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New Pentagon strategy warns of cyberwar capabilities

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — A new Pentagon cybersecurity strategy lays out for the first time publicly that the U.S. military plans to use cyberwarfare as an option in conflicts with enemies.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Memories haunt both sides of Gallipoli tragedy, 100 years on

GALLIPOLI, Turkey (AP) — Whenever he leaves the house, Kenan Ersoz hides the bayonet his father used to defend the crumbling Ottoman Empire against the British-led invasion of Gallipoli a century ago. The father saw it as a friend that kept him alive. The son keeps it as his most prized possession.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Loretta Lynch wins confirmation as attorney general

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal prosecutor Loretta Lynch won confirmation to serve as attorney general Thursday from a Senate that forced her to wait more than five months for the title and remained divided to the end.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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CDC using new technology to track listeria Illnesses

WASHINGTON (AP) — The government is relying on some new technology — as well as a bit of luck — to track an outbreak of life-threatening listeria linked to Blue Bell ice cream products.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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EU leaders discuss more and faster action on Med migrants

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders could double their spending on saving lives in the Mediterranean and use military resources to capture and destroy vessels that they suspect will be used for trafficking, according to a draft agreement prepared for an emergency summit Thursday called after hundreds of migrants drowned in the space of a few days.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Obama's trade agenda set to face House Democrats' objections

WASHINGTON (AP) — Backers of President Barack Obama's trade agenda hope a Senate committee's endorsement will help overcome partisan divides in the House.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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At Everglades, Obama to warn of damage from climate neglect

 

MIAMI (AP) — With swampy wetlands and alligators as his backdrop, President Barack Obama was using a visit to Florida's Everglades to warn of the damage that climate change is already inflicting on the nation's environmental treasures — and to hammer political opponents he says are doing far too little about it.

Last Updated on Thursday, 23 April 2015

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Hello? 8M phone calls unanswered as IRS cut taxpayer service

WASHINGTON (AP) — The IRS' overloaded phone system hung up on more than 8 million taxpayers this filing season as the agency cut millions of dollars from taxpayer services to help pay to enforce President Barack Obama's health law.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 April 2015

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