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  • Deepening of Jacksonville port gets approval

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan to deepen the port in Jacksonville. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown says that even though the plan was approved Wednesday, it still needs funding. A Jacksonville Port Authority spokeswoman says the plan calls for...

  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities. Officials said...

  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs. "In just a couple easy steps they can...

  • Accident expert testifies in Kodiak murder trial

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An expert in recreating traffic accident scenarios says a compact sport utility vehicle could have been the vehicle seen driving past a Kodiak Island Coast Guard communications station where two men were murdered. Prosecutors are attempting to connect a...

  • Commissioning delayed for submarine North Dakota

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    GROTON, Conn. (AP) — The commissioning of the $2.6 billion submarine that will become USS North Dakota has been postponed because of issues with the design of the bow and component parts, the Navy said Wednesday. The attack submarine was christened in November at the shipyard of...

  • NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

    Updated: 9 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering machinery built by his predecessor. Among other...

  • Cargo ship runs aground in windy Chesapeake Bay

    Updated: 24 min ago

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — A thunderstorm with wind gusts of more than 70 mph ripped a cargo ship's anchors from the seafloor and caused it to run aground just a few hundred feet from a beach, drawing onlookers from nearby condos and apartments Wednesday morning. The Coast Guard...

  • Video chat REWIND: The Gazette's Dave Philipps, Michael Ciaglo answer questions on Pulitzer Prize win

    Staff reports
    Updated: 56 min ago

    Gazette.com will host a video chat Wednesday at 1 p.m. fresh off The Gazette’s Pulitzer Prize win. The Gazette was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for “Other Than Honorable,” Dave Philipps’ three-day investigative series last year that examined how soldiers injured during war were...

  • In governor's race, Havenstein sees a choice

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former defense contractor Walt Havenstein on Wednesday joined the race to become New Hampshire's next governor, stressing his business credentials as the proper tools to help improve what he called the state's flagging economy. Havenstein, a Republican, said...

  • Veterans clinics approved for NH's North Country

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's U.S. senators say the Department of Veterans Affairs has approved the opening of two health care sites in Colebrook and Berlin. The new Colebrook and Berlin clinics will offer primary care, preventive health care, lab draws, and telehealth...

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