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  • Lebanon pulled into war with Islamic State group

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon, where Lebanese soldiers and Shiite Hezbollah guerrillas are increasingly pulled into deadly...

  • 7 being honored for fiery Thruway crash rescue

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York Army National Guard soldier and six civilians are being honored for rescuing a National Guard officer from a fiery vehicle crash on the Thruway last year. Sgt. John Tirinato of Castleton will receive the New York State Conspicuous Service Medal during...

  • US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won't have to. The U.S. general...

  • For 3 generations, Coast Guard a family affair

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — For nearly three quarters of a century, a member of the Ratti family has been enlisted as an officer or cadet in the U.S. Coast Guard. It all began with Rear Admiral Ricardo Ratti, 92, who enrolled at the academy in 1941. Along with his son, Rear Admiral...

  • Container ship adrift off British Columbia coast

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    OLD MASSETT, British Columbia (AP) — Local officials say the Canadian coast guard has secured a towline to a Russian container ship carrying hundreds of tons of fuel that was drifting without power in rough seas off British Columbia's pristine northern coast. The development Friday...

  • Constitution takes trip before 3-year restoration

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Old Ironsides took one last trip around Boston Harbor on Friday ahead of a major, multi-year restoration project, firing its cannons while the Dropkick Murphys punk band and a Boston Pops quintet entertained hundreds of special guests and dignitaries on board. The USS...

  • Target missile tracked during test off Hawaii

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    KEKAHA, Hawaii (AP) — The military says it successfully detected and tracked a medium-range missile target during a test off Hawaii. The Defense Department says Thursday's test was to demonstrate that the Aegis defense system can engage and track a ballistic missile while using only...

  • Kansas Guard member being honored for heroism

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas National Guard member will be honored next week for helping save a woman from a burning house in Wichita two years ago. Tech. Sgt. Shawn A. Rucker will receive the Airman's Medal from Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, the Kansas adjutant general. The ceremony will...

  • Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit. Perched on Turkey's border, the city of about 60,000 has been besieged for...

  • Activists: Islamic State group may have warplanes

    Updated: Fri, Oct 17, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots. Friday's account by the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights could not be...

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