Where they are now? Key players in the bin Laden raid
Five years ago, United States special forces shot and killed Osama bin Laden, ending a manhunt that began in earnest after his Al-Qaeda operatives hijacked planes and flew them into buildings in New York and Washington in September 2001. Having originally come to office in the aftermath of global financial meltdown, Obama had put America back on track, extricated its forces from the "dumb war" in Iraq and had seemingly won the smarter war against Al-Qaeda by ordering the mission to kill bin Laden.
Mon, 02 May 2016 02:32:24 -0400
Train derails in Washington, DC; leaks hazardous chemical
WASHINGTON (AP) Officials warned Washington D.C. area residents to brace for a potentially slow commute Monday after a CSX freight train derailed near a Metro stop, sending 15 cars off the tracks and spilling hazardous material.
Sun, 01 May 2016 21:54:20 -0400
May Day rally in Los Angeles features strong anti-Trump theme
Hundreds of people marched through Los Angeles on Sunday in a May Day rally that took aim at Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump for his anti-illegal immigration platform that includes building a wall along the U.S. border with Mexico. The demonstration in America's second most populous city, which has a large immigrant population, came just days after protesters smashed the window of a police car and blocked traffic outside a Trump campaign event in Costa Mesa, California, 40 miles (64 km) southeast of Los Angeles. On Friday, demonstrators blocked the entrance of a hotel hosting the California Republican convention in Burlingame, south of San Francisco, forcing Trump to halt his motorcade and go through a back entrance to deliver his speech.
Sun, 01 May 2016 19:58:20 -0400
LGBT rights protesters vow to keep fighting Mississippi law
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Hundreds of supporters of lesbian, gay bisexual and transgender rights protested Sunday against a new Mississippi law they call discriminatory, saying they're not giving up their fight.
Sun, 01 May 2016 21:14:07 -0400
Malia Obama to take gap year before entering Harvard in 2017
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama's daughter Malia will take a year off after graduating high school in June before enrolling at Harvard University in 2017, a year later than had been widely expected, the president and his wife said in a long-awaited announcement Sunday.
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:43:36 -0400
Bergdahl defense can access classified information, court rules
Legal proceedings against Bergdahl, which had been halted pending a resolution of the classified material issue, can now resume, according to a ruling on Thursday by the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals that was made public late on Saturday by Bergdahl's attorney, Eugene Fidell. Bergdahl, now 30, walked away from his post in Afghanistan in 2009 and was captured by the Taliban, who held him prisoner for five years and tortured him. Bergdahl returned to active duty, but after an investigation he was prosecuted by the U.S. military who said his disappearance from his post resulted in a 45-day search that put soldiers' lives at risk.
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:23:37 -0400
CIA director says unverified material in secret 9/11 pages
WASHINGTON (AP) CIA Director John Brennan says a 28-page secret chapter from a congressional inquiry into 9/11 contains preliminary information about possible Saudi links to the attackers that hadn't been corroborated or checked out at the time.
Sun, 01 May 2016 15:03:12 -0400
Obama out: President closes out his run as comedian-in-chief
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama performed his brand of sharp-tongued comedy at the White House Correspondents' Dinner for the last time wrapping up with "Obama out" and dropping the mic while the crowd cheered.
Sun, 01 May 2016 05:01:34 -0400
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