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  1. Eric Sansburn, 37, a former sergeant in the North Dakota Army National Guard's military police unit, pleaded guilty Oct. 28, in federal court to seven counts of luring teenage girls over the Internet to have sex with him. He faces life in prison. Grand Forks County Correctional Center / AP

    Former N.D. Guard soldier pleads guilty in luring case

    The lawyer for a former North Dakota Army National Guard soldier who has admitted to luring teenage girls over the Internet to have sex with him said Wednesday that his client's side of the story will be told at sentencing.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  2. Hennis

    Master sergeant on death row files new petition

    A former master sergeant who was convicted and sentenced to death for the murders of a North Carolina woman and her two children has filed a new appeal.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Darin Welker, 36, of West Lafayette, was found guilty Wednesday of violating a city ordinance prohibiting citizens from keeping ducks within city limits, at the Coshocton County Municipal Court in Coshocton. Shane Flanigan/Tribune

    Ohio Army veteran found guilty, fined over pet ducks

    A veteran who was cited for keeping farm animals within village limits was found guilty Wednesday in Coshocton County Municipal Court.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  3. OxyTherm Pro on sale at Fort Meyer, photographed at Gannett Government Media photo studio in Springfield, Va., on Thursday, October 9, 2014. (Mike Morones/Staff) Mike Morones

    DMBA workout stimulant pulled from base shelves

    Several dietary supplements touted as weight-loss or body sculpting aids have been pulled from the shelves of exchange and GNC stores on military installations.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  4. A member of the ground crew installs the protection pin onto a Canadian Air Force F-18 Hornet's missile at Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania on Oct. 20. Two Canadian F-18 Hornet jets were scrambled from the Siauliai Air Base in Lithuania to intercept a Russian Ilyushin-20 surveillance aircraft, which they shadowed for some 15 minutes, NATO said. Cpl. Gabrielle DesRochers / /Canadian Air Force-AP

    NATO reports spike in Russian military flights

    NATO on Wednesday reported an 'unusual' spike in Russian military flights over the Black, Baltic and North seas and the Atlantic Ocean during the past two days.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  5. Russian nuclear submarine, the Yuri Dolgoruky, drives in the water area of the Sevmash factory in the northern city of Arkhangelsk on July 2, 2009. Alexander Zemlianichenko / AFP/Getty Images

    Russia successfully test-fires new Navy Bulava ICBM

    The Russian Navy has successfully test-fired a new intercontinental ballistic missile, proving its reliability after a long and troublesome development.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    US soldiers perform pre-launch checks on a Patriot missile launcher as part of a field training exercise. A Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments report suggests that the Army use land-based forces to deny access to the air and sea, defend coastlines and constrain enemy movements. Airman 1st Class Maeson L. Elleman/ / Air Force

    Report: Army should embrace anti-access/area-denial mission

    The Army is embracing a more expeditionary identity, but earlier this month, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recommended it return to an old mission on the home front: coastal defense.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  6. Residents: Islamic State group kills 30 Iraqi men

    Islamic State group militants lined up 30 men in western Iraq and shot them dead Wednesday, an official and residents said, the latest mass killing carried out by the group since its advance across the country.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  7. A peshmerga fighter flashes victory sign as a Kurdish convoy arrives Wednesday at the Habur crossing along the Turkish-Iraqi border with heavy weapons. Ilyas Akengin / AFP via Getty Images

    Syrian rebels enter Kurdish town from Turkey

    For the first time since the Islamic State group launched an offensive on the Syrian border town of Kobani last month, a small group of Syrian rebels on Wednesday entered the embattled town from Turkey in a push to help Kurdish fighters there battle the m

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  8. Health workers of the International Federation of Red Cross and Medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres take part Wedensday in a pre-deployment training for staff that is heading to Ebola area at the IFRC headquarters in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini / AFP via Getty Images

    Former NATO chiefs urge alliance to fight Ebola

    Two former heads of NATO are urging the Western defense alliance to join the fight against Ebola in West Africa.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  9. Joyce Opoku, a licensed practical nurse from New Windsor, New York, was arrested in June after a veteran died at the state Veterans' Home at Montrose. She pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for him properly. N.Y. Attorney General's Office

    Nurse admits fault in death at New York State Veterans' Home

    A nurse who tended to an 84-year-old Korean War veteran who died last year pleaded guilty Monday to a misdemeanor charge of failing to care for him properly, the New York State attorney general said.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  10. Cambodia arrests U.S. Army deserter sought for sex crime

    Police in Cambodia said Wednesday they have arrested a man identified by media there as a U.S. Army deserter wanted in the United States for offenses involving child pornography and possible related crimes.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  11. The New York Army National Guard at Rochester is getting three CH-47F helicopters. Randy Tisor / Army

    N.Y. Guard gets 3 new Chinook helicopters

    The New York Army National Guard at Rochester is getting three of the latest model Chinook helicopters.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
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    Helena Perry of Avondale, Pa., continues receiving bills and correspondence for her late husband David's VA medical care. William H. McMichael/The (Wilmington, Del.) News J

    VA adds $50 to deceased vet's 59 cent bill

    It's bad enough that the Department of Veterans Affairs billed a deceased Navy vet for 59 cents this summer.

    • Oct. 29, 2014
  12. This still image from NASA video shows an Orbital Sciences Corporation unmanned spacecraft exploding Oct. 28 at Wallops Island, Virginia, six seconds after launch on a resupply mission to the International Space Station. AFP

    Unmanned Antares rocket explodes on launch

    An unmanned rocket headed for the International Space Station to deliver supplies exploded on launch from Wallops Island, Va., Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  13. Philip Burdette, left, is seen testifying before Congress in 2011. Defense Department

    IG: Former chief of wounded warrior office broke law, DoD regs

    The Defense Department inspector general has recommended 'corrective action' against the former director of DoD's Wounded Warrior Care and Transition Policy Office.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  14. Service members gather before the 3rd Infantry Division's 95th birthday celebration at Marne Garden (Forward) on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 21, 2012. About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November and will be a part of the 9,800-strong force to remain after Dec. 31. Staff Sgt. Brendan Mackie/Army

    About 200 Fort Stewart soldiers heading to Afghanistan on 12-month deployment

    About 200 soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan in November, officials announced Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  15. An Army widow runs to remember, make peace with her loss

    Katie Groves and her husband shared a wonderful life in Savannah, Georgia. Whether painting their home or raising their two boys, they were a team who tackled everything together.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  16. A retired service member uses an ATM on a military installation. Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett / Air Force

    Report: On-base banks, credit unions should offer more info online

    Service members need more information — and protection — from banks and credit unions that operate on military installations, according to research by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Cpl. Jordan L. Spears Marine Corps

    Marine's death reclassified to Operation Inherent Resolve

    The Defense Department has reclassified the death of Cpl. Jordan L. Spears as one that occurred in support of the military's effort to combat the Islamic State group, making him the first official casualty of Operation Inherent Resolve.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
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    Staff Sgt. Kwon Min Zy, left, and Staff Sgt. Kim Min Kyoung earned the Expert Infantryman Badge at Camp Casey, South Korea, Oct. 23. The Korean soldiers are the first women to earn the coveted badge. Army

    2 Korean soldiers are the first women to earn Expert Infantryman Badge

    Two female soldiers in the South Korean army have earned the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge – the first women, Korean or American, to do so.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  17. Army football head coach Jeff Monken speaks at an Oct. 28 press conference in West Point, N.Y. Monken addressed his team's reported recruiting violations and the upcoming game against Air Force. Steve Borland / AP

    Army coach accepts blame for NCAA violations

    A contrite Jeff Monken accepted responsibility on Tuesday for a football recruiting trip that happened a month after he was hired as head coach at Army and resulted in minor NCAA violations.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  18. A health worker wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) sets up a fence at the Ebola treatment center run by Doctors without Borders in Monrovia, Liberia, on October 27. AFP/Getty Images

    Hagel to decide if troops will be quarantined

    The military's top officers are recommending a sweeping rule imposing a 21-day quarantine on all troops returning from Ebola-stricken West Africa, but Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has made no final decision, defense officials said Tuesday.

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  19. U.S. to increase security at some federal buildings

    Security will be increased at various federal government buildings in Washington and other major American cities, the Homeland Security Department announced Tuesday in what it described as a 'precautionary step.'

    • Oct. 28, 2014
  20. Secretary of State John Kerry places a wreath at the National War Memorial on Oct. 28 in Ottowa, Canada, as U.S. Naval Attache, Capt. Charles J. Cassidy, right and Canadian Foreign Minister John Baird, look on at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Sean Kilpatrick / AP

    Kerry attends slain soldier's funeral, expresses solidarity with Canada

    The United States and Canada vowed Tuesday to step up already close counterterrorism and border security cooperation as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry paid condolences to the Canadian people following last week's terror attacks.

    • Oct. 28, 2014

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