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  • Roundup of Arkansas editorials

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    Here are excerpts from recent editorials in Arkansas newspapers: Southwest Times Record, Oct. 27, 2014 Forget about Ebola, go get a flu shot We worry about the wrong things. We worry about shark attacks although we're more likely to be killed by lightning. We worry about flying...

  • News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    While the federal government is trying to enforce a strategy for properly handling Ebola, some state governors and Army officials are planning the kinds of quarantines the White House has opposed and that scientists call an ill-conceived overreaction. President Barack Obama said any...

  • Colorado company, Army settle price-inflation allegations

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    BOULDER — A Boulder-based company that makes antenna and radio systems has paid $10 million to settle allegations that it submitted inflated prices for equipment it sold to the Army. The Justice Department said Monday that First RF Corporation violated the False Claims Act in a 2005...

  • Hudson Valley-based National Guard unit back in US

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    NEW WINDSOR, N.Y. (AP) — More than 100 soldiers in a Hudson Valley-based Army National Guard unit have returned to the U.S. after being deployed to Afghanistan. National Guard officials say the soldiers from the 1569th Transportation Co. arrived at Fort Hood, Texas, on Monday. The...

  • Violence marks Afghan president's first month

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Suicide bombers, roadside bombs and rocket attacks on the Afghan capital have intensified in the one month since President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai took office as the Taliban are sending a message that they disapprove of his tough stance on ending the insurgency...

  • Marines leave Afghanistan after tough war years

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marines are putting America's longest war behind them. They are pulling up stakes in the patch of Afghan desert known as Helmand province, where 378 Marines were killed and nearly 5,000 wounded in fighting that peaked four years ago. On Sunday they turned over to...

  • House candidate Zinke releases military record

    Updated: Tue, Oct 28, 2014

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Republican U.S. House candidate Ryan Zinke produced a military record Monday that opponents have been calling for since this summer. The 1999 report gives Zinke declining marks in two areas for lapses of judgment, and says Zinke's performance greatly exceeded...

  • No injuries in Arizona helicopter hard landing

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A pilot on a U.S. Customs and Border Protection helicopter escaped injury after an emergency landing in the desert between Douglas and Naco. CBP officials say the helicopter from the Tucson Air Branch made an emergency landing near the Gravel Pit area east of...

  • Space station supply launch called off in Virginia

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A space station delivery mission was called off Monday, just hours after the orbiting lab had to sidestep a piece of treacherous junk. Orbital Sciences Corp. got to within the 10-minute mark for the Virginia launch of its unmanned Cygnus capsule. But a...

  • As Marines depart Afghanistan, legacy lingers

    Updated: Mon, Oct 27, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Marines' handover of Camp Leatherneck to the Afghans is more than a signal that America's longest war is ending. It is a reminder that the Marines' battlefield gains were tempered by losses: 378 killed, nearly 5,000 wounded. Camp Leatherneck is the sprawling base...

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