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Lt. H. Jay Cullen, 48, was killed in a helicopter crash Aug. 12 in Charlottesville amid clashes between white-supremacist groups and counterprotesters; his funeral was Saturday.<br>Virginia State Police

'Silent giant': Virginia governor eulogizes trooper killed in Charlottesville helicopter crash

Mourners filled the Southside Church of the Nazarene in Chesterfield, Virginia, on Saturday to remember Lt. H. Jay Cullen, the Virginia State Police trooper who died in a helicopter crash while patrolling the skies during a white nationalist and neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville last weekend.


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'Free speech rally' cut short after massive counter-protest

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans converged Saturday on downtown Boston in a boisterous repudiation of white nationalism, dwarfing a small group who cut short their planned "free speech rally."


Suspect arrested in killing of 2 Florida officers

Sheriff's deputies with a neighboring law enforcement agency later found the suspect in a bar and approached him. He started reaching toward his waistband when the deputies tackled and subdued him. They found a handgun and revolver on him.

Duke University removes damaged Robert E. Lee statue

Duke University removed a statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee early Saturday after it was vandalized amid a national debate about monuments to the Confederacy.


National Guard arrives at fast-growing Montana wildfire

National Guard troops are now helping out at a rapidly growing wildfire in western Montana.



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Once homeless, Iraq War veteran moves into unique new home

The Iraq War veteran was medically discharged from the Army in 2014, had to quit his trucking job for medical reasons, and found himself living out of his pickup last year in Orange County, a sprawling area of Southern California known for beaches, Disneyland and high housing costs.



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F-22 Raptor getting weapons, cybersecurity upgrades

When the last Air Force-ordered F-22 Raptor left Lockheed Martin in early 2012, many assumed it was the beginning of the end for one of the Air Force's signature fighter jets.


Wreckage of sunken WWII warship USS Indianapolis discovered, Navy announces

The USS Indianapolis sunk just past midnight on July 30, 1945. Now, 72 years later, it has been found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean.


Women advance in area law enforcement agencies

Deputy Robyn Roe understands why it was a big accomplishment in the eyes of some people for her to become the first female SWAT operator for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. But for her, it was nothing to get excited about.


Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy

After 11 years and some big changes, the Coast Guard is diving in the Arctic again, with an assist from the Navy. Dive capabilities were recently re-established aboard the Seattle-based Healy.


Feds allege Calif. Marines involved in $67 million health fraud

Federal authorities say Southern California Marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government's military health insurance provider out of $67 million.


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F-22 Raptor getting weapons, cybersecurity upgrades

When the last Air Force-ordered F-22 Raptor left Lockheed Martin in early 2012, many assumed it was the beginning of the end for one of the Air Force's signature fighter jets.


Wreckage of sunken WWII warship USS Indianapolis discovered, Navy announces

The USS Indianapolis sunk just past midnight on July 30, 1945. Now, 72 years later, it has been found at a depth of more than 18,000 feet, resting on the floor of the North Pacific Ocean.


Women advance in area law enforcement agencies

Deputy Robyn Roe understands why it was a big accomplishment in the eyes of some people for her to become the first female SWAT operator for the San Juan County Sheriff's Office. But for her, it was nothing to get excited about.


Coast Guard divers return to Arctic, with assist from Navy

After 11 years and some big changes, the Coast Guard is diving in the Arctic again, with an assist from the Navy. Dive capabilities were recently re-established aboard the Seattle-based Healy.


Feds allege Calif. Marines involved in $67 million health fraud

Federal authorities say Southern California Marines were recruited for a scheme that bilked the government's military health insurance provider out of $67 million.



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Another Navy officer pleads guilty to taking bribes from ‘Fat Leonard’

Jesus Cantu, 59, a retired Navy captain and Stanford graduate, pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego to conspiracy to commit bribery. He is the 19th defendant to be convicted so far. Federal prosecutors have charged 10 others whose cases are pending.


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