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  • House GOP weighs new border bill to break logjam

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans are considering a new border security bill that would add more money for the National Guard as leaders frantically try to win over reluctant conservatives. The GOP leadership is presenting the revised bill to rank-and-file lawmakers Friday morning....

  • Cruz attacks Shaheen on immigration

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has joined Republicans injecting immigration into New Hampshire's U.S. Senate contest. The conservative firebrand is out with a fundraising message Friday attacking New Hampshire's Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen for supporting President Barack Obama's...

  • Lens from old Georgetown light back in town

    Updated: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    GEORGETOWN, S.C. (AP) — A part of Georgetown's maritime history has been returned. The Coast Guard has returned the Fresnel lens that was once in the old Georgetown Lighthouse to the South Carolina Maritime Museum. An unveiling ceremony was held Thursday. The lens had been removed in...

  • Fort Detrick holds anti-terrorism awareness month

    Updated: 57 min ago

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Law enforcement and Army officials at Fort Detrick are working to raise awareness about terrorism threats. The Frederick News-Post (http://bit.ly/1najji5 ) reports that their efforts are part of the annual Anti-terrorism Awareness Month. It was designated by the...

  • NJ National Guard unit to deploy to Persian Gulf

    Updated: 57 min ago

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — More citizen soldiers will be leaving New Jersey for the Middle East. Nearly 170 troops will depart the National Guard armory in Jersey City on Saturday for duty in the Persian Gulf. Members of Alpha Company, 2-113th Infantry Battalion come from 15 of New...

  • Luke Air Force Base to increase night flying

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Night flying exercises at Luke Air Force Base in Glendale will increase this month. Luke officials say F-16 student pilots from several squadrons will be flying Monday through Friday until 11:30 p.m. daily. The flights will not involve any F-35 fighter jets and...

  • Coast Guard ship to visit Maine Lobster Festival

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard's Barque Eagle training ship is set to pay a visit to the Maine Lobster Festival. Organizers say a ceremony will welcome the ship's cadets and instructors when they arrive at 4 p.m. on Friday. The Eagle is a Coast Guard Academy seafaring...

  • NC Senate gives OK to state budget

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Senate lawmakers passed a $21.1 billion budget early Friday which gives teachers raises and funnels $113 million to kindergarten and college classrooms statewide. The Senate voted 33-10 to pass the budget shortly before 1 a.m. Friday with no discussion. The vote...

  • CIA director reverses himself on Senate spying

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For months, CIA Director John Brennan had stood firm in his insistence that the CIA had little to be ashamed of after searching the computers of the Senate Intelligence Committee. His defiant posture quickly collapsed after a devastating report by his own inspector...

  • Fort Knox commander being promoted

    Published: Fri, Aug 1, 2014

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — Fort Knox's commander is being promoted. Brig. Gen. Peggy Combs, the commanding general of U.S. Army Cadet Command and Fort Knox, will be promoted to major general on Friday. Combs assumed command in March, the first woman to lead the U.S. Army Cadet Command and...

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