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  • Man charged with wire fraud on FedEx shipping

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a New Jersey man has been indicted on wire fraud charges for using Department of Defense discounts to ship products though FedEx. The U.S. attorney's office in Memphis says Anthony Caruso was indicted Wednesday. Court records don't show if...

  • GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation. "Acting by executive order on an...

  • AROUND TOWN: Bill Medley of Righteous Brothers, WWII vets honored by USO

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    Bill Medley of The Righteous Brothers crooned "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" to an appreciative audience of honorees at front tables at the recent USO Freedom Dinner. Then Medley bent down and personally thanked those smiling World War II veterans.

  • Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program. Navy civilian...

  • Event celebrates Fort Drum's new energy provider

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — New York Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will be in the North Country for a ceremony celebrating the recent awarding of a 20-year contract for providing power to Fort Drum. Thursday morning's event at the Army post in northern New York comes a month...

  • Exercises underway at Anchorage military base

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are conducting live-fire exercises at the Anchorage base. Officials say the exercises kicked off Tuesday and continue through Nov. 6. Participants are members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th...

  • SD Army National Guard fielding new helicopters

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Army National Guard is fielding new Black Hawk helicopters meant to be used in medical evacuations. Officials say the Guard has received its first two of six helicopters that will replace aircraft in the agency's existing inventory. The Guard...

  • South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said. Military prosecutors said the soldiers bullied the victim regularly for about a month, and...

  • Marine Corps recruiter pleads not guilty to arson

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of setting small fires at his workplace in Bismarck is charged in federal court. Anthony DeGroot is charged with arson. Authorities say he started the fires at the armed forces recruiting station on the day after Christmas....

  • Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday. The independent Arman daily quoted Asghar Zarean, deputy head of Iran's...

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