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  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if the grand jury now considering the case...

  • New Mexico Air Force base identifies dead airman

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    CANNON AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified an airman who was found dead in housing at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico. Base officials announced Friday that Senior Airman Christian Barreto was a sensor operator with the 3rd Special Operations Squadron....

  • Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer at Fort Hood accused of operating a prostitution ring will be court martialed, the central Texas Army base said Friday. Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen's case will be tried in a general court martial, reserved...

  • Administration condemns Russian move into Ukraine

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday denounced the movement of a Russian convoy into Ukraine, citing it as the latest provocation by Moscow along the highly volatile eastern border of the former Soviet republic. "We very much condemn the violation — flagrant violation...

  • Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity...

  • FBI director: Counterterrorism is top mission

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    ATLANTA (AP) — The participation of Americans and Europeans in Islamist extremist activities in Syria and Iraq is worrisome, but authorities are committed to making sure no attacks occur in the United States, the FBI director said Friday. Director James Comey spoke to reporters Friday...

  • Mexico creates special force for economic crime

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico launched a special 5,000-strong police force Friday to combat industrial, farm and business crime that has extended throughout the country's economy, strangling commerce in some regions. Drug gangs have long penetrated some Mexican mining and agricultural...

  • Senators call for AF Academy sex assaults review

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Two U.S. senators called for an outside investigation of how the Air Force Academy handles sexual assaults, including an allegation that agents were blocked from speaking to football coaches. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York and Sen. John Thune of South Dakota asked...

  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday accused a Chinese fighter jet of conducting a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of China in international airspace. The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said...

  • Leader touts value, potential of Md. Army post

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — The new senior commander at Aberdeen Proving Ground said Friday that stronger ties between the Army installation and the surrounding community could help avert large job cuts at the sprawling research and weapons-testing post near Baltimore. Maj. Gen. Bruce T....

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