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  • Air Force offers details of bomber training zone

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Any given location across a sprawling area of the Northern Plains could see up to nine low-altitude overflights by military aircraft annually under a proposed expansion of an Air Force bomber training area detailed Friday. Supersonic flights in the area would be...

  • Coast Guard aids fishing crew at Columbia mouth

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Coast Guard crew has towed in a fishing vessel taking on water near the mouth of the Columbia River. The agency said Friday the Hornet was about three miles west of the river entrance when the crew radioed for help, saying the vessel was disabled. A motor boat...

  • Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers celebrate Thanksgiving with safe return from Afghanistan

    By DEBBIE KELLEY debbie.kelley@gazette.com -
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    "Home for the holidays" carried special meaning Thursday, when another 195 Fort Carson soldiers made it back to Colorado Springs from Afghanistan just in time for a turkey dinner with their loved ones. Tears, hugs and gratitude were as abundant as the pumpkin pie to come. "It gives...

  • Russian Navy successfully tests new missile

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — The Russian Navy on Friday successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile for a second time in as many months, proving its reliability following a troublesome development. The Defense Ministry said the Alexander Nevsky nuclear submarine test-fired a...

  • California delegation loses wealth of experience

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — California's congressional delegation will take a double hit when a new Congress convenes in January. Its two Democratic senators will be serving in the minority for the first time since 2006, while the House delegation will have lost more than a century of...

  • Rebels push forward in southern Syria

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels backed by the United States are making their biggest gains yet south of the capital Damascus, capturing a string of towns from government forces and aiming to carve out a swath of territory leading to the doorstep of President Bashar Assad's seat of power....

  • US Navy sailor shot outside mom's apartment

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NORTH LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Broward Sheriff's deputies say a U.S. Navy sailor is in critical condition after being shot while standing in front of his mother's apartment building. The shooting happened about 8:30 p.m. on Thanksgiving night in North Lauderdale, a suburb of Fort...

  • Afghan official: Attack on army base kills 6

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Insurgents killed six Afghan soldiers in an assault on an army base Friday that lasted more than 14 hours, a day after attacks on foreign targets in Kabul killed two British embassy employees. Nearly 30 insurgents, including seven suicide bombers, swarmed...

  • Expect traffic at Air Force Academy northern gate through Summer 2015

    By tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Traffic tangles are expected at the Air Force Academy's north gate starting Saturday and continuing for much of 2015 as repairs are made to two bridges that carry traffic onto the base. The bridges, just inside the gate off North Gate Boulevard, will be closed one at a time through...

  • Plane makes landing at Orange County park

    Yesterday

    IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — A small plane that had engine trouble has landed safely in an Orange County park that used to be a Marine air base. The Orange County Fire Authority says a Cessna carrying two men was heading from Long Beach to Palomar Airport in Carlsbad when the pilot reported...

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