• Former National Guardsman gets probation for gun theft

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A former member of the New Hampshire National Guard will serve two years on probation after being convicted of stealing a gun from the Manchester armory. Acting U.S. Attorney Donald Feith says 34-year-old Eric Evers of Plaistow joined the National Guard in...

  • Repeal of state-mandated stormwater fees to take effect

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — New laws approved in Maryland's last legislative session are taking effect on July 1. Eight things to know about them: ___ STORMWATER FEES State-mandated stormwater management fees will end, but nine counties and the city of Baltimore will need to show they...

  • Vermont State Police, National Guard in joint bomb training

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    JERICHO, Vt. (AP) — Vermont State Police bomb squad members and personnel from the Vermont Air National Guard Explosive Ordnance Disposal Team have been engaging in some joint training. In one recent two-day exercise, explosives response teams were given scenarios in which they had to...

  • Coast Guard join police in patrolling Charleston-area waters

    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Coast Guard crews, along with members of the North Charleston Police Department and the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, will be on the lookout for recreational boaters who have had too much to drink. The agencies will be patrolling Charleston Harbor...

  • Coast Guard leads weekend campaign against drunk boating

    Published: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard will join Great Lakes law enforcement agencies through Sunday for its annual "Operation Dry Water" campaign against drunk boating. The nationwide effort began Friday and aims to raise awareness about illegally operating a boat while under the...

  • Yale student scientists have designs on the future

    Updated: Sat, Jun 27, 2015

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — They've gotten the A-OK from NASA, so two recent Yale University graduates are busy building an asteroid rock chipper. They're among 11 students and graduates taking part in the third annual Yale Center for Engineering Innovation and Design summer fellowship,...

  • Philippine officials say China island-building in full swing

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    PUERTO PRINCESA, Philippines (AP) — China is pressing ahead with the construction of artificial islands on at least two reefs that are also claimed by the Philippines in an increasingly tense territorial dispute, Filipino officials said, despite Beijing's pronouncement that some work...

  • Sunday, June 28

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Today is Sunday, June 28, the 179th day of 2015. There are 186 days left in the year. Highlights in history on this date: 1389 - Serb army is defeated by the Turks at Kosovo Polje. Remainder of Serbia is conquered by Turks, who rule for almost 500 years. 1797 - France occupies...

  • Minnesota to face Oklahoma State in South Dakota

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota will play Oklahoma State in a neutral-site nonconference game in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, this season. The Gophers announced Friday they'll face the Cowboys on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the 3,250-seat Sanford Pentagon arena. The venue opened two years ago...

  • 5 Things to Know in Florida for June 27

    Updated: Fri, Jun 26, 2015

    Your daily look at news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today. JUDGE MAY GIVE LIGHTER PUNISHMENT IN FAMU HAZING CASE A judge in the case of the final three defendants convicted in the hazing death of a FAMU drum major has found legal precedent to deviate...

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