Marine drill instructor gets 10 years for abusing recruits


RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Marine Corps drill instructor has been sentenced to 10 years behind bars after being convicted of tormenting and abusing young recruits, especially Muslim-Americans, including one who later killed himself.


  • Written by By EMERY P. DALESIO, Associated Press

Pope asks leaders to imagine a world without nuclear weapons


VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis warned Friday that nuclear deterrence policies developed during the Cold War provided a "false sense of security" and he urged government leaders to instead pursue an admittedly utopian future of a world free of atomic weapons.

  • Written by By NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Alaska lawmaker sees financial boon in refuge drilling

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski says her legislation to open Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas drilling would generate $2 billion in royalties over the next decade — with half the money going to her home state.


  • Written by By MATTHEW DALY, Associated Press