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Drone arrest...Another victim...Jeb Bush: Iraq war was a mistake

By The Associated Press | Posted - May 14, 2015 at 12:51 p.m.



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WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal law enforcement official says a man has been arrested after trying to launch a drone outside the White House fence. The official says it's not clear if the person intended to fly the aircraft at the executive mansion or whether he was trying to take aerial photos. The incident comes nearly four months after a quadcopter drone piloted by an off-duty U.S. intelligence employee landed on the White House lawn. The Secret Service said at the time that the landing appeared to be accidental and not a security threat.

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It turns out that the mangled rail cars from Tuesday night's derailment in Philadelphia contained the body of another victim -- the eighth person to die in the crash. The body was found today by a cadaver dog. Officials believe all of the passengers and crew have been accounted for. Amtrak, meanwhile, says limited train service between Philadelphia and New York should resume on Monday.

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) — Jeb Bush says it was a mistake to invade Iraq. The Republican White House prospect today ended several days of confusion and clarified his position on the war his brother authorized. Campaigning in Arizona, Jeb Bush said that given the benefit of hindsight, he "would not have gone into Iraq." In interviews earlier in the week, Bush refused to say whether he would have launched the 2003 invasion if he'd been in President George W. Bush's shoes. He said today he was reluctant to say the invasion was the wrong decision because he didn't want to dishonor the lives of American troops killed there.

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is urging Southeast Asian countries to work together to save the lives of Rohingya (ROH'-hin-GAH') and Bangladeshi migrants who are stranded at sea. The State Department says U.S. ambassadors are raising the issue with governments in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Malaysia today turned away two crammed migrant boats, and Thailand kept at bay a large vessel with hundreds of hungry people. As for whether the United States will provide direct help, a State Department spokesman says, "This is a regional issue. It needs a regional solution."

BOSTON (AP) — The jury considering life or death for the Boston Marathon bomber has already had a couple of questions for the judge, on the first full day of deliberations. The first question referred to the concepts of "aiding and abetting" and "conspiracy." The judge says whatever intentions Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) had is a question of fact to be determined by jurors. The other question dealt with how to fill out a portion of the jury verdict slip.

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