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  • Key partners in coalition against Islamic State

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State group is growing, with dozens of countries among its ranks. The coalition is contributing a wide range of efforts, from carrying out airstrikes to providing military assistance and humanitarian aid. Here are some of the key partners in...

  • Obama: US misjudged Iraqi army, militants' threat

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama acknowledged that U.S. intelligence agencies underestimated the threat from Islamic State militants and overestimated the ability and will of Iraq's army to fight. Questioning Obama's strategy to destroy the group, House Speaker John Boehner...

  • Ex-FBI agent goes on trial for interference

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former FBI agent is slated to go on trial in Salt Lake City on Monday accused of trying to thwart an investigation into military contract fraud by making a suspect look like a valuable counterintelligence source. Federal prosecutors say retired agent Robert...

  • Guard: 3 probes launched into boat crash off PR

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says three separate investigations have been launched into a collision between one its cutters and a commercial fishing boat off Puerto Rico. A probe by the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board is trying to determine the cause of...

  • In Pakistan, bomb kills 8 as US drone kills 4

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — A bomb blast killed eight people Sunday in northwestern Pakistan as a U.S. drone strike nearby killed four suspected militants, officials said. The bombing struck a refugee camp housing internally displaced people on the outskirts of the city of Hangu, police...

  • Cuomo meets soldiers, gets briefed in Afghanistan

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo is receiving counterterrorism briefings and visiting New York soldiers during a visit to Afghanistan with three other governors. In a conference call Sunday, Cuomo said much progress has been made in Afghanistan, but Islamic State extremists are...

  • Fort Carson offers program to help military spouses

    By Michael S. Humphreys, Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    It is a scenario often repeated among today's military service members: A young soldier embarks on a new career that takes him away to foreign lands and forces him to leave a young bride alone in a strange new place with no friends or family and no idea where to turn. That's exactly...

  • SD National Guard members return from Afghanistan

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota Army National Guard soldiers have returned to the U.S. after a nearly nine-month deployment in Afghanistan. The soldiers are members of the Guard's 1,742nd Transportation Company that is based in Sioux Falls and Flandreau. The soldiers are at Fort...

  • Navy awards ship design grant to UNO

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The University of New Orleans has received a $210,000 grant from the Navy s Office of Naval Research to test information gathering and analysis techniques intended to improve warship design. The goal for warship designers is to produce a vessel that can be...

  • House hopefuls explore privacy-protection balance

    Updated: Sun, Sep 28, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Congressional candidates agree that maintaining a strong national defense and protecting civil liberties are not mutually exclusive responsibilities, though they disagree on how to strike a balance between the two. Congress and President Barack...

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