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Mark Gooch. an airman stationed at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., was arrested on April 21, 2020, in the death of a Mennonite woman, missing since January and whose body was found in northern Arizona in February.<br>Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

August trial set for airman charged in Arizona killing

Mark Gooch has pleaded not guilty to the shooting death of Sasha Krause, 27. The Mennonite woman disappeared from her church community outside Farmington, New Mexico, in January as she was gathering material for a Sunday school class.


At least one dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Tropical storm warnings were issued as far away as the north Georgia mountains, highly unusual for the region. New Orleans has been in the warning areas of seven previous storms that veered east or west this season. Zeta was staying on course.


Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

Just days before the presidential election, millions of mail-in ballots have still not been returned in key battleground states. Many of those are due in county offices by Tuesday, Nov. 3, but the latest Postal Service delivery data suggests it may be too late for voters to drop their ballots in the mail.

US focused on disrupting finances for Somalia's al-Shabab

U.S. Ambassador Kelly Craft told the Security Council on Wednesday the Trump administration is committed to partnering with other countries and using U.N. sanctions to counter al-Shabab's "financing of terrorism" and the threat from homemade bombs the group is making.


Former DHS official says he wrote 'Anonymous' Trump critique

A former Trump administration official who penned a scathing anti-Trump op-ed and book under the pen name “Anonymous” revealed himself Wednesday as a former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security.


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Space Force’s second in command tests positive for coronavirus

Gen. David Thompson, the Space Force’s vice chief of space operations, tested positive Wednesday after “learning that a close family member, with whom he had contact,” had contracted the virus.



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Report: Veterans Crisis Line 'remarkably successful' at handling increase in calls at start of pandemic

Calls to the Veterans Crisis Line hit a high point in March as the coronavirus pandemic altered everyday life in the U.S. Despite the increase in calls and a shift to teleworking, responders met all their performance standards.



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US Forces Korea reports eight more coronavirus cases, raising total to 259

Eight people affiliated with USFK who recently arrived in South Korea have been transferred to an isolation facility on Camp Humphreys after testing positive for the coronavirus.


Sirens, Cobras, lockdowns: Marine air station in Japan ratchets up exercise experience

This year’s Active Shield exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni was expanded to include drills on pandemic response, missile strikes, aeromedical evacuations and daylong overhead patrols by two AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters.


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US Forces Korea reports eight more coronavirus cases, raising total to 259

Eight people affiliated with USFK who recently arrived in South Korea have been transferred to an isolation facility on Camp Humphreys after testing positive for the coronavirus.


Sirens, Cobras, lockdowns: Marine air station in Japan ratchets up exercise experience

This year’s Active Shield exercise at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni was expanded to include drills on pandemic response, missile strikes, aeromedical evacuations and daylong overhead patrols by two AH-1 Cobra attack helicopters.



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August trial set for airman charged in Arizona killing

Mark Gooch has pleaded not guilty to the shooting death of Sasha Krause, 27. The Mennonite woman disappeared from her church community outside Farmington, New Mexico, in January as she was gathering material for a Sunday school class.


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