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  • Guantanamo prisoners in protest over women guards

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The use of female troops inside the highest-security unit at Guantanamo Bay is sparking protests by prisoners. Prisoners designated as "high-value" detainees are refusing to meet with their lawyers unless the military agrees to use only male guards to move them around the...

  • Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, says Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi spoke...

  • Fishing boat in RI rescues 4 from overturned tug

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a tugboat and barge that sank in waters of Point Judith is still underwater, but that crews are going to try to recover the barge and salvage the tug. The 50-foot tug towing an empty barge overturned in stormy waters around 6:20 p.m....

  • Sailboat with 5 aboard towed in Rhode Island Sound

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is towing a sailboat to Newport after it became disabled in rough seas. Petty Officer Robert Simpson says five people were aboard the 55-foot Swept Away when it became unable to lower its sails and lost all propulsion Wednesday in Rhode...

  • Coast Guard to host 'haunted' food drive

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says a cutter crew will host an annual "haunted" food drive in Homer on Thursday. The Coast Guard says the cutter Hickory will be open for the event two different times to provide different freight levels for younger visitors. The cutter will...

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 8 hr ago

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • China, Iran defense officials pledge closer ties

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister met Thursday with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries following their first joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf last month. Chang Wanquan told visiting Iranian Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari...

  • Spokane VA doctor accused of child rape

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://is.gd/4enr71 ) that according to court...

  • Medicaid expansion, budget top governor's debate

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Medicaid expansion and the state budget emerged as key issues Wednesday in Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican businessman Walt Havenstein's first televised debate. Hassan, who is seeking her second term, has centered her campaign on bipartisan...

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