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Islamic militants seize part of Syrian army base

Fighters from the extremist Islamic State group on Thursday overran part of an army base in northern Syria, which has been under the militants' siege for months, in ferocious battles that killed or wounded dozens on both sides, activists said.


Related Topix: Middle East, Syria, World News, Activism, US Air Force

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Long odds for justice in Malaysia jet disaster

The wreckage scene is compromised, key evidence may have disappeared altogether and political complexities could block an international court from hearing the case.


Related Topix: US Air Force, Prison, Netherlands, World News,

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Mississippi River reopens after barge accident

A railroad bridge is undamaged and Mississippi River traffic is moving again at Louisiana, Missouri, after barges broke free from their tow and became stuck under the bridge.


Related Topix: Louisiana, MO, US Coast Guard, US News

Cybercast News Service

Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis

Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, US House of Representatives, Representative Steve Daines, Democrat, Max Baucus, Prison, US National Guard

WAPT-TV Jackson

FAA ban: Israeli setback, Hamas victory

The FAA's ban on U.S. flights to and from Israel's main airport for a second day marks another blow to that country's economy and a success for Hamas militants, experts said Wednesday.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, US Air Force, Senator Tim Kaine, US Senate, US Politics

Spokeswoman: Indiana teen pilot dies in crash

Annie Hayat said the plane flown by 17-year-old Haris Suleman went down shortly after leaving Pago Pago in American Samoa Tuesday night.


Related Topix: Oceania, American Samoa, World News, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Air Accidents, US Coast Guard

KNUS-AM Aurora

Arkansas military base on lockdown, few details

Little Rock Air Force Base went on lockdown Wednesday amid reports of a suspicious person, though military officials have offered few details about the incident.


Related Topix: Little Rock Air Force Base, US Air Force, US News

The Modesto Bee

Ohio base ranked highly by Air Force newspaper

The base, which is Ohio's largest single-site employer, tied as the top Air Force base to be stationed among 68 bases in the U.S. That's according to a survey by the weekly Air Force Times newspaper, which made the rankings based on a dozen categories.


Related Topix: Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, US Air Force, Modesto, CA

Daily Herald

Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks

Offering the first glimmer of hope for a Gaza cease-fire, the United States on Wednesday said negotiations to broker a truce between Israel and Hamas militants are making some progress even if an end to more than two weeks of bloodshed is nowhere near.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US Air Force, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Terrorism

Bluffton Today

Coast Guard rescues sailors off SC coast

A Coast Guard cutter has reached a couple in distress on a sailboat about 130 miles off the South Carolina coast.


Related Topix: US Coast Guard, US News

Tue Jul 22, 2014

The Town Talk

Navy restructures Blue Angels command

In the wake of a high-profile misconduct investigation of the Blue Angels, the Navy on Tuesday announced sweeping change s to the flight demonstration squadron's structure.


Related Topix: US Navy, US News, United States Naval Academy

The Island Packet

Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

"The seriousness of the moment demands urgent action," McDonald told the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee.


Related Topix: 2012 Presidential Election, US Politics, US News, Life, Barack Obama, Veteran Affairs, US Air Force, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Jeff Miller, Republican, US House of Representatives

The Advocate

Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through hotlines and other aid programs.


Related Topix: US Marine Corps, US Air Force

CBS 3 Springfield

Air defense drill for 4 Northeastern states

The New York state Division of Military and Naval Affairs says a two fighter jets from a Massachusetts Air National Guard unit will be conducting an air defense exercise over parts of four Northeastern states.


Related Topix: US Air Force, US News, Holyoke, MA, Springfield, MA

Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Charles Taylor, US Air Force, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base

Houston Chronicle

Vital evidence feared withheld by Ukraine's rebels

Lieutenant-General Andrey Kartopolov, head of main operational department of Russian military's General Staff, left, speaks to the media during a news conference in Moscow, Monday, July 21, 2014.


Related Topix: Sukhoi Su-25, Sukhoi Aircraft, Military Aircraft, Aircraft, US Air Force

Mon Jul 21, 2014


Agency: No plans to use Fort Knox as shelter

A federal agency said Monday it has no plans to use Fort Knox as a temporary shelter for migrant children, offering assurances after U.S. Sen. Rand Paul signaled that the Army post has been considered as a possible site to house some of the young immigrants pouring across the U.S. border with Mexico.


Related Topix: Fort Knox, US Army, Fort Knox, KY, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Senator Rand Paul, Representative John Yarmuth, US House of Representatives, Democrat


Okla. delegation decries holding kids at Fort Sill

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe and all five of Oklahoma's U.S. House members released a joint statement on Monday opposing a decision by the Department of Defense to extend the use of temporary shelters at several military installations, including Fort Sill, through January 2015.


Related Topix: US Politics, Senator Jim Inhofe, US News, US Senate, Fort Sill, US Army, Fort Sill, OK, Barack Obama

Seven killed in Benghazi clashes

Islamist militants attacked an army base in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi on Monday, triggering fierce clashes involving helicopters and jets that killed at least seven people and wounded 40 others after days of escalating violence.


Related Topix: World News, Africa, Libya, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), Terrorism, US Air Force


Soldier mauled by bear at base in Alaska

Officials say a National Guard soldier was mauled by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base in Alaska.


Related Topix: US National Guard