• Air National Guard base near Pittsburgh gets new commander

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    IMPERIAL, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania Air National Guard base near Pittsburgh has a new commander. Air Force Col. Gregg Perez was introduced as the new head of the 171st Air Refueling Wing near Pittsburgh International Airport on Sunday. The 50-year-old officer has worked at the base...

  • Ferguson spurs 40 new state measures; activists want more

    Yesterday

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — When a white Ferguson policeman fatally shot a black 18-year-old nearly a year ago, the St. Louis suburb erupted in violent protests and the nation took notice. Since then, legislators in almost every state have proposed changes to the way police interact...

  • Central African Republic: UN peacekeeper killed in capital

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — One United Nations peacekeeper was killed and eight were injured Sunday in Central African Republic's capital after they came under attack by armed men bearing machine guns and grenades, a U.N. spokesman said. The peacekeepers were attempting to...

  • Proceeds from 100 rifles to go to sick Kansas girl

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    WICHITA, Mo. (AP) — A man is donating the proceeds from 100 .22 rifles to raise money for a southeastern Kansas girl with pulmonary hypertension. The Wichita Eagle reports (http://bit.ly/1MEsXKH ) a New Jersey gun manufacturer so far has raised more than $52,000 for 5-year-old Grayson...

  • Montana National Guard increases security

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana National Guard is increasing security at its recruiting offices and armory facilities in response to the July 16 killing of four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tennessee. At the direction of Gov. Steve Bullock, the Montana National Guard...

  • Mali: 2 soldiers killed in convoy ambush

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — Two Malian soldiers were killed and five were injured when their convoy was ambushed in the center of the country, a defense official said Sunday. The attack occurred Saturday on the road between the central towns of Nampala and Diabaly, roughly 400 kilometers (250...

  • Yemen's pro-government fighters get arms shipments

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Pro-government fighters in Yemen have received weapons shipments in the war-torn city of Aden, as Shiite rebels scramble to deploy reinforcements, military officials from both sides said Sunday. Military and port officials in Aden said new heavy and medium weapons...

  • Coast Guard chopper makes emergency landing on golf course

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Coast Guard helicopter had to make an emergency landing on the grounds of New York golf course because of smoke and fumes in the cockpit. No injuries were reported. The craft landed on the course at Richmond County Country Club on Staten Island around 10:30 a.m....

  • Nigeria: Review of soldiers condemned in Boko Haram war

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's army is reviewing the courts-martial of more than 600 soldiers and officers, including dozens condemned to death for allegedly deserting the battle against Islamic extremists, according to an order received by The Associated Press on Sunday. The review...

  • Coast Guard says 2 canoeist dead after leaving Maine port

    Updated: Sun, Aug 2, 2015

    SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard officials say a Pennsylvania couple found dead after setting out on a canoe trip earlier this weekend were both wearing life jackets when their bodies were found. Maine Coast Guard officials identified the couple as 58-year-old Roy Carlile...

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