House votes for new Benghazi probe...VA records subpoenaed...Officials: 4 who died in FL house fire were shot

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Updated: Thu, 08 May 2014 07:15:37 EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to establish a new investigation of the deadly assault in Benghazi, Libya, with Republicans vowing to dig deeper in a search for truth. Democrats say the election-year inquiry is actually a political ploy and they're weighing a boycott. The vote today was 232-186. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans died in the 2012 attack.

WASHINGTON (AP) — A House panel has voted to subpoena records relating to a secret waiting list at a Phoenix veterans hospital following allegations of patient deaths due to delays in care. Some in Congress want Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to resign but House Speaker John Boehner says he's not ready to --quote -- "join the chorus of people calling on him to step down."

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Investigators in Florida say four people who died in an upscale Tampa-area home that burned down had been shot. Autopsies are still being completed. Authorities say yesterday's fire was intentionally set. The bodies haven't been positively identified but the residents of the rented home, a man, his wife and two teenage children, haven't been accounted for.

NEW YORK (AP) — A group of Sept. 11 family members is vowing to protest when the unidentified remains of those killed at the World Trade Center are moved to a repository at the site this weekend. The relatives say the plan to house the remains underground in the same building as the National September 11 Memorial Museum is disrespectful. But other family members say it's a fitting site.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers are advancing a bill that would require electronics manufacturers to install a shut-off function in all smartphones as a way to deter what one state senator called a crime wave of thefts. The bill fell two votes short of Senate passage two weeks ago, but amendments since then removed opposition from Apple and Microsoft.

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