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US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

The United States shuttered its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort as fighting intensified between rival militias. Secretary of State John Kerry said "free-wheeling militia violence" prompted the move.

Tags: Libya , tripoli ,

Monday - 07/28/2014, 09:43am EDT

Nuclear missile base flunked security drill

According to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press, armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon. The AP's Robert Burns writes, "the previously unreported failure, which the Air Force called a `critical deficiency,' was the reason the 341st Missile Wing at Malmstrom Air Force Base in Montana flunked its broader safety and security inspection."

Tags: nuclear missile base , Robert Burns , Air Force , 341st Missile Wing , Malmstrom

Thursday - 05/22/2014, 06:28pm EDT

Tweeting at the White House

Tags: Technology , Twitter , Phil Elliott ,

Friday - 06/05/2009, 02:13pm EDT

Pilots to be exempt from some airport checks

Tags: John Pistole , TSA , screening , pilots ,

Friday - 11/19/2010, 04:03pm EST

National Archives searches home of former employee

The National Archives says it's cooperating with a theft investigation involving a retired employee whose home was searched by federal agents this week.

Tags: National Archives , Paul Brachfeld , Leslie Waffen , Rockville, Maryland

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 07:41pm EDT

Pilots to be exempt from some airport checks

The Transportation Security Administration says airline pilots will be allowed to skip some physical security checks at airports.

Tags: TSA , pilots , screenings , security ,

Friday - 11/19/2010, 04:07pm EST

The hunt for bin Laden is over, but what's next?

The search is over for Osama bin Laden. U.S. forces killed the al-Qaida leader in an early morning attack in Pakistan and then buried the body at sea. We get details from the AP's Sagar Meghani.

Tags: Federal Drive , Osama bin Laden , Sagar Meghani , security

Monday - 05/02/2011, 08:08am EDT

Impass not just about the numbers

The two sides in the budget debate disagree about much more than just the dollar amounts. AP's Mark Smith explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , budget , shutdown , furlough , Mark Smith

Thursday - 04/07/2011, 10:41am EDT
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