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  • Zinke seeking quick release of military record

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Facing mounting pressure, Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke said Thursday he is working to find and release a missing military record before the Nov. 4 election. Zinke said his staff has been pressing the U.S. Navy on his request to release a 1999 report...

  • US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled for 2015. Speaking to reporters at the...

  • Sailboat with 5 aboard towed in Rhode Island Sound

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard is towing a sailboat to Newport after it became disabled in rough seas. Petty Officer Robert Simpson says five people were aboard the 55-foot Swept Away when it became unable to lower its sails and lost all propulsion Wednesday in Rhode...

  • Fishing boat in RI rescues 4 from overturned tug

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a tugboat and barge that sank in waters of Point Judith is still underwater, but that crews are going to try to recover the barge and salvage the tug. The 50-foot tug towing an empty barge overturned in stormy waters around 6:20 p.m....

  • Coast Guard to host 'haunted' food drive

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says a cutter crew will host an annual "haunted" food drive in Homer on Thursday. The Coast Guard says the cutter Hickory will be open for the event two different times to provide different freight levels for younger visitors. The cutter will...

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign...

  • China, Iran defense officials pledge closer ties

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister met Thursday with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries following their first joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf last month. Chang Wanquan told visiting Iranian Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari...

  • Spokane VA doctor accused of child rape

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://is.gd/4enr71 ) that according to court...

  • Medicaid expansion, budget top governor's debate

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Medicaid expansion and the state budget emerged as key issues Wednesday in Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican businessman Walt Havenstein's first televised debate. Hassan, who is seeking her second term, has centered her campaign on bipartisan...

  • US increases security, though no threats cited

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the...

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