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  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 5:54 A.M.

    Kerry: Mistakes made at State in Libya assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department had “clear warning signs” of a deteriorating security situation in Libya prior to the deadly Sept. 11 assault on the diplomatic mission, the top …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 20, 2012, 12:15 A.M.

    Lawmakers press for answers on 9/11 Libya assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers want to know why security was “grossly inadequate” at the U.S. diplomatic mission in Libya when militants stormed the facility on Sept. 11, killing the ambassador …


  • WEDNESDAY, DEC. 19, 2012, 9:38 A.M.

    State Dept security chief resigns after Benghazi

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Three State Department officials resigned under pressure Wednesday, less than a day after a damning report blamed management failures for a lack of security at the U.S. …


  • TUESDAY, DEC. 18, 2012, 12:47 A.M.

    Hawaii’s Inouye, senator and war hero, dies at 88

    HONOLULU (AP) — On Dec. 7, 1941, high school senior Daniel Inouye knew he and other Japanese-Americans would face trouble when he saw Japanese dive bombers, torpedo planes and fighters …


  • MONDAY, DEC. 17, 2012, 3:57 P.M.

    Sen. Daniel Inouye of Hawaii dead at 88

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light. The nurse at the Army hospital in Michigan …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 1:28 P.M.

    US attorney in New Orleans resigns amid probe

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and …


  • THURSDAY, DEC. 6, 2012, 8:38 A.M.

    US Attorney resigns during probe of online posts

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, whose successful prosecution of a former Louisiana governor and numerous other public officials won him bipartisan praise for more than a decade, …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 1:46 P.M.

    Jockeying under way to replace Rep. Jackson Jr.

    CHICAGO (AP) — The jockeying to replace Jesse Jackson Jr. began before the ink was dry on the former congressman’s resignation letter. Among those expressing an interest: Chicago aldermen, a …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 22, 2012, 12:13 A.M.

    Trouble not over for Jesse Jackson Jr.

    CHICAGO (AP) — Jesse Jackson Jr.’s resignation from Congress might end his once-promising political career but it doesn’t mark the end of troubles for the civil rights icon’s son. Just …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 1:01 P.M.

    Rep. Jackson Jr. resigns, citing mental health

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. quietly resigned Wednesday, effectively ending a once-promising political career months after the civil rights icon’s son went on a mysterious medical leave while …


  • WEDNESDAY, NOV. 21, 2012, 11:44 A.M.

    Jesse Jackson Jr. submits letter of resignation

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., a once-rising political star who has been on a months-long mysterious medical leave for bipolar disorder while facing separate federal investigations, has resigned …


  • THURSDAY, NOV. 15, 2012, 3:43 P.M.

    Presidents’ kids talk about White House life

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Whether it was to sneak a first kiss or listen to Led Zeppelin, climbing onto the roof of the White House was apparently a popular practice …


  • 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, 1:40 P.M.

    Timeline of events in Petraeus case

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The extramarital affair that brought down David Petraeus’ celebrated career last week raised many questions. Among them: when exactly the affair began, how the FBI stumbled upon …


  • 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 …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 11:53 A.M.

    Official: Petraeus paramour emailed woman in Fla

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus never shied away from the public eye before in times of crises. Now, he might not have a choice. As details emerged about his extramarital …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 10:32 A.M.

    Congress on Petraeus probe: We want answers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus never shied away from the public eye before in times of crises. Now, he might not have a choice. As details emerged about his extramarital …


  • SUNDAY, NOV. 11, 2012, 5:53 A.M.

    Congress wants answers from FBI, CIA on Petraeus

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The career of David Petraeus, the CIA director and renowned general, was derailed by allegedly vicious emails his paramour sent to another woman. Now the CIA, FBI …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 4 P.M.

    Official: Emails from paramour led to FBI probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The scandal that brought down CIA Director David Petraeus started with harassing emails sent by his biographer and paramour, Paula Broadwell, to another woman, and eventually led …


  • SATURDAY, NOV. 10, 2012, 6:34 A.M.

    Admitting to affair, Petraeus resigns as CIA chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus has brought a sudden and unexpected end to the public career of a four-star general who led U.S. troops in …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 7:42 P.M.

    CIA Director David Petraeus quits over affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, …


  • FRIDAY, NOV. 9, 2012, 5:24 P.M.

    CIA Director Petraeus quits: extramarital affair

    WASHINGTON (AP) — David Petraeus, the retired four-star general renowned for taking charge of the military campaigns in Iraq and then Afghanistan, abruptly resigned Friday as director of the CIA, …


  • MONDAY, OCT. 1, 2012, 10:19 A.M.

    State Dep’t rejects call for UN ambassador to quit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Monday rejected a demand from a senior Republican lawmaker that the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to resign. Rep. Peter King of …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 1, 2012, 1:25 P.M.

    ICE chief of staff resigns amid misconduct claims

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Obama administration political appointee and longtime aide to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano resigned Saturday amid allegations of inappropriate sexual behavior lodged by at least …


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