United States Department of Defense
The 4 Americans were taken into Libyan custody at a security checkpoint near the town of Sabratha.
An Army employee was busted with 25 grams of marijuana.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says Pentagon and administration lawyers are looking for ways to expand the number of Defense Department civilians who are exempt from furloughs, amid worries that the government shutdown is damaging U.S. credibility among its international allies.
Furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on most of the military’s civilian workforce, probably will continue next year and might worsen.