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  • Coast Guard rescues sailor near Port Townsend

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sailor whose boat capsized six miles north of Port Townsend, Wash. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Littlejohn says a response boat arrived on the scene Saturday afternoon to find that the sailor had managed to right the overturned...

  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its...

  • McEwen ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MCEWEN, Tenn. (AP) — The deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant was accidental, according to a preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. ATF spokesman Michael Knight said it will now be up to the Tennessee Occupational Safety and...

  • Tenn. ammunition plant explosion ruled accidental

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MCEWEN, Tenn. (AP) — A preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has determined that a deadly explosion at a Tennessee ammunition plant was accidental. ATF spokesman Michael Knight said it will now be up to the Tennessee Occupational Safety...

  • Drone in Yemen kills at least 9 al-Qaida members

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A U.S. drone strike in southern Yemen killed at least nine suspected al-Qaida militants and three civilians Saturday, authorities said, as part of America's ongoing strikes in the country against what it considers the terror network's most dangerous local group....

  • GOP gubernatorial candidates clash in debate

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican gubernatorial hopeful Asa Hutchinson called rival Curtis Coleman's vow to resist some deployments of the Arkansas National Guard "inflammatory rhetoric" as the two squared off in a debate on Saturday. Coleman in exchange criticized Hutchinson's...

  • NASA's space station Robonaut finally getting legs

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The first out-of-this-world humanoid robot is finally getting its space legs. For three years, Robonaut has had to manage from the waist up at the International Space Station. This new pair of legs means the experimental robot won't be stuck on a pedestal...

  • Connecticut to study Rocky Hill Veterans Home

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) — A push to end homelessness among Connecticut veterans by 2015 is generating renewed interest in the state's Veterans Home in Rocky Hill. Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's office is creating a working group that will determine the best way forward for the 90-acre...

  • Texas search group, FAA, at odds over drone use

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation has run afoul of federal aviation authorities who are prohibiting the non-profit organization from employing drones in its work. A fleet of four unmanned aircraft used by Texas EquuSearch...

  • Branstad priorities not OK'd as adjournment nears

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — As the end of the legislative session draws near, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing lawmakers to keep some of his priorities in mind. Before the session began in January, Branstad focused on four priorities: reducing bullying in schools; expanding programs...

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