Benghazi testimony revealed divisions
CIA officers who testified privately to Congress about the 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, revealed a disagreement about how quickly they could help the besieged U.S. ambassador and others.
That's according to a congressman and others who heard or were briefed on the testimony. The CIA officers also revealed a standing order to avoid violent encounters.
Complaints that the White House, Pentagon and State Department may not have done enough to save U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other men, along with accusations that it engaged in a cover up after the attack, have continued to dog the Obama administration.
None of those who testified said that a quicker response would have saved the lives of Stevens, Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods and Glenn Doherty. - AP
Twinkling lights, decorated trees, and bustling campgrounds are signs of the Christmas season in Campbellsville, Ky. The Amazon.com distribution center recruits an armada of RV owners to help fill holiday orders for the world's largest online retailer. Hundreds of workers are assigned packing, sorting, and collection duties after taking up temporary residence in campgrounds. For many, it's another short-term stint - about three months - on a nonstop journey. - AP
Bone theft alleged
A former school employee is facing federal charges for allegedly stealing human bones from the anatomy laboratory at Ohio University. Court documents say Weston Henri Moquin, 28, of Athens, Ohio, took the bones between July 2011 and June 2012. Defense attorney Keith Yeazel told the Columbus Dispatch on Friday that his client sold the bones to support a drug habit. - AP