizing the demonstration, the Tufts Labor Coalition, says the cuts would mean one in...
GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A police spokesman for a Dallas suburb says authorities are searching for explosives in the car of two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.
Spokesman Joe Harn with the Garland Police Department says a bomb squad is searching the vehicle outside the Curtis Culwell Center as a "precaution." He says police aren't aware of any ongoing threat.