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  • Grimes courts labor votes with Warren in Kentucky

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought her brand of populist politics back to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes one week before voters go to the polls in one of the country's most closely watched Senate races. Warren, making her...

  • Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's office says the Coast Guard will delay the closure of a helicopter station in Newport by two weeks. Merkley's office said Tuesday that the Coast Guard told members of Oregon's congressional delegation that it would push back the closure...

  • Official allowed others to believe he had Ph.D.

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A key figure in a struggling Army intelligence program has for years allowed himself to be portrayed as a Ph.D. in engineering, even though he does not hold a doctoral degree, according to records and interviews. Russell Richardson, who earned a master's degree from...

  • US to increase security at some federal buildings

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a "precautionary step." The move came one week after a gunman in Ottawa...

  • Army coach accepts blame for NCAA violations

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations. "Everything that happens in this program is my responsibility. It was wrong," Monken said....

  • Colombia's army intelligence chief furloughed

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's head of army intelligence has been furloughed as part of an investigation into whether his office compiled a database containing the emails of hundreds of journalists, diplomats and peace negotiators. Weekly magazine Semana revealed the list of...

  • Alaska soldier's court-martial moved to Washington

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A Fort Wainwright soldier charged with premeditated murder in the death of his 3-year-old son will be court-martialed in Washington state. The Army in an announcement Tuesday says the court-martial for 24-year-old Sgt. Nathaniel Ulroan will begin Nov. 3 at...

  • US: Indonesia defense chief not involved in abuses

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Indonesia's army allegedly committed abuses when it was commanded by the retired general newly appointed as defense minister, but he was not personally implicated, a U.S. official said Tuesday. Indonesia's new president unveiled his Cabinet this week, and rights...

  • Army colonel: Fort Jackson hospital not closing

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A commander from the Army's largest training installation says the South Carolina base is not losing its community hospital. Fort Jackson Deputy Commander Col. Mark Shade told a group of military supporters Tuesday that instead of closing, the Army is looking at...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,207

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    As of Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at least 2,207 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 four less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated...

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