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  • Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The Marine was identified as 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of...

  • College marine rescue team teaches lessons

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — When a troubled soul jumps from the Sunshine Skyway Bridge that spans Tampa Bay, the person's slim chance of survival could rest in the hands of 20-year-old Melody Chaplin and her college classmates. Chaplin is one of about 50 students on the Eckerd College...

  • Senate candidates on the issues

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and his GOP challenger Ed Gillespie have finished up their debates and joint appearances and are now in the final spring to the Nov. 4 election. Warner, a popular former governor seeking a second Senate term, has a large cash advantage...

  • Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

    Updated: 22 min ago

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants. In thundering remarks delivered before cameras...

  • Air Force wants testing range expanded in Utah

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PARTOUN, Utah (AP) — The U.S. Air Force wants to expand its test range in rural Utah so F-35 pilots have more room to train. The Salt Lake Tribune reports that (http://bit.ly/1pJbxyn ) Air Force officials told residents at a community meeting this week that no missiles or bombs would...

  • Navy's newest sub to join fleet at Groton ceremony

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Navy's newest submarine is joining the fleet at a commissioning ceremony at Naval Submarine Base New London. USS North Dakota is a $2.6 billion attack submarine is capable of launching Tomahawk cruise missiles, delivering special forces and carrying out...

  • Report: West Point football team recruited high school athletes with booze, women

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Army football team wooed recruits this year with an alcohol-fueled party, a dinner date with female cadets, cash from boosters and VIP treatment on a party bus complete with cheerleaders and a police escort, documents obtained by The Gazette show. The U.S. Military Academy at...

  • Le Minh Thai, Vietnam war photographer, dies in US

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Le Minh Thai, a photojournalist who covered the Vietnam War for The Associated Press and Time Life, has died. He was 93. Thai died Oct. 10 at a nursing home in Encinitas, where he had been living for the past seven years, his daughter, Quynh Thai, told The Associated...

  • Air Force Superintendent was a star for Falcons on court, in class

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    Updated: 12 hr ago

    Lt. Gen. Michelle D. Johnson is the superintendent of the Air Force Academy, appointed this year and the first woman to hold that position. The general is a graduate of the academy's class of 1981 and one of the Air Force's most outstanding women's basketball players during her career....

  • Marine death is 1st in campaign against IS

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of Riverside, California, died Thursday in Baghdad from what the Pentagon called a...

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