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  • Ex-DHS watchdog put on leave after critical report

    Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It took just hours for Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson to put the agency's former internal watchdog on leave after a Senate report concluded the employee was too cozy with senior Homeland Security Department officials. The report says he also delayed...

  • Deployment ceremony for National Guard soldiers

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. (AP) — A deployment ceremony has been scheduled for about 80 Oklahoma National Guard soldiers who are heading for Afghanistan. The ceremony is planned for Saturday morning at Rinehart Gymnasium at Fort Sill for Battery B, 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery, 45th...

  • SC Marines conduct search, rescue training

    Updated: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — Marines from the Beaufort Air Station are conducting a search and rescue drill off the South Carolina coast. Sgt. Marcy Sanchez says Friday's drill is taking place in the waters off Bull Point. Sanchez says the drill includes members...

  • Slain sailor gets burial service at Arlington

    Published: Fri, Apr 25, 2014

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old sailor who was fatally shot protecting another sailor aboard a Navy destroyer is being laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery. U.S. Navy Master-at-Arms 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown is being buried Friday as a hero. The Navy says it's...

  • APNewsBreak: Ecuador expels US military group

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has ordered all 20 Defense Department employees in the U.S. Embassy's military group to leave the country by month's end, The Associated Press has learned. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, said embassy...

  • Attorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man accused in a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station in Alaska is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, federal prosecutors said Thursday, countering defense arguments that the government failed to prove guilt beyond a...

  • United Technologies to get $400 million tax deal

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — State lawmakers gave final legislative approval Thursday to a $400 million tax credit deal with United Technologies Corp., but not without some concerns that Connecticut has to "play defense" to keep its largest private sector employer from moving elsewhere....

  • Military jury convicts Marine in prostitute murder

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KANEOHE, Hawaii (AP) — A military jury has convicted a Marine of murdering a prostitute visiting Hawaii, then dumping her body about 40 miles away in west Oahu. Master Sgt. Nathaniel Cosby was convicted Thursday of murder, obstruction of justice and patronizing a prostitute. His...

  • Senate to probe allegations against Phoenix VA

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Growing concerns about allegations of gross mismanagement and neglect at the Phoenix VA Health Care Center have resulted in a commitment by the chairman of the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee to hold a hearing, members of Arizona's congressional delegation said...

  • Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said. The sailor, whose name was not released, told...

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