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  • Syrian rebels attack peacekeepers in Golan Heights

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — Clashes erupted between al-Qaida-linked Syrian rebels and U.N. peacekeepers in the Golan Heights on Saturday after the militants surrounded their encampment, activists and officials said, as the international organization risked being sucked further into the conflict....

  • Coast Guard locates owner of unmanned boat

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has located the owner of an unmanned sailboat that washed ashore on Martha's Vineyard. After an extensive search by federal and local authorities, the unidentified owner called the Coast Guard, claimed the boat and explained he left it on the...

  • Coast Guard helps leaky boat off Virginia coast

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says it has assisted a recreational fishing boat that took on water in the Atlantic Ocean. The 46-foot vessel with six adults and two children aboard was about 45 miles east of Cape Henry when the operator reported the incident at 10 a.m....

  • Senate candidates focus on military, veterans

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is a state with a relatively small number of veterans and no military bases, yet the hotly contested Senate race here is heavily focused on the military. Republican Joni Ernst and Democrat Bruce Braley have often been talking about veterans and the armed...

  • Ohio Army Guard postpones drills to save money

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The Ohio Army National Guard is postponing most of its planned training in early September because of federal budget issues. The Ohio National Guard's adjutant general, Maj. Gen. Deborah Ashenhurst, made the announcement Friday evening in videos posted on the guard's...

  • Leatherback turtle rescued from lines off Cape Cod

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard crew and a Provincetown-based marine research center have freed a leatherback turtle that became entangled in lines near a buoy off of Cape Cod. Watchstanders in Boston got a call from the fishing boat Laura C, which saw the turtle in distress Friday...

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine defense chief says Syrian rebels attacked Filipino peacekeepers in Golan Heights.

  • Blue Angels set to fly at Selfridge air show

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    SELFRIDGE AIR NATIONAL GUARD BASE, Mich. (AP) — An open house and air show featuring the U.S. Navy's Blue Angels will be held next weekend at the Selfridge Air National Guard Base. The event Sept. 6 and 7 will also feature military aircraft, armored vehicles and watercraft. More than...

  • Veterans Affairs office to host Lincoln town hall

    Published: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs is hosting a town hall event in Lincoln. The event is scheduled for Thursday at 5 p.m. at the Lincoln VA Regional Office. Veterans, their relatives and the public are invited to attend to give feedback and make recommendations...

  • Lawmakers protect in-state tuition for veterans

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers have approved legislation to offer in-state college tuition for veterans who were stationed in California immediately before being discharged. Sen. Joel Anderson of Alpine thanked legislative leaders for the bipartisan compromise, which...

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