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  • Fort Carson starts burns to reduce wildfire fuels on post, Pinon Canyon

    By stephen hobbs stephen.hobbs@gazette.com -
    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    Fort Carson is planning prescribed burns on about 7,000 acres this fall to reduce fire danger, the post announced. The burns are planned for 21 areas on Fort Carson and at the Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site in southeastern Colorado. They will be done on areas with grass and brush that...

  • Man dies in Border Patrol custody in Texas

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Federal authorities say a drug suspect has died while in custody at a U.S. Border Patrol facility in Texas. U.S. Customs and Border Protection says the 36-year-old man was found unresponsive Friday in a holding cell at a Border Patrol checkpoint between...

  • NC-based Coast Guard rescues 2 in Virginia

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued two men after their 17-foot boat ran aground on Cedar Island near Wachapreague. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report from a concerned friend Friday night saying the two men had departed on a planned...

  • Coast Guard rescues 2 near Wachapreague

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard rescued two men after their 17-foot boat ran aground on Cedar Island near Wachapreague. Watchstanders at Coast Guard Sector Hampton Roads received a report from a concerned friend Friday night saying the two men had departed on a planned...

  • Polish official: alleged spies worked for Russia

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A high-ranking Polish army officer and a civilian put under arrest in Poland on espionage charges worked for Russian military intelligence, a Polish lawmaker said. The two men were detained for questioning on Wednesday and have been put under arrest for three...

  • Iraq lawmakers approve nominees for interior, defense ministers amid Islamic State group fight

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq lawmakers approve nominees for interior, defense ministers amid Islamic State group fight.

  • Md. naval air station plans training exercises

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    PATUXENT RIVER, Md. (AP) — Officials with the Patuxent River Naval Air Station in St. Mary's County say nearby communities should be aware of noisy training exercises that have been scheduled. Officials say that pilots at the air station will be training Saturday and that may mean...

  • Lebanon pulled into war with Islamic State group

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    BEIRUT (AP) — With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon, where Lebanese soldiers and Shiite Hezbollah guerrillas are increasingly pulled into deadly...

  • 7 being honored for fiery Thruway crash rescue

    Updated: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York Army National Guard soldier and six civilians are being honored for rescuing a National Guard officer from a fiery vehicle crash on the Thruway last year. Sgt. John Tirinato of Castleton will receive the New York State Conspicuous Service Medal during...

  • US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS

    Published: Sat, Oct 18, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won't have to. The U.S. general...

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