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  • NASA's Maven explorer arriving at Mars after year

    Published: Sun, Sep 21, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — It's show time at Mars. NASA's Maven spacecraft is on track to reach the red planet late Sunday night following a journey spanning 10 months and 442 million miles. If all goes well, the robotic explorer will slip into Martian orbit for a year or more of...

  • Army coughs up lead, falls to Wake Forest 24-21

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — The first half was nearly perfect for Army. The triple option was churning out yards on the ground. The gambles on fourth down were working and the road crowd fell quiet. Then the running holes closed up. Add in a loss of discipline that led to costly...

  • A transcript of AP interview with Egypt's el-Sissi

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — A transcript of The Associated Press's interview with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi. Q: What role will Egypt assume in the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group? A: Let me assert here that we are fully committed to cooperate in counterterrorism in...

  • NATO chief: Ukraine has cease-fire 'in name only'

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — NATO's top general said Saturday the two-week-old truce between Ukraine and pro-Russian militants fighting in the country's east is a "cease-fire in name only," and he said that by enabling a free flow of weapons and fighters across the border Russia has made...

  • Ross Miller, Adam Laxalt face off in debate

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Secretary of State Ross Miller touted his work enforcing Nevada's election law while his opponent Adam Laxalt pointed to his legal experience in the military in a debate over who should be Nevada's next attorney general. Democrat Miller and Republican...

  • Conn. kayaker saved by Coast Guard, police in NY

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A Connecticut woman whose kayak tipped over while paddling on the Long Island Sound has been rescued by the U.S. Coast Guard and local police. Suffolk County Police and Coast Guard officials say Martha Bailey of Cheshire, Connecticut, put out the Mayday call...

  • Navy avoids lectures to fight sexual assaults

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — When it comes to sexual assault prevention, Navy leaders have gotten the message from their sailors: Enough with the boring PowerPoint presentations. This fall the Navy is opting for more interactive hands-on training that's intended to keep sailors from wanting to...

  • National gun association buys ads against Malloy

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The gun industry's national trade association is purchasing political advertising aimed at defeating Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, the Democratic incumbent who signed wide-ranging gun control legislation last year in the wake of the Newtown school shootings....

  • Former Army contractor due in court Sept. 23

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An initial court date is set for a former federal military contractor charged with writing a federal contract and creating a job with a private company at Fort Knox that ultimately worked to his financial benefit. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Moyer will oversee...

  • Potential push for Obama to expand military effort

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's military campaign against the Islamic State group already has extended beyond the limits he first outlined. But military experts inside and outside the administration argue that an even greater expansion may be needed for the mission to...