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Ex-CIA official: GOP distorted agency analysis of Benghazi

(WASHINGTON, AP) — A former CIA deputy director says Republicans repeatedly distorted the agency’s analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012 that killed the U.S. ambassador to Libya and three…

Pentagon accused of withholding information about sex crimes

By RICHARD LARDNER (WASHINGTON, AP) — In a scathing critique of the Defense Department’s efforts to curb sexual assaults, a U.S. senator warned Monday that the true scope of sex-related…

Poverty edging into 2016 presidential race amid city unrest

By JULIE PACE (WASHINGTON, AP) — In a presidential campaign where candidates are jockeying to be champions of the middle class and asking wealthy people for money, the problems facing…

Famed neurosurgeon Ben Carson announces White House campaign

By ED WHITE (DETROIT, AP) — Retired surgeon Ben Carson declared his candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, resting his longshot bid on his vision of the nation as…

Harvard study: Millennials believe US justice system unfair

By PHILIP MARCELO BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University survey released Wednesday found that nearly one in two millennials believe America’s criminal justice system is unfair and few believe protests…

National Guard called in to keep the peace in Baltimore

By TOM FOREMAN Jr. and AMANDA LEE MYERS (BALTIMORE, AP) — National Guardsmen fanned out across the city, police with riot shields blocked streets, and firefighters doused smoldering blazes Tuesday after…

Deaths rise, aid flown in after Nepal quake

The death toll climbed above 3,700 on Monday, two days after a magnitude-7.8 earthquake struck central Nepal and surrounding regions. Key information known at this time: ___ CASUALTIES AND DAMAGE…

More than 12 hurt as stage collapses at Indiana high school

By LAURYN SCHROEDER (WESTFIELD, Ind., AP) — More than a dozen students suffered minor injuries after a stage filled with students collapsed during a musical performance at a central Indiana…

New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

By LOLITA C. BALDOR (REDWOOD CITY, Calif., AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as…

Ex-CIA chief will be sentenced for leaking military secrets

(CHARLOTTE, N.C., AP) — Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an extramarital affair with his biographer, was expected to be sentenced Thursday in federal court in…