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  • Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier?

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The captors of an American soldier held for nearly five years in Afghanistan have signaled a willingness to release him but are unclear which U.S. government officials have the authority to make a deal. That's according to a U.S. defense official and a military...

  • NY Army Guard helicopter unit gets new commander

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A 22-year veteran of the U.S. military has been named commander of an upstate New York-based Army National Guard aviation unit with elements currently serving in the Persian Gulf. National Guard officials say Lt. Col. Jack James will be taking over command of the...

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    Updated: 9 min ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former commanding officer of the Navy's Blue Angels allowed, and in some cases encouraged, sexually explicit humor and inappropriate comments among members of the famed precision flying team, the U.S. Navy contended Wednesday. The service released some details of...

  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Updated: 54 min ago

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. (AP) — The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand. But now, years later, military prosecutors are trying to convince an investigating...

  • Fort Carson 'incident' causes evacuation

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 6 hr ago

    A building on Fort Carson was evacuated Wednesday after a woman displayed threatening behavior and suggested she had weapon during a medical appointment, Fort Carson officials said. The incident was initially reported as a shooting by one news station, but sources at Fort Carson...

  • Piece of 'Band of Brothers' gets new commander

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The original "Band of Brothers" has a new commander and will be getting a new home. The 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment executed a change of command ceremony at Fort Campbell on Wednesday. At the end of the week, the regiment will move from the 4th...

  • Rules proposed for unmanned aircraft in NC

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Proposed rules for flying unmanned aircraft in North Carolina seek to balance privacy concerns with the benefits for police and private industry, a legislative committee leader said Wednesday. A House panel examining the use of drones made recommendations for...

  • Corps wants more time on Everglades project report

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — An internal review board at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers wants more time to finalize a report on an Everglades restoration project with a pressing deadline. The Corps' Civil Works Review Board met Tuesday in Washington to discuss the Central Everglades...

  • Slain sailor to be awarded Navy medal

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A 24-year-old sailor who was shot and killed aboard a Navy destroyer while trying to protect another will be awarded a medal for heroism. The Navy says Petty Officer 2nd Class Mark Mayo of Hagerstown, Md. will be posthumously awarded the Navy and Marine Corps...

  • Analysis: Recent California newspaper editorials

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    April 21 Contra Costa Times: Drone use will heighten privacy issues It's simple to explain Google's and Facebook's sudden, intense interest in drone technology: An estimated 65 percent of the world's population today lacks Internet access, and flying robots probably can connect those...

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