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  • Georgia editorial roundup

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: Dec. 16 Morning News, Savannah, Georgia, on police standoff in Sydney, Australia: Experts seemed divided about whether the self-proclaimed Islamic "sheikh" who was killed Monday in a standoff with police in Sydney, Australia, was a nutcase...

  • Army's blimp-like airships get East Coast test

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    MIDDLE RIVER, Md. (AP) — The Army showed off a blimp-like airship Wednesday that is designed to help the military detect and destroy cruise missiles speeding toward the nation's capital or other major East Coast cities. The radar-toting vehicle will be launched next week as part of a...

  • 113th Congress ends with more fights than feats

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tempestuous 113th Congress has limped out of Washington for the last time, capping two years of modest and infrequent legislating that was overshadowed by partisan clashes, gridlock and investigations. "Thank God it's over," Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said as he...

  • Customs & Border Protection launch wait time app

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — People entering the United States from Canada or Mexico have a new tool to avoid long waits at the border. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske on Wednesday demonstrated a new border wait time app developed by the agency to help travelers...

  • Gov.-elect names new leader of National Guard

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Gov-Elect Asa Hutchinson has named Brigadier Gen. Mark Berry of Ozark as the new Adjutant General of the Arkansas National Guard. Berry is currently chief of staff for the Arkansas Air National Guard. Hutchinson's office said in a news release that this is the...

  • Ex-Homeland Security official in Texas gets prison

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An ex-Department of Homeland Security supervisor in South Texas must serve three years in prison for trying to cover up lapses in investigations and operations. Prosecutors say the conduct of Eugenio Pedraza of McAllen resulted in the premature closing of...

  • Afghan insurgents storm bank in south, killing 10

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan insurgents stormed a bank in the country's restive southern province of Helmand on Wednesday, killing at least 10 people including three policemen, authorities said. In the attack, in the provincial capital, Lashgar Gah, five suicide bombers raided...

  • Navy to move some seabird eggs from Kauai to Oahu

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    PACIFIC MISSILE RANGE FACILITY, Hawaii (AP) — The Navy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to move seabird eggs away from an active runway on Kauai to Oahu's North Shore. The Navy says Laysan albatross nesting at the Pacific Missile Range Facility put aircraft and crews at...

  • Navy transfers artifacts from DC to Richmond, Va.

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Navy has finished transferring artifacts from a facility at the Washington Navy Yard to one in Richmond. The move announced Tuesday is part of an ongoing project to transfer more than 300,000 artifacts from warehouses at three different locations. Completing...

  • Albany man charged in girlfriend's fatal stabbing

    Updated: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities have charged a 59-year-old Albany man with second-degree murder in the stabbing death of his girlfriend last weekend. Albany police say Robert Lake entered the emergency room at the Stratton Veterans Administration Medical Center on Sunday night and...

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