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  • Coast Guardsman gets 6 months for sexual assault

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    ALAMEDA, Calif. (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its officers has been sentenced to six months confinement for sexual assault after a general court-martial at the Coast Guard base in Alameda, California. Chief Warrant Officer Allyson Conroy said Tuesday that at the time of the...

  • Waco officials vote $1.5 million for SpaceX expansion

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WACO, Texas (AP) — Waco city officials have voted to contribute $1.5 million in economic development funds toward expanding the SpaceX rocket-making plant in nearby McGregor. Hawthorne, California-based Space Exploration Technologies Corp. has plans to spend $46 million on an...

  • Senate OKs Rasmussen for counterterrorism post

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed President Barack Obama's choice of Nicholas Rasmussen to be director of the National Counterterrorism Center at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The nomination was approved by voice vote late Tuesday. Rasmussen is...

  • Obama reviews potential threats with security team

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama summoned his national security team to the White House to discuss potential threats after the Senate report on CIA harsh interrogation techniques and ahead of the upcoming holidays. Officials have not identified any specific terror threats...

  • Bill permits waiver of preconditions on Egypt aid

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday that it welcomes new flexibility in providing up to $1.4 billion in aid to Egypt, a close ally in the Middle East despite its recent sweeping crackdown on dissent. The massive fiscal 2015 spending bill that Congress passed on...

  • 2 jump to safety from burning lobster boat off Maine coast

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    VINALHAVEN, Maine (AP) — Officials say two men escaped from a burning lobster boat off Vinalhaven, Maine. The Coast Guard says the lobster boat was totally engulfed in flames when rescuers arrived Tuesday afternoon. An official told WZON-AM that two men jumped off and swam to a nearby...

  • Rain could spell trouble for Calif. water conservation

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After California's driest three years on record, there have been few sounds as disturbing to water conservationists as the whisk-whisk-whisk of automatic lawn sprinklers kicking on directly behind TV reporters covering some of the state's first heavy downpours in...

  • Court overturns ex-Army medic's weapons conviction

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the acquittal of a former Army medic who was sentenced to 15 months in prison for transporting a knife and police baton in his vehicle during a move out of state. Justices issued a 7-0 decision in the appeal of...

  • Boeing 737 factory to move to clean energy

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Boeing said Tuesday it plans to buy renewable energy credits to replace fossil-fuel power at the factory in Washington state where it assembles its 737 commercial airplanes. The aerospace company and the utility, Puget Sound Energy, said the plan will move the...

  • Boeing breaks ground on new St. Louis venture

    Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon and a top Boeing Co. official say the company's latest venture in St. Louis opens up new possibilities for the region. Ground was broken Tuesday for a plant that will make parts for Boeing's new 777X passenger aircraft, which will be manufactured in the...

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