FTF detains 6 insurgents, captures weapons in Khost province
KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Combined forces with 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team’s Focused Tactical Force conducted an air assault operation in the Momad Kalay District, Khost Province, Sept. 6.
Air Strike Kills Operative Planning Pre-election Attacks
WASHINGTON, Sept. 10, 2010 – A coalition air strike last night killed a senior enemy commander involved in bombing attacks in Afghanistan’s capital of Kabul, military officials reported.
First Medal of Honor for a living Afghan war vet
DES MOINES, Iowa – A 25-year-old soldier from Iowa who exposed himself to enemy gunfire to try to save two fellow soldiers will become the first living service member from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq to receive the Medal of Honor, the White House announced Friday.
Grandmother Graduates From Explosive Ordnance Disposal School
SAN ANTONIO, Sept. 10, 2010 – The Navy’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal School at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is one of the toughest schools in the military, with a dropout rate that often exceeds 50 percent. But an Army specialist and 42-year-old grandmother from North Carolina has proven that when it comes to meeting tough challenges, age sometimes is just a state of mind.
Delta Flight Returns To Detroit Makes Emergency Landing
Authorities say a Delta flight to Tampa, Fla., has returned to Detroit Metropolitan Airport about an hour after departing because of a disruptive passenger.
Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in back taxes last year, data show
Capitol Hill employees owed $9.3 million in overdue taxes at the end of last year, a sliver of the $1 billion owed by federal workers nationwide but one with potential political ramifications for members of Congress.
Border Bloodshed: 25 Slain Mark Town’s Deadliest Day in Two Years
CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen killed 25 people in a series of drug-gang attacks in Ciudad Juarez, marking the deadliest day in more than two years for the Mexican border city. Farther east on the border, 85 inmates scaled the walls of a prison and escaped Friday in Mexico’s biggest jail break in recent memory.
Iran Cancels Release of US Hiker
Iran has abruptly canceled plans to release one of the American hikers detained for more than a year in Tehran after judicial officials cited unresolved legal issues.
Castro: I Meant That ‘Capitalist System’ Doesn’t Work
Fidel Castro said Friday his recent comment that communist-led Cuba’s economic model does not work was badly understood and that what he really meant was that capitalism does not work.
Mumbai Placed On Alert Amid Reports of Men Sneaking Into City
On the eve of Eid and start of Ganesh Chaturthi festivities, Mumbai police on Friday said two foreign nationals with suspected terror links have snuck into the city resulting in a high alert.
Badin H.S. Students Shave Heads To Support Classmate
HAMILTON, Ohio — Nearly 90 students at Badin High School had their heads shaved Tuesday in solidarity with Kyle Bergen, a freshman who is being treated for Hodgkins lymphoma and has lost all of his hair through the treatment.
Cat rescued in drain drama
The Scottish SPCA has rescued an adventurous cat after he spent two days stuck in a network of drain pipes in Port William, Newton Stewart (Thursday 2 September). We were called to help when a local resident of Main Street heard the distressed cat’s cries coming from underneath her conservatory.