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  • Pentagon cites 'dangerous' Chinese jet intercept

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Chinese fighter jet conducted a "dangerous intercept" of a U.S. Navy aircraft three days ago off the coast of China in international airspace. The Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, said Friday that Washington has lodged a protest to...

  • VA reviews caregiver support in Charleston

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Inspector General is calling for tighter controls on the support program for family members and others who care for vets treated at the Ralph Johnson Medical Center in Charleston. "We substantiated the allegations...

  • Pentagon condemns Russian movements into Ukraine

    Updated: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon on Friday condemned the movement of a Russian convoy into eastern Ukraine, calling it a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and demanding that it be withdrawn. "Russia must remove its vehicles and its personnel from the territory of Ukraine immediately,"...

  • Dempsey hits Islamic militant 'end-of-days' vision

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — America's top-ranked military officer says the surging Islamic State group has an "apocalyptic, end-of-days strategic vision" in the Middle East and cannot be defeated unless the United States and a coalition of partners confront it head-on in Syria. "They can be...

  • National Guard to withdraw from a quieter Ferguson

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The streets of Ferguson were peaceful for another night, as protests and tensions subsided in the St. Louis suburb where unrest erupted after a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. Gov. Jay Nixon also ordered the Missouri National Guard,...

  • Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's Security Service chief calls movement of the Russian aid convoy a "direct invasion"

  • Air Force: Airman found dead at New Mexico base

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CLOVIS, N.M. (AP) — The Air Force says an airman has been found dead at Cannon Air Force Base in eastern New Mexico. Base officials say in a news release that the airman's body was discovered at housing on the base about 8 a.m. Thursday. No other details were released, including...

  • Camp Lejeune ceremony to honor 1st black Marines

    Published: Fri, Aug 22, 2014

    CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — Camp Lejeune is honoring the first black Marines in a ceremony marking Montford Point Marine Day. The ceremony is scheduled for Friday at Camp Johnson, formerly known as Montford Point. Camp Johnson is named after Sgt. Maj. Gilbert Johnson, one of the first...

  • Former AP photo editor Toby Massey dies

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Toby Massey, a photographer and photo editor who directed coverage of presidents and political conventions as well as natural disasters, the space program and sporting events during a 38-year career with The Associated Press, died Thursday. He was 80. Massey died at...

  • Foley case lays bare debate over paying ransom

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The beheading of freelance journalist James Foley has forced a new debate between the longtime U.S. and British refusal to negotiate with terrorists, and Europe and the Persian Gulf's increasing willingness to pay ransoms in a desperate attempt to free citizens. The...

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