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  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura won $1.8 million Tuesday in his two-year fight to prove he was defamed by a military sniper and best-selling author who claimed to have punched out Ventura at a bar for bad-mouthing the Navy SEALs. A federal jury sided with...

  • Lawmakers try to seal $225M aid package for Israel

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic and Republican members of Congress scrambled Tuesday to seal a $225 million boost to Israel's Iron Dome missile defense system before they break this week for a month-long recess. As the Gaza war escalates, Israel is proving to be among the few subjects...

  • Operator: Stranded boat was in restricted area

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A group of whale watchers expecting only an afternoon tour were forced instead to spend a long night at sea after their boat was snagged by a mooring cable off Massachusetts, officials and passengers said Tuesday. Boston Harbor Cruises, which operates the whale watch,...

  • Coast Guard finds missing boaters off Texas shore

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has found a missing charter boat with four people aboard about 40 miles off the Texas coast. A Coast Guard air crew spotted the boat Tuesday morning in the Gulf of Mexico. Officials say all four people are in good condition and have had...

  • Fort Bragg soldier dies in pedestrian accident

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Fayetteville police say a Fort Bragg soldier is dead after he was struck by a vehicle as he tried to cross a local street. A statement from the Army post said 23-year-old Spec. Fernando Rodriguez of Brownsville, Texas, was attempting to cross Morganton Road...

  • Mother of slain Mexican teen sues US Border Patrol

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The mother of a Mexican teen who was shot to death by a U.S. Border Patrol agent nearly two years ago sued the agency on Tuesday, saying her son was playing basketball with his girlfriend and friends minutes before he was hit in the back by at least eight...

  • Recent editorials from Texas newspapers

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    The Monitor of McAllen. July 21, 2014. Is Gov. Perry playing politics or being earnest about public safety? We are certain Gov. Rick Perry did not take lightly the enormous responsibility as the state's commander-in-chief when deciding to deploy the Texas National Guard to the border...

  • Woman admits collecting dead mother's checks

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — An eastern Missouri woman faces sentencing Nov. 4 after pleading guilty to federal charges for collecting $138,000 in veteran's benefits in the name of her deceased mother. The woman, 69-year-old Victoria Jean Briley of Wentzville, pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal...

  • Body of child stowaway found in US Air Force cargo plane

    Associated Press
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    WASHINGTON — The body of a teen stowaway was found and removed from a compartment above the rear landing gear of a U.S. Air Force C-130J cargo aircraft after it landed at a military base in Germany, the Pentagon announced Tuesday. The fact that an unauthorized person managed to...

  • Rough and Tough Scramble part of this month's Schriever Week

    By Nick Beadleston nick.beadleston@gazette.com -
    Updated: 14 hr ago

    Members of the military are accustomed to runs in the morning and navigating unique obstacles during the day. Several dozen airmen and a handful of troops from other branches had to conquer both challenges simultaneously during the Schriever Rough and Tough Scramble this month. The...

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