US lawmakers turn up heat on Bolivia for controversial detention of NYC man

Reps. Chris Smith, R-N.J., and Nydia Velazquez, D-N.Y., called on Bolivian government officials Thursday to free Jacob Ostreicher, a New York City flooring contractor who has been held – but not charged – for more than a year at the notorious Palmasola Prison.

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Obama insists no ‘combat mission’ for US troops in Iraq, despite Dempsey commentComments Off

President Obama insisted Wednesday that he will not send U.S. troops into a “combat mission” on the ground in Iraq, a day after his top military adviser opened the door to that possibility during a Capitol Hill hearing.  

Pennsylvania lawmaker’s staffer pleads guilty in gun caseComments Off

A Pennsylvania congressman’s press secretary pleaded guilty Wednesday to misdemeanor weapons charges, acknowledging that he accidentally carried an unloaded gun and ammunition into a Congressional office building in Washington.

U.S. homeland security officials say homegrown attacks top concern, beyond Islamic StateComments Off

Top U.S. homeland security officials said Wednesday that the Islamic State is an imminent terror concern for this country but they remain intently focused on an array of  deadly threats, especially Americans becoming indoctrinated on the Internet  and executing a “limited, self-directed attack.”

Senate: China hacked military contractor networksComments Off

Senate investigators are blaming China for almost a dozen successful hacker break-ins of computer networks belonging to Pentagon contractors.

Benghazi hearing: State Department accused of relying on ‘pre-Benghazi’ approach to securityComments Off

A former security official who served on a panel reviewing State Department policies raised concerns Wednesday that the department continues to rely on a “pre-Benghazi” approach to overhauling diplomatic security, at the first public hearing of the Hou…

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