Officials probe whether suspect lived illegally at complex
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Officials probe whether suspect lived illegally at complex

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Officials are examining whether the man accused of killing a Virginia State Police special agent was living illegally at the public housing complex where the fatal shooting took place. Media outlets report that court records list 27-year-old Travis Ball’s home address at the Mosby Court complex, but the Richmond Redevelopment and … Continue reading

Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe
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Prosecutor asks State Police to continue inmate death probe

PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor says she has asked Virginia State Police for additional investigative work into the death of a mentally ill inmate at a Portsmouth jail last year. Portsmouth Commonwealth’s Attorney Stephanie Morales’ office says it received a preliminary report Tuesday from Virginia State Police, which is conducting a criminal investigation … Continue reading

Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore
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Pakistan PM vows to fight terror after 70 died in Lahore

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan’s prime minister on Monday vowed to eliminate perpetrators of terror attacks such as the massive suicide bombing that targeted Christians gathered for Easter the previous day in the eastern city of Lahore, killing 70 people. The attack underscored both the militants’ ability to stage large-scale attacks despite a months-long government … Continue reading

17-year-olds can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary Tuesday
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17-year-olds can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary Tuesday

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Seventeen-year-olds who will turn 18 before the fall presidential election can vote in Ohio’s presidential primary, a judge ruled Friday in a potential boost for Democrat Bernie Sanders as he fights to open elections across the country to the young people who are among his key supporters. The judge’s decision reversed … Continue reading

State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures
Technology

State IG: Classified email found from Powell, Rice tenures

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell and the immediate staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also received classified national security information on their personal email accounts, according to a memo written by the State Department watchdog that was released Thursday. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal … Continue reading

U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria
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U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. will deploy a new special operations force to the Middle East to help fight Islamic State militants in Iraq and Syria, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Tuesday. Carter told the House Armed Services Committee that over time, these special operators will be able to conduct raids, free hostages, gather intelligence … Continue reading

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Norfolk State receives positive audit ahead of agency visit

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) – State auditors have given Norfolk State University a positive report just ahead of an inspection by the school’s accrediting agency. The Virginian-Pilot reports (http://bit.ly/1GEJ9pH ) that the fiscal year 2015 audit found no “material deficiencies” with the university’s accounting and controls. The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools put the university … Continue reading

Lifestyle / Middle East

3 arrested in NY, Florida in plot to join Islamic State

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men accused of plotting to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State and wage war against the United States were arrested on terrorism charges Wednesday, February 25  federal officials said. Akhror Saidakhmetov, a Brooklyn resident and citizen of Kazakhstan, was arrested at Kennedy International Airport, where he was attempting … Continue reading