• Coast Guard Academy to hold service for Georgian cadets

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard Academy is planning a memorial service to honor two cadets from the nation of Georgia who died in a car crash. The service at the academy's New London campus is scheduled for April 1. The March 7 crash in Hopewell Township, New Jersey,...

  • American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko begin their marathon mission with a Soyuz rocket launch...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SLAVE LABOR IN FISHING INDUSTRY EXPOSED Modern-day Burmese slaves in an Indonesian village reveal to the AP the harsh conditions they live in. A brutal truth emerges: your...

  • NEWS GUIDE: The crisis in Yemen as president flees Aden home

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's embattled President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi has fled his palace in the southern city of Aden as Shiite rebels are closing in on the country's third-largest city. The rebels, known as Houthis and reportedly supported by Iran, offered a bounty for Hadi's...

  • Authorities say Shiite rebels have arrested Yemen's defense minister

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Authorities say Shiite rebels have arrested Yemen's defense minister.

  • Report criticizes official who helped Dems with visa program

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — When influential Democrats with stakes in different investment groups needed help securing visas as part of a complicated foreign investor program, they sought out a fellow Democrat. That Democrat happened to be in charge of the immigration agency overseeing their...

  • Navy, Coast Guard to conduct search, rescue exercise in Va.

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Navy aircraft will be busy over lower Chesapeake Bay during a search and rescue exercise with the Coast Guard. The exercise Wednesday will include five Navy helicopters and two Hawkeye turboprop aircraft from Naval Station Norfolk. The exercise is intended to...

  • 230 suspected jihadis prevented from leaving Australia

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Counterterrorism squads have prevented 230 suspected jihadis from departing Australian airports for the Middle East this month, including at least three teenage boys, officials said Wednesday. Officials had previously announced that two Sydney-born brothers,...

  • Today in History

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    Today is Wednesday, March 25, the 84th day of 2015. There are 281 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On March 25, 1965, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. led 25,000 people to the Alabama state capitol in Montgomery after a five-day march from Selma to protest the...

  • Obama agrees to slow US pullout from Afghanistan

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON — The White House says the U.S. will keep its current complement of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2015, instead of cutting the number by about half as originally planned. It says the size of the U.S. troop presence for 2016 will be decided later this year....

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