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  • Minnesota man wants immigration fraud case tossed

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of entering the U.S. and obtaining a green card illegally by concealing his military service during the Bosnian war — and omitting allegations that he killed a neighbor — is asking that the case against him be dismissed. Zdenko Jakisa, 46,...

  • A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century? In the middle of the Hudson sits Rogers Island, site of a 34-acre parcel...

  • Army appeals court upholds soldier's conviction

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — An Army appeals court has upheld the 30-year sentence of a Fort Campbell soldier who pleaded guilty to breaking his infant son's right and left wrists and legs. The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals found that Spc. Jonathan M. Johnson's attorney was not...

  • Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told...

  • Man charged with wire fraud on FedEx shipping

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been indicted on wire fraud charges for using Department of Defense discounts to ship products though FedEx. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says Anthony Caruso was indicted Wednesday. Court records don't show if...

  • GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation. "Acting by executive order on an...

  • AROUND TOWN: Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers, WWII vets honored by USO

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers crooned "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" to an appreciative audience of honorees at front tables at the recent USO Freedom Dinner. Then Medley bent down and personally thanked those smiling World War II veterans.

  • Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program. Navy civilian...

  • Event celebrates Fort Drum's new energy provider

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will be in the North Country for a ceremony celebrating the recent awarding of a 20-year contract for providing power to Fort Drum. Thursday morning's event at the Army post in northern New York comes a month...

  • Exercises underway at Anchorage military base

    Yesterday

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are conducting live-fire exercises at the Anchorage base. Officials say the exercises kicked off Tuesday and continue through Nov. 6. Participants are members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th...

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