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  • Idaho lawmaker committee examines public defense

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a committee charged with fixing Idaho's public defense system were cautioned Tuesday that if they create new standards to ensure indigent defendants get a fair shake in court, the state could open itself up to lawsuits. Ada County Public Defender...

  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Pass a bill or don't come back from...

  • Colorado Springs Army wife tells personal story of life on homefront in new memior, 'No Man's War'

    By T.D. MOBLEY-MARTINEZ tracy.mobleymartinez@gazette.com -
    Published: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    For Angela Ricketts, the life-changing epiphany came in the middle of the night on Nov. 21, 2010. She woke up with pain in her back and shoulders. It's just a panic attack, she thought as sweat rolled down her neck. The pain got uglier, and she started thinking about going to the...

  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. Pentagon documents...

  • VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is vowing to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light. Sloan Gibson...

  • Army Corps defends refusal to release coal review

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' refusal to release environmental-review documents of a coal port to a conservation group. Columbia Riverkeeper demanded the documents in 2012. The Corps refused, arguing that the documents are exempt...

  • Court: Security firm liable for unsafe parking lot

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A security firm that was patrolling the parking lot of a Wal-Mart in a rough Las Vegas neighborhood when a man was fatally attacked there in 2004 must pay $1 million to his family, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled. In a decision dated Friday, the high court...

  • US aerospace conglomerate to expand in Puerto Rico

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's governor says a U.S. aerospace manufacturing firm is investing $9 million to expand its operations on the island. Alejandro Garcia Padilla said Tuesday the expansion of UTC Aerospace Systems follows a previous investment of $15 million that...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,194

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    As of Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated...

  • Feds give Montana more time on license rules

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Department of Homeland Security has granted Montana an extension to meet stringent driver's license rules, but the governor's office suggested Tuesday that the state was still unwilling to comply with the federal REAL ID Act. DHS Assistant Secretary for...

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