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  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — Under pressure to ramp up the U.S. response to the Ebola crisis, President Barack Obama is ordering 3,000 U.S. military personnel to West Africa amid worries that the financial and human cost of the outbreak is growing exponentially in a region overwhelmed by the deadly...

  • Top general: US ground troops possible in Iraq

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — American combat troops may be needed to battle Islamic State forces in the Middle East if President Barack Obama's current strategy fails, the nation's top military officer said Tuesday as Congress began debating Obama's plan to expand airstrikes and train Syrian...

  • 12 Nigerian troops sentenced to death for mutiny

    Updated: 3 min ago

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Twelve soldiers fighting an Islamic insurgency in northeast Nigeria have been sentenced to death by firing squad for mutiny and attempted murder of their commanding officer. In a decision read early Tuesday by Brig. Gen. Chukwuemeka Okonkwo, the military tribunal...

  • Vermont Yankee nuke reducing power production

    Updated: 18 min ago

    VERNON, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Yankee nuclear power plant has begun a gradual reduction of the electricity that it generates that will end with the plant shutting down in December. The so-called coast-down period typically occurs at the end of the plant's operating cycle as the...

  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty...

  • Man, 83, found safe on land; water search halted

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — An 83-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who authorities feared may have wandered into the ocean has been found safe on land. The Coast Guard called off a search of the waters off Beach Haven in Long Beach Island Tuesday. The man, whose name was not...

  • Reserve unit moving to Arizona from Rhode Island

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — An Army Reserve military intelligence headquarters unit is moving to Arizona from Rhode Island. Officials at Fort Huachuca (wah-CHU'-kuh) say the headquarters of the 1st Brigade of the 100th Training Division will move in October to the Army base in Sierra...

  • Coast Guard takes ownership of new cutter

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has formally taken ownership of a new cutter that will be based in Charleston. The Coast Guard announced it took possession of the Cutter Hamilton on Monday in Mississippi where it was built. The crew of 110 members moved onboard the ship to...

  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Associated Press
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds...

  • Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bill before Congress would rename the Billings VA Clinic the "Bear Root Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic." Bear root is an herb found in the Rocky Mountains that's long been used for its healing powers and in Native American ceremonies. Sen. Jon Tester...

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