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  • Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against Sunni extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. The report quoted Gen. Hossein Dehghan, speaking at a joint...

  • Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

    Updated: 43 min ago

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A trial in Alexandria may answer questions about a secret military contract for hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers that prosecutors say amounted to theft of government funds. The bench trial for Navy civilian worker Lee Hall began on Monday. A second...

  • Today in History

    Updated: 58 min ago

    Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2014. There are 65 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1914, author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales. On this date: In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for...

  • Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. Araceli Gutierrez guards the memories of this...

  • Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect...

  • Vermont VA hospital recognizing homeless vets

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction is going to be hosting an event for homeless veterans. The Vermont Homeless Veterans Stand-Down will be held Tuesday on the grounds of the medical center. The event is...

  • Textron lays off 200 from Slidell military plants

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Textron plans to lay off about 200 workers from its two Slidell armored vehicle plants, saying it's temporarily shutting down production. WVUE-TV ( reports workers were told earlier this month that they would be laid off effective Nov. 3....

  • Tug towing disabled Russian container ship to port

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) — A disabled Russian cargo ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was in route to port in British Columbia for repairs and the rescue operation was declared officially over Sunday, but a debate brewed over oil tanker safety off Canada's West Coast....

  • Parnell meets with Guard members

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members amid ongoing criticism about the administration's response to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Guard. Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow says this was a drill weekend and...

  • Academy leaders will say no more about athletic department inspection

    By tom roeder -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came in the wake of a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the...