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  • 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...

  • AP NewsAlert

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

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

  • 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...

  • Mexico operations thwart child, family migrants

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    CHAHUITES, Mexico (AP) — Mexico is making a big effort to stop the flow of Central Americans trying to reach the United States, and has dramatically cut the number of child migrants. But it is unclear for how long federal officials will keep up the raids. A federal police officer said...

  • Pentagon: Iraq operations cost $560 million so far

    Updated: Sat, Aug 30, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military operations in Iraq, including airstrikes and surveillance flights, have cost about $560 million since mid-June, the Pentagon said Friday. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, said the average daily cost has been $7.5 million. He said it...

  • Former soldier awaiting mental evaluation after pleading insanity in alleged deadly car crash

    By lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    A former soldier facing civil and criminal charges in a crash that killed a 13-year-old boy almost a year ago will undergo a mental evaluation next month after pleading not guilty by reason of insanity. Former Fort Carson Sgt. Andrew Marsh, 46, is accused of causing a three-vehicle...

  • Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system. The eruption took place the Holuhraun lava field, five kilometers...

  • Budget shortfall cancels Hawaii Guard drills

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Army National Guard is cancelling monthly drills for 3,000 soldiers scheduled for next weekend because of a nationwide budget shortfall. The shortfall means Hawaii won't receive $1 million for training it expected to get next month. This prompted the Guard...

  • Border Patrol agent fires at armed militia member

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — A Border Patrol agent pursuing a group of immigrants in a wooded area near the Texas-Mexico border on Friday fired several shots at an armed man who later identified himself as a militia member. Border Patrol spokesman Omar Zamora said agents had been chasing a...

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