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  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for Oct. 24

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. SENTENCING IN FLORIDA FOR CONVICTED TERROR BACKER Sentencing is set for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to...

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Yesterday

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former...

  • US to compensate Philippines for coral reef damage

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday. Foreign Secretary Albert del Rosario told a legislative...

  • MetLife Stadium security a trendsetter

    Yesterday

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A shoving match breaks out in a section of the MetLife Stadium stands. While security officers hustle to the scene, a beyond state-of-the-art surveillance system is recording every detail. No more conflicting accusations and complaints. The cameras show...

  • Fort Carson soldiers train to stay healthy while working in Ebola-stricken country

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    As a company of Fort Carson soldiers learned to don new gear to protect them from Ebola on a deployment to Africa, commanders at the post focused on ensuring the virus doesn't follow troops home. The post's 615th Engineer Company will spend up to a year in Liberia laying the...

  • China launches experimental moon orbiter

    Yesterday

    BEIJING (AP) — China launched an experimental spacecraft on Friday to fly around the moon and back to Earth in preparation for the country's first unmanned return trip to the lunar surface. The eight-day program is a test run for a 2017 mission that aims to have a Chinese spacecraft...

  • Overnight French raid destroys IS arms center

    Yesterday

    PARIS (AP) — France's military chief says an overnight air raid has destroyed an arms depot for the Islamic State group in Iraq. Gen. Pierre de Villiers told Europe 1 radio that two French fighter jets dropped a total of 70 bombs, destroying a dozen buildings used for arms production...

  • US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

    Yesterday

    MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S....

  • Va. National Guard breaking ground on new facility

    Yesterday

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — The Virginia National Guard is breaking ground on a multi-purpose training facility at Camp Pendleton in Virginia Beach. Officials say the groundbreaking for the first phase of the project is scheduled for Friday at the state-owned 328-acre installation....

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