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  • Camp Lejeune ceremony to honor 1st black Marines

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Camp Lejeune is honoring the first black Marines in a ceremony marking Montford Point Marine Day. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday at Camp Johnson, formerly known as Montford Point. Camp Johnson is named after Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Johnson, one of the first...

  • Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80. Massey died at...

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The...

  • Hickenlooper signs postcard in support of Fort Carson

    The Gazette -
    Updated: 17 hr ago

    Part of Gov. John Hickenlooper's visit to Colorado Springs on Thursday included his support of Fort Carson, as he signed a "Keep Carson Strong" postcard at an area YMCA. Proposed Depart of Defense cuts could slash two-thirds of the 24,000 personnel at Fort Carson, so the Fort Carson...

  • GAO: Pentagon violated law with Bergdahl swap

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon broke the law when it swapped Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a prisoner in Afghanistan for five years, for five Taliban leaders, congressional investigators said Thursday. The nonpartisan Government Accountability Office said the Defense Department failed to...

  • Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there. The Marine officer presiding over the hearing for Cpl. Wassef Hassoun adjourned the...

  • Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Post-Crescent of Appleton, Aug. 21 State must address life-expectancy gap The news is grim — and a horrible reflection on Wisconsin. We're the only state in which the gap in life expectancy between white residents and black residents has grown. A study the journal Health Affairs...

  • Pentagon: Islamic State militants will regroup

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. airstrikes have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces regain their footing in Iraq, but the well-resourced Islamic State militants can be expected to regroup and stage a new offensive, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday. Speaking alongside Hagel at a Pentagon...

  • Correction: Emirates-Terrorism Law story

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In a story Aug. 20 about a new counter-terrorism law in the United Arab Emirates, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Gulf researcher Nicholas McGeehan works for Amnesty International. He works for Human Rights Watch.

  • Thai army ruler named prime minister

    Updated: 21 hr ago

    BANGKOK (AP) — Three months after overthrowing an elected government, Thailand's junta leader is stepping out of his army uniform to take up the post of prime minister in a move critics say will prolong his rule and bolster the military's grip on power. Thailand's legislature voted...

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