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  • Navy secretary: Cost for newest ship will decline

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ABOARD USS INDEPENDENCE (AP) — Operating costs for the U.S. Navy's newest ships will decline and "become more normal" over time, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said Thursday. The Navy designed littoral combat ships to have smaller crews and lower costs than other vessels, but a Government...

  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor who appointed him to the Senate earlier this...

  • Air Force Academy vision includes raising tourist levels to pre-9/11 numbers

    By TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's visitor center would move outside the gates of the 18,500-acre campus under a plan tied to the Colorado Springs City for Champions proposal. The academy announced Thursday that the $20 million attraction would be located just east of the academy's northern...

  • Cooler weather helps firefighters in Washington

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    OMAK, Wash. (AP) — Cooler temperatures allowed firefighters to directly attack a massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington on Thursday. Fire spokesman Pete Buist said the biggest wildfire in the state's history was 52 percent contained....

  • Immigrant children placed with Alabama sponsors

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — More than 400 immigrant children have been placed with sponsors in Alabama, according to federal figures released Thursday, and more could be coming with officials saying Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery is being considered for housing. A division of the...

  • Arkansas base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual. Officials said Thursday the 6,100-acre base was locked down...

  • National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa reported Thursday that 46-year-old Travis Devall has been charged with 10 counts...

  • Coast Guard helps 3 fishermen aboard vessel

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEWPORT, Ore. (AP) — A Newport-based Coast Guard crew came to the aid of a commercial fishing vessel that was taking on water about 10 miles north of the Yaquina (yuh-KEEN-uh) Bay bar. A Coast Guard spokesman says the crew passed portable dewatering equipment to the 60-foot fishing...

  • AROUND TOWN: Picnic at Benet Hill honors military

    By Linda Navarro, The Gazette, linda.navarro@gazette.com -
    Published: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    For the fifth year the Benedictine Sisters of Benet Hill Monastery invited the public to their wooded retreat in Black Forest for a 
Sunday afternoon of natural beauty combined with face painting, basketball shooting, pony rides, climbing on firetrucks and shopping for bargains from...

  • Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) — A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said. Jim Yost, 69, died from blunt force injuries after his parachute malfunctioned, Oklahoma...

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