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  • A man stands on the porch roof of a house buried in snow Saturday in Cordova, Alaska. Massive snowfalls have collapsed roofs, triggered avalanches and even trapped some people in their homes. (Associated Press)

    Massive snows overwhelm Alaskans

    One town is buried in snow. Another is iced in. This year's winter is being meaner than usual for at least two Alaska communities. Now, residents are looking for outside help.


  • Homeland Security Secretary Janet A. Napolitano (riding fifth horse from left) tours the U.S.-Mexico border with Border Patrol agents in the Coronado National Forest near Nogales, Ariz., in October. Starting in January, the force of 1,200 National Guard troops at the border will be reduced to fewer than 300 at a cost of about $60 million. (Associated Press)

    National Guard at border cut to fewer than 300

    The Obama administration will keep a reduced contingent of National Guard troops working along the Mexican border next year, the Defense Department said Tuesday.


  • Drawdowns wreak havoc on National Guard forces

    Two months ago, Demetries Luckett left his job in Michigan, turned in his cable box, sent his daughter to live with her mother, and headed for Camp Shelby in Mississippi.


  • SGT. SHAFT: Vet could be eligible for compensation because of Agent Orange

    Dear Sgt. Shaft: I am a Vietnam veteran (era 1965/1966) and, over the years, have developed problems due to an enlarged prostate and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) issues. During my service, I served in An Khe, Pleiku, Qui Nhon, etc., where heavy concentrations of Agent Orange were sprayed. Will I be eligible to receive compensation/benefits because of exposure to Agent Orange?


  • Venezuela police rescue major leaguer Wilson Ramos

    His eyes tearing up with emotion, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos embraced his rescuers and said he had wondered whether he would survive a two-day kidnapping ordeal that ended when commandos swept into his captors' mountain hideout.


  • Rescued baseball player Ramos thankful to be alive

    His eyes tearing up with emotion, Washington Nationals catcher Wilson Ramos embraced his rescuers Saturday and said he had wondered whether he would survive a two-day kidnapping ordeal that ended when commandos swept into his captors' mountain hideout.


  • LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Obama's Iraq plans unrealistic

    As a member of the Virginia Army National Guard in Richmond who is deployed to Iraq, I would like the citizens in my community to be aware of the situation here from the point of view of a soldier on the ground.


  • ASSOCIATED PRESS
With bullet holes seen in a window, officers look for evidence at the scene of a shooting at an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday. The gunman killed Two National Guard members, another person and himself.

    4 killed in Nevada IHOP rampage

    The burst of bullets came suddenly in Nevada's capital.


  • Police officers look through a bullet-damaged window of an IHOP restaurant in Carson City, Nev., on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2011. (AP Photo/Cathleen Allison)

    Sheriff: Man who opened fire at Nev. eatery dies

    The man who opened fire on Tuesday at an IHOP restaurant in Nevada's capital has died of self-inflicted gunshot wounds, authorities said.


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