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  • Sweet Olive declared a nuisance

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) — The fate of the Sweet Olive, which took tourists on tours of the Mississippi River for nine years, is in the hands of Mack Varner, Vicksburg's Community Court judge. Community Development Director Victor Gray-Lewis said a hearing on the boat, which has been...

  • Beaufort Marine unit returns from 9-month duty

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A squadron of Beaufort-based Marines and their F/A-18 Hornet jets are returning from a nine-month deployment in the Middle East. Marine Corps spokeswoman Sgt. Marcy Sanchez says the Marines of Fighter Attack Squadron 312 are coming come...

  • 4th Md. prison training veteran service dogs

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — The medium-security Maryland Correctional Training Center near Hagerstown is becoming the fourth state prison where inmates who served in the military help train service dogs for disabled veterans. Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services...

  • City of Shawnee finalist for military award

    Published: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The city of Shawnee in northeast Kansas has been named one of 30 finalists for an annual award honoring employers for their support of the National Guard and Reserves. The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that the Johnson County community is a finalist...

  • US troops in Afghanistan hosting 'shadow' marathon

    Updated: Thu, Apr 17, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The Fort Drum-based 10th Mountain Division will host what will be the last Boston Marathon "shadow run" to be held at Bagram air base in Afghanistan. The 26.2-mile shadow runs are held by deployed U.S. military personnel on or around Patriots Day, when the...

  • Suspect's interview played in Kodiak murder trial

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard civilian charged with killing two co-workers at a Kodiak communications station told an FBI agent he was late getting to work the day of the deaths because he returned home to change a soft tire, but he had no explanation for why the trip of a...

  • Robot sub makes first complete search for plane

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    PERTH, Australia (AP) — A robotic submarine has completed its first full 16-hour mission scanning the floor of the Indian Ocean for wreckage of the missing Malaysian airliner after two previous missions were cut short by technical problems and deep water, authorities said on...

  • Congressional candidates slam Lamborn letter about AFA religious freedoms

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    Fifth Congressional District candidate Bentley Rayburn on Wednesday chided his primary election opponent, Rep. Doug Lamborn, saying the congressman is not doing enough to guarantee religious freedoms at the Air Force Academy. Lamborn announced Tuesday that he had written a letter to...

  • US readies sanctions on Russia, aid for Ukraine

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to ratchet up sanctions on Russia and boost assistance for the Ukrainian military in the coming days, U.S. officials said Wednesday, as Ukraine struggles to contain a pro-Russian uprising in its eastern cities. Officials said...

  • Deepening of Jacksonville port gets approval

    Updated: Wed, Apr 16, 2014

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Army Corps of Engineers has approved a plan to deepen the port in Jacksonville. U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown says that even though the plan was approved Wednesday, it still needs funding. A Jacksonville Port Authority spokeswoman says the plan calls for...

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