• Saudis, Egypt consider intervention in Yemen, likely by air

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CAIRO (AP) — With Yemen's president swept out of power by Shiite rebels, neighboring Saudi Arabia and allies such as Egypt are considering whether and how to intervene to stop a takeover of the country by rebels they believe are backed by Shiite Iran. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi...

  • North Carolina editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Recent editorials from North Carolina newspapers: March 25 Fayetteville (North Carolina) Observer, on property tax credit and restoring historic properties: A state tax credit that for years helped raise historic properties from the dead may itself be coming back to life. If the...

  • Tanker truck crash shuts down Bourne Rotary, Bridge

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    BOURNE, Mass. (AP) — A gasoline tanker truck leaving Cape Cod overturned and spilled about 5,000 gallons of fuel in the grassy infield of the Bourne Rotary, forcing the shutdown of the rotary and the Bourne Bridge for more than 10 hours, authorities said. The bridge, one of only two...

  • US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter's suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say. Carter told troops in...

  • US officials: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned post, to be charged with desertion

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who abandoned post, to be charged with desertion.

  • US invites Brazil president to reschedule cancelled visit

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff's office says she has again been invited to make a state visit to Washington, two years after she declined a similar invitation to protest an American spy program. Her office said Tuesday night that Vice President Joe Biden extended...

  • Coast Guard helicopter crews compete 2 rescues on coast

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    LA PUSH, Wash. (AP) — Coast Guard helicopter crews were busy with two different rescues in Olympic National Park near La Push on Tuesday. A 24-year-old woman with a knee injury and mild hypothermia was hoisted from the Goodman Creek area and taken to the Forks airport on Tuesday...

  • Guam airmen to deploy to Afghanistan

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Officials say nearly 100 Guam Air National Guard members will be deployed to Afghanistan in the fall. Guam newspaper, the Pacific Daily News, (http://is.gd/SFYDlF ) reports the Air Guard's 254th Red Horse Squadron has received an alert order for the deployment....

  • Coast Guard rescues 4 from disabled boat in Gulf of Mexico

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    FREEPORT, Texas (AP) — The Coast Guard has rescued four people from a disabled 32-foot pleasure boat in the Gulf of Mexico off Texas. Coast Guard officials say nobody was hurt in Tuesday's helicopter-assisted effort about 65 miles southeast of Freeport. A radio beacon from the...

  • Coast Guard Academy to hold service for Georgian cadets

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is planning a memorial service to honor two cadets from the nation of Georgia who died in a car crash. The service at the academy's New London campus is scheduled for April 1. The March 7 crash in Hopewell Township, New Jersey,...

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