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Bergdahl did not collaborate with the enemy, lawyer says

- The Washington Times

The lawyer for Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl says an official investigation cleared the soldier of any misconduct during his five-year captivity the Taliban and Haqqani terrorist network, trying to dispel speculation that his client somehow collaborated with the enemy.

Amish buggy. By Ad Meskens, via Wikimedia Commons

Police put yellow tape around Wisconsin Amish home

- The Washington Times

Law-enforcement officers strung yellow police tape across the door of a Wisconsin Amish home and declared it unfit for habitation Thursday in a dispute over the family’s refusal to comply with county rules on modern appliances such as smoke alarms.

FILE - This Jan. 15, 2014, file photo, a Los Angeles Police officer wears an on-body cameras during a demonstration for media in Los Angeles. A small number of Cleveland patrol officers will take to the streets Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, equipped with new city-owned body cameras, technology that officials hope will provide more accountability within the troubled department and close the gap of mistrust of police within the community. Cleveland joins a growing roster of big cities that equip officers with body cameras, including Los Angeles, which announced a plan in December to provide them to 7,000 officers. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Rand Paul backs police body-camera pilot programs

- The Washington Times

Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky is teaming up with a few Democrats to push a measure that would help state and local law enforcement cover the cost of purchasing or leasing body-worn cameras as part of pilot programs that will test whether the equipment could help increase public trust in law enforcement and bolster public safety.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

DHS chief: Court should have known part of amnesty was in effect

- The Washington Times

A federal judge should have known Homeland Security was carrying out at least part of President Obama’s new deportation amnesty beginning last year, department Secretary Jeh Johnson told Congress on Thursday as the administration continued to struggle with what’s become a thorny legal issue.

In this Aug. 14, 2013, file photo, former Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., leaves federal court in Washington after being sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison for misusing $750,000 in campaign funds. Jackson Jr. will be released from a federal prison on Thursday, March 26, 2015, and will serve out the remainder of his term in a Washington, D.C., halfway house, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy told The Associated Press after visiting Jackson behind bars. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Jesse Jackson Jr. leaves federal prison for halfway house

- Associated Press

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. was released from an Alabama federal prison early Thursday, two years after pleading guilty to spending $750,000 in campaign money on personal items, his father said.

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Uniformed Secret Service agents patrol the top of the White House as seen from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, March 17, 2015. According to the Secret Service a letter sent to the White House tentatively tested positive for cyanide. The letter was received at an off-site mail screening facility on March 16 and additional testing Tuesday returned a "presumptive positive" for cyanide. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Republicans push Secret Service reforms

- The Washington Times

Top House Republicans on Thursday introduced legislation to clean up the Secret Service after a string of embarrassing scandals and security lapses, most recently involving two allegedly drunk agents driving into a barrier near the White House.

A news crew reports on the abduction of Denise Huskins in front of the home she was taken from in Vallejo, Calif., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. Police in the San Francisco Bay Area now say they think it was a hoax. (AP Photo/Vallejo Times-Herald, Chris Riley)

California woman's kidnap report was a hoax, police now say

- Associated Press

Investigators in Northern California say they were suspicious from the start of a boyfriend's report of the violent abduction of his girlfriend for an $8,500 ransom, yet had to take it seriously for the two days she was missing.

John Fesler Lance IIis in court for sentencing Wednesday, March 25, 2015 in Hamilton, Mt. Lance, who District Judge Jeffrey Langton said seemed unwilling to accept the reality that he lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce, was sentenced Wednesday to 75 years in prison for intimidating and stalking the current owners. Langton sentenced Lance II on Wednesday after Lance said that if he were released he would go back again and try to reclaim his property near Florence. (AP Photo/Ravalli Republic, Perry Backus)

Man gets 75 years in prison for ranch takeover threat

Associated Press

A 73-year-old man who a judge said seemed unwilling to accept the reality that he lost his western Montana ranch in a 1979 divorce has been sentenced to 75 years in prison for intimidating and stalking the current owners.

This image released by Amplify Releasing shows Rinko Kikuchi in a scene from "Kumiko, The Treasure Hunter." (AP Photo)

MOVIE REVIEW: 'Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter'

"Kumiko, the Treasure Hunter" is a sad and lonely movie about a sad and lonely woman who embarks on an impossible quest for something that cannot possibly be real.

First responders work to free a man from a pile of rubble after a round of severe weather hit a trailer park near 145th West Avenue and West 17th Street in Sand Springs, Okla., Wednesday, March 25, 2015. The slow start to the nation's tornado season came to a blustery end Wednesday when tornadoes hit Arkansas and Oklahoma. (AP Photo/Tulsa World, Matt Barnard)

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured

- Associated Press

The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season has devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, and storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.

Gov. Doug Ducey talks about his budget before it's release at the Executive Tower in Phoenix on Friday,  Jan. 16, 2015. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans) ** FILE **

Arizona Legislature OKs pro-life abortion measure

- Associated Press

Arizona lawmakers approved legislation that requires abortion providers to tell women they may be able to stop a drug-induced abortion, and bars women from buying health care plans through the federal marketplace that includes coverage for elective abortions.

Actor Scott Glenn, who plays former U.S. defense secretary Donald Rumsfeld in "W.", poses for a portrait at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

Scott Glenn takes a walk on the dark side in 'The Barber'

- The Washington Times

Scott Glenn has made a career out of facing the darkness. Perhaps it is little wonder, then, that the 74-year-old veteran of nearly 100 TV and movie roles over a 50-year career accepted the lead role of Eugene in "The Barber," a suspense-thriller that opens Friday in the District.