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1 hr ago | Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next

President Obama, right, greets military personnel as he arrives at MacDill Air Force Base for meetings at Central Command, Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Fla.


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5 hrs ago | KAUZ

Separatists in Quebec, Scotland share lessons

16, 2014. . Scottish independence referendum "Yes" campaigner Roisin McLaren knocks on a door in a residential building as she canvasses voters in Edinburgh, Scotland on Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: Lothian County, Scotland, United Kingdom, World News, Canada, Los Angeles County, CA, US Governors, John Hickenlooper, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, US Military

Tue Sep 16, 2014

KWQC-TV Davenport

Weakened Odile heads over Mexico toward Arizona

16, 2014. . Mexican and foreign tourists arrive at an Air Force hangar in Mexico City after being airlifted out of the hurricane-ravaged resort area of Los Cabos by the Mexican armed forces, in Mexico City, Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: North America, World News, Mexico, US Military, Hurricane, Natural Disasters, Los Angeles County, CA, Prison


Atlas V rocket launches, taking satellite aloft

16, 2014, in Cape Canaveral, Fla. . A United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket, carrying the CLIO Spacecraft lifts off from Complex 41 at the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Tuesday, Sept.


Related Topix: US Military, Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Cape Canaveral, FL, US Governors, John Hickenlooper

WBAY-TV Green Bay

Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor

A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails. A Los Angeles County sheriff's deputy was convicted Tuesday of trying to block a federal investigation of allegations of inmate abuse at county jails.


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CBS Local

Atlas V Rocket Launches, Taking Satellite Aloft

The Atlas V rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station Tuesday evening taking with it a communication satellite. It lifted off at 8:10 p.m. Tuesday through a dark and cloudy sky after several weather-related delays.


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Ottawa Citizen

Air Force didn't exercise 'option' to remove parts from museum plane, minister says

The defence minister's office says the Royal Canadian Air Force failed to exercise its "option" of removing useful parts from a plane before it went to a museum - though technicians later had to go in and strip it of parts for other planes still in use. The Citizen reported Monday that RCAF members raided an old Hercules airplane on display at the National Air Force Museum of Canada in Trenton, Ont.

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From a Town Shelter on Long Island to Service Dog Training, Rescued Dog Unites with Air Force Veteran

September 16, 2014 - According to the United States Air Force Personnel Center, there are approximately 325,000 people on active duty and 260,000 enlisted men and women in the U.S. Air Force. Jason Sexton served in the Air Force as a Senior Airman and was one of those servicemen who struggled to cope with day-to-day life after returning from a tour in Iraq.


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South China Morning Post

Taiwanese fighter jets land on highway in - China attack' war games

A Taiwan Air Force US-made F-16 fighter jet takes off from a highway during the annual Han Kuang military exercise in Chiayi County. Photo: Reuters Taiwan displayed how its fighter jets and early warning aircraft could land, refuel and take off on a closed highway on Tuesday, in a scenario simulating a PLA attack that wiped out the island's air force bases.


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Pacific Daily News

No trial date set for man accused of 1987 murder

Gary Leon Scaggs made his initial court appearance at the Superior Court of Guam on Sept. 9, in the 1987 strangulation death of his then-wife, Tracey Scaggs.


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WVEC-TV Norfolk

NCSD students push for admission to military

Students and teacher at the North Carolina School for the Deaf are pushing for the right of the hearing-impaired to serve in the military. The News-Herald of Morganton reported that students and teachers from the school went to Washington, D.C., late last week to push for legislation that would allow a test group to enlist in the Air Force.


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Business Journal

Tampa woman linked to Petraeus scandal can sue government

A woman fitting the description of Tampa's Jill Kelley in the Kelleys' home on Bayshore Boulevard in 2012 as media from around the country lined up on the sidewalk around the corner. With ties to MacDill Air Force Base , Kelley and her husband, Scott, sued the FBI last year, the Department of Defense and many government officials for leaks to the media about her connection to the scandal involving Petraeus and biographer Paula Broadwell .


Related Topix: Tampa, FL, US Military, MacDill Air Force Base

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Navy Times

Flexibility key for spouses, says AF secretary's husband

In Frank Beatty's experience in the private sector, discussions about job losses and benefits cuts are not limited to the military community. But a key difference between the two sectors is family programs, said Beatty, husband of Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James.


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Nanaimo Daily News

Jonestown massacre victims among names released for remains found at US funeral home

Five victims of the 1978 Peoples Temple mass suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, were among the names released Monday by Delaware officials of people whose cremated remains were recently discovered inside an abandoned funeral home. Thirty-eight sets of remains, 31 of which were clearly labeled, were discovered last month inside a shuttered building near downtown Dover that formerly housed the Minus Funeral Home.


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KHOU-TV Houston

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.


Related Topix: US Military, Family, Adolescents and Pre-Teens, United States Air Force Academy, Air Force Academy, CO

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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Business Journal

Dayton office of defense firm wins $38M Air Force sensors research deal

KEYW Holding Corp., which recently opened a Dayton-area office, will get as much as $38 million in sensors work at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The local office of a national defense firm has won a $38 million contract to help Air Force Research Laboratory.


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Inside Dr. Sacra's 12-mile trip from Offutt Air Force Base to the Nebraska Medical Center

After learning he was infected with the deadly, contagious Ebola virus, Dr. Rick Sacra faced a 2,200 mile journey to the Nebraska Medical Center for treatment. It was a harrowing trip, on a special private jet flown by Georgia-based company Phoenix Air.


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Navy pilot missing after jet collision is presumed dead

A Navy pilot missing and presumed dead after two jets collided over the western Pacific Ocean has been identified as Lt. Nathan Poloski, 26, of Lake Arrowhead, California.


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Sun Sep 14, 2014

James' mission: Prioritize wisely to maintain capable, agile Air Force

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James sees more agreement than disagreement in getting Air Force requests through Congress. The Air Force has weathered a difficult year of personnel cuts, tough budget decisions and a cheating scandal that rocked the nuclear force.


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