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  • Guardsman to receive Purple Heart at Texas event

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — U.S. Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno will present the Purple Heart at Fort Sam Houston to a staff sergeant injured while on patrol in Afghanistan. Robert T. Drebenstedt is scheduled to receive the decoration Wednesday at the fort's Warrior and Family Support...

  • Obama presents Navy with football trophy, again

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Navy football team not only had to overcome tough opponents to win the Commander-in-Chief trophy this year but a government shutdown as well. The military service academies had to suspend some sporting events last fall amid budget...

  • Iraqi sentenced in rape of Colorado Springs woman

    Jakob Rodgers, The Gazette -
    Updated: 19 hr ago

    An Iraqi immigrant convicted in a rape case that left a woman nearly dead and bleeding internally was sentenced to 28 years to life in prison. Jasim Mohammed Hasin Ramadon, also known as Jay Hendrix, received the sentence Friday from 4th Judicial District Court Judge Barbara Hughes....

  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. Flight controllers confirmed that the orbiting spacecraft crashed into the back side of the moon Friday as planned, avoiding the precious historic artifacts left behind by moonwalkers. LADEE's annihilation...

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny. Sound familiar? It's the story of the documentary "1971,"...

  • White House updating online privacy policy

    Yesterday

    A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social media sites, and it clarifies that online comments, whether tirades or tributes, are in the open domain....

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade

    Yesterday

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day. Referring to the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the world powers over Tehran's controversial nuclear...

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt

    Yesterday

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370? Angus Houston has become the global face of the...

  • Army Corps gives OK to plan for Palm Beach port

    Yesterday

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has given its approval to a plan to deepen and widen the entrance channel to the Port of Palm Beach. The corps' approval comes despite opposition from civic and environmental groups that say the project threatens...

  • Coast Guard cutter heading home to Va. waters

    Yesterday

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A Coast Guard cutter is heading back to Virginia waters after intercepting more than $100 million in cocaine in the Caribbean. The Legare is scheduled to return to its Portsmouth homeport on Saturday after a 49-day patrol. The Caribbean patrol included two...

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