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  • SATURDAY, OCT. 26, 2013, 3:46 A.M.

    FBI to investigate shooting of Calif. 13-year-old

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation of the fatal shooting of a popular 13-year-old boy by a sheriff’s deputy in Northern California. …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013, 5:40 A.M.

    Afghan president says CIA payments to continue

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan President Hamid Karzai said on Saturday that the CIA’s station chief in Kabul has assured him that regular funding the U.S. intelligence agency gives his …


  • TUESDAY, MARCH 5, 2013, 12:53 P.M.

    Senate panel votes to approve Obama’s CIA nominee

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Intelligence Committee voted today to approve President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the CIA after winning a behind-the-scenes battle with the White House over access …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 11:51 A.M.

    Prosecutors: Fla. man planned NY terror bombing

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A Pakistani-born man wanted to avenge the deaths of U.S. drone attacks in Afghanistan by blowing up a New York City landmark but lacked the …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 11, 2012, 1:31 P.M.

    2 Ala. men arrested on federal terrorism charges

    MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — Two Alabama men who federal investigators say wanted to wage violent jihad overseas have been arrested in Georgia on terrorism charges, and one has close ties …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 7:24 P.M.

    Man pleads guilty in Seattle terror plot

    SEATTLE (AP) — A man pleaded guilty Thursday to plotting an attack on a Seattle military complex with machine guns and grenades. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 35, agreed to a prison …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 30, 2012, 2:38 P.M.

    Obama defense pick could come sooner than expected

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama could name his next defense secretary in December, far sooner than expected and perhaps in a high-powered package announcement with his choice for secretary …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 28, 2012, 7:52 A.M.

    Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 27, 2012, 11:57 P.M.

    Senate Dems rally for Rice against GOP opposition

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats rallied to U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice’s defense as Republicans said they were even more troubled by her account of the deadly attack on the U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 11:39 P.M.

    FBI agent: Calif. terror plot ‘very serious case’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Southern California men charged this week with plotting to kill Americans and bomb U.S. military bases overseas spent months preparing for a trip to Afghanistan …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 20, 2012, 12:39 A.M.

    FBI: 4 Calif. men charged in alleged terror plot

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three California men excited at the prospect of training in Afghanistan to become terrorists prepared, authorities say, by simulating combat with paintball rifles, wiping their Facebook …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 3:53 P.M.

    Women in Petraeus scandal had visited White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The two women at the center of the David Petraeus scandal — the biographer with whom he had an extramarital affair and the socialite who received worrisome …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 3:52 P.M.

    An apologetic Petraeus expresses regret for affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus, who was whisked clandestinely into private meetings with Congress on Friday to avoid reporters, expressed regret anew in an appearance that marked his …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 16, 2012, 1:06 A.M.

    Petraeus due at Capitol for Benghazi questioning

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus is preparing to field questions from lawmakers about the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, his appearance on Capitol Hill coming …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 11:38 A.M.

    Questions on sex scandal: Top officials testify

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Top national security officials trudged to Capitol Hill on Thursday to grapple with fallout from the David Petraeus sex scandal as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta asked service …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 2:24 A.M.

    FBI agent in Petraeus scandal was seen as a hero

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — FBI Special Agent Frederick Humphries II played a key role in investigating a terrorist attack aimed at blowing up Los Angeles International Airport just as the …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 12:08 A.M.

    A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora’s box

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It started in May with a spiteful email to the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen that a friend with whom …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 2:34 P.M.

    Obama responds warily to sex scandal, FBI probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding warily to his administration’s sudden sex scandal, President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s seen no evidence that national security was damaged by the revelations that ended …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 14, 2012, 11:05 A.M.

    Obama withholding judgment on Petraeus process

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama said Wednesday he’s withholding judgment about the handling of a federal investigation that cost the CIA director his job, but he’s seen no evidence …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 9:06 A.M.

    Scandal widens; US general’s emails ‘flirtatious’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that felled CIA Director David Petraeus widened Tuesday to ensnare the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, in a suddenly public drama …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 4:55 A.M.

    Scandal widens in probe of top US general’s emails

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The sex scandal that led to CIA Director David Petraeus’ downfall widened Tuesday with word the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is under investigation for thousands of …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 12:21 A.M.

    Not that hard for authorities to get to your email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents …


  • TUESDAY, NOV. 13, 2012, 12:19 A.M.

    FBI preparing timeline of its Petraeus probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is preparing a timeline of its criminal investigation that brought to light CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair so the bureau can respond to members …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 7:50 P.M.

    Petraeus said to be shocked by girlfriend’s emails

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 2:33 P.M.

    Petraeus case shows FBI’s authority to read email

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Your emails are not nearly as private as you think. The downfall of CIA Director David Petraeus demonstrates how easy it is for federal law enforcement agents …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 1:48 P.M.

    Petraeus shocked to hear of emails, associates say

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — CIA Director David Petraeus was shocked to learn last summer that his mistress was suspected of sending threatening emails warning another woman to stay away from …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 11:55 A.M.

    Petraeus shocked at girlfriend’s emails to friend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ex-CIA director David Petraeus has told friends he was shocked to find that his biographer and girlfriend, Paula Broadwell, was suspected of sending anonymous, threatening emails to …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 9:31 A.M.

    House leader heard of Petraeus affair Oct. 27

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An aide to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says the Virginia congressman first heard about CIA Director David Petraeus’ extramarital affair on Saturday, Oct. 27, from an …


  • MONDAY, NOV. 12, 2012, 12:30 A.M.

    Info emerges about 2nd woman in Petraeus case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As questions swirl about the extramarital affair that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, the retired general and his biographer, Paula Broadwell, have been …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 3:09 P.M.

    Congress wants answers on Petraeus affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress said Sunday they want to know more details about the FBI investigation that revealed an extramarital affair between ex-CIA Director David Petraeus and his …


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