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  • Nevada police have $11.8M in surplus military gear

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Nevada have accumulated $11.8 million worth of military gear from the Pentagon through a surplus program that has come under increasing scrutiny since the police response to protests over an officer's killing of an unarmed Missouri...

  • Coast Guard: Towboat sinks in the Mississippi

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    CHESTER, Ill. (AP) — The Coast Guard said Thursday it was investigating what caused a towboat carrying 3,500 gallons of diesel fuel to sink in the Mississippi River near the southern Illinois city of Chester. Two crew members of the Maverick were rescued by another towboat when the...

  • Questions, answers on cameras for Border Patrol

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing the use of body cameras by agents on Oct. 1 at its training academy in Artesia, New Mexico. The White House has said requiring law enforcement officers to wear cameras could be a way to ease mistrust by the public. WHY BODY...

  • Navy Secretary: Submarine to be named USS Vermont

    Yesterday

    BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — U.S. Navy Secretary Ray Mabus used Lake Champlain, with its history of a key naval battle in both the American Revolution and the War of 1812, as a backdrop Thursday to announce the naming of the USS Vermont, a nuclear attack submarine due to be built over the...

  • Senate OKs Rep. Heck promotion to 1-star general

    Yesterday

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada Congressman Joe Heck's promotion to one-star general now has the blessing of the U.S. Senate. Heck's staff confirmed that lawmakers approved naming the Republican representative a brigadier general in the Army Reserves. He serves as a medical adviser and most...

  • Report: Progress 'modest' on upping embassy safety

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department has made only limited progress in its pledge to boost the number of Marine security guards at high-threat diplomatic posts around the world, the agency's internal watchdog said Thursday. In a report, the department's inspector general said...

  • Intelligence director disputes allegations he lied

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, denied Thursday that he lied to Congress about government surveillance last year, and he rolled out a new national intelligence strategy that includes principles of ethics for intelligence officers. "It has been...

  • Body of missing man recovered east of Cordova

    Yesterday

    CORDOVA, Alaska (AP) — The body of a 32-year-old Minnesota man missing east of Cordova, Alaska, has been recovered. Scott Bell of St. Paul was found Tuesday by searchers. The Coast Guard on Tuesday asked Alaska State Troopers to assist in an aerial search for Bell, who was reported...

  • APNewsBreak: NKorea unresponsive to US envoy offer

    Yesterday

    WASHINGTON (AP) — North Korea is not accepting American offers to send a high-level envoy to seek the release of three detained Americans, a senior U.S. official said Wednesday. Robert King, the U.S. special envoy for North Korean human rights issues, told The Associated Press that...

  • 4 Mexican fishermen rescued off Texas, boat sank

    Yesterday

    SOUTH PADRE ISLAND, Texas (AP) — Four fisherman from Mexico have been rescued after their boat sank in the Gulf of Mexico about 22 miles from South Padre Island. U.S. Coast Guard officials in Corpus Christi on Thursday reported all four men are in good condition following the rescue...

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