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  • Hunt suspended for man missing in St. Clair River

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has suspended its search for a 19-year-old man who disappeared in the St. Clair River during the annual Float Down event on the U.S.-Canada border waterway. Chief Petty Officer Gabriel Settel said late Monday it's a difficult decision but...

  • Questions, answers about Guard's role in Ferguson

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    The National Guard is a regular presence in responding to natural disasters, but it also has a long history in helping curb civil disturbances. On Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon mobilized the Guard to the town of Ferguson, where protests stemming from the shooting of an unarmed...

  • Activists ask protesters to clear Ferguson streets

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival. Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black...

  • Former Army psychiatrist to be NYC's veterans head

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — A retired brigadier general who was the Army's highest-ranking psychiatrist was named Monday as New York's veterans affairs' commissioner, promising she'll use her expertise in post-traumatic stress disorder to serve the city's 200,000 veterans. "I'm a warrior for...

  • Plane from Florida crashes off Bahamas; 4 dead

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    MIAMI (AP) — A small plane that had taken off from Florida crashed Monday in the Bahamas, killing all four people on board, officials said. The Cessna 340 crashed on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama after taking off from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona...

  • Sunken vessel is World War II-era USS Houston

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines, officials announced...

  • Obama: Iraq has regained control of Mosul dam

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama hailed the recapture of Mosul dam Monday as a "major step forward" as a barrage of U.S. airstrikes helped Kurdish and Iraqi forces score the biggest victory of its counteroffensive against the Islamic State militants. Obama also urged the badly...

  • New Colorado Springs VA clinic gets mostly positive reviews from some first-day patients

    By Jakob Rodgers jakob.rodgers@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    Eschewing two old, crammed buildings for one new one, the Department of Veterans Affairs on Monday opened its long-awaited Colorado Springs health care clinic - framing it as a way to expand care and ease wait times for the region's fast-growing veteran population. Patients bustled...

  • Army grad Coach K takes USA team to West Point

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — On the first day of classes at the United States Military Academy, he was clearly the big man on campus. In much of the basketball world, he's Coach K. Around here, he's Mike Krzyzewski, Army class of 1969. Krzyzewski returned to his alma mater on Monday with...

  • Obama hails elimination of Syria chemical weapons

    Updated: Mon, Aug 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the elimination of Syria's declared chemical weapons stockpile marks an important achievement in the effort to counter the spread of weapons of mass destruction. But while hailing that achievement, Obama says Syria now must follow through...

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