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  • A look at the numbers in Obama's immigration plan

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's administrative actions will cover as many as 5 million immigrants living in the country illegally. Rough estimates of those affected: ___ 4.1 million: Parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have lived in the United States...

  • Illinois base considered for new support center

    Published: Fri, Nov 21, 2014

    BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Scott Air Force Base in southern Illinois is one of three military bases being considered to serve as home for the newly created Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center. The Belleville News-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1vtWuzY) the two other bases...

  • US Navy ships briefly collide in Gulf of Aden

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A US Navy spokesman says two of its supply ships briefly collided in the Gulf of Aden but that no one was injured. The spokesman for the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, Cmdr. Kevin Stephens, says the USNS Amelia Earhart and the USNS Walter S. Diehl were...

  • Text of President Obama's immigration address

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    Text of President Barack Obama's immigration address Thursday night, as provided by the White House: ___ My fellow Americans, tonight, I'd like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years, our tradition of welcoming immigrants from around the world has given us a...

  • Navy cancels Fleet Forces command change

    Yesterday

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy has cancelled a change of command ceremony that was set for U.S. Fleet Forces Command. The Navy planned to turn over the reins to Fleet Forces on Monday to Vice Adm. Phil Davidson, who is currently the commander of the Navy's Sixth Fleet in Naples, Italy....

  • Firing of Central Alabama VA director upheld

    Yesterday

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A federal appeals board upheld the firing of the director of the Central Alabama Veterans Health Care System for neglect of duty, including not taking action against an employee who investigators said drove a substance abuse patient to a crack house to get...

  • Combat aviation unit deactivated at Fort Campbell

    Yesterday

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A 2,400-soldier combat aviation unit that recently returned from a deployment to Afghanistan will be deactivated at Fort Campbell and its members sent elsewhere, the Army announced Thursday, as overseas wars wind down and the military continues to reorganize and...

  • New enforcement focus in Obama's immigration plan

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson says President Barack Obama's immigration plan will focus enforcement efforts on immigrants who are serious criminals — and those who crossed into the U.S. illegally or were ordered from the country in the last year....

  • Coast Guard crew rescues man stranded in marsh

    Yesterday

    RICHLAND, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard had to use an inflatable boat to rescue a man who had become stranded in a central New York marsh while checking his animal traps. Officials say Oswego County emergency dispatchers notified the Coast Guard station on Lake Ontario at Oswego...

  • Mutiny inside Yemen's special forces

    Yesterday

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Officers suspected to be loyalists of ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh are leading a mutiny inside the headquarters of an elite paramilitary unit, seeking to oust their commander on Thursday, officials said. The officials say gunfire was heard Thursday afternoon...

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