• Pentagon chief may ease military enlistment standards

    Updated: 39 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is...

  • AP Exclusive: NSA weighed ending phone program before leak

    Updated: 39 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The National Security Agency considered abandoning its secret program to collect and store American calling records in the months before leaker Edward Snowden revealed the practice, current and former intelligence officials say, because some officials believed the...

  • Coast Guard searching for man overboard

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a man who may have fallen off a scalloping boat. Crews are searching the water about 35 miles southeast of Nantucket for the 54-year-old man. The crew of the 85-foot scalloping boat Hear No Evil radioed for help Sunday night, saying that...

  • Pentagon chief mulls easing military enlistment standards

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Ash Carter is considering easing some military enlistment standards as part of a broader set of initiatives to better attract and keep quality service members and civilians across the Defense Department. While there are few details yet, Carter is...

  • Program works to end homelessness among Colorado Springs veterans

    By JAKOB RODGERS jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: 9 hr ago

    Sitting in a cramped hotel room doubling as a home, Alvertis Richardson let loose a grin as he showed off papers promising a free apartment. "It's great to be off the streets," he said. A spry 78-year-old, Richardson dozed in the day and stayed up after dark to keep from freezing...

  • Leading suspect in Tunisia museum attack killed

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian security forces decimated the leadership of a Tunisian jihadi group linked to al-Qaida's North African branch, including the man identified as the "operational chief" of the attack this month on the National Bardo Museum that killed 22 people, mostly...

  • WWII heroes to give congressional gold medal to Ohio museum

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — More than seven decades after an audacious bombing run by the "Doolittle Tokyo Raiders" rallied their own nation while stunning another, the World War II heroes are still adding to their legacy. The group will receive the Congressional Gold Medal on April 15 in...

  • Suzanne Higgins of WVPB-FM given Lifetime Achievement Award

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Suzanne Higgins, longtime producer and reporter at West Virginia Public Broadcasting, is the recipient of the Virginias Associated Press Broadcasters' Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is given annually by the VAPB to an individual who has made...

  • Heitkamp to bring Homeland Security No. 2 to North Dakota

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PEMBINA, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Sen Heidi Heitkamp is bringing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's No. 2 official to North Dakota this week for a two-day trip. Heitkamp and Homeland Security Deputy Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas are scheduled to meet with local officials Tuesday and...

  • Air National Guard rescues snowmobiler in crevasse

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Alaska Air National Guard and Alaska State Troopers on Saturday came to the aid of a man who fell into a crevasse on Eureka Glacier. Troopers say they took a call just after 5:30 p.m. from 59-year-old Shawn Murphy of North Pole. Murphy reported that his...

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