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  • US military targets extremists in Somalia

    Updated: Mon, Sep 1, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says U.S. military forces have targeted the Islamic extremist al-Shabaab network in an operation in Somalia. Pentagon spokesman Rear Adm. John Kirby says the U.S. is looking at the results and will provide more information when appropriate. No further...

  • Coast Guard rescues kayaker crossing Lake Michigan

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    MUSKEGON, Mich. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued a kayaker who activated an emergency beacon while trying to cross Lake Michigan from Milwaukee. With waves 10 feet high, the man was plucked from the water and pulled into a helicopter Monday, two hours after the Coast Guard...

  • US helicopter crashes in Gulf of Aden; all rescued

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine Corps helicopter with 25 aboard crashed Monday in the Gulf of Aden, and all aboard were rescued, the Navy said. The 17 Marines and eight Navy sailors were recovered and were on board the USS Mesa Verde, and some who sustained minor injuries were treated on...

  • Coast Guard reports oil spill off Maine coast

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    KENNEBUNKPORT, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard says cleanup is underway following the discovery of an oil spill on an island that's part of Cape Porpoise, Maine. The Coast Guard says it received the initial report of an oil sheen and oil on the coast of Bickford Island on Sunday. Clean...

  • UK: Passports could be seized to fight terrorism

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday proposed new laws that would give police the power to seize the passports of Britons suspected of having traveled abroad to fight with terrorist groups. Speaking to Parliament, Cameron said his government is also working on plans to...

  • 3 rescued after jet ski overturns near Fort Monroe

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard says three men escaped injury after their jet ski overturned near Fort Monroe. A Coast Guard response boat crew rescued the men following the accident on Sunday. The Coast Guard says in a news release that the men swam to the Thimble Shoal range...

  • 5 things to know about the Texas elections

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The results of Texas' Nov. 4 election will kick off the state's largest political shakeup in a generation because not a single statewide incumbent is on the ballot. Here are five things to watch: BIG SHAKEUP A Democrat hasn't won a statewide office in Texas in 20...

  • Veterans rally once again draws huge crowd to Cripple Creek

    By MICHAEL S. HUMPHREYS Special to The Gazette -
    Updated: 10 hr ago

    Colorado's largest motorcycle rally celebrated its 22nd year in the old mining town of Cripple Creek during the Salute to American Veterans Rally and Festival. More than 35,000 bikers cruised into Cripple Creek Aug. 15-17 in the spirit of brotherhood and remembrance and to pay...

  • 8 rescued when boat capsizes off Washington island

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Coast Guard says one of its Response boats and a civilian vessel rescued seven adults and a 4-year-old child after their skiff capsized off Bainbridge Island, Washington. No one was hurt during the incident Sunday night. The Coast Guard says it received a Mayday...

  • US trained Alaskans as secret 'stay-behind agents'

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fearing a Russian invasion and occupation of Alaska, the U.S. government in the early Cold War years recruited and trained fishermen, bush pilots, trappers and other private citizens across Alaska for a covert network to feed wartime intelligence to the military,...

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