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  • Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major Navy base ground to a halt for about two hours Thursday after a report of a man seen waving a weapon led to the detention of a sailor who fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets. The sailor, whose name was not released, told authorities that he fired...

  • Attorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Prosecutors say a 62-year-old man accused of a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, countering defense arguments that the government hasn't proven guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. The...

  • United Technologies to get $400 million tax deal

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers gave final legislative approval Thursday to a $400 million tax credit deal with United Technologies Corp., but not without some concerns that Connecticut has to "play defense" to keep its largest private sector employer from moving elsewhere....

  • Bolivia fires hundreds of protesting soldiers

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia's military leaders on Thursday ordered the dismissal for sedition of 702 low-ranking soldiers who had been protesting for equal treatment in the country's armed forces. The army, navy and air force said in a statement that they have ordered the...

  • Senate to probe allegations against Phoenix VA

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Growing concerns about allegations of gross mismanagement and neglect at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center have resulted in a commitment by the chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee to hold a hearing, members of Arizona's congressional delegation said...

  • DHS sec'y puts ex-watchdog on leave after report

    Updated: 10 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The secretary of the Homeland Security Department put the agency's former internal watchdog on administrative leave Thursday following the release of a Senate report that concluded he was too cozy with senior agency officials and improperly rewrote, delayed or...

  • Ex-Marine sentenced to die in sailor's slaying

    Updated: 25 min ago

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — An ex-Marine was sentenced to death Thursday for murdering a fellow service member in 2009, after a federal jury concluded he had been responsible for a series of violent, sexually motivated attacks on women and young girls over the last nine years. The jury...

  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves. Sens. Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire and Rand Paul of Kentucky stand on either...

  • GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American citizens" by considering administrative...

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them of "flagrant violations" of...

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