• Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan. But the euphoria among...

  • Walker names Hummel as Guard adjutant general for Alaska

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Bill Walker named retired U.S. Army Col. Laurie Hummel as Alaska's new adjutant general on Friday. Hummel will be the first woman to lead the Alaska National Guard, Walker's office said. There has been a focus on cleaning up the Guard's culture and...

  • Friday Military Salute: Air Force Academy prep schoolers help with elementary science fair

    BY Eric singer eric.singer@gazette.com -
    Published: Fri, Jan 30, 2015

    Air Force Academy Prep School cadet candidates are inspiring and helping Pioneer Elementary School fifth graders achieve their dreams. Twenty of the officer hopefuls were at Pioneer on Friday to judge the school's seventh annual science fair. The cadet candidates' community...

  • Daniels: Make IPFW Indiana's 2nd metro university

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Purdue University President Mitch Daniels asked the Indiana Commission for Higher Education on Friday to designate Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne as the state's second metropolitan university and make it eligible for additional state funding. Designating IPFW as the...

  • Scituate man gets 10 years in prison in guns and drugs case

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Scituate man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for possessing 12 firearms as a felon and manufacturing and distributing marijuana. U.S. Attorney Peter Neronha says 30-year-old Philip DeBartolo was sentenced Friday in federal court in Providence to...

  • US says Islamic State militant killed in Iraq

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military officials say a mid-level Islamic State militant who specialized in chemical weapons was killed in an U.S. airstrike near Mosul in Iraq last week. U.S. Central Command says Abu Malik was killed Jan. 24. The command says Malik worked at Saddam Hussein's...

  • North Dakota debates holding annual Legislative sessions

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A growing number of North Dakota lawmakers believe the Legislature should meet annually instead of every two years to deal with increasingly complex issues, bigger budgets and spending demands spurred by the state's explosive growth. Legislation in both the...

  • NYPD says counterterror officers will not police protests

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department officials say 300 to 350 officers will receive special training in counterterrorism tactics — but they won't be used to police protests. Department spokesman Stephen Davis says Friday the group will learn how to respond to active threats like...

  • 5 may face preliminary charges over jihadi network in France

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — Five people have appeared before a French judge and could face preliminary charges over a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq. Friday's move comes after three days of police questioning of the five...

  • Egypt blames Muslim Brotherhood for deadly Sinai attack

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blamed the Muslim Brotherhood for playing a role in a sophisticated insurgent attack that killed 31 people in Egypt's volatile northern Sinai Peninsula. El-Sissi, a former army chief, cut short a trip to Ethiopia to return...