• Federal officials open $14M Detroit Border Patrol Station

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Federal officials are opening a new $14 million Detroit Border Patrol Station on the city's east side. The 42,500-square-foot U.S. Customs and Border Protection facility sits on an 11-acre site and houses nearly 100 Border Patrol agents. Grand opening events were...

  • Government audit finds improper behavior at Philadelphia VA

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government audit says two Veterans Affairs officials in Philadelphia acted improperly when subordinates were charged money to attend a work-related party. The report was released Thursday in response to a Freedom of Information Act request by The Associated Press....

  • Major construction at NKorea rocket site, US institute says

    Published: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says satellite imagery shows significant new construction at North Korea's main rocket launch site. That's a sign of leader Kim Jong Un's determination to pursue a space program despite international censure. The U.S.-Korea Institute said...

  • GOP hopeful Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve

    Updated: Thu, May 28, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he's retiring from the Air Force Reserve. The South Carolina Republican, who serves part-time as an attorney in the service, is expected to make his presidential...

  • Mysterious oil globs close 7 miles of Los Angeles-area beach

    Updated: 3 min ago

    MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 7 miles of Los Angeles-area coastline was closed to beachgoers Thursday as scientists investigated mysterious balls of tar washing ashore. Officials said it appeared to be about a barrel or two of oil — nothing like the pipeline spill that created...

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials

    Updated: 3 min ago

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Bismarck Tribune, Bismarck, May 28, 2015 Getting a grip on parole, probation The Legislature, especially the last two sessions, has put a focus on law enforcement. Lawmakers have approved more funds for training officers and getting them in the field. The...

  • Video: Watch those rolling wheels of the Fort Carson convoy

    Eric Singer
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Nearly 650 military vehicles will be rolling through southern Colorado on their way from Fort Carson. It's a days long process with what could be the largest Army convoy in decades rolling through southern Colorado. Here's a video by The Gazette's Eric Singer.

  • Live coverage and tips for watching: Thursday's Air Force Academy graduation

    The Gazette
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony. You'll find complete coverage here at gazette.com with livestream video beginning shortly before the 9:30 a.m. commencement start. Watch for highlights via our Twitter feed within this...

  • Elizabeth City to be named as an official Coast Guard city

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Elizabeth City will be designated as an official Coast Guard City. A Coast Guard statement said a ceremony will be held at Friday afternoon at the Museum of the Albemarle's front lawn. Adm. Coast Guard commandant Paul Zukunft will preside. Officials say...

  • 6 tips if you're watching Thursday's Air Force Academy graduation

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 4 hr ago

    The Air Force Academy's Class of 2015 will graduate Thursday amid pomp and ceremony. Here's a rundown on the event. - Get there early: Falcon Stadium opens at 7 a.m., and the ceremony starts at 9:30 a.m. Thursday. So, if you want to be there on time, plan to hit the road before 6...

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