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  • Grant to help expand W.Va. court program for vets

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WINFIELD, W.Va. (AP) — The Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia is getting a federal grant to expand Putnam County's Veterans Treatment Court. Officials say the $50,000 federal planning grant will allow the court to expand into a Mental Health and Veterans Treatment Court. The...

  • Drone strike kills 2 militants in NW Pakistan

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) — Suspected U.S. drone-fired missiles struck a house early on Thursday in a restive tribal region in northwest Pakistan, killing two militants, officials said. Two intelligence officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not...

  • Feds reach $1M settlement with ship firm

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have reached a $1 million settlement with a Jacksonville ship repair company accused of making false claims to get Coast Guard contracts set aside for disabled veterans. The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Florida said...

  • Appeals court to take up denied medal case

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal appeals court is taking up a case brought by the widow of World War II veteran from southern Kentucky seeking to require the U.S. Army to review an application to award her husband a Medal of Honor. Lyda P. Conner of Albany, Kentucky, has waged a...

  • SC National Guard dedicates new fire department

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    EASTOVER, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina National Guard is dedicating a new fire department at its McCrady Training Center on Fort Jackson. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is being held Thursday morning. The event is being attended by Brig. Gen. Roy Van McCarty, the Guard's deputy adjutant...

  • For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

    Published: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government. Schools with career-oriented programs that fail to comply with the new rule being announced Thursday by the Obama...

  • War, Murkowski topics in Alaska Senate debate

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Veterans' issues, war and U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski were among the leading topics during Wednesday night's debate in Alaska's U.S. Senate race. The televised debate between Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his GOP challenger Dan Sullivan was one of the last...

  • Jet on Navy training mission crashes, kills pilot

    Updated: Thu, Oct 30, 2014

    PORT HUENEME, Calif. (AP) — A jet on a military training exercise crashed into an agricultural field near a Southern California Navy base Wednesday, killing the pilot, authorities said. The plane disintegrated when it hit the ground at about 5:15 p.m. as it was preparing to land at...

  • Pikes Peak region military leaders: Troops won't bring Ebola back from Africa deployment

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    The military worked Wednesday night to calm fears that Pikes Peak region troops could bring Ebola home from deployments in Africa. Nearly 200 Fort Carson soldiers are scheduled to deploy to Africa in the coming weeks, where they will work in Liberia to build humanitarian assistance...

  • Commandant says giving AFA cadets more responsibility will improve behavior

    By Tom Roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Hours ahead of a national news broadcast recounting athlete misconduct at the Air Force Academy, the school's commandant of cadets told Colorado Springs business leaders that a tiny fraction of cadets get into trouble. Brig Gen. Stephen Williams said 3.7 percent of cadets are facing...

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