PHOENIX – Westbound Interstate 10 in Phoenix, closed since early this morning because of flooding after record rainfall, has partially reopened, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Eastbound lanes of I-10 remain closed at this time but are expected to open by early evening.

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At 5:00 a.m. DPS received numerous 911 calls reporting standing water at depths that covered some vehicles up to the roof line, along both directions of travel on I-10 between 35th and 51st Avenues. On arrival DPS notified ADOT and requested a closure of I-10. ADOT and DPS directed traffic off of I-10. 12 to 20 vehicles were partially or completely submerged. Many of the motorists managed to get out of their vehicles and walked to higher ground along the embankments. Others called 911 and stayed in their vehicles until DPS officers arrived and transported them to higher ground. I-10 in the area remains closed due to a thick coat of mud on the roadway; it is estimated that clean up crews will have the roadway cleared by 3:00 p.m.

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By Senior Airman Damon Kasberg, 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

An Army Stryker assigned to the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, off loads from a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Steadfast Javelin II on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 4, 2014. Steadfast Javelin II is a NATO exercise involving over 2,000 troops and takes place across Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg) Soldiers assigned to Apache Troop, 1st Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment load into a C-17 Globemaster III in support of Steadfast Javelin II on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Sept. 5, 2014. Steadfast Javelin II is a NATO exercise involving over 2,000 troops and takes place across Estonia, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Damon Kasberg)


RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (AFNS) -- Air Mobility Command's mission is to provide rapid, global mobility and sustainment for America's armed forces, a capability demonstrated during Steadfast Javelin II, a large-scale, joint, multinational exercise held on Ramstein Air Base, Germany, from Aug. 31 through Sept. 11.

The exercise further focuses U.S., NATO and partner forces on concepts such as decisive and sustainable land operations.

Aircrew from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, boasted AMC's airlift abilities when they loaded Strykers and Soldiers from the 2nd Calvary Brigade into their C-17 Globemaster IIIs and rapidly deployed them to Latvia as part of the exercise.

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WASHINGTON—A federal jury returned guilty verdicts today against former Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell and former First Lady of Virginia Maureen G. McDonnell for participating in a scheme to violate federal public corruption laws.

Robert McDonnell and Maureen McDonnell, both 60 and of Glen Allen, Virginia, were convicted of one count of conspiracy to commit honest-services wire fraud and one count of conspiracy to obtain property under color of official right. Robert McDonnell was convicted of three counts of honest-services wire fraud and six counts of obtaining property under color of official right,   more...
LAS VEGAS, NV—Federal charges have been filed against a man for robbing a Las Vegas bank on July 22 and a Las Vegas casino cashier’s cage on July 25, 2014.

John Doe, also identified as Scott Carmitchel, is charged in a criminal complaint with one count of armed bank robbery and one count of interference with commerce by robbery, and is scheduled for an initial appearance at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2014, before U.S. Magistrate Judge Peggy A. Leen.

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SAN FRANCISCO—A federal grand jury for the Northern District of California returned a superseding indictment charging Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) with obstruction of the investigation of the National Transportation Safety Board (“NTSB”), as well as additional violations of the Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 1968 (PSA).

The superseding indictment alleges that PG&E obstructed the NTSB’s investigation that began immediately after the deadly San Bruno explosion. According to the superseding indictment, during the course of the NTSB’s investigation,   more...
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