Carter: NATO to draw up plans to counter people smuggling

BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter says NATO military authorities have been ordered to draw up plans for how the alliance could help shut down illegal migration and people smuggling across the Aegean Sea.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Ex-LA sheriff pleads guilty to lying during corruption probe

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca pleaded guilty Wednesday to lying to federal authorities investigating corruption in the department, a probe that was gaining momentum when he abruptly retired two years ago.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press AMANDA LEE MYERS, Associated Press

Senate bill aims to derail NKorea's nuclear weapons program

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to derail North Korea's drive for nuclear weapons, senators set aside their partisan differences on Wednesday to support legislation aimed at starving Pyongyang of the money it needs to build an atomic arsenal.

  • Written by RICHARD LARDNER, Associated Press

Prosecutor: Ex-LA sheriff to plead guilty in corruption case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca has agreed to plead guilty to lying to investigators during a federal corruption probe that tainted his career, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

  • Written by BRIAN MELLEY, Associated Press