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Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

This image taken from video shows a man believed to be a gunman inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. An apparent hostage situation was unfolding inside the chocolate shop and cafe in Australia's largest city on Monday, where several people could be seen through a window …

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

In this photo released by China's Xinhua News Agency, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks at a press conference in the Parliament House in Canberra, Australia, after a gunman took an unknown number of people hostage in a cafe in Sydney, Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Xinhua, Xu Ha…

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Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

A injured hostage is carried to an ambulance after shots were fired during a cafe siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being …

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Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

This image taken from video shows people holding up hands inside a cafe in Sydney, Australia Monday, Dec. 15, 2014. A gunman took an unknown number of people hostage inside the downtown Sydney chocolate shop and cafe at the height of Monday morning rush hour, with two people inside the cafe …

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

Police: 3 dead, including gunman, in Sydney siege

A injured hostage is wheeled to an ambulance after shots were fired during a cafe siege at Martin Place in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. New South Wales state police would not say what was happening inside the cafe or whether hostages were being …

December 15, 2014 12:24 pmLoading…
Waterboarded terrorist fabricated Montana recruiting effort

Waterboarded terrorist fabricated Montana recruiting effort

MISSOULA — Khalid Sheikh Mohammed — the principal mastermind behind the 2001 terrorist attacks — told his CIA interrogators in 2003 that he’d sent a militant to Montana seeking African-American Muslim converts to blow up gas stations, according a U.S. Senate report released this week.

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David Ignatius: Foriegn policy should top Obama's fourth-quarter agenda

David Ignatius: Foriegn policy should top Obama's fourth-quarter agenda

WASHINGTON — President Obama looked almost relieved after Tuesday’s election blowout. A man who has been perhaps the least political president in modern American history doesn’t have to worry about elections anymore.

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Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

Taking credit for killing bin Laden sparks debate

WASHINGTON — Some special operations service members and veterans are unhappy that one of their own has taken credit publicly for killing Osama bin Laden. Others say they have gotten used to the idea that their brethren might break the code of silence and seek to profit from their deeds.

November 07, 2014 6:07 am Photos

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Butte native confirms he is the Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden

Butte native confirms he is the Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden

WASHINGTON — The retired Navy SEAL who says he shot al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden in the forehead publicly identified himself Thursday amid a debate among special operations brethren about whether they should break silence about their secret missions.

November 06, 2014 4:13 pm Video Photos

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George F. Will: Obama needs Congress to approve this war

WASHINGTON — The United States last declared war many wars ago, on June 5, 1942, when, to clarify legal ambiguities during a world conflagration, it declared war on Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Today’s issue is not whether to declare war but only whether the president should even seek cong…

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David Ignatius: Obama's cautious policy on global challenges

WASHINGTON — In President Obama's sometimes maddeningly cautious foreign policy, you can see him struggling to answer what may be the hardest question of his presidency: How should the United States project power in a disorderly world without making the same mistakes it did in Iraq and Afghanistan?

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Key findings in AP nuclear missile corps probe

Key findings in AP nuclear missile corps probe

Over the past year, The Associated Press has documented evidence of security problems, low morale and other troubles in the nation's nuclear missile corps. In response, the Air Force is now undertaking a series of management changes.

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A look at the Minuteman missile, mission, future

A look at the Minuteman missile, mission, future

The Air Force's nuclear missiles have stood ready for war on short notice for more than 50 years. Americans tend to assume the missiles are safe, if they even remember they exist. But safety cannot be taken for granted.

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Panetta: America's greatest threat is from within

Panetta: America's greatest threat is from within

MISSOULA — The power to hunt down a terrorist like Osama bin Laden may not be enough to protect the United States from the folly of its own spending problems, former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told a Missoula audience Thursday.

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Riverton police like their own dispatch system

RIVERTON - Officials at the Riverton Police Department say they aren't interested in using a new national dispatch program recently purchased by the Fremont County Sheriff's Office Communications Center.

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Jury clears police in deadly Great Falls shooting

GREAT FALLS  — Law enforcement officers who shot and killed a Great Falls man have been cleared of any criminal wrongdoing in a coroner's inquest.

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Pentagon chief in rare visit to Wyoming nuke missile base

Pentagon chief in rare visit to Wyoming nuke missile base

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, hoping to boost morale among the men and women who operate, maintain and safeguard the nation's Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles.

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Robert J. Samuelson: Hidden consequences of Snowden revelations

WASHINGTON — There is more than a little hypocrisy to the outcry that the government, through the National Security Agency, is systematically destroying Americans’ right to privacy. Edward Snowden’s revelations have been stripped of their social, technological and historical context. Unless …

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Felony charge for Butte man accused of grappling with police officers

BUTTE — A 27-year-old Butte man is accused of grappling with police officers and attempting to pull a knife during the altercation.

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