• Obama's counterterrorism policy facing mounting criticism

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-Qaida...

  • Russian supply ship launched to International Space Station

    Updated: Fri, Jul 3, 2015

    MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian booster rocket on Friday successfully launched an unmanned cargo ship to the International Space Station, whose crew is anxiously awaiting it after the successive failures of two previous supply missions. A Soyuz-U rocket blasted off flawlessly from...

  • VA hospital that once treated Civil War veterans could close

    Updated: 8 min ago

    HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Perched atop a bluff in the remote Black Hills, a veterans hospital built of thick blocks of pink sandstone and topped with red-tiled roofs in a Spanish mission style overlooks the tiny town of Hot Springs, South Dakota, and has provided recovering soldiers a...

  • Russian unmanned supply ship launched to International Space Station

    Updated: 38 min ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russian unmanned supply ship launched to International Space Station.

  • Coast Guard rescues 3 after boat runs aground

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ILWACO, Wash. (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter crew has rescued three people after their 16-foot pleasure boat became disabled and ran aground on a small island near Cape Disappointment on the southwest Washington coast. The helicopter crew from Astoria, Oregon, took the boaters...

  • Coast Guard aiding search for missing boater in Barrington

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BARRINGTON, R.I. (AP) — Local authorities and the Coast Guard are searching for a man who went missing while boating in waters off Barrington. Coast Guard crews deployed boats and a helicopter Thursday evening in the search for the boater, who was reported overdue at about 5:30 p.m....

  • World War II POWs from Colorado get long-delayed medals

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    LAKEWOOD — Stooped with age but still smiling and joking, three Colorado veterans who were taken prisoner by the German military in World War II got their medals Thursday, more than 70 years after they were liberated. "It's overwhelming to me, to see this turnout," 89-year-old John...

  • NYPD: 17 charged in counterfeit credit card scheme

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police have arrested 17 people in connection with an alleged counterfeiting ring that allegedly manufactured and sold fraudulent credit cards in New York City. Queens prosecutors say Thursday 15 people have been taken into custody and two are still being sought. They...

  • US drone strike kills Islamic State leader

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A coalition airstrike in Syria has killed a senior Islamic State leader, who has been responsible for moving fighters and weapons from Libya to Syria, the Pentagon said Thursday. A senior U.S. official said that Tariq bin Tahar al-'Awni al-Harzi, a Tunisian, and...

  • The Latest: Prison escapee stole booze from camp, agent says

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — The latest on the capture of one convicted murderer from a maximum-security prison and the killing of the other (all times local): ___ 4:15 p.m. A U.S. Border Patrol official says one of two killers who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison stole...

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