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  • US Army: Louisiana-based Texas soldier killed by IED in Iraq

    October 3, 2017 2:01 PM

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - U.S. Army officials say a soldier from Texas serving with the 10th Mountain Division's Louisiana-based brigade combat team has been killed by an improvised explosive device in Iraq. Officials at Fort Drum in northern New York say 20-year-old Spc. Alexander Missildine, of Tyler, Texas,... more »
  • New York eyes 'textalyzer' to combat distracted driving

    May 14, 2017 11:48 AM

    ALBANY, N.Y. - New York lawmakers are considering a Breathalyzer of sorts to combat distracted driving from texting. Legislation would allow police to use a so-called "textalyzer" to determine if a driver had been clicking, tapping or swiping a mobile device in the moments before an injury-involved accident. Similar legislation... more »
  • State lawmakers band together to fight opioid crisis

    May 13, 2017 1:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana lawmakers, like their counterparts around the country, are considering ways to combat opioid abuse. Rep. Helena Moreno, a New Orleans Democrat, spent years working on a series of bills that eventually resulted in getting naloxone, the opiate antidote, available as an over-the-counter drug. Now, she's focused... more »
  • Italian foreign minister calls for unity to combat terror

    January 1, 2017 11:24 AM

    ISTANBUL - Italy's foreign minister says unity among countries and continents is needed to combat terror. Minister Angelino Alfano in tweets Sunday says the Istanbul New Year's nightclub attack that killed 39 people "reminds us that the fight against terror doesn't stop for any holiday or celebration." He says "tears... more »
  • Pentagon set to announce awards for combat, drone service

    January 6, 2016 2:53 PM

    WASHINGTON - U.S. defense officials say the Pentagon is creating awards to recognize drone pilots who have a direct impact on battle and troops who excel in combat. It's part of a review of how the military services bestow medals. The department also will review the Silver Star and Service... more »
  • Fort Polk brigade combat team gets new designation, soldiers

    February 25, 2015 10:52 AM

    FORT POLK - Fort Polk's brigade combat team has gained a new designation and added several hundred soldiers. Tuesday's ceremony saw the deactivation of the 10th Mountain Division's 4th Brigade Combat Team and the reactivation of its 3rd Brigade Combat Team. The American Press reports the move boosted brigade strength... more »

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