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  • Russia: EU sanctions weaken anti-terrorism efforts

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia lashed out Saturday at the latest round of Ukraine-related sanctions imposed by the European Union, saying they endanger the fight against international terrorism, and accused the United States of spreading flagrant lies about Russia's alleged involvement in the...

  • S. Korea: N. Korea fires short-range missile into waters off its coast in latest test-firing

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — S. Korea: N. Korea fires short-range missile into waters off its coast in latest test-firing.

  • ND Army National Guard band performing in Fargo

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The North Dakota Army National Guard's band is performing in Fargo as part of the state's 125th anniversary celebration. The 188th Army Band scheduled a concert on Saturday at Island Park in downtown Fargo. The band was organized in Valley City 127 years ago....

  • New leader at US Special Operations Command

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Army Gen. Joseph Votel will assume leadership of the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, replacing the man widely credited with planning the mission that killed Osama bin Laden. Votel will assume leadership of Special Operations Command from Navy Adm....

  • Kirk again calls for removal of hospital head

    Published: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    BERWYN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk continues to call for the removal of upper management at Hines VA Hospital outside Chicago. Kirk met Friday with Hines director Joan Ricard, whose removal he has repeatedly recommended. He says he suggested to her that she "get a criminal...

  • Veterans' response to senator's PTSD remarks mixed

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The talk in American Legion and Veterans of Foreign War halls and barrooms across Montana has been about Sen. John Walsh since the Democrat linked a cribbed research project he wrote in 2007 to post-traumatic stress disorder. How those veteran voters respond...

  • 2 Fort Carson soldiers killed in Afghanistan

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) — Two soldiers based at Fort Carson were killed when their vehicle was hit by an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense says 30-year-old Staff Sgt. Benjamin G. Prange, of Hickman, Nebraska; and 19-year-old Pfc. Keith M....

  • Deterrence a goal and challenge at Texas border

    Updated: Sat, Jul 26, 2014

    MISSION, Texas (AP) — Three heavily armed Texas patrol boats rounded a bend in the Rio Grande on a recent afternoon and came upon two young men paddling an inflatable raft full-speed ahead toward the Mexican shore. The state troopers and game wardens bobbed helplessly in their boats...

  • Aruba to hold Venezuelan official seeking immunity

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    ORANJESTAD, Aruba (AP) — A judge in Aruba ruled Friday that the highest-ranking Venezuelan official ever arrested on a U.S. warrant must remain behind bars pending an extradition request on drug-trafficking charges, prompting Venezuela to cancel flights to the Dutch Caribbean island...

  • Defense Department employee gets 2 years in prison

    Updated: Fri, Jul 25, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced a Defense Department supervisor who oversaw construction and service contracts at a Southern California Marine Corps base to two years in prison after he pleaded guilty to bribery and other charges. U.S. District Judge Anthony J....

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