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  • Albany man charged in girlfriend's fatal stabbing

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have charged a 59-year-old Albany man with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend last weekend. Albany police say Robert Lake entered the emergency room at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center on Sunday night and...

  • Fort Carson exercise a step in opening combat roles to women

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    As part of an effort to integrate women into traditional combat roles, Fort Carson is studying the physical requirements of artillery, armor, cavalry and infantry jobs. Men and women are hefting tank and artillery shells, working against the clock to load big guns and heading out on...

  • Navy transfers artifacts from DC to Va.

    Yesterday

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Navy has finished transferring artifacts from a facility at the Washington Navy Yard to one in Richmond. The move announced Tuesday is part of an ongoing project to transfer more than 300,000 artifacts from warehouses at three different locations. Completing...

  • Coast Guardsman gets 6 months for sexual assault

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its officers has been sentenced to six months confinement for sexual assault after a general court-martial at the Coast Guard base in Alameda, California. Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy said Tuesday that at the time of the...

  • Waco officials vote $1.5 million for SpaceX expansion

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco city officials have voted to contribute $1.5 million in economic development funds toward expanding the SpaceX rocket-making plant in nearby McGregor. Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has plans to spend $46 million on an...

  • Senate OKs Rasmussen for counterterrorism post

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of Nicholas Rasmussen to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The nomination was approved by voice vote late Tuesday. Rasmussen is...

  • Obama reviews potential threats with security team

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned his national security team to the White House to discuss potential threats after the Senate report on CIA harsh interrogation techniques and ahead of the upcoming holidays. Officials have not identified any specific terror threats...

  • Bill permits waiver of preconditions on Egypt aid

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday that it welcomes new flexibility in providing up to $1.4 billion in aid to Egypt, a close ally in the Middle East despite its recent sweeping crackdown on dissent. The massive fiscal 2015 spending bill that Congress passed on...

  • 2 jump to safety from burning lobster boat off Maine coast

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — Officials say two men escaped from a burning lobster boat off Vinalhaven, Maine. The Coast Guard says the lobster boat was totally engulfed in flames when rescuers arrived Tuesday afternoon. An official told WZON-AM that two men jumped off and swam to a nearby...

  • Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in...

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