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Charles Chauncey, who flew 35 missions in a B-29 bomber during World War II, sits in the gunner position of a B-29 as it flies from Baton Rouge, La., en route to New Orleans, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. The bomber will spend the weekend at the WWII AirPower Expo put on by the Commemorative Air Force and the National World War II Museum. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

- Associated Press

The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian’s final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, file photo, U.S. Marine Pfc Joseph Scott Pemberton, a suspect in the gruesome killing of a transgender Filipino woman, is escorted to his detention as he arrives inside the compound of the Camp Aguinaldo military headquarters in suburban Quezon city, north of Manila, Philippines. American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila, File)

Marine murder case reveals U.S.-Philippine sore spot

- Associated Press

American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila’s uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

War Loot: Islamic State militants rummage through a cache of weapons airdropped by U.S.-led coalition forces. The weapons were meant to supply Kurdish forces battling the extremist group in Kobani, Syria, but "now they are spoils for the mujahedeen," one militant said. (Associated Press)

Islamic State among ‘best-funded’ terrorist groups on earth: Treasury Dept.

- The Washington Times

With the exception of a handful of state-sponsored militant groups, the Islamic State is likely the “best-funded terrorist organization” Washington has ever confronted, raising roughly $1 million a day from black market oil sales, $20 million in ransoms over the past year and millions a month through extortion rackets in Syria and Iraq, the Treasury Department’s top official tracking terrorist financing said Thursday.

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Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

Associated Press

The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Senate candidates on the issues

- Associated Press

Democratic Sen. Mark Warner and his GOP challenger Ed Gillespie have finished up their debates and joint appearances and are now in the final spring to the Nov. 4 election.

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi speaks in front of the state-run TV ahead of a military funeral for troops killed in an assault in the Sinai Peninsula, as he stands with army commanders in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. El-Sissi said the deadly assault on an army checkpoint in northern Sinai that killed at least 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation." No group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack. (AP Photo/MENA, Mohammed Samaha)

Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

- Associated Press

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.

NASA veteran sees program evolve

Associated Press

A Kentucky native who is now a top administrator for NASA says a manned mission to Mars is the main focus of the American space program evolving into a "deep space" venture.

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Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

- Associated Press

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison

- Associated Press

As the three men he once held hostage looked on, a former commander of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in a federal prison for their mistreatment during five years of captivity.

US officials: Israel defense chief denied meetings

- Associated Press

Still miffed over negative comments that Israel's defense minister made about Secretary of State John Kerry's Mideast peace efforts and nuclear negotiations with Iran, the Obama administration this week refused his requests to meet several top national security aides, U.S. officials said Friday.

Child porn charge possible for Spokane doctor

Associated Press

A Spokane-area doctor accused of drugging and raping a 13-year old boy has been arrested for a second time this week after investigators say they found evidence that he spent time alone with other minors.

Vermont City seeks US customs house on border lake

Associated Press

The city of Newport has agreed to help lobby U.S. Customs and Border Protection to set up a port of entry on the Vermont end of Lake Memphremagog to increase cross-border tourism on the border-spanning lake.

US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army

- Associated Press

Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.