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  • Fort Carson troops head to Germany for exercise to counter Russian aggression

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    About 100 Fort Carson soldiers headed to Germany on Tuesday to take part in a training exercise that's part of a NATO effort to counter Russian aggression in the region. The soldiers, from the 4th Infantry Division's headquarters, will help lead NATO troops in a mock battle called...

  • 7 arrested in Oakland raid on Black Muslim Temple

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Seven people were arrested as authorities on Tuesday raided Oakland's Black Muslim Temple on allegations that a security organization based there submitted false information while seeking government contracts. The group, BMT International Security Services, lied...

  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing boater

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    ST. MARKS, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials say they've suspended search efforts for a boater who went missing of the Florida Panhandle. The Coast Guard ended its search for 60-year-old George Taylor just before noon Tuesday. Rescue crews had covered 10,358 square nautical miles over...

  • Military investigates scene of Kansas jet crash

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Military personnel are investigating the southeast Kansas site where an Oklahoma Air National Guard fighter jet crashed after a midair collision with another jet from the same unit during a training exercise. The F-16 crashed Monday in a pasture about three...

  • Texas congressman released from hospital

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PLANO, Texas (AP) — The oldest-ever member of the U.S. House has been transferred from a hospital to a rehabilitation center to continue his recovery from injuries suffered in a car wreck. In a statement Tuesday, a spokeswoman for U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall said the 91-year-old Texas...

  • Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday. The Pentagon's press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said the cost has averaged about $7.6 million a day since the...

  • Judge approves sale of Pittsburgh's Wilson Center

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An Allegheny County judge has approved an $8.85 million deal by a consortium of charities to buy Pittsburgh's August Wilson Center for African American Culture. Judge Lawrence O'Toole's decision Tuesday came a day after he held up the sale amid a security firm's...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,207

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    As of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at least 2,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is three less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated...

  • Parnell replaces Alaska National Guard leaders

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three leaders of the Alaska National Guard were removed from their positions in the wake of investigations of sexual abuse and other allegations of misconduct within the agency. Brig. Gen. Catherine Jorgensen was removed as chief of staff, Gov. Sean Parnell's...

  • Tech firm expanding Virginia Beach operations

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A company that specializes in cloud-based data and document management is planning to expand its Virginia Beach operation, creating 150 jobs. Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that DOMA Technologies LLC's expansion will support the company's recent $50 million...

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