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  • 8 rescued when boat capsizes off Washington island

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its Response boats and a civilian vessel rescued seven adults and a 4-year-old child after their skiff capsized off Bainbridge Island, Washington. No one was hurt during the incident Sunday night. The Coast Guard says it received a Mayday...

  • UK to propose controversial anti-terror laws

    Updated: 3 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Britain's prime minister is expected to expand powers to combat terrorism in hopes of preventing attacks by Islamist militants returning for terror training in the Middle East. David Cameron is unveiling a new package of legislation in the House of Commons on Monday....

  • Chairman of Joint Chiefs to speak at Notre Dame

    Published: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff will speak about national security during a visit to the University of Notre Dame this month. Gen. Martin E. Dempsey will speak on "America's National Security Challenges: The View from the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs"...

  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    Updated: 17 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military,...

  • Bicyclist killed fought 'don't ask, don't tell'

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The bicyclist who died in a collision with a truck in downtown Seattle was identified as a well-respected attorney who was part of the American Civil Liberties Union legal team that successfully challenged the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gay...

  • Philippine troops pull 'greatest escape' in Golan

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — Under cover of darkness, 40 Filipino peacekeepers escaped their besieged outpost in the Golan Heights after a seven-hour gunbattle with Syrian rebels, Philippine officials said Sunday. Al-Qaida-linked insurgents still hold captive 45 Fijian troops. The getaway, combined...

  • 1 killed in small plane crash near St. Petersburg

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Divers have recovered a body after the apparent crash of a single-seater plane Sunday afternoon less near St. Petersburg's Albert Whitted Airport, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The agency said in a statement Sunday that the Coast Guard and partner agencies...

  • Coast Guard: 6 safely rescued from sinking boat

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEA GIRT, N.J. (AP) — Six people were rescued after a 25-foot pleasure craft started to sink in waters off the New Jersey coast. Coast Guard and state police crews responded to the scene around 9:15 a.m. Sunday, after a person aboard the boat reported it was quickly filling with...

  • Coast Guard rescues 5 from boat off San Diego

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Five people were rescued from a pleasure boat that took on water and lost power about 17 miles off the coast of San Diego. The Coast Guard says the 30-foot vessel, the PMS Escape II, sent out a distress call Saturday evening. The Coast Guard station in San Diego...

  • Massachusetts Guard pilot killed in crash mourned

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LONGMEADOW, Mass. (AP) — The widow of an Air National Guard pilot who died in an F-15 jet crash in Virginia said Saturday that members of his Massachusetts wing unit planted 40 rose bushes in her yard, carrying out his promise to mark her birthday. Kara Fontenot, joined by her...

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