• Retired Marine Gen. James Cartwright arrives at US District Court in Washington, Monday, Oct. 17, 2016. Cartwright has been charged with making false statements during a federal investigation into a leak of classified information, the Justice Department announced.  (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Former general pleads guilty in false statements probe

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff pleaded guilty Monday to making false statements during an investigation into a leak of classified information about a covert cyberattack on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

  • Blake Halsey, a 21-year-old college student and volunteer at the Orange County GOP office, takes a phone call from someone offering to volunteer on Monday, Oct. 17, 2016 in Hillsborough, N.C. Halsey sits under the window where authorities say someone threw in a flammable device that burned the campaign office. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)

    North Carolina Republican Party office burned; no injuries

    HILLSBOROUGH, N.C. (AP) — Investigators combed through shards of glass, looked for residue of flammable accelerant and tried to narrow down the overnight hours when someone torched a local Republican Party office by throwing a flammable device through the window.