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  • Lost Union Army soldier honored with memorial

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — The story of an uneducated farmer from Anderson County was buried with him in an unmarked grave in Columbia until one of his descendants unearthed the truth and fought to have him recognized. Kentucky Veterans Cemetery-Central in Radcliff recently honored the...

  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny. "Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door," NASA's Mission Control said as the capsule was...

  • Delay in ferry evacuation puzzles maritime experts

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) — It is a decision that has maritime experts stumped and is at odds with standard procedure: Why were the passengers of the doomed South Korean ferry told to stay in their rooms rather than climb on deck? Evacuations can be chaotic and dangerous, and an...

  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Updated: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    SCARBOROUGH, Maine (AP) — John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95. Houbolt died Tuesday at a nursing home in Scarborough, Maine, of complications from Parkinson's disease,...

  • Star named to honor fallen troops

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Fort Carson officials have decided to add a more permanent memorial to troops killed in combat. The post now has stone memorials carrying the nearly 400 names of local troops killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. But those may last only a few thousand years before the granite is weathered...

  • At conference, chaplains learn to care for others, themselves

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    Chaplains from Pikes Peak-region military bases and the civilian community gathered at U.S. Northern Command this month to learn how to care for caregivers. In the past, the annual chaplains conference focused on how military preachers can help in disaster response and wartime events....

  • Mentors to girls: 'Cool to be smart'

    by Michael S. Humphreys Special to The Gazette -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    They will do their best to be honest and fair, friendly and helpful, incredible at math and awesome at chemistry. That's how Air Force Academy cadets might update the Girl Scout Promise after an event this month to turn the Scouts toward the possibilities of science, technology,...

  • Air Force Academy prof's national TV interview can be viewed on Web

    by tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Published: Sun, Apr 20, 2014

    An Air Force Academy professor was scheduled to appear on national television (cable's C-SPAN3) on Saturday, talking about his favorite chapter in American history. Lt. Col. Grant Weller was filmed during a classroom lecture about the end of World War II and America's decision to...

  • Coast Guard rescues sailor near Port Townsend

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard rescued a sailor whose boat capsized six miles north of Port Townsend, Wash. Coast Guard spokesman Nathan Littlejohn says a response boat arrived on the scene Saturday afternoon to find that the sailor had managed to right the overturned...

  • US weighing military exercises in Eastern Europe

    Updated: Sat, Apr 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is considering deploying about 150 soldiers for military exercises to begin in Poland and Estonia in the next few weeks, a Western official said Saturday. The exercises would follow Russia's buildup of forces near its border with Ukraine and its...

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