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  • 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...

  • 2 Guard troops along border getting financial help

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    PHARR, Texas (AP) — At least two Texas National Guard troops are in need of financial assistance after being sent to the Texas-Mexico border in response to a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally, officials said Friday. The National Guard had initially identified 50...

  • UN: 'Very fluid' situation on held peacekeepers

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The plight of dozens of U.N. peacekeepers in Syria remained "very, very fluid" Friday, the secretary-general's spokesman said, as talks aimed at their release stretched into a second day. Some radio contact has been made with the 72 peacekeepers from the...

  • Army vet pleads guilty to arms export violations

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A former U.S. Army officer who operated a business in Portland selling military-grade weapons parts and accessories pleaded guilty Friday to arms export violations and mishandling classified documents. The pleas by Justin Gage Jangraw in U.S. District Court for...

  • Hiker dies in fall on remote Kauai coastal trail

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard reports one hiker has died after an accident on the north shore of Kauai. The Coast Guard said in a release Friday that a 25-year-old man was hiking with a group when he fell from the Kalalau Trail on the remote Na Pali Coast. A Coast Guard...

  • Budget issues delay Guam Army Guard training

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — The Guam Army National Guard is postponing training because of a budget shortfall. The Pacific Daily News (http://bit.ly/1nKe9eb ) reports soldiers were originally scheduled to participate in a drill next weekend, but these exercises have been delayed. Commanders...

  • Coast Guard rescues man from tug boat off NC coast

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard has transported a man from a tug boat off Hatteras Inlet after he experienced chest pains. A statement from the Coast Guard said watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector North Carolina in Wilmington received a report of a 30-year-old male...

  • Pilot in F-15 crash was decorated combat veteran

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was a decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. The pilot, Lt. Col. Morris "Moose" Fontenot Jr., joined...

  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. "He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was hard for all...

  • Air Force Academy graduate, decorated combat veteran killed in F-15 crash

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    Updated: Fri, Aug 29, 2014

    BOSTON - The pilot killed in the crash of an F-15 jet this week in the remote Virginia mountains was an Air Force Academy graduate and decorated combat veteran with 17 years of experience flying the planes, military officials in Massachusetts said Friday. The pilot, Lt. Col. Morris...

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