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Al-Qaida in Syria seizes large parts of northern city
BEIRUT (AP) — Al-Qaida's affiliate in Syria, the Nusra Front, seized control of large parts of the northwestern city of Idlib from government forces Saturday, sweeping into neighborhoods close to the city center, opposition activists and the group said. The Nusra Front is leading a group of ultra-conservative... Read More
Yemen's president calls Shiite rebels 'stooges of Iran'
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) — Yemen's embattled president on Saturday called Shiite rebels who forced him to flee the country "stooges of Iran," directly blaming the Islamic Republic for the chaos there and demanding airstrikes against rebel positions continue until they surrender. Other leaders, including the... Read More
Delay for Lake Charles veterans clinic draws ire
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A fresh delay in plans for a veterans' clinic in Lake Charles is drawing harsh criticism from members of Louisiana's congressional delegation. The Department of Veterans Affairs issued a statement Friday that said it was attempting to award a contract for construction as soon as possible.... Read More
After a few stumbles, GOP lawmakers regain footing on budget
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern. The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. But this week, the party celebrated important successes.... Read More
Wiggly words on immigration from potential Republican field
DENVER (AP) — It's become even clearer thanks to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Immigration is the banana peel of 2016 Republican presidential politics. Just ask Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. He stepped up as a Senate leader on immigration only to slip and fall in a tea party ruckus over the issue. In a moment of... Read More
Edmond Exchange for Saturday, March 28, 2015
Edmond Exchange, a weekly wrap-up about what is going on in Edmond, Oklahoma. Read More
Abbott stays noncommittal on pulling Guard from Texas border
WESLACO, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott remained noncommittal Friday on a timeline for pulling the National Guard off the Texas-Mexico border after hundreds of police officers recently applied for jobs to effectively replace those troops. "We can't just snap our finger and have them all start at once,"... Read More
Repairs to downed border fence top $700,000
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The federal government spent over $700,000 to repair part of a steel border fence that was knocked down by debris from a rainstorm last summer. Repairs on the 60 feet of rebar-reinforced fencing in Nogales, Arizona, were completed in December, and U.S. Customs and Border Protection released... Read More
Airspace expansion a win for SD, could cost other states
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — An enormous bomber training area over the northern Plains approved this week is likely an economic win for South Dakota, but the benefits could come with a cost for neighboring states. Advocates of the plan to expand the Powder River Training Complex over the Dakotas, Montana and Wyoming... Read More
Nigerian leader urges peaceful vote as elections loom
ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan urged his nation to vote peacefully and accept the results of Saturday's presidential elections, which analysts say will be the most tightly contested in the history of Africa's richest nation and its largest democracy. "No political ambition can justify... Read More
Homeland security chief visits New Orleans airport
KENNER, La. (AP) — U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson met Friday with security personnel at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, where a machete-wielding man was fatally shot last week during an attack on travelers and Transportation Safety Administration officers. Johnson... Read More
Man facing deportation in war crimes case seeks new trial
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A man convicted on charges he lied on a U.S. immigration form about his role in Bosnian war crimes is asking for a new trial, claiming jurors based the conviction on allegations prosecutors made during the trial rather than charges in his indictment. Attorneys for Edin Sakoc claim in court... Read More
Maine National Guard unit's deployment to Kuwait canceled
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The planned deployment of a Maine National Guard unit to Kuwait next year has been canceled, officials said Friday, because it would complicate the company's scheduled transition to an infantry unit — a move that Republican Gov. Paul LePage has vowed to stop in its tracks. The 136th Engineer... Read More
Air Force test-launches 2nd missile in week from California
VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. (AP) — The Air Force test-launched an unarmed Minuteman 3 missile from California for the second time this week. The missile blasted off at 3:53 a.m. Friday from Vandenberg Air Force Base on the coast northwest of Los Angeles. The Air Force said the missile carried a test... Read More
GOP celebrates good week on Hill, but sees challenges ahead
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are looking like they've finally figured out how to govern. The GOP's first months in control of both chambers of Congress were marked by high-profile stumbles and a near-shutdown of the Homeland Security Department. But this week, the party celebrated important successes.... Read More
Warships move in key strait as airstrikes widen in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — As airstrikes in Yemen intensified on their second day Friday, Egypt and Saudi Arabia were considering an intervention on the ground, aimed at giving the president a secure foothold to return to the country, while backing Sunni tribesmen to fight against Shiite rebels and their allies, military... Read More
Lockheed to pay $2M to settle allegations it overbilled govt
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say Lockheed Martin Corporation has agreed to pay $2 million to settle allegations it overbilled the government for fuel it used while manufacturing planes for the U.S. Air Force. Prosecutors say Lockheed manufactured C-130 aircraft for the Air Force at its Marietta... Read More
Syria's Assad calls chemical attack allegations 'propaganda'
BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad has rejected allegations that his military used barrel bombs or chlorine gas against opposition-held areas, calling the accusations "malicious propaganda." In an interview with CBS News, the Syrian leader also said that he would be open to a dialogue with the United... Read More
US defense chief to visit New York's Fort Drum next week
FORT DRUM, N.Y. (AP) — The U.S. secretary of defense will be in northern New York to visit Fort Drum, where there are concerns the sprawling Army post will be targeted for troop reductions. Officials at Fort Drum say Defense Secretary Ash Carter will visit Monday to thank 10th Mountain Division for its service in... Read More
Navy sub sailor waives hearing on charges he recorded women
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Ga. (AP) — A Navy sailor charged with videotaping female officers in stages of undress aboard a submarine has waived a hearing that would have allowed his attorneys to argue against sending the case to a court-martial. A Navy spokeswoman says the sailor, an unidentified missile... Read More

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Oklahoma City Honors Veterans

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Veterans officials address concerns at OKC town hall

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Coburn says federal government shouldn’t arm local police

Sep 9At a Capitol Hill hearing, Sen. Coburn questions how the Defense...

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Michael Behenna: What his life is like now

Jul 24Former U.S. Army 1st Lt. Michael Behenna talks about what his life...