Archive for June 1st, 2014

Chuck Hagel: Captive’s life was in danger

June 1, 2014
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BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees was not relayed to Congress because officials believed the soldier’s life was in danger.
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Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner dead in plane crash

June 1, 2014
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Inquirer co-owner Lewis Katz was killed along with six other people in a fiery plane crash in Massachusetts, his business partner said Sunday.
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Officials: 7 aboard NJ-bound plane die in crash

June 1, 2014
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BEDFORD, Massachusetts (AP) — All seven people aboard a private plane that crashed in a Massachusetts air field and erupted into a fireball have been killed, authorities said.
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Egypt to collect foreigners’ capital gains tax on each transaction

June 1, 2014
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CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt will collect capital gains tax from foreigners with each transaction, the country’s finance minister Hany Dimian said in a television interview late on Saturday.
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6 climbers likely died in mountain fall

June 1, 2014
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SEATTLE (AP) — Six climbers on Mount Rainier likely perished in a fall after helicopters detected pings from avalanche beacons and spotted climbing gear thousands of feet below the group’s last known location, national park officials said Saturday.
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U.S. soldier freed in Afghanistan, 5 Taliban prisoners leave Gitmo

June 1, 2014
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By Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The last U.S. prisoner of war held in Afghanistan was handed over to U.S. Special Operations forces on Saturday, in a dramatic swap for five Taliban detainees who were released from Guantanamo Bay prison and flown to Qatar.
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70 years after D-Day, she hears dad’s stories anew

June 1, 2014
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NEW YORK (AP) — Every night at dinner when I was young, my dad fought World War II all over again. He’d parachuted into Normandy with the 101st Airborne on D-Day, went on to fight in Holland and Belgium, and he loved to tell war stories.
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American soldier freed by Taliban

June 1, 2014
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The only American soldier held prisoner in Afghanistan has been freed by the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Afghan detainees from the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Obama administration officials said Saturday.
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