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Villagers eager for continued Afghan special operations presence

Villagers eager for continued Afghan special operations presence

HELMAND PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan special forces soldiers and commandos of the 9th Special Operations Kandak conducted patrols to disrupt insurgent activity Dec. 19 in Herat province’s Pashtun Zaghun district.…

President signs bill that “takes positive step forward” in possible closing of Guantanamo Bay detention facility

President signs bill that “takes positive step forward” in possible closing of Guantanamo Bay detention facility

“WASHINGTON – On Thursday, the President signed the “National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014,” which authorizes fiscal year 2014 appropriations for Department of Defense programs and military construction,…

Legislation introduced to rein in hidden fees in prepaid cards

Legislation introduced to rein in hidden fees in prepaid cards

WASHINGTON – At the height of the holiday shopping season, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) last week introduced the Prepaid Card Consumer Protection Act Of 2013 to rein in hidden fees…

U.S. sending drones to Iraq to destroy Al Qaeda

U.S. sending drones to Iraq to destroy Al Qaeda

WASHINGTON – Reports Thursday indicated that the Iraqi government has requested American drones to help put down recent violent attacks from Al Qaeda forces. According to the Washington Post, Iraq…

Man killed on I-35 while chasing dog

Man killed on I-35 while chasing dog

WARREN COUNTY – A man was killed on Christmas day when a a van stuck him on the free way while chasing a dog. According to a report from the…

Is McDonald’s totally out of touch with its employees?

Is McDonald’s totally out of touch with its employees?

NIT – McDonald’s has yanked its infamous “McResource” employee website after a series of gaffes and anti-McDonald’s posts found their way to the site. The site was deigned to give…

Agriculture Secretary reports progress at the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

WASHINGTON – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Monday reported progress on a number of trade issues with China as a result of the 24th U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and…

Coming to a town near you? The “knockout game”

NIT – The hot new crime spreading across the country is called the “knockout game” and authorities – ranging from police to prosecutors to lawmakers – are attempting to battle…