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  • Defense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Defense Ministry: 2 Ukrainian military fighter jets shot down in the east of country.

  • In international flight, volatile conflicts abound

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Libya, militias armed with shoulder-launched missiles are battling for control of the country's main airport. In Africa, the entire Sahel region is awash with weapons that include portable air defense systems leftover from the ouster of Moammar...

  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to any money. The developments pointed to a...

  • Coast Guard looking for hoax caller from Maryland

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is asking for the public's help in identifying a person who has made numerous false distress calls from southern Maryland. Capt. Kevin Kiefer, commander of Coast Guard Sector Baltimore, said in a news release Tuesday that the same male voice has...

  • General: Guard to take observation role at border

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Most of the 1,000 National Guard troops headed to the Texas-Mexico border will take up observational positions and detain people only if they interfere with their mission, a top general over the deployment said Tuesday. Texas Adjutant General John Nichols said...

  • Idaho lawmaker committee examines public defense

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Lawmakers on a committee charged with fixing Idaho's public defense system were cautioned Tuesday that if they create new standards to ensure indigent defendants get a fair shake in court, the state could open itself up to lawsuits. Ada County Public Defender...

  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. "Pass a bill or don't come back from...

  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs. Pentagon documents...

  • VA chief pledges end to whistleblower retaliation

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The acting secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs is vowing to crack down on whistleblower retaliation after a private government watchdog released a critical report on the agency's treatment of employees who brought internal problems to light. Sloan Gibson...

  • Army Corps defends refusal to release coal review

    Updated: Tue, Jul 22, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge is weighing the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' refusal to release environmental-review documents of a coal port to a conservation group. Columbia Riverkeeper demanded the documents in 2012. The Corps refused, arguing that the documents are exempt...

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