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  • Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance

    Charles Hostler dies at 94; OSS agent who worked with French resistance
    For his World War II service as an intelligence officer in Nazi-occupied France, Charles Hostler received a Legion of Merit award from the U.S. and a French Legion of Honor. He also got something else: a scar on his forehead from the butt of a meat ax...
  • Dr. Ralph Kroopnick, Storrs dentist, retires after 45 years

    Dr. Ralph Kroopnick has been practicing dentistry for 53 years. He has been at the same location on Middle Turnpike in Storrs for 45 years. On Oct. 7, at the age of 79, Kroopnick was in his office with his receptionist, Mary Farr, preparing to work on his...
  • Former Boy Scout leader in York pleads guilty in molestation case

    Former Boy Scout leader in York pleads guilty in molestation case
    A former Boy Scout leader from York County pleaded guilty to taking "indecent liberties with a child by a person in custodial or supervisory relationship" on Thursday and was sentenced to three years in prison. Thomas G. Seifert had been charged with 12...
  • U.S. Air Force probed for scrapping costly planes bought for Afghans

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. government watchdog agency is asking the Air Force to explain why it destroyed 16 aircraft initially bought for the Afghan air force and turn them into $32,000 of scrap metal instead of finding other ways to salvage nearly...
  • Winter Park man liked holidays, helping others

    Stewart Fritz loved to surprise kids during the holidays, whether it was dressing as Santa Claus for Christmas or popping out of a casket on Halloween. Fritz, a resident of Winter Park for the past 58 years, died Monday. He was 84. Fritz loved the...
  • Simulation firm ECS to add jobs with new $29M contract

    Simulation firm ECS to add jobs with new $29M contract
    Orlando-based Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) has won a new five-year $29 million contract with the U.S. military. The contract expands the role that ECS plays in providing training and simulation for medical services for U.S. Air Force...
  • U.S. F-15 fighter jet crashes into field in England, pilot safe

    LONDON (Reuters) - A United States Air Force fighter jet crashed into a field in eastern England on Wednesday but the pilot was safe after ejecting from the aircraft. Police said they were alerted by members of the public that a jet had come down in a...
  • U.S., Arab allies step up airstrikes around Syria border city

    The U.S. and its Arab partners stepped up airstrikes around Kobani, a northern Syrian border city that Turkey's president said Tuesday was about to fall to Islamic State militants. Warplanes belonging to the U.S., Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates...
  • Sex-sting snares U.S. Air Force member from Orlando

    Sex-sting snares U.S. Air Force member from Orlando
    A former Orlando resident has pleaded guilty to a charge of child enticement while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Nicholas Darwin Yancey faces as much as life in prison. A sentencing date has not yet been set. Yancey, an enlisted member of the U.S....
  • The Islamic State's false promise [Commentary]

    The Islamic State's false promise [Commentary]
    The political practices of the Islamic State are terrifying: kidnapping, ransoming, ethnic cleansing and, of course, beheading. These people must be vanquished. But equally frightening is the group's key premise. Like many reactionary movements, ISIS...
  • Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001

     Want to beat Islamic State? Try the Afghan model, circa 2001
    President Obama, who swept to power in 2008 in part on his promise to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq, is clearly a reluctant warrior. His concern about getting involved in "mission creep" in the deserts of Iraq, where nearly 4,500 troops have died, recently...