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Guantanamo prisoner sentence could be 15 years

02/20/2014 12:54pm
A Guantanamo Bay prisoner pleaded guilty Thursday to war crime charges in a pretrial deal aimed at limiting his sentence to 15 years for helping plan the suicide bombing of an oil tanker off Yemen in 2002 that killed a crewman and wounded a dozen others.

90-day limit on wait for employer health coverage

02/20/2014 2:30pm
Employers can't make new hires wait more than 90 days for coverage in the company's health care plan.

Hagel orders shakeup of MIA accounting mission

02/20/2014 2:47pm
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering a shakeup of agencies responsible for accounting for tens of thousands of Americans missing in action from foreign wars, a mission heavily criticized as wasteful and fragmented.

EPA seeks tougher safety standards for farmworkers

02/20/2014 2:53pm
The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed strengthening 20-year-old standards aimed at protecting farmworkers from toxic pesticides.

Govt looking into ATF operations in 4 cities

02/20/2014 3:18pm
The Justice Department's inspector general is conducting a four-city examination into storefront undercover operations run by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to assess whether they pose a danger to the public.

Pilots reported fatigue, erred in UPS jet crash

02/20/2014 3:33pm
The pilots of a UPS cargo jet that crashed last August complained about the company's tiring work schedules at the start of the fatal flight, and then made errors shortly before the plane flew into a hillside and burst into flames, according to information presented at a hearing Thursday.