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  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,206

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    As of Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at least 2,206 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is two less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated...

  • South GA Air Force base warns of training exercise

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Air Force officials say training exercises at Fort Benning are expected to feature practice bombings executed by low-flying aircraft. Fort Benning spokesman Chris Warner said in a release that the exercises run Wednesday through Friday and are also scheduled for...

  • Request for Alaska National Guard records denied

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Gov. Sean Parnell's office has denied a media request to obtain records showing how the office handled complaints of sexual abuse in the Alaska National Guard. It took 86 working days to deny the request for the records, the Alaska Public Radio Network...

  • Obama goal of Gitmo closure stalled at Pentagon

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The transfer of prisoners out of Guantanamo Bay has ground to a halt amid a slow Pentagon approval process, causing deep frustration within the administration and raising doubts that President Barack Obama will be able to fulfill his campaign promise to close the...

  • NASA to conduct helicopter crash test at Langley

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — NASA engineers on Wednesday will crash a former military helicopter that's been retrofitted with various composite subfloors to see how the material affects the likelihood of injuries. Interest in using carbon composites in airframe design has grown because it is a...

  • Feds say hackers targeted Microsoft, game makers

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Two members of an international hacking ring that gained access to a U.S. Army computer network while targeting computer giant Microsoft and several video game developers pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Tuesday in federal court in Delaware. David Pokora,...

  • Guard seizes cocaine haul in Dominican waters

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has seized a haul of cocaine and captured two smugglers in waters south of the Dominican Republic. In a Tuesday statement, the Coast Guard said the crew of the 210-foot (64-meter) cutter Decisive intercepted a go-fast boat with...

  • Naval Academy joins Obama's 'It's On Us' campaign

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy has joined President Barack Obama's "It's On Us" campaign to encourage college students to take responsibility in stopping sexual assault. The academy released a YouTube video Tuesday. Midshipmen talk about the importance of creating an...

  • 5 things to know about US airstrikes on the Islamic State terror group

    By tom roeder The Gazette -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    WARNING: Videos contain Pentagon images of American bombing. America and its allies are hitting the Islamic State terror group with daily airstrikes on Iraq and Syria. Here are five things to know about the weapons involved. We own the night: America's ability to see in darkness is...

  • Navy: Aircraft carrier helps rescue 2 fishermen

    Updated: Tue, Sep 30, 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The Navy says a Virginia-based aircraft carrier helped rescue two fishermen off the coast of Florida. The Navy says the fishermen took to their life raft after unsuccessfully fighting an electrical fire aboard their vessel. The fishermen were the only two aboard...

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