• US government shuts down; Dems, GOP blame each other

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government shut down at the stroke of midnight Friday, halting all but the most essential operations and marring the one-year anniversary of President Donald Trump's inauguration in a striking display of Washington dysfunction. Last-minute negotiations...

  • Businessman may get 6-month delay in deportation

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio businessman who faces deportation to his native Jordan may be able to stay in the United States for about six months while his case is reviewed. A U.S. House subcommittee vote Thursday requested the Department of Homeland Security review Amer Othman's...

  • Olympic gymnast abused by ex-doctor wants him to suffer

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Olympic gold medalist Aly Raisman on Friday confronted her former doctor who has pleaded guilty to multiple sexual assaults, warning him that the testimony of the "powerful army" of 140 survivors at his sentencing will haunt him in prison. More than 80 of the...

  • Lithuania probing bogus story after TV station is hacked

    Updated: 19 hr ago

    VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania's Defense Ministry says an investigation was launched Friday after hackers posted a bogus story on the website of a television news station. Television station TV3 said it was hacked late Thursday and shortly after that a bogus story appeared on the...

  • France's Macron pledges big increase in defense budget

    Updated: 22 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron will boost defense spending in the coming years to guarantee his country's domestic security and maintain French military engagement abroad, as he repeated his wishes for an increased European military cooperation on Friday. Addressing...

  • Potential shutdown would hit hardest at Colorado Springs military bases

    By tom roeder tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: 22 hr ago

    Hurried shutdown planning meetings began at military bases across the Pikes Peak region and Colorado Springs on Wednesday as leaders prepared for federal budget gridlock that would come if a deal isn't approved by Friday. The biggest impact of a federal shutdown would hit at the...

  • Flags lowered Monday to honor Fort Carson Green Beret killed in Afghanistan

    By tony peck Special to The Gazette -
    Yesterday

    Flags across Colorado will be flown at half-staff Monday to honor a Fort Carson Green Beret who died in Afghanistan. Sgt. 1st Class Mihail Golin was killed during a foot patrol in Nangarhar Province. He was assigned to Fort Carson's 10th Special Forces Group. "We are proud of his...

  • AP FACT CHECK: Shutdown wouldn't halt military

    Updated: Thu, Jan 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a stretch, at best, to think the military would bear the brunt of a partial government shutdown, as President Donald Trump asserted Thursday at the Pentagon. Although he was meeting Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and other senior Pentagon officials to get briefed...

  • House votes to avert federal shutdown, Senate chances dim

    Updated: Thu, Jan 18, 2018

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the edge of a government shutdown, a divided House voted late Thursday to keep the government open past a Friday deadline — setting up an eleventh-hour standoff in the Senate, where Democrats have vowed to kill the measure. The partisan roadblock in the...

  • Report links hacking campaign to Lebanese security agency

    Updated: Thu, Jan 18, 2018

    LONDON (AP) — A major hacking operation tied to one of the most powerful security and intelligence agencies in Lebanon has been exposed after careless spies left hundreds of gigabytes of intercepted data exposed to the open internet, according to a report published Thursday. Mobile...

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