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  • Probation for Fort Carson soldier convicted in solicitation case

    By Kassondra Cloos kassondra.cloos@gazette.com -
    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A Fort Carson soldier accused of asking more than a dozen girls and young women to watch him masturbate for money was sentenced Thursday to 10 years of sex offender intensive supervised probation. Duston Ridner, 44, pleaded guilty in August to one count of sexual obscenity, although...

  • Construction starts on national guard facility

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Construction has begun on a new, $53 million Illinois National Guard facility south of Chicago. The Army Aviation Support Facility and Readiness Center in Kankakee will include helicopter maintenance and storage hangars, classrooms and fire suppression systems. The...

  • Pence names new Homeland Security director

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence has tapped a new executive director for the Indiana Department of Homeland Security. Pence said Wednesday that David Kane of Elwood would take over management of the agency on Nov. 24. Kane has served as federal security director for the U.S....

  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the country's political and military heavyweights. Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from running for president in next year's election, has been...

  • Small US-based plane crashes in Caribbean Sea

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten (AP) — Authorities searched in the Caribbean Sea off Dutch St. Maarten on Thursday for one of two pilots from a small cargo plane operated by a U.S. company that crashed shortly after takeoff. The body of the other pilot was recovered after the plane crashed...

  • Defense asks for new judge in Iraq war crime case

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Defense lawyers called a military judge biased and unfair on Thursday and asked him to remove himself from the case of a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case. The judge, Marine Capt. Andrew Henderson, rejected the claims...

  • A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century? In the middle of the Hudson sits Rogers Island, site of a 34-acre parcel...

  • Minnesota man wants immigration fraud case tossed

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man accused of entering the U.S. and obtaining a green card illegally by concealing his military service during the Bosnian war — and omitting allegations that he killed a neighbor — is asking that the case against him be dismissed. Zdenko Jakisa, 46,...

  • Army appeals court upholds soldier's conviction

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — An Army appeals court has upheld the 30-year sentence of a Fort Campbell soldier who pleaded guilty to breaking his infant son's right and left wrists and legs. The U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals found that Spc. Jonathan M. Johnson's attorney was not...

  • Dempsey: US considering empowering Sunni tribes

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq's Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told...

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