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  • International naval leaders meet in Newport

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Naval leaders from around the world are meeting in Rhode Island to discuss solutions to common maritime challenges. Friday is the last day of the 21st annual International Seapower Symposium at the U.S. Naval War College. More than 170 military officers and...

  • OPCW document: Syria had ricin program

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Syrian authorities have declared that they once had a program to produce the deadly toxin ricin, according to an official document of the global chemical weapons watchdog. A report on the website of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons...

  • New details about Fort Carson soldier accused of burning house

    BY lisa walton lisa.walton@gazette.com -
    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    A Fort Carson soldier arrested on suspicion of burning down his own house Sunday morning had increased his home insurance coverage just days before the blaze, according to an arrest affidavit. Crews responding to the fire at 7568 Chasewood Loop shortly after 1:30 a.m. said they found...

  • Community celebrating historic property's purchase

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York community is celebrating the long-awaited public purchase of historic property. State and local officials will be joined by French and Indian War re-enactors late Friday afternoon to mark this week's acquisition of 34 acres on Rogers...

  • Former Griffiss AFB partners with Michigan center

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    ROME, N.Y. (AP) — Griffiss International Airport has a new partner in drone research. The former Air Force Base in central New York will team with the Northern Michigan Unmanned Aerial Systems Consortium (NMUASC) to develop standards for integrating unmanned systems into national...

  • World War II veteran gets Dearborn diploma

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) — Dearborn High School has awarded a diploma to an 88-year-old man who left to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II before completing his senior year. The Dearborn Public Schools Superintendent Brian Whiston presented Manley Cox with his high school...

  • Army secretary to visit Rock Island Arsenal

    Published: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — U.S. Army Secretary John McHugh will visit the Rock Island Arsenal next month for a tour that a pair of Illinois lawmakers will use to highlight why they think the historic facility is deserving of continued investment. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin and U.S. Rep....

  • San Diego school police to return military vehicle

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego's school district plans to return a military surplus vehicle obtained by its police department after negative reaction. San Diego Unified School District Superintendent Cindy Marten said in a statement Thursday night that some members of the community are...

  • Strong Senate vote for Obama on Syria rebel aid

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the heat of an election campaign, Congress cleared the way for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels for a war against Islamic State militants Thursday night, reluctant ratification of a new strategy that President Barack Obama outlined scarcely a week...

  • Nevada police have $11.8M in surplus military gear

    Updated: Thu, Sep 18, 2014

    RENO, Nev. (AP) — Law enforcement agencies in Nevada have accumulated $11.8 million worth of military gear from the Pentagon through a surplus program that has come under increasing scrutiny since the police response to protests over an officer's killing of an unarmed Missouri...

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