• Air Force Academy will take to the skies Saturday, but don't expect much noise

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Cadet pilots will work overtime this Saturday - and possibly others - to make up for flying time lost to bad weather. A snowstorm that rolled in Wednesday grounded the Air Force Academy's fleet of gliders and single-engine trainers, delaying training that must be completed before the...

  • 2 Marine die when military helicopter crashes in California

    Yesterday

    TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif. (AP) — The military says two Marines were killed when their helicopter crashed during a training exercise in Southern California. The Third Marine Aircraft Wing chopper was carrying just the two when it went down late Friday afternoon at the base in Twentynine...

  • 5 things to know: Why crisis in Yemen matters to Americans

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will meet Sunday,...

  • Foundation, computer maker help military families go digital

    Published: Sat, Jan 24, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A foundation and a North Carolina-based computer maker are helping military families bridge the digital divide. The Kramden Institute on Saturday is giving desktop computers refurbished by Lenovo employees to 250 students from Fort Bragg-stationed families who...

  • Today in History

    Yesterday

    Today is Saturday, Jan. 24, the 24th day of 2015. There are 341 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 24, 1965, British statesman Winston Churchill died in London at age 90. On this date: In 1742, Charles VII was elected Holy Roman Emperor during the War of...

  • Japan vows not to give up on 2 hostages till 'the very end'

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan promised Saturday not to give up "until the very end" on efforts to rescue two Japanese hostages threatened with beheading by Islamic militants demanding a $200 million ransom, after a deadline passed with no word from the captors. Militants affiliated with the...

  • 5 things to know about political crisis in Yemen

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will meet Sunday,...

  • Mosul strikes are start of new effort against Islamic State

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An uptick in airstrikes in northern Iraq this past week marks the beginning of a broader effort to disrupt Islamic State supply lines ahead of an expected operation later this year to take back the city from militants, U.S. military officials said Friday. Coalition...

  • Crews survey ocean, Oahu coastline for oil after ship sinks

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — Crews have spotted a red diesel sheen south of the Honolulu airport one day after a vessel sank off Oahu, the Coast Guard said Friday. Officials were checking to see whether any of the oil was recoverable, said Chief Petty Officer Kurt Fredrickson, a Coast Guard...

  • Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage

    Updated: Fri, Jan 23, 2015

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Army's tools for identifying troubled soldiers would not have flagged the man who shot to death three people and wounded 16 others before killing himself at Fort Hood last year, despite previous signs of instability, a U.S. Army report said Friday. While...

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