WASHINGTON (AP) - Despite a growing backlash over extremely long waits at airport security, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says TSA is "not going to compromise aviation security in the face of this." He's asking fliers "to be patient" as the government takes steps to get them onto planes more quickly. At some airports, lines during peak hours have topped 90 minutes.
    
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - There could be a breakthrough brewing in Afghanistan's so-far unsuccessful efforts to make peace with various insurgent groups. An Afghan official says two years of negotiations the government will finalize a peace deal with a notorious militant group within days. An official says President Ashraf Ghani to approve the deal Sunday with warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar (gool-boo-DEEN' hek-mat-YAR'), best known for killing thousands of people in Kabul in the 1990s.
    
PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. (AP) - NORAD has a new leader. Air Force Gen. Lori J. Robinson is the first woman to lead a top-tier U.S. warfighting command. She's now in charge of the North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command in Colorado. Robinson is one of just two female four-star generals in the Air Force.
    
GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is searching the Gulf of Mexico for a passenger missing from a cruise ship sailing out of Galveston, Texas. A Coast Guard statement says its district command center in New Orleans was contacted by the master of the cruise ship Carnival Liberty. The ship reported that a surveillance video showed a woman falling overboard about 2 a.m. Friday.
    
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The big gas well blowout in Southern California that forced thousands from their homes has left behind more than bad feelings. Homes located near the blowout that spewed the nation's largest-known release of methane had higher levels of toxic metals that could have caused symptoms residents have suffered from for months. Officials say the contaminants could be responsible for eye, nose, throat and skin irritation, but are not expected to cause long-term problems.

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