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Indictment accuses Nebraska congressman of lying to FBI

Oct. 19, 2021 18:46 PM EDT

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska, accusing him of lying to the FBI and concealing information from federal agents who were investigating campaign contributions funneled to him from a Nigerian billionaire. ...

Congressman: California couple finally escape Afghanistan

Sep. 15, 2021 19:12 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A California Republican congressman said Wednesday that he has helped a San Diego area couple who are both in their 80s and are U.S. citizens get out of Afghanistan after they were repeatedly blocked by the Taliban. Rep. Darrell Issa said in a...

Rescue groups: US tally misses hundreds left in Afghanistan

Sep. 04, 2021 11:30 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Veteran-led rescue groups say the Biden administration's estimate that no more than 200 U.S. citizens were left behind in Afghanistan is too low and also overlooks hundreds of other people they consider to be equally American: permanent legal residents with green cards. ...

California families relay harrowing escape from Afghanistan

Sep. 03, 2021 07:33 AM EDT

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — When Yousef's wife and their four children boarded a July 15 flight in San Diego to attend her brother's wedding in Afghanistan, they were looking forward to a month of family gatherings. It was long overdue — the coronavirus pandemic prevented them from traveling...

More than 30 California children still stuck in Afghanistan

Sep. 01, 2021 16:27 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 30 California children are stuck in Afghanistan after they traveled to the country to see their relatives weeks before the Taliban seized power and were unable to get out before U.S. forces left, according to school districts where the kids are enrolled. ...

3 California families get out of Afghanistan to safety

Aug. 26, 2021 18:32 PM EDT

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Three families from a San Diego suburb have made it out of Afghanistan after they went to the country earlier this summer to visit relatives and got stuck there amid the chaos following the Taliban's takeover, officials said Thursday. Five other...