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University student killed in Venezuela opposition protest

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities on Tuesday were investigating the death of a university student killed by gunfire at a protest against President Nicolas Maduro, as opposition leaders mapped out their next steps to push for new elections and government officials held a gathering to drum up state support. …

US defense chief: Don’t seek repayment of enlistment bonuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Wednesday ordered the Pentagon to suspend its effort to seek repayments of enlistment bonuses given to thousands of California National Guard members who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Carter’s decision comes in the wake of angry reaction from congressional Republicans and …