• Overlooked female veterans highlighted by state legislation

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A prospective new law could help Shannon Lyons, a 51-year-old veteran of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan, find a job that pays enough to save for a house. The same goes for Carmen Roldan, 34, who served in Iraq with the Army National Guard in 2003....

  • French replica of revolutionary frigate sets sail for Boston

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    FOURAS, France (AP) — With champagne, fireworks and a presidential blessing, a painstakingly built replica of the frigate once used to bring French troops and funds to American revolutionaries is setting sail for Boston. Saturday night's celebratory sendoff for the 25 million euro...

  • Fort Carson soldiers arrested, accused of stealing military equipment to sell on Ebay

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 3 hr ago

    Two Fort Carson soldiers and a third who was discharged last year have been arrested and accused of stealing military equipment that a fourth man, a civilian, allegedly sold on eBay. A criminal complaint alleging three of the men stole Fort Carson property including two iRobots worth...

  • Australia arrests 5 on charges of plotting ANZAC Day attack

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SYDNEY (AP) — Five Australian teenagers were arrested Saturday on suspicion of plotting an Islamic State-inspired terrorist attack at a Veterans' Day ceremony that included targeting police officers, officials said. The suspects included two 18-year-olds who are alleged to have been...

  • Suspicious vehicle at arsenal checkpoint prompts evacuation

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A suspicious vehicle was stopped at a security checkpoint at an arsenal on Friday, triggering an evacuation and tying up traffic nearby, but it was later deemed to pose no explosive threat. The Picatinny Arsenal was evacuated for several hours after...

  • Twin-engine plane makes crash landing along Texas highway

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DIBOLL, Texas (AP) — Authorities say a pilot and two passengers have been slightly hurt when a private plane bound for Houston made a crash landing along an East Texas road. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the crash happened Friday morning beside U.S. 59 near Diboll...

  • Watchdog: ICE could have saved millions on detainee flights

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Millions of dollars might have been saved through better management and by not leaving seats empty on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement charter flights carrying detained immigrants to their home countries, according to an internal watchdog report released...

  • 2 hikers rescued after 60-foot fall

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Two hikers have been rescued after one fell about 60 feet down a rocky embankment into Lake Champlain and the other was injured trying to pull her from the water. The assistant fire marshal for the Burlington Fire Department says the hikers spent the night...

  • Morton National Guard unit receives award

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MORTON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi National Guard artillery unit in Morton is being presented an award for excellence by the Army. Brig. Gen. Christopher L. Spillman, commandant of the U.S. Army Air Defense Artillery School and chief of Air Defense Artillery, will make the...

  • Sunken aircraft carrier rediscovered off California coast

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Scientists have rediscovered a mostly intact World War II aircraft carrier used in atomic bomb tests and then sunk at a secret location off the Northern California coast decades ago. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration located and recorded video of...

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