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Pentagon conducts 1st test of previously banned missile

Aug. 19, 2019 3:25 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military has conducted a flight test of a type of missile banned for more than 30 years by a treaty that both the United States and Russia abandoned this month, the Pentagon said. The test off the coast of California on Sunday marked the resumption of an arms competition that...

1st African American named NV Air Guard's adjutant general

Aug. 19, 2019 3:17 PM EDT

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A 32-year veteran of the National Guard who worked as assistant Reno police chief and a casino executive has been named as the Nevada Air National Guard's first African-American adjutant general in its 154-year history. Gov. Steve Sisloak announced 60-year-old Ondra Berry's appointment on...

1 person dead, 2 rescued from Louisiana seaplane crash

Aug. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Coast Guard officials in Louisiana say one person has died and two more were rescued when a seaplane with a company known for taking fisherman out to the state's barrier islands crashed into the water. Coast Guard officials in New Orleans confirmed a seaplane with Bourgeois Fishing...

Search called off for man in Mississippi River

Aug. 19, 2019 11:53 AM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard has called off the search for a pajama-clad man seen entering the Mississippi River. The Times-Picayune/The New Orleans Advocate reports that the search has concluded. A spokesman for the Coast Guard told the news outlet that rescue teams couldn't find any sign of the...

Scores continue search for firefighters off Florida coast

Aug. 19, 2019 9:47 AM EDT

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard continues to search an area stretching almost half of Florida's Atlantic coast for two firefighters who went missing while boating. The Coast Guard said Monday the search expands from Cape Canaveral to Jacksonville for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker who...

Velva's Goldade recalls military maneuvers in Alaska

Aug. 19, 2019 1:06 AM EDT

VELVA, N.D. (AP) — The Cold War was heating up in the mid-1950s when Joe Goldade enlisted in the U.S. Army and took on an assignment that isn't much talked about more than 60 years later. Goldade, 83, of Velva, participated with the 4th Infantry in the Moosehorn Maneuver in 1955-56 in the Big Delta of...

Recent developments surrounding the South China Sea

Aug. 19, 2019 12:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A look at recent developments in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, coral reefs and lagoons. The waters are a major shipping route for global commerce and rich in fish and possible oil and gas reserves. ___ DUTERTE TRIP TO...

2 firefighters of Florida, Virginia missing on fishing trip

Aug. 18, 2019 6:05 PM EDT

PORT CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Two firefighters from Florida and Virginia have gone missing on a fishing trip off Port Canaveral, prompting 50 fellow firefighters to help with a wide search. The Coast Guard and other agencies are looking for Brian McCluney and Justin Walker who were boating toward a fishing...

Diver missing after exploring shipwreck found, rescued

Aug. 18, 2019 10:26 AM EDT

SHARK RIVER, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard says a diver was rescued after she was reported missing by her dive group while exploring an underwater shipwreck in New Jersey over the weekend. Officials say rescue crews responded to an 11:20 a.m. Saturday distress call from the commercial dive vessel Gypsy Blood...

Coast Guard searching for man in Mississippi River

Aug. 17, 2019 4:30 PM EDT

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for a man in the Mississippi River in New Orleans. News outlets report the Coast Guard received a report of a person entering the water at 9:03 a.m. Saturday. The man, described as being in his mid-60s, was seen wearing pajamas with a white shirt. Authorities...