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3 hrs ago | Palladium-Item

Pride and patronage

Each year, members of Congress exercise a little-known power to help constituents obtain a nomination to one of the country's four elite service academies, which prepare future officers for the Army, Navy, Air Force and Merchant Marine. In doing so, they are helping the nominees obtain a highly sought college education worth nearly $500,000 while shaping the leadership of the military.


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7 hrs ago | KIDK CBS 3

Obama hits road to deal with global crises

Two unconnected overseas emergencies -- the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and Islamic terrorists in Iraq and Syria -- are prompting President Barack Obama to embark on a two-day U.S. road trip that the White House hopes will demonstrate a commander at work. The spread of Ebola in West Africa, which hasn't slowed despite $100 million of pledged U.S. aid, is unrelated to the U.S. mission to degrade ISIS terrorists in Iraq and Syria.

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10 hrs ago | Dallas Morning News

Fort Worth naval reserve unit decommissioned

The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports the 9th Naval Construction Regiment, which provided construction support, was decommissioned during a ceremony Sunday at the Naval Air Station Fort Worth. Leaders say the decommissioning is part of the U.S. military's reduction of forces as wars wind down in Iraq and Afghanistan.


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14 hrs ago | CBS Local

Man's Body Found In Detroit River Near Mud Island

Police in suburban Detroit say investigators are looking for clues to the identity of a man whose body was found in the Detroit River. Ecorse police Sgt.


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18 hrs ago | The Mississippi Press

Ingalls set to deliver national security cutter Hamilton to Coast Guard on Monday

The 10 a.m. ceremony for the cutter Hamilton will take place aboard the vessel. Participants will include Ingalls Shipbuilding President Brian Cuccias, Coast Guard Assistant Commandant Rear Adm.


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22 hrs ago | KHGI

A Scottish 'Yes' also means exit from EU, NATO

If Scottish voters this week say Yes to independence, not only will they tear up the map of Great Britain, they'll shake the twin pillars of Western Europe's postwar prosperity and security - the European Union and the U.S.-led NATO defense alliance. In breaking away from the rest of the United Kingdom, Scotland would automatically find itself outside both the EU and NATO, and have to reapply to join both, officials from those Brussels-based organizations have stressed.


Related Topix: Europe, World News, United Kingdom, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization), US Navy

Sun Sep 14, 2014

Navy identifies pilot presumed dead after crash

A Navy fighter pilot presumed dead after two jets crashed in the far western Pacific Ocean was identified Sunday as Lt. Nathan Poloski, a 26-year-old native of Lake Arrowhead, Calif.


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WTOK-TV Meridian

Offshore Accident Leaves One Dead

Authorities say that Chevron is still releasing natural gas from a pipeline off the Louisiana coast where a Saturday incident killed a maintenance worker. Col. Mike Edmonson, the superintendent of the Louisiana State Police, said Sunday his agency and the U.S. Coast Guard intend to send a joint team to the platform Monday to start an investigation.


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News 4 Jax

Who is part of the coalition to battle ISIS?

In his speech about ISIS last week, President Barack Obama said, "American military power is unmatched, but this can't be America's fight alone." Allies and partners of the United States, Obama vowed, would provide support to degrade and eventually destroy the militant group that has slaughtered many people in Iraq and Syria and beheaded two American journalists and a British aid worker.


Related Topix: Europe, United Kingdom, US Air Force, Terrorism, Francois Hollande, Iraq

Cybercast News Service

Nigerian jet missing in battle with extremists

The Nigerian Ministry of Defense says an Air Force Alpha jet on a mission against Islamic extremist insurgents in the country's northeast has gone missing with its two crew members. A statement Sunday from spokesman Maj.


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The Times of Israel

Slain hostage's family: Remember him for helping others

British aid worker David Haines devoted his life to helping civilians in war zones and that is how he should be remembered, his family said Sunday as they grieved his death at the hands of Islamic State militants in Syria. Haines - the third Westerner beheaded in recent weeks by the Islamic State group - had entered humanitarian work with enthusiasm, his brother Mike Haines said in a statement.


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WZVN-TV Fort Myers

ISIS appears to execute British aid worker David Haines

In an ISIS video titled "A second message to America" released September 2, 2014, a masked ISIS figure is shown threatening the life of British captive David Haines. In the same video it shows the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.


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The Star Online

Iraq PM orders air force to halt attacks on civilian areas

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Saturday that he ordered his air force to halt strikes on civilian areas, following government attacks this year which rights groups say have indiscriminately targeted civilians. "I have ordered the Iraqi Air Force to halt shelling of civilian areas even in those towns controlled by ISIS," he said on his official Twitter account, using the former name for militant group Islamic State.


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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Fox News

Rescuers end search for Navy pilot after crash

Rescuers on Saturday have called off their search of the Pacific Ocean for a Navy fighter pilot whose jet was one of two that crashed west of Wake Island. The Navy said Saturday that it presumes the pilot is dead after failing to find him during a 36-hour search.


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Cybercast News Service

Court tosses Washington man's porn conviction

A federal appeals court has tossed out a man's child-pornography conviction and 18-year prison sentence because of illegal government surveillance. The San Francisco-based 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that it was illegal for the U.S. Navy to use a high-powered software program to search private computers throughout the state of Washington for child pornography.


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Basingstoke Gazette

Harry hopes to move Invictus Games

Prince Harry with Israel Del Toro Jrn, a US Air Force Tech Sgt who was injured in Afghanistan in 2005 and Jill Biden Prince Harry has spoken about taking his Invictus Games out of London and giving the rest of the country a taste of its warrior spirit. As the penultimate day of the international sporting spectacle for wounded servicemen and women drew to a close, Harry said the event could be staged in the north of England or Scotland before being held abroad.


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WFLX-TV West Palm Beach

After Iraqi battles, residents choose displacement

8, 2014, Kurdish Peshmerga walk on a street in Gwer in northern Iraq. . In this image made from video taken on Sept.


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Appeals court overturns child porn conviction

A federal appeals court has overturned a Washington state man's conviction for possessing and distributing child pornography. The court in San Francisco ruled Friday that a U.S. Navy investigator who discovered the material in Michael Dreyer's computer violated law that restricts the military from enforcing civilian law.


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Cybercast News Service

Strikes in Iraq, Syria expected under new war plan

As U.S. forces gear up for airstrikes in Syria, the first demonstration of President Barack Obama's more aggressive military campaign against the Islamic State group is likely to unfold first in Iraq as early as next week, officials say. In Syria, U.S. planes and drones will be gathering intelligence on targets and air defense threats in preparation for airstrikes there.


Related Topix: Iraq, World News, Middle East, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, US Navy

The New Zealand Herald

Guam military exercises to draw 18,000 US forces

American forces are converging on the strategically important U.S. territory of Guam this month for a week of sophisticated military exercises involving two aircraft carriers. Servicemen and women will practice searching for submarines, stopping suspect vessels at sea and using a new missile defense system recently set up on Guam.


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