• Coast Guard suspends search for small plane in Wash. canal

    Updated: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SEABECK, Wash. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has suspended its efforts to find a survivor after more than eight hours of searching Washington's Hood Canal in an area where a small plane is believed to have crashed. Apparent airplane debris was found floating on the water Monday...

  • Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it...

  • Texas clause on veterans' tuition aid ruled unconstitutional

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A judge has ruled that a clause in a Texas law that limits veterans' tuition benefits is unconstitutional. A U.S. District Court judge ruled Monday that the University of Houston could not exclude student Keith Harris from certain benefits solely because he enlisted...

  • Complaints challenge orders limiting female guards at Gitmo

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Some female guards at the Guantanamo Bay prison have filed equal opportunity complaints challenging court orders barring them from jobs that would require touching detainees while escorting them to hearings and attorney-client meetings, a military judge said...

  • Gov. Snyder, in rare visit, outlines civil rights priorities

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder, in a rare visit Monday, urged the state's Civil Rights Commission to consider a range of issues including drones, police body cameras and race relations while saying Native American culture should be celebrated more. Declining to give many...

  • Defense contractor to pay US $2 million to settle claims

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California defense contractor will pay the federal government $2 million to settle claims about its manufacturing of parts for remote-controlled aircraft. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Sacramento says Sacramento-based Composite Engineering Inc....

  • 2 small planes run out of fuel, crash-land off Hawaii

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive parachute. The five people aboard the planes survived after dramatic rescues,...

  • Things to know as Connecticut braces for blizzard

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut is bracing for a major winter storm that could drop as much as 3 feet of snow in parts of the state, along with winds gusting up to 60 mph, and the possibility of coastal flooding. The state is under a blizzard warning until midnight Tuesday. A look...

  • VA Secretary says he will investigate Tomah medical center

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald announced Monday that he will launch an investigation into a Tomah VA medical center that came under scrutiny for overprescribing opiates after a Marine died there. The monthlong investigation to begin this week will...

  • Spain: 10 dead, 21 hurt in crash of Greek F-16 jet at base

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — A Greek F-16 fighter jet crashed into other aircraft on the ground during NATO training in southeastern Spain Monday, killing at least 10 French and Greek military personnel, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said. Another 21 people were injured in the incident at the...

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