Nation Briefs

FBI goes to Benghazi to investigate attack

WASHINGTON – A team of FBI agents arrived in Benghazi, Libya, to investigate the assault against the U.S. Consulate and left after about 12 hours on the ground as the hunt for those connected to the attack that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans narrowed to one or two people in an extremist group, U.S. officials said Thursday.

Agents arrived in Benghazi before dawn Thursday and departed after sunset, after weeks of waiting for access to the crime scene to investigate the Sept. 11 attack. The agents and several dozen U.S. special operations forces were there for about 12 hours, said a senior Defense Department official who spoke anonymously because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the ongoing investigation. The FBI agents went to “all the relevant locations” in the city, FBI spokeswoman Kathy Wright said.

Panel recommends parole for Manson family member

LOS ANGELES – A former Charles Manson follower imprisoned for 40 years in a double murder engineered by Manson won a recommendation of parole Thursday in his 27th appearance before a parole board panel.

Bruce Davis, convicted with Manson and another man in the killings of a musician and a stuntman, was not involved in the infamous Sharon Tate murders in 1969. The answer to his plea for freedom came on the eve of his 70th birthday. He was 30 when he was sentenced to life in prison in 1972.

Associated Press