Head of Air Force response to sex scandal retires

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A top Air Force training commander says he’s retiring after leading the response to a sexual misconduct scandal involving trainers. Gen. Edward Rice Jr. has headed the San Antonio-based Air Education and Training Command…

Greece: More time needed to restructure staff

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek minister in charge of reforming the country’s bloated public sector says he will need “several months” to overcome delays in a staff restructuring program demanded by rescue creditors. Kyriakos Mitsotakis, appointed in…

With Gibbs’ return, Creighton star likely walk-on

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The NCAA awarded Creighton’s Grant Gibbs a sixth season of eligibility on Tuesday — a decision that could end up costing coach Greg McDermott tens of thousands of dollars. That’s because McDermott’s son —…

GSA produced movie parody videos, skits

WASHINGTON (AP) — A conservative watchdog group released a half dozen movie parody videos and comedy skits Tuesday by the General Services Administration that were removed from the agency’s website after an inspector general report last year revealed…

Perry to divulge ‘exciting future plans’ next week

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has sent an email to friends and top fundraisers promising to reveal “exciting future plans” during an event next week in San Antonio. The message doesn’t provide further details or…

Sentencing for Jackson Jr., wife set for August

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday set Aug. 14 as the new sentencing date for former Illinois U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and his wife. U.S. District Judge Amy Berman in Washington, D.C., scheduled the new…

Quinn changes Illinois concealed carry legislation

CHICAGO (AP) — One week before a federal court deadline, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday demanded that lawmakers approve tougher restrictions as part of a gun possession bill that would make his state the last in the…

Kerry heading home, eager to return to Jerusalem

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan (AP) — The secretary of state’s plane headed east toward Washington Tuesday on the final leg of a 22,500-mile trip through Asia and the Middle East. But for John Kerry, sleepless and hoarse from…

Witness in US Wikileaks case testified in secret

FORT MEADE, Maryland (AP) — U.S. prosecutors rested their case against Bradley Manning on Tuesday after trying to prove the former Army intelligence analyst let military secrets fall into the hands of al-Qaida and its former leader, Osama…

Ex-FBI director to review BP settlement program

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Former FBI Director Louis Freeh was appointed Tuesday to investigate alleged misconduct by a lawyer who helped run BP’s multibillion-dollar settlement fund. U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier issued an order naming Freeh, who now…

US: Tiffany exec stole jewelry worth $1.3M

NEW YORK (AP) — A former executive with Tiffany & Co. stole diamond and other jewelry from the company’s Manhattan headquarters and resold it for more than $1.3 million, U.S. authorities said Tuesday. Ingrid Lederhaas-Okun was arrested Tuesday…