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Attorney General to agents, officers, prosecutors: Prostitutes are off limits

<b>(CNN) —</b> No prostitutes.<p>No ifs, ands or buts -- and yes, that includes when and where prostitution is perfectly legal.<p>That was the message Friday from Attorney General Eric Holder to members of the U.S. Justice Department, which includes the FBI, U.S. Marshals Service, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, …

Scott Walker Once Listed Effort To "Tighten Gun Laws" On "Legislative Accomplishments" Page

As a state legislator, Walker supported legislation to prohibit certain former juvenile offenders from owning guns entirely. The Wisconsin governor has an A+ rating from the NRA today.<p>Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker once touted his achievements as a member of the state assembly in "tightening gun laws" …

When Cops Cry Wolf

Police have been setting up suspects with false testimony for decades. Is anyone going to believe them now when they tell the truth?<p>I call it “testi-lying.” It has been a regular practice in police forces across the United States, at least since I served on the NYPD: official testimony that is made …

Air Force fires general over A-10 jets 'treason' remarks

An Air Force general has been fired after an investigation into comments he made to lower-ranking officers about how talking to members of Congress about the capabilities about the A-10 “Warthog” attack jet was tantamount to treason, the Air Force confirmed Friday.<p>The comments by Maj. Gen. James …

Obamas paid $93,362 in federal taxes, return shows

WASHINGTON — President Obama and his wife paid $93,362 in federal taxes last year on a combined income of $477,383, tax returns released by the White House Friday show.<p>Obama paid less in taxes last year mostly because he earned less than at any time during his presidency — the result of slowly …

CheapAir selling direct U.S.-Cuba flights online

U.S. travelers will be able to purchase online tickets for direct flights from New York, Miami and Tampa, Fla., to Cuba starting Wednesday on CheapAir, the first online travel retailer to offer such bookings.<p>"Charter flights to Cuba are nothing new," Jeff Klee, CheapAir's chief executive officer, …

4 dead in home; carbon monoxide eyed, car running in garage

NEW YORK (AP) — Four elderly people were found dead in a home Friday in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running in an …

Armored car spills cash on Texas highway: police

DALLAS (Reuters) - A Brinks Armored Truck spilled a bag full of cash on a Texas highway on Friday, slowing traffic as motorists stopped on the road to scoop up money, police said.<p>“At this time, it appears as if most of the money that was lost by the truck has been picked up by citizens traveling …

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Exclusive: U.S. expands intelligence sharing with Saudis in Yemen operation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expanding its intelligence-sharing with Saudi Arabia to provide more information about potential targets in the kingdom’s air campaign against Houthi militias in Yemen, U.S. officials told Reuters.<p>A girl runs for shelter during an air strike in Sanaa …

Middle East

Obama, Castro spoke by phone

<b>Panama City (CNN) —</b> This was the handshake that shook the Western Hemisphere.<p>President Obama briefly met his Cuban counterpart, Raul Castro, on Friday night at a dinner for the dozens of Latin American leaders convening in Panama City for the Summit of the Americas.<p>This was historic. The two …

Cuba

Morocco bus crash kills 33, mostly school athletes

More than 30 people, mostly schoolchildren returning from a sports meet, were killed Friday in Morocco when their bus caught fire after a head-on collision with a trailer truck.<p>The traffic accident in southern Morocco was the deadliest in the North African kingdom since 2012 when a bus plunged into …

10 Calif. deputies put on leave after suspect's beating

Ten Southern California deputies have been placed on leave after news video showed them kicking and beating an identity-theft suspect who fell off a stolen horse during a three-hour pursuit that ended in the desert, the San Bernardino County sheriff announced Friday.<p>Sheriff John McMahon said the …

Alleged mastermind of Mumbai attacks that left 166 dead leaves Pakistan jail

Indian leaders are strongly protesting a Pakistan court's Friday release of the suspected mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks that left 166 people dead.<p>Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, 55, said to be the operations chief for Lashkar-e-Taiba—the terror group blamed for the deadly attacks—was released …

'Absolutely Devastated': At Least Two Dead in Illinois Tornadoes

The tornado that left two people dead and dozens of homes destroyed in central Illinois Thursday spanned nearly 20 miles and delivered winds of up to 200 mph, the National Weather Service said Friday, classifying it as an EF4 — the second most intense classification on the tornado rating scale.<p>In …