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After 2 1/2 years in jail, trial for alleged pirate

10/31/2013 9:43am
For 2 1/2 years, a Somali man has languished in jail, waiting for his trial on piracy charges to begin _ even though the judge in the case says he's not a pirate and has concluded that the lengthy pretrial lockup violates his constitutional rights.

Iraqi PM: Terror 'found a second chance' in Iraq

10/31/2013 1:13pm
Terrorists "found a second chance" to thrive in Iraq, the nation's prime minister said Thursday in asking for new U.S. aid to beat back a bloody insurgency that has been fueled by the neighboring Syrian civil war and the departure of American troops from Iraq two years ago.

Officials: Israeli airstrike inside Syria

10/31/2013 2:02pm
Officials say Israeli warplanes attacked a military target inside Syria.

Kerry to Mideast, Europe on damage control mission

10/31/2013 2:31pm
Secretary of State John Kerry is hitting the road again, this time on a damage-control mission to the Middle East and Europe where rancor is high over U.S. strategies in Syria, Egypt and Iran as well as American surveillance activities revealed by ex-NSA analyst Edward Snowden.

Snags set back air traffic control system update

10/31/2013 3:14pm
After a decade of work and billions of dollars spent, the modernization of the U.S. air traffic control system is in trouble. The ambitious and complex technology program dubbed NextGen has encountered unforeseen difficulties at almost every turn.

Treasury loosen rules on health spending accounts

10/31/2013 3:37pm
Workers who take advantage of special tax-free accounts to pay out-of-pocket medical expenses could soon be allowed to carry over up to $500 from one year to the next.

Jewell: Congress must fight for more park funds

10/31/2013 4:03pm
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says Congress needs to do more than talk when it comes to national parks, forests and other public lands.

Border Patrol made about 420,000 arrests last year

10/31/2013 4:33pm
The head of the Border Patrol says his agents made about 420,000 arrests in the budget year that ended in September, a 15 percent increase from the previous year.

Manning says gender ID dispute could go to court

10/31/2013 5:24pm
Imprisoned documents leaker Chelsea Manning says she'll go to court, if necessary, to get treatment for gender identity disorder, also called gender dysphoria.

Report: DHS employees abusing overtime allowances

10/31/2013 6:33pm
Employees from six Homeland Security Department offices have abused an overtime program and cost the government about $8.7 million a year, according an Office of Special Counsel letter and report sent Thursday to the president and Congress.

FAA Oks air passengers using gadgets on planes

10/31/2013 7:18pm
Government safety rules are changing to let airline passengers use most electronic devices from gate-to-gate.