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  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

    By Associated Press

    A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said. Published April 18, 2014

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    By NASSER KARIMI - Associated Press

    Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day. Published April 18, 2014

  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades

    By MUNIR AHMED - Associated Press

    Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr." Published April 18, 2014

  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine


    Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. Published April 18, 2014

  • Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide

    By BRETT BARROUQUERE - Associated Press

    The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky. Published April 18, 2014

  • Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial

    By BEN FOX - Associated Press

    Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack. Published April 18, 2014

  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules

    By ALICIA A. CALDWELL - Associated Press

    The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims. Published April 18, 2014

  • White House updating online privacy policy

    By MARTHA MENDOZA - Associated Press

    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain. Published April 18, 2014

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    By MARGIE MASON - Associated Press

    He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Published April 18, 2014

  • Michaels craft chain confirms hackers hit 3M customers

    By Cheryl K. Chumley - The Washington Times

    Arts and crafts retail chain Michaels announced this week up to three million credit card numbers may have been hacked from its company computer system between May 8, 2013, and Jan. 27, 2014. Published April 18, 2014

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

    By JAKE COYLE - Associated Press

    A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny. Published April 18, 2014

  • UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in S. Sudan

    By EDITH M. LEDERER - Associated Press

    An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday. Published April 18, 2014

  • Guardsman to receive Purple Heart at Texas event

    By Associated Press

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno will present the Purple Heart at Fort Sam Houston to a staff sergeant injured while on patrol in Afghanistan. Published April 18, 2014

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