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  • US Coast Guard fires at Iranian boat in Gulf

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says a Coast Guard vessel has fired in self-defense on an Iranian boat in the Persian Gulf, and that no Americans were wounded in the encounter. U.S. 5th Fleet spokesman Cmdr. Kevin Stephens said Wednesday the crew on a small boat...

  • Appeal for soldier convicted in '03 grenade attack

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A military appeal hearing was set Thursday for a U.S. soldier sentenced to death for killing two fellow service members and wounding 14 others in a grenade attack in Kuwait nearly 10 years ago. The hearing for 43-year-old Army Sgt. Hasan K. Akbar is scheduled...

  • Oklahoma helicopters accidentally coated in foam

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Cleanup has finished on 10 Black Hawk helicopters that were accidently bathed in fire suppression foam at an Oklahoma National Guard base. Col. Max Moss says a Simplex Grinnell company representative triggered the fire suppression system Tuesday at the Tulsa base...

  • Army knocks 2-star down to 1-star rank

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army says it has forced a two-star general to retire as a one-star general after he was disciplined for failing to properly handle a sexual assault allegation in his command in Japan. The decision was made and announced Wednesday by Army Secretary John M. McHugh....

  • Report: Tacoma police use cell surveillance device

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A newspaper reports that Tacoma, Washington, police have purchased and used surveillance equipment that can sweep up records of cell phone calls, text messages and data transfers up to a half mile away. The device is small enough to be carried in a car and tricks...

  • Military officials: Jet in Virginia crash was based in Massachusetts; status of pilot unknown

    Updated: Wed, Aug 27, 2014

    DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Military officials: Jet in Virginia crash was based in Massachusetts; status of pilot unknown.

  • Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq

    Updated: 33 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is considering launching a humanitarian relief operation for Shiite Turkmen in northern Iraq who have been under siege for weeks by Islamic State militants, U.S. defense officials said Wednesday. The mission, if it went forward, would be the...

  • Sheriff's Office: Military jet crashes in Virginia

    Associated Press
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DEERFIELD, Va. — A sheriff's dispatcher says officials believe a military jet has crashed in western Virginia, but there is no word on the condition of those onboard. Augusta County Sheriff's Office dispatcher Becky Coynter says witnesses reported hearing a loud noise that sounded...

  • 2 rescued from disabled boat 2 miles from falls

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NIAGARA FALLS, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say two boaters were about two miles from the brink of Niagara Falls when they were rescued from their disabled vessel by a U.S. Coast Guard helicopter. Coast Guard officials say their Buffalo station received a call around 9:15 p.m. Monday...

  • Sales at gun maker Smith & Wesson down

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Smith & Wesson is reporting lower sales for the most recent quarter due mostly to falling demand for rifles. The Springfield-based gun maker announced that sales for the quarter were $131.9 million, a decrease of $39.2 million from the same quarter time last...

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