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  • UN says 58 killed in attack on UN base in SSudan 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 8:08 pm
  • UNITED NATIONS - An attack on a U.N. peacekeeping base in South Sudan where some 5,000 members of an ethnic minority had sought shelter killed 58 people and injured about 100 others, a U.N. official said Friday.

  • Autopsy: Border Patrol agent shot man twice 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 7:58 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A Mexican man who was killed by a U.S. Border Patrol agent in a remote mountainous area was shot twice in the chest after allegedly pelting the agent with rocks, according to an autopsy report released Friday.

  • Congressional committees probing Arizona's VA care 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 6:59 pm
  • PHOENIX - U.S. Sens. John McCain and Jeff Flake say congressional committees are investigating allegations that up to 40 Arizona veterans died while awaiting medical appointments.

  • Homeland Security reissues immigrant asylum rules 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:27 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The Homeland Security Department has reissued asylum rules to immigration officials amid concerns that they are misinterpreting how to decide which immigrants get to see a judge for asylum claims.

  • Military scales down, modifies Guam buildup plan 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:26 pm
  • HAGATNA, Guam - The military's revised proposal for a buildup on Guam calls for less population growth and locating a Marine Corps live-fire training range on an Air Force base instead of the site of an ancient village.

  • NBA plans expanded programs with military 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:53 pm
  • NEW YORK - Army graduate Mike Krzyzewski will lead a U.S. national team practice at his alma mater, and the U.S. women will train at the Naval Academy as part of an increased partnership among the NBA, USA Basketball and the Department of Defense.

  • South Dakota native earns Medal of Valor 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:45 pm
  • BISMARCK, North Dakota - A native of Lemmon, South Dakota, has been honored for saving the lives of four soldiers in Afghanistan.

  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 4:44 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.

  • Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:20 pm
  • DONETSK, Ukraine - Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev.

  • Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 3:01 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq will be allowed to proceed with a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.

  • Guardsman to receive Purple Heart at Texas event 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 2:58 pm
  • SAN ANTONIO - U.S. Army Chief of Staff Raymond Odierno will present the Purple Heart at Fort Sam Houston to a staff sergeant injured while on patrol in Afghanistan.

  • Court reinstates lawsuit over Marine's suicide 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 1:16 pm
  • LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - The family of a Marine who killed himself after a tour of duty in Iraq has won a bid to reinstate a lawsuit against the federal government over his treatment by two Veterans Affairs facilities in Kentucky.

  • Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:58 am
  • ISLAMABAD - Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr."

  • In '1971,' an analog precursor to NSA, Snowden 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 10:50 am
  • NEW YORK - A trove of government documents reveals widespread domestic surveillance of Americans. Leaked revelations hit the front pages of newspapers. A powerful governmental agency is brought under scrutiny.

  • Iran: Rouhani talks peace, outreach at army parade 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:52 am
  • TEHRAN, Iran - Iran's president underscored his moderate policies and outreach to the West in a speech Friday during a military parade on the country's National Army Day.

  • Australia's Houston: Calm face of Flight 370 hunt 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 5:11 am
  • PERTH, Australia - He speaks with a calm, steady voice as he tackles question after question in an attempt to explain one of the biggest mysteries the modern world has ever known: What happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

  • Anger and dismay at stalled Guantanamo 9/11 trial 
    Updated: Apr-18-14 12:04 am
  • GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - Don Arias stormed out of the meeting with the defense lawyers at this U.S. Navy base after less than 15 minutes. He was soon followed by three others who also lost family members in the 9/11 terror attack.

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 8:40 pm
  • SAN DIEGO - A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and prostitutes in exchange for classified information.

  • NC community college rate break for vets proposed 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 6:35 pm
  • RALEIGH, North Carolina - Gov. Pat McCrory says he wants to make it easier for new veterans to attend any of North Carolina's community colleges.

  • Deal reached on calming Ukraine tensions - for now 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 5:29 pm
  • GENEVA - In a surprise accord, Ukraine and Russia agreed Thursday on tentative steps to halt violence and calm tensions along their shared border after more than a month of Cold War-style military posturing triggered by Moscow's annexation of Crimea.

  • Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 4:34 pm
  • CHARLESTON, South Carolina - A man who faced a $525 fine for refilling an 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital apparently will get off with a warning.

  • VA hospital nurse accused of stealing pain meds 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 2:25 pm
  • ST. LOUIS - A nurse at the Veterans Administration hospital in St. Louis is facing federal charges accusing him of stealing pain medication from the hospital and from patients.

  • US sending nonlethal aid to Ukraine military 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:55 pm
  • WASHINGTON - The U.S. will send medical supplies, helmets and other nonlethal aid to the Ukrainian military in response to Russia's "dangerously irresponsible" efforts to destabilize the country, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Thursday.

  • Excerpts from recent North Dakota editorials 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:49 pm
  • Minot Daily News, Minot, April 16, 2014

  • Kenya sends 91 Somalis to Mogadishu amid crackdown 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 11:52 am
  • NAIROBI, Kenya - If you have a beard or wear loose-fitting clothing associated with Muslims, you will be targeted, says Omar bin Omar as police carried out a security sweep of Somali neighborhoods amid alleged police abuses.