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  • Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. Araceli Gutierrez guards the memories of this...

  • Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect...

  • Vermont VA hospital recognizing homeless vets

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction is going to be hosting an event for homeless veterans. The Vermont Homeless Veterans Stand-Down will be held Tuesday on the grounds of the medical center. The event is...

  • Textron lays off 200 from Slidell military plants

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    SLIDELL, La. (AP) — Textron plans to lay off about 200 workers from its two Slidell armored vehicle plants, saying it's temporarily shutting down production. WVUE-TV ( reports workers were told earlier this month that they would be laid off effective Nov. 3....

  • Tug towing disabled Russian container ship to port

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) — A disabled Russian cargo ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel was in route to port in British Columbia for repairs and the rescue operation was declared officially over Sunday, but a debate brewed over oil tanker safety off Canada's West Coast....

  • Parnell meets with Guard members

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell met with Alaska National Guard members amid ongoing criticism about the administration's response to allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Guard. Parnell spokeswoman Sharon Leighow says this was a drill weekend and...

  • Academy leaders will say no more about athletic department inspection

    By tom roeder -

    The Air Force Academy says leaders have said all they can about a review of the school's athletic department that came in the wake of a player misconduct scandal. A spokesman, Lt. Col. Brus Vidal, says Air Force regulations mandate that the review, called an "inspection" in the...

  • Coast Guard to discuss proposed Newport closure


    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to attend a community meeting in Newport on Monday about the pending closure of one of its three air facilities along the Oregon coast. Oregon Public Broadcasting says ( ) 40 to 50 missions that are flown out...

  • UNH scientists taking part in NASA research


    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — Some University of New Hampshire scientists are part of a team of researchers who have received a nearly $9 million award from NASA to study the origins, evolution, distribution, and future of life in the universe. The UNH team, led by Vaughn Cooper, associate...

  • Soldiers promote physical fitness, community at Pinon Valley elementary

    By Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -

    Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment were "Running With the Wolves" this month to help Piñon Valley Elementary School acquire new equipment and technology and to promote physical fitness. The squadron commander, Lt. Col. Steven Barry, and 16 of his soldiers spent an...