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  • Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers. In opening trial statements in Alexandria on...

  • Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge. In a scene reminiscent of the Cold War, Swedish naval ships, helicopters and ground troops combed the Stockholm archipelago for a fourth day...

  • Colorado Guard unit headed to Guantanamo Bay

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A Colorado National Guard unit headquartered in Castle Rock will leave for a year in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, after a Tuesday farewell ceremony. The 130 Guardsmen from the 193rd Military Police Battalion recently completed a three-month training regimen to ready them for the deployment....

  • Illegal drone use a growing issue at sports venues

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events. It's not multimillion-dollar military-grade drones prompting concerns, but remote controlled contraptions costing just a few hundred...

  • Fort Carson training will bring the noise

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Fort Carson's 1st Brigade Combat Team will be making more noise this week as its soldiers train with new weapons. The brigade, which was re-equipped with eight-wheeled Stryker vehicles earlier this year, is training with new gear on the south side of the 137,000-acre post. A post...

  • Executive charged in Ohio VA corruption case

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A business executive from Virginia is being charged in a federal corruption case that already has resulted in a guilty plea from the former director of Veterans Affairs medical centers in Cleveland and Dayton. Prosecutors say Mark S. Farmer of Arlington, Virginia...

  • Iran military ready to ship equipment to Lebanon

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's defense minister said his country is ready to ship defensive materials to Lebanon to aid its army in the fight against Sunni extremists on Monday, the semi-official Mehr news agency reported. The report quoted Gen. Hossein Dehghan, speaking at a joint...

  • Today in History

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    Today is Monday, Oct. 27, the 300th day of 2014. There are 65 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 27, 1914, author-poet Dylan Thomas was born in Swansea, Wales. On this date: In 1787, the first of the Federalist Papers, a series of essays calling for...

  • Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. Araceli Gutierrez guards the memories of this...

  • Marine accused in Philippine killing tests US ties

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    OLONGAPO, Philippines (AP) — Inside a funeral parlor, a Filipino mother sits and weeps next to a coffin containing the body of her daughter and demands answers. On a hulking American assault ship moored at a nearby port sits a man who might have them — a U.S. Marine authorities suspect...

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