CIA pushes to expand drone strike authority
WASHINGTON • The US' Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is pushing for expanded powers to carry out covert drone strikes in Afghanistan and active war zones, a proposal the White House appears to favour despite the misgivings of some at the Pentagon, current and former intelligence and military officials said.
US actor Harry Dean Stanton dies aged 91
LOS ANGELES • Harry Dean Stanton, whose grizzled looks and acclaimed acting talent earned him a prolific Hollywood career playing mainly supporting roles, died at a Los Angeles hospital on Friday. He was 91 years old.