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  • Naval Academy holds change-of-command ceremony

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Vice Adm. Walter Carter is the new superintendent of the U.S. Naval Academy. The academy held a change-of-command ceremony Wednesday in Annapolis. Carter was recently president of the U.S. Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He graduated from the...

  • US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq's expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even Democrats questioning the Obama administration's...

  • Base locked down amid report of suspicious person

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Ark. (AP) — The Little Rock Air Force Base is on lockdown after reports of a suspicious individual. Officials say the base in Jacksonville was locked down at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday, and emergency personnel are on scene. Gates allowing access to the base have been closed....

  • Air Force Academy training flight lands off course

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Updated: 49 min ago

    There were no injuries when a T-53A aircraft conducting flight training operations landed off course Wednesday on Air Force Academy grounds, according to academy officials. Warthen Meade, academy spokesman, said the aircraft landed about 9 a.m. on the north part of the military...

  • House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals

    Updated: 51 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans want to slash President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, speed young migrants back home to Central America, and send in the National Guard. The proposals Wednesday morning amounted to a rebuke of Obama's proposed solution...

  • Mississippi River reopens after barge accident

    Updated: 51 min ago

    LOUISIANA, Mo. (AP) — A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana, Missouri, after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under the bridge. Fifteen barges became dislodged about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday from a tow operated by...

  • Jury reconvenes in Ventura defamation case

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Jurors have reconvened in St. Paul to deliberate on whether a late famed military sniper defamed former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura in his best-selling memoir. Jurors received the case midday Tuesday, and they deliberated for about 4½ hours. They reconvened...

  • New constitution gives Thai junta sweeping powers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's new temporary constitution that gives the military government sweeping powers in the run-up to a planned October 2015 election also allows the leader of the current ruling junta to become interim prime minister, a senior army official said Wednesday. The...

  • SC National Guard flies over Columbia, Florence

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MCENTIRE JOINT NATIONAL GUARD BASE, S.C. (AP) — Fighter jets from the South Carolina Air National Guard are conducting an air defense exercise over the Columbia and Florence areas. Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder says people might see F-16 fighter jets escorting a civilian aircraft...

  • Defense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country.

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