Gov't settles with newspaper over seized notes

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is ordering a review of training for Coast Guard criminal investigators as part of settlement in a federal lawsuit over the 2013 seizure of a reporter's notes.

The Washington Times and former newspaper reporter Audrey Hudson sued the government last year after her notes were seized during a search of her home by the Maryland State Police. The search was part of a weapons investigation focused on Hudson's husband.

John Solomon, editor and vice president for content and business development for the newspaper, says the settlement also includes some legal fees for the newspaper and Hudson.

The Washington Times first reported the settlement late Monday.

The Homeland Security Department did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment.