• Florida congressman to Coast Guard: Keep searching for teens

    Updated: Fri, Jul 31, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Florida congressman who represents the community where two teen-age fishermen went missing at sea is urging the U.S. Coast Guard to keep searching Friday. Rep. Patrick E. Murphy issued a statement with a simple plea: "Keep looking." Fourteen-year-olds Perry Cohen...

  • WikiLeaks says US spied on Japanese government, companies

    Updated: 14 min ago

    TOKYO (AP) — The WikiLeaks website published documents Friday that it said shows the U.S. government spied on Japanese officials and companies. The documents include what appear to be five U.S. National Security Agency reports, four of which are marked top-secret, that provide...

  • Colorado Springs group ends guard over recruiting office; Pentagon issues order to protect such sites

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 17 min ago

    Armed civilians have stopped guarding recruiting depot in Colorado Springs, but the Pentagon on Thursday pledged its own steps to heighten security in the wake of the Tennessee shootings - including more armed troops. A memo penned by Defense Secretary Ashton Carter calls for "action...

  • After week of searching, no sign of boys lost at sea

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A seventh night of searches for two Florida boys missing at sea has passed with no major break. The Coast Guard says crews are still scouring waters from Florida to South Carolina on Friday but haven't found any new clues in the disappearance....

  • Pleasure boat taking on water off Louisiana found, towed

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CAMERON, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a boat reported sinking in the Gulf of Mexico off Louisiana has been safely towed to shore and one passenger was treated for minor injuries. Petty Officer 3rd Class Carlos Vega in Houston says another private boat located the 31-foot pleasure...

  • Attack in West Bank kills Palestinian child, homes torched

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    DUMA, West Bank (AP) — A sleeping toddler was burned to death when suspected Jewish assailants set fire to two Palestinian homes in a West Bank village early Friday, an attack that also critically wounded the child's 4-year-old brother and parents and outraged both Israelis and...

  • Court: German spy agency need not give info on NSA list

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — A German federal court has ruled that the country's spy agency is under no obligation to divulge to the media a list of names compiled from search terms provided to it by the U.S. National Security Agency. A newspaper publisher sought an injunction forcing the Germany...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for July 31

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. CLINTON, BUSH TO SPEAK AT CONFERENCE IN FORT LAUDERDALE Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton are among several presidential hopefuls scheduled to speak before the National Urban...

  • Auburn University signs Space Act Agreement with NASA

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University has signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA to explore and advance the applications of additive manufacturing, or 3D printing. Multiple news outlets report that the act was signed Thursday by Dr. John Mason, Auburn's vice president for research and...

  • St. Michael's College graduate confirmed as military chief

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — A 1977 graduate of Vermont's St. Michael's College has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr. was confirmed Thursday by the U.S. Senate. Dunford had been the commandant of...

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