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  • Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    KOEGE, Denmark (AP) — Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq. The 30-year-old Kurd, who fled from Iran with his older brother in 1991, says he feels a moral duty...

  • Man, 83, found safe on land; water search halted

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    BEACH HAVEN, N.J. (AP) — An 83-year-old man with Alzheimer's disease who authorities feared may have wandered into the ocean has been found safe on land. The Coast Guard called off a search of the waters off Beach Haven in Long Beach Island Tuesday. The man, whose name was not...

  • Reserve unit moving to Arizona from Rhode Island

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    SIERRA VISTA, Ariz. (AP) — An Army Reserve military intelligence headquarters unit is moving to Arizona from Rhode Island. Officials at Fort Huachuca (wah-CHU'-kuh) say the headquarters of the 1st Brigade of the 100th Training Division will move in October to the Army base in Sierra...

  • Coast Guard takes ownership of new cutter

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Coast Guard has formally taken ownership of a new cutter that will be based in Charleston. The Coast Guard announced it took possession of the Cutter Hamilton on Monday in Mississippi where it was built. The crew of 110 members moved onboard the ship to...

  • US to assign 3,000 from US military to fight Ebola

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is ramping up its response to West Africa's Ebola crisis, preparing to assign 3,000 U.S. military personnel to the afflicted region to supply medical and logistical support to overwhelmed local health care systems and to boost the number of beds...

  • Bill would rename Billings VA clinic

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A bill before Congress would rename the Billings VA Clinic the "Bear Root Department of Veterans Affairs Clinic." Bear root is an herb found in the Rocky Mountains that's long been used for its healing powers and in Native American ceremonies. Sen. Jon Tester...

  • Colorado Springs charity supports children who have lost parents to war

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    A Colorado Springs charity that supports the children of fallen troops is hoping for a big turnout at its Saturday fundraiser run at Fox Run Regional Park. Angels of America's Fallen tries to help kids who have lost a parent at war rebuild their lives through sports and activities....

  • Panels to discuss border security at conference

    Published: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Security efforts along the border between the U.S. and Canada will be discussed during a conference in downtown Detroit. U.S. Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske is scheduled to speak at Tuesday morning's "Beyond the Border 2.0" event at Cobo...

  • Xi's India visit highlights changing power dynamic

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping's trip to India this week highlights subtle shifts in the regional power dynamic that are bringing warmer ties between the two Asian giants, challenging China's traditional relationship with Pakistan, and opening a new chapter in Beijing's...

  • Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa

    Updated: Tue, Sep 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration to assign 3,000 US military personnel to combat Ebola in West Africa.

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