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  • Coast Guard to host 'haunted' food drive

    Updated: 34 min ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Coast Guard says a cutter crew will host an annual "haunted" food drive in Homer on Thursday. The Coast Guard says the cutter Hickory will be open for the event two different times to provide different freight levels for younger visitors. The cutter will...

  • Peterson Air Force Base commands monitor attack in Canada

    TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Leaders of the bi-national North American Aerospace Defense Command in Colorado Springs were warily monitoring an attack on Ottawa's Parliament Hill, but had not increased security across the continent. The Peterson Air Force Base command represents the largest permanent foreign...

  • 'Toxic' Fort Carson battalion commander returns to job despite recommendation of firing

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 1 hr ago

    The commander of a Fort Carson helicopter battalion objected when subordinates talked about a toxic command climate, according to documents obtained by The Gazette. "You want toxic? I'll show you toxic," Lt. Col. Tammy Baugh allegedly told soldiers in the 1st Battalion of the 25th...

  • China, Iran defense officials pledge closer ties

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China's defense minister met Thursday with Iran's navy commander in the latest sign of warming ties between their two militaries following their first joint naval drills in the Persian Gulf last month. Chang Wanquan told visiting Iranian Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari...

  • Spokane VA doctor accused of child rape

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Stevens County authorities say a Spokane Veterans Affairs Medical Center emergency room doctor accused of assaulting a child at the doctor's home has been charged with child rape. The Spokesman-Review reports (http://is.gd/4enr71 ) that according to court...

  • Medicaid expansion, budget top governor's debate

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Medicaid expansion and the state budget emerged as key issues Wednesday in Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan and Republican businessman Walt Havenstein's first televised debate. Hassan, who is seeking her second term, has centered her campaign on bipartisan...

  • US increases security, though no threats cited

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was no specific threat against the...

  • Navy sailor medevaced off ship to hospital

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — A sailor aboard the USS Barry was taken by a Coast Guard helicopter to a Navy hospital in Portsmouth. The Coast Guard says the 36-year-old man was experiencing chest pains early Wednesday morning. Watchstanders aboard the guided-missile destroyer requested...

  • Arguments conclude in Navy silencer-contract trial

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — It might seem improper on the surface for a Navy intelligence director to divert nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss' brother in the form of a secret, no-bid contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, but in the convoluted world of...

  • 30 Maine Guard members home from Middle East

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — About 30 members of the Maine National Guard are home from a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. Thirteen members of the 243rd Engineering Installation Squadron arrived late Tuesday and another 15 arrived shortly before noon Wednesday to waiting family and...

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