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New fighter jets arrive at Utah's Hill Air Force Base
HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AP) — A new squadron of fighter jets has started arriving at northern Utah's Hill Air Force Base. Two F-35 jets touched down Wednesday afternoon at the base, about 20 miles north of Salt Lake City. A total of 72 of the fighter jets and their pilots will be permanently based in Utah.... Read More
Watchdog: 900,000 vets have pending health care requests
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 900,000 military veterans have officially pending applications for health care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, the department's inspector general said Wednesday, but "serious" problems with enrollment data make it impossible to determine how many veterans were actively seeking VA... Read More
Legionnaires' disease cases rise at Illinois veterans home
The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home has climbed to seven, and the state's public health director has warned that more fatalities could occur. The Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the state Department of Public Health said residents of the facility in... Read More
Reporters face subpoenas in case over CIA chief resignation
WASHINGTON (AP) — At least two journalists could be forced to testify in a privacy lawsuit over the Obama administration investigation that led to the resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus (peh-TRAY'-uhs). Jill and Scott Kelley of Tampa, Florida, are suing the government. They allege that officials violated... Read More
Judge to move forward with suit over NSA's bulk collection
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday he plans to push ahead with a challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of telephone data on hundreds of millions of Americans, even as the program is set to expire at the end of November. U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon said he has no... Read More
Residents: Bloody scene after Somalia attack
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A day after Islamic extremists overran an African Union military base in Somalia, shaken residents of an adjacent town were describing the daring attack and its aftermath. One resident said some soldiers may have been taken captive by the rebels. The attack early Tuesday happened next to... Read More
US Rep. Michael McCaul writing book on homeland security
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael McCaul, a Texas Republican who chairs the House Committee on Homeland Security, has a book deal. McCaul's "Failures of Imagination: The Deadliest Threats to Our Homeland — and How to Thwart Them" will be published Jan. 12 by Crown Forum, the publisher told The Associated Press on... Read More
Congo warlord Bosco Ntaganda goes on trial at ICC
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday accused a Congo militia leader known as "The Terminator" of overseeing brutal atrocities including the slaughter of dozens of unarmed villagers and a campaign of rape and sexual enslavement of women and girls — many of them in the ranks of his own forces — as... Read More
Suspected US drone strike kills 6 in northwest Pakistan
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A suspected U.S. drone strike on a militant hideout in northwestern Pakistan killed six men, Pakistani intelligence officials said Wednesday. In a separate incident, gunmen ambushed a police patrol Wednesday in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing three police officers and wounding six, said... Read More
St. Louis Rams to practice at Scott Air Force Base
SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. (AP) — Twenty-two military personnel from Scott Air Force Base will join the St. Louis Rams on the practice field as the team prepares for the start of the NFL season. The Rams' annual practice walk-through is scheduled to begin Wednesday evening at the southwestern Illinois base.... Read More
VA planning to open clinic in Montgomery County
WASHINGTON (AP) — Maryland elected officials say the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs is considering opening an outpatient clinic in Montgomery County. U.S. senators Barbara Mikulski and Ben Cardin announced the news Tuesday, along with fellow Democrats Rep. Chris Van Hollen and Montgomery County Executive... Read More
Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally may have difficulty with their attempts to hold the city legally liable for their daughter's death, legal experts say. The parents of Kathryn Steinle filed a wrongful death claim Tuesday alleging that... Read More
A preview of new gear China's military showing off at parade
BEIJING (AP) — When China rolls out its latest armaments Thursday for a lavish parade commemorating the defeat of Japan in World War II, defense experts and foreign armies will be watching closely for any revelations about new military capabilities. Fueled by booming defense spending, the People's Liberation Army... Read More
Oklahoma City-area achievers
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45th Special Troops keep hungry soldiers fed in Oklahoma
Long before the sun rose, members of the 45th Brigade Special Troops Battalion mess section began preparing meals for about 400 soldiers of the 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team training at Fort Sill in Oklahoma. Read More
Mustang native serves in U.S. Navy
Oklahoma man is stationed aboard the USS John C. Stennis, based in California. Read More
7 dead from Legionnaires' disease at Quincy veterans home
The death toll from a Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a western Illinois veterans home climbed to seven Tuesday, with the state's public health director suggesting more fatalities are likely. Officials with the Illinois Department of Veterans Affairs and the state Department of Public Health said that each of... Read More
Parents of women killed on San Francisco pier file claims
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a San Francisco woman who was fatally shot by a man in the country illegally said Tuesday that federal and local authorities contributed to the death of their daughter through negligence and bureaucratic bungling. The family alleges in legal claims that a Bureau of Land... Read More
McCain ready for 2016 re-election effort
PHOENIX (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain will point to his success in bringing important projects to Arizona and his new influence as chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee as key reasons why voters should return him to Congress for a sixth term. Arizona's senior senator said in a wide-ranging interview with... Read More
Pentagon to survey S. Carolina brig for Guantanamo detainees
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Pentagon officials are coming to South Carolina this week to see if a Naval Brig near Charleston would be suitable to house detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Defense Department spokesman Cmdr. Gary Ross says the team will visit the brig Sept. 2 and 3. A similar assessment was conducted... Read More

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