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  • Two senior lawmakers want Secret Service chief out

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two senior lawmakers on Capitol Hill on Wednesday urged Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her job, saying they had lost confidence and trust in her ability to protect President Barack Obama. It came one day after Pierson spent hours during a congressional...

  • North Carolina Editorial Roundup

    Updated: Wed, Oct 1, 2014

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: Sept. 24 Wilmington StarNews on approval of rules for health care for Marine families sickened by Camp Lejeune water: The lag time between the passage of the law and approval of rules governing coverage for...

  • Fort Carson soldiers head to Africa to assist in Ebola crisis

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: 21 min ago

    Fort Carson soldiers are headed to Africa to assist in the Ebola crisis. In a statement from Sen. Michael Bennet, he said 160 Fort Carson soldiers will go Liberia in late October to supervise the construction of Ebola treatment units. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel signed the...

  • Airstrikes launched amid intelligence gaps

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is grappling with significant intelligence gaps as it bombs Iraq and Syria, and it is operating under less restrictive targeting rules than those President Barack Obama imposed on the CIA drone campaign in Pakistan and Yemen, according to current and...

  • NASA postpones rocket launch from Va. facility

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WALLOPS ISLAND, Va. (AP) — The launch of a Department of Defense rocket from Virginia's Eastern Shore has been postponed. NASA had planned to launch the Terrier-Lynx suborbital rocket early Wednesday morning. The space agency says in a news release that the launch has been rescheduled...

  • Germany reports Eurofighter manufacturing fault

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — The joint venture making the Eurofighter plane said Wednesday that it was managing a problem discovered with the fuselage after Germany's military suspended deliveries of the plane. Chief Executive Alberto Gutierrez said in a statement that the consortium was aware of...

  • Report: 5 Spanish soldiers face trial for torture

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's El Pais newspaper says five soldiers who served in Iraq face trial on charges of torture for brutally beating two Iraqi prisoners. El Pais on Wednesday said a Madrid military court indicted the five following investigations into an amateur video published by the...

  • Fed funds go to injured vet sport program in ND

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOTTINEAU, N.D. (AP) — Sports programs for disabled veterans in North Dakota are getting $70,000 in federal funds. U.S. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says the funds authorized by the Department of Veteran Affairs will go toward developing and managing skiing, snowshoeing, tubing, hiking and...

  • Australian Parliament passes counterterror laws

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian Parliament has passed a raft of counterterrorism laws that extend secret service powers despite some lawmakers' concerns about its impact on press freedom. The National Security Legislation Amendment Bill, which became law on Wednesday, gives...

  • Small countries struggle to be heard at the UN

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Honduras, terrorized by drug gangs, railed against the world for ignoring the violence and lack of jobs that sends thousands of young Central Americans fleeing north to the United States. Nepal, a poor landlocked country, called for bridging the "digital divide"...

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