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  • Feds: Plane with unconscious pilot goes into ocean

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. (AP) — A pilot lost consciousness and the plane drifted into restricted airspace over the nation's capital, scrambling fighter jets that stayed with the small aircraft until it ran out of fuel and crashed Saturday into the Atlantic Ocean, the Coast Guard said. Crews...

  • US airstrikes and aid for Iraqi city under siege

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the U.S. military has conducted airstrikes and dropped humanitarian aid to the beleaguered Iraqi city of Amirli, where thousands of Shiite Turkomen have been cut off from food and water for nearly two months by Islamic State militants. The...

  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Updated: 14 min ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict....

  • Coast Guard locates owner of unmanned boat

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has located the owner of an unmanned sailboat that washed ashore on Martha's Vineyard. After an extensive search by federal and local authorities, the unidentified owner called the Coast Guard, claimed the boat and explained he left it on the...

  • Coast Guard helps leaky boat off Virginia coast

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has assisted a recreational fishing boat that took on water in the Atlantic Ocean. The 46-foot vessel with six adults and two children aboard was about 45 miles east of Cape Henry when the operator reported the incident at 10 a.m....

  • Fall from Bay Area cliff leaves 1 dead, 2 injured

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DALY CITY, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one person has died and two others have been injured after falling from a cliff south of San Francisco. Petty Officer Loumania Stewart said the accident happened before dawn Saturday after the three victims, all male, broke through a fence...

  • Senate candidates focus on military, veterans

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is a state with a relatively small number of veterans and no military bases, yet the hotly contested Senate race here is heavily focused on the military. Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley have often been talking about veterans and the armed...

  • Leatherback turtle rescued from lines off Cape Cod

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew and a Provincetown-based marine research center have freed a leatherback turtle that became entangled in lines near a buoy off of Cape Cod. Watchstanders in Boston got a call from the fishing boat Laura C, which saw the turtle in distress Friday...

  • Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. The Ohio National Guard's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, made the announcement Friday evening in videos posted on the guard's...

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense chief says Syrian rebels attacked Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.

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