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Politics Jan 23Senate to vote on CIA director Monday evening
WASHINGTON — The Senate is on track to confirm President Donald Trump's pick to run the CIA and is expected to vote on his nomination Monday evening.
Nation Aug 18Obama administration to end use of private prisons
The Justice Department says it's phasing out its relationships with private prisons after a recent audit found the private facilities have more safety and security problems than ones run by the government.
Nation Nov 18Opaque military justice system shields child sex abuse cases
Child sex offenders make up the largest category of inmates in U.S. military prisons, yet a full accounting of their crimes and how much time they're actually locked up is shielded by an opaque system of justice, an Associated Press…
Nation May 17Amtrak could pay no more than $200 million to crash victims
For the first time, Amtrak could face a $200 million payout to train crash victims — the limit set by Congress. But that may be too low to cover the costs of the eight lives lost and more than 200…
Nation Apr 17Gyrocopter flew ‘under the radar,’ Homeland chief says
WASHINGTON — The Florida postal carrier charged Thursday with two federal crimes for steering his small gyrocopter through protected Washington airspace "literally flew under the radar" to the lawn of the Capitol, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said as key…
Nation Apr 14U.S. to tell some suspected terrorists if they are on the no-fly list
Under legal pressure, the Obama administration will begin telling some suspected terrorists if and why they are on a list of tens of thousands of people banned from flying to, from or within the United States.
Nation Jan 28Sheriffs’ organization asks transportation app to turn off police tracker
Police say the Waze feature presents a threat to police safety, and that it interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets.
World Sep 13Syrian extremists may pose more direct threat to US than Islamic State
While the Islamic State group is getting the most attention now, another band of extremists in Syria - a mix of hardened jihadis from Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria and Europe - poses a more direct and imminent threat to the United…
World Aug 05U.S. database of suspected terrorists doubled in recent years
WASHINGTON — A U.S. government database of known or suspected terrorists doubled in size in recent years, according to newly released government figures. The growth is the result of intelligence agencies submitting names more often after a near-miss attack in…
World Jul 07For safety, some air travelers will be asked to turn on cellphones
Passengers at some overseas airports that offer U.S.-bound flights will soon be required to power on their electronic devices in order to board their flights — a measure intended to enhance aviation security at a time when intelligence officials are…