abc
QUICK LINKS:

US Suspect Possibly Targeted for Drone Attack

Created: 02/10/2014 6:13 AM WDIO.com

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say the Obama administration is debating whether to kill by drone an American suspected of working with al-Qaida in planning attacks against Americans overseas and how to do so legally under its new, stricter targeting policy.

Four U.S. officials say the American suspected terrorist is in a country that prohibits U.S. military action on its soil. President Barack Obama's new policy says only the military, not the CIA, can kill American terror suspects overseas, creating a policy conundrum for the White House.

The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly.

The Justice Department is also required to show that killing an American citizen through military action is "legal and constitutional" because he is considered an enemy combatant.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, file

Front Page

  • New Stop Sign Gives Kids Safer Walk to Myers-Wilkins

    City officials hope a new stop sign on Ninth Street and Eighth Avenue East will make the walk to school safer for students at Myers-Wilkins Elementary. The sign was put in largely at the request of the Duluth Police Department, and school personnel and parents.

  • Driver Suffers Substantial Burns in Truck Explosion

    A truck driver suffered substantial burns after an equipment malfunction caused an explosion in his vehicle Tuesday. Duluth fire officials said the truck was carrying waste oil when a pump backfired, igniting the vapors inside. The driver's condition is unknown.

  • Leaders, Fans Celebrate Wade Stadium Renovations

    With a row of gold-painted shovels, a fresh start for an old favorite. Construction is underway at Wade Stadium in Duluth. There was a ground breaking ceremony Tuesday with city and state leaders.

  • MNsure Trying to Fix 'Life Event' Changes Backlog

    Minnesota's new health insurance exchange is struggling with a backlog of people making changes to coverage through the online marketplace.

  • Florida Man Walks Across Country Sending Positive Message

    Many people in Duluth love to get outside and exercise, but a man from Florida was in town on a walking trip across the country. Steve Fugate started his journey back in March 2013 and has been to 30 states so far. He has walked 7,000 miles with 18 states left to go.

 

Severe Thunderstorm Warning

MN AREAS AFFECTED: Beltrami; Marshall; Roseau
Expires: 9/2/2014 7:00 PM

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement