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  • Guard seizes cocaine haul in Dominican waters

    Updated: 23 hr ago

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized a haul of cocaine and captured two smugglers in waters south of the Dominican Republic. In a Tuesday statement, the Coast Guard said the crew of the 210-foot (64-meter) cutter Decisive intercepted a go-fast boat with...

  • 5 things to know about US airstrikes on the Islamic State terror group

    By tom roeder The Gazette -
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    WARNING: Videos contain Pentagon images of American bombing. America and its allies are hitting the Islamic State terror group with daily airstrikes on Iraq and Syria. Here are five things to know about the weapons involved. We own the night: America's ability to see in darkness is...

  • Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

    Yesterday

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. The Navy says the fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting an electrical fire aboard their vessel. The fishermen were the only two aboard...

  • Massachusetts pilot to be buried at Air Force Academy

    Associated Press
    Yesterday

    A Massachusetts Air National Guard pilot who was killed in the crash of an F-15C fighter jet will be buried at the Air Force Academy in Colorado. Lt. Col. Morris M. Fontenot Jr.'s funeral and internment will be Friday at the school outside Colorado Springs. He was a 1996 graduate of...

  • Texas man who faked military past pleads guilty

    Yesterday

    HOUSTON (AP) — A convicted Texas felon who faked being an Army Ranger to get close to acclaimed retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell faces up to 10 years in prison for having guns. Daniel Lee Marshall of Conroe pleaded guilty Monday to possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,...

  • Military smoke bomb briefly closes Colorado Springs police operations center

    By andrea sinclair andrea.sinclair@gazette.com -
    Yesterday

    The Police Operations Center closed for about a half-hour Monday when a suspicious device was brought to the building on the 700 block of South Nevada Avenue, according to Colorado Springs police. Rio Grande Street was closed between Nevada Avenue and South Weber Street as the bomb...

  • Australian police arrest 1 in counterterror raids

    Yesterday

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — One man was arrested in counterterrorism raids in the Australian city of Melbourne on Tuesday after police said he provided money to a U.S. citizen fighting alongside extremists in Syria. Hassan El Sabsabi, 23, appeared briefly in a Melbourne court on six...

  • Ex-FBI agent pleads guilty in Afghan scheme

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent pleaded guilty Monday to charges that he derailed an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect appear to be a key counterintelligence source. Retired agent Robert Lustyik Jr. pleaded guilty to 11 federal charges of fraud,...

  • ND county uses drones for 1st time at night

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — An unmanned aircraft unit led by the Grand Forks County sheriff's department flew its first nighttime mission after four suspects fled during a traffic stop, department officials said Monday. Officials said the drone team was contacted after a K-9 unit was...

  • Molina's defense a difference-maker for Cardinals

    Updated: Mon, Sep 29, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Yadier Molina returned in late August from a torn ligament in his right thumb, and the All-Star catcher has been a difference-maker for the St. Louis Cardinals as they try to reach the NL championship series for the fourth straight year. "It was tough to sit down for...

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