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  • Dorn VA Med Center hosts forum for caregivers

    Published: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Dorn VA Medical Center in Columbia is hosting its fifth annual caregiver conference to support those who care for veterans. The conference is scheduled for Nov. 4 at the Solomon Center on Fort Jackson, but registration ends on Thursday. Information is...

  • Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in...

  • Rep. Ruppersberger to talk to students

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    SPARROWS POINT, Md. (AP) — Rep. C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger is scheduled to talk to students studying homeland security. The Democratic congressman plans to take questions at Dundalk High School on Wednesday. The school is the only one in Baltimore County offering a program in homeland...

  • Today in History

    Updated: Wed, Oct 29, 2014

    Today is Wednesday, Oct. 29, the 302nd day of 2014. There are 63 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 29, 1964, thieves made off with the Star of India and other gems from the American Museum of Natural History in New York. (The Star and most of the other gems...

  • 'No beer ... no women': Former Army football coach defends his recruiting trips

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    When Army football recruits took a bus trip with coach Bobby Ross, there was no drinking or dancing in the aisles like a trip for recruits earlier this year. Ross came out of retirement to coach the Black Knights from 2004 to 2006, and he did take cadets and prospects for a ride down...

  • Congressmen: Ore. copter closure delayed 15 days

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — Several members of Oregon's congressional delegation say the Coast Guard has agreed to keep a rescue helicopter at Newport two weeks longer than it had planned — until Dec. 15. The agency's Newport air station had been scheduled to close Nov. 30 due to budget...

  • A look back at catastrophic space flights

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    An unmanned commercial supply ship bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff from a launch pad at Wallops Island, Virginia, Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic...

  • Report: Official quits over prostitution incident

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The investigator who led the Homeland Security Department's internal review of a prostitution scandal involving Secret Service agents on assignment in Colombia in 2012 has himself resigned over an incident involving a prostitute in Florida, The New York Times...

  • Grimes courts labor votes with Warren in Kentucky

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren brought her brand of populist politics back to Kentucky on Tuesday to campaign for Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes one week before voters go to the polls in one of the country's most closely watched Senate races. Warren, making her...

  • Newport helicopter facility gets 2-week reprieve

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley's office says the Coast Guard will delay the closure of a helicopter station in Newport by two weeks. Merkley's office said Tuesday that the Coast Guard told members of Oregon's congressional delegation that it would push back the closure...

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