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WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. military commander for the Middle East says he's concerned the failed coup in Turkey may have longer term effects on the fight against Islamic State militants in the region. Gen. Joseph Votel tells the Aspen Security Forum that he's worried the...
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — Emergency crews searched Thursday for two hikers from Vermont who texted a friend the previous night to say they were lost in rugged terrain in South Dakota's Badlands National Park, sheriff's officials said Thursday. Pennington County Sheriff's Office...
FORT BENNING, Ga. (AP) — A 21-year-old Army officer has died after falling ill during his first day at the military's grueling Ranger School in Georgia. The Army says 2nd Lt. Michael R. Parros died Wednesday at a hospital two days after he became sick during training at Fort...
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — U.S. officials say applications to drill for oil and gas on federal and Indian lands are expected to decrease 40 percent in coming years versus their historical average. The projection comes as cheap prices have curtailed domestic energy exploration,...
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal. The action at a special meeting of the school's board signaled the end of an era. Ramsey, a former state budget...
SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of tribal canoes were arriving at Alki Beach in Seattle as part of an annual Native American celebration. Members of the Muckleshoot Tribe greeted the boats Wednesday afternoon as part of the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually. "The tribal journey is, to me, it's...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Red-light cameras are widely hated, but a new study says getting rid of them can have fatal consequences. Traffic deaths from red-light-running crashes go up by nearly a third after cities turn off cameras designed to catch motorists in the act, according to a...
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Luke Aikins has made 18,000 parachute jumps, including several for the film "Ironman 3." But the plunge this elite skydiver knows he'll be remembered for is one he's making Saturday without a parachute. Or a wingsuit. With nothing other than the...
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Camden, one of the country's most impoverished cities, will get some time in the Democratic convention spotlight Thursday with some help from Lady Gaga. But while thousands of delegates have been invited across the Delaware River for an afternoon concert with...