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  • China sends 700 peacekeepers to South Sudan

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China will send 700 troops to South Sudan as part of the country's first infantry battalion to participate in a United Nations peacekeeping mission, state media reported Monday. The official Xinhua News Agency said 180 of the troops will fly to South Sudan next month...

  • Ariz. sheriff aims to halt Obama immigration order

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A gadfly attorney and an Arizona county sheriff want to halt President Barack Obama's immigration order in the first courtroom battle over an initiative designed to spare nearly 5 million people from deportation. On Monday, lawyer Larry Klayman will try to convince a...

  • US renews elusive push for Mideast peace

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is ending 2014 much in the same way he started it, frustrated in efforts to push Israel and Palestinians toward peace. With a diplomatic showdown looming this past week over Arab plans to force Israel from occupied Palestinian lands...

  • Attorneys general urge Pentagon to protect soldier borrowers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York's attorney general, joined by counterparts in 17 other states, is urging the Defense Department to strengthen proposed regulations intended to protect soldiers from predatory lenders. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says the rules, implemented since the...

  • As Air Force fixes nuke flaws, future debated

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Faced with one of its biggest challenges in years — repairing a troubled nuclear missile corps — the Air Force has taken an important first step by admitting, after years of denial, that its problems run deep and wide. Less certain is whether it will find all the...

  • Today in History

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Today is Monday, Dec. 22, the 356th day of 2014. There are nine days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Dec. 22, 1944, during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, U.S. Brig. Gen. Anthony C. McAuliffe rejected a German demand for surrender, writing "Nuts!" in his...

  • Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital gets new commander

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The new boss of Fort Carson's 10th Combat Support Hospital will rely on old lessons to keep her 370-soldier unit ready for war. Col. Kimberly Aiello took charge of the hospital unit this month from Col. James Andrews, who is moving to a post at the Defense Health Agency. She said a...

  • AFA's Wings of Blue parachute team vying for yet another national championship

    By tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    As college bowl games hit full swing, Air Force will vie for its 35th national championship. Wings of Blue, the academy's parachute team, on Saturday jumped into the Idaho Potato Bowl - featuring the Falcons - and will also leap into the Dec. 31 Orange Bowl and the Jan. 2 Cactus...

  • Army downs Maine 72-69 in OT

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Mo Williams scored all seven of his points in the final minute of overtime to help Army beat Maine 72-69 on Sunday. Maine led 66-65 in OT when Williams hit a 3-pointer with 57 seconds to play to put Army up 68-66. A free throw by Shaun Lawton pulled the Black...

  • Task force to combat South Texas public corruption

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The FBI and Texas Rangers are leading a new task force created in the wake of public corruption cases in South Texas that brought down a sheriff, a judge, a district attorney and other elected officials. The unit was formed earlier this month to specifically combat...

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