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  • German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years

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    BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period. In one incident a female driver was hit in the neck by a ricochet but survived. The case of the 'Autobahn sniper' baffled...

  • Exercises underway at Anchorage military base

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    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Soldiers at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson are conducting live-fire exercises at the Anchorage base. Officials say the exercises kicked off Tuesday and continue through Nov. 6. Participants are members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th...

  • South Korea soldiers convicted in hazing death

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean military court sentenced six soldiers to up to 45 years in prison on Thursday for bullying and beating a subordinate who died, the Defense Ministry said. Military prosecutors said the soldiers bullied the victim regularly for about a month, and...

  • SD Army National Guard fielding new helicopters

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Army National Guard is fielding new Black Hawk helicopters meant to be used in medical evacuations. Officials say the Guard has received its first two of six helicopters that will replace aircraft in the agency's existing inventory. The Guard...

  • Marine Corps recruiter pleads not guilty to arson

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    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps recruiter accused of setting small fires at his workplace in Bismarck is charged in federal court. Anthony DeGroot is charged with arson. Authorities say he started the fires at the armed forces recruiting station on the day after Christmas....

  • China eases monopoly on credit cards

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    BEIJING (AP) — China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, MasterCard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market. Foreign companies will be allowed for the first time to apply to set up credit card clearing operations in...

  • Hopes fade for 18 trapped Turkish miners

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A senior government official says hopes are fading for 18 miners trapped in a flooded coal mine in southern Turkey. Rescue workers are using huge pipes to pump water from 350 meters (380 yards) underground, but Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said Thursday that the...

  • Iran foils sabotage attempt on heavy water tanks

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian authorities have foiled a sabotage attempt involving tanks used for the transportation of heavy water, a key component in nuclear reactors, an Iranian newspaper reported on Thursday. The independent Arman daily quoted Asghar Zarean, deputy head of Iran's...

  • 2 Anglo candidates to face off in Spanish debate

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — Two candidates for Colorado's sixth congressional district are facing off in a historic Spanish-language debate. Organizers say the encounter Thursday between Republican Rep. Mike Coffman and his Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff will be the first time two...

  • Report: Police need more training on mentally ill

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new report says law enforcement officers in Los Angeles County need more training to handle the mentally ill. The Los Angeles Times (http://bit.ly/1tjwchD ) says the report released Wednesday comes from a consulting agency hired to find ways of keeping the...

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