Afghan military faces surge in roadside bombs The casualty toll among the 350,000 strong Afghan army and police has risen sharply in the months since they took over security responsibility from the U.S.-led ... Afghan military officials say about 50 percent of the casualties are caused by roadside bombs. 10/3/2013 - 2:57 am | View Link
Afghan military faces surge in roadside bombs It had been planted not just to kill ... military calls IEDs, or improvised explosive devices. "Fighting them face-to-face is not a problem for us; our weakness is mines, we have some weakness countering mines," Jan said. After 12 years of war, roadside ... 10/2/2013 - 1:00 pm | View Link
Afghan Taliban kill 4 police in checkpoint attacks The U.S.-led ... oust the Taliban from power over its sheltering of al-Qaida's leadership in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S. The Taliban have littered many of the country's roads with improvised bombs that often kill civilians ... 06/2/2013 - 3:44 am | View Link
Afghan improvised bombs kill fewer U.S.-led troops WASHINGTON – U.S.-led troop deaths from makeshift bombs in Afghanistan are dropping sharply even though the number of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted by insurgents are near record levels, Pentagon data show. Now, less than half of troop ... 06/26/2012 - 7:16 pm | View Link
Suicide bomber plot by Afghan soldiers to kill government workers in Defense Ministry foiled: report The plot targeted one of the most secure sections of the capital city of Kabul, close to both the headquarters of the U.S.-led NATO coalition and the ... So far in 2012, only hidden IEDs — improvised bombs — have killed more coalition soldiers than ... 03/26/2012 - 1:00 pm | View Link
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Afghan insurgents learn to destroy key U.S. armored ... WASHINGTON — Taliban-led insurgents in Afghanistan have devised ways to cripple and even destroy the expensive armored vehicles that offer U.S. forces ... 07/27/2014 - 11:57 pm | View Website
Today in Afghanistan DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation Reported security incidents #1: Two female aid workers who were shot dead by gunmen in western Afghanistan on ... 07/27/2014 - 5:37 pm | View Website
iCasualties | Operation Enduring Freedom | Afghanistan Gunmen riding on a motorcycle opened fire and killed two Finnish women aid workers in the western Afghan city of Herat on Thursday, officials said, the latest in a ... 07/27/2014 - 3:43 pm | View Website
Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to an Illinois inspector general's report released Monday.
Illinois State Fair Manager Amy Bliefnick accepted at least 120 beer tickets from a vendor at the fair in Springfield last year — a market value of $540 — which she distributed to Department of Agriculture officials, members of her staff, volunteers and fairgoers, Meza said.
Nothing in the vendors' contracts obligated them to provide the free tickets, the report noted, and both employees took part in the annual training that covers the law that prohibits government employees from soliciting or accepting gifts from those doing business or seeking to do business with the state.
Rednour, reached at his office at the Du Quoin State Bank, described the practice as "something that's been done for years" and said he often sent the tickets to radio stations to give to listeners and sponsors.
In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and fees are added.
Groups representing airline passengers and companies that frequently rely on corporate travel say the bill's enactment would return the country to an earlier era of misleading and confusing advertising.
 the airlines — backed by unions representing pilots, mechanics and flight attendants — say including taxes and fees in their advertised prices hurts business and hides from consumers the extra costs that government imposes on air travel.
"The rule effectively masks, I would argue hides, the current government-imposed taxes and fees on consumers," Rep.
Oregon Health & Science University says it's closer to matching Nike co-founder Phil Knight's challenge for cancer research with the help of a new $100 million donation.
The school plans to build two buildings on its South Waterfront campus — one dedicated entirely to the research, and another where several floors will house clinical trials.
The school has launched an international search for the key recruit — the scientist that will lead the research program.