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USAF looking for can of explosives lost in N. Dakota

By Associated Press PARSHALL, N.D. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern North Dakota are searching for explosives that belong to the U.S. Air Force. Mountrail County Sheriff Ken Halverson says a belt of ammunition for an automatic grenade launcher was lost near Parshall. The explosives are contained in a green metal ammo can about 18 1/2 inches long, 14 1/2 inches high and 8 1/2 inches wide. The ammunition was reported lost on May 4. Halvorson says a group of about 100 airmen walked the six-mile route ... More

How to escape from being tied up, according to a Navy SEAL

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more than 2,000 people go missing throughout the U.S. every day. Many of those innocent individuals are taken from the very neighborhoods they grew up in. While 57 percent of all missing-persons cases end on somewhat good notes, 43 percent do not. We've all heard the horror stories of people being tied up with rope or zip ties as captors transport them to some secondary, unknown location. Knowi ... More

Lawmakers try again for major VA reforms

Nikki Wentling Stars and Stripes WASHINGTON — Lawmakers are trying again to broker a deal on reforms for the Department of Veterans Affairs that would overhaul the agency’s community care programs, relaxing rules for when veterans are eligible to go to private doctors for medical care. Rep. Phil Roe, R-Tenn., the chairman of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, introduced legislation Thursday that’s similar to a deal that failed in March to be included in a massive spending bill ... More