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  • China launches experimental moon orbiter

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft land...

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former...

  • Va. National Guard breaking ground on new facility

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia National Guard is breaking ground on a multi-purpose training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Officials say the groundbreaking for the first phase of the project is scheduled for Friday at the state-owned 328-acre installation....

  • 43 Cuban migrants returned home by US Coast Guard

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — The Coast Guard has returned more than 40 Cuban migrants caught at sea to their homeland. Officials say 43 migrants were picked up by one Coast Guard cutter in the Florida Straits in three separate incidents over the weekend. The migrants received food, water, shelter and...

  • NY Guard troops taking part in reintegration event

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — More than 120 New York Army National Guard soldiers who returned from deployment to Kuwait in August are slated for a Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program event. The National Guard's reintegration program helps combat veterans and their families learn about...

  • US, Canada monitor barge adrift off Arctic Slope

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. and Canadian authorities are monitoring a barge carrying nearly 1,000 gallons of diesel fuel that's drifting in the Beaufort Sea. The U.S. Coast Guard said Thursday the 134-foot barge broke free from its tow in Canadian waters during a severe storm earlier...

  • Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday. The move would mark the first time a military detainee from Afghanistan was brought to the U.S. for trial, and it...

  • Fort Carson soldiers train to stay healthy while working in Ebola-stricken country

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 5 hr ago

    As a company of Fort Carson soldiers learned to don new gear to protect them from Ebola on a deployment to Africa, commanders at the post focused on ensuring the virus doesn't follow troops home. The post's 615th Engineer Company will spend up to a year in Liberia laying the...

  • US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S....

  • Rubio discusses immigration in New Hampshire stop

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — About 40 New Hampshire residents got a taste of U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio's views on immigration and combating homegrown terrorism Thursday — views they might hear more of if the Florida senator decides to run for president in 2016. Rubio discussed both during a...

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