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Peyton Manning and Stevie Nicks Honored at USO-Metro Gala

left to right: 2015 USO Metropolitan Washington-Baltimore Gala honorees poet Seema Reza, singer Stevie Nicks, author Sebastian Junger and Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (photo by Sarah Blansett for

Football legends, singers, and poets came together Tuesday night to be honored for their work on behalf of military members and to pay tribute to those who serve, including 27 Medal of Honor recipients who attended the event in Washington, DC. Denver broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, musician Stevie Nicks, poet Seema Reza and filmmaker Sebastian Junger were all honored at the USO Metropolitan Washington DC-Baltimore's 33rd Annual Awards Din... more

Heroes at 'Both Ends of the Leash' Honored for Military Service

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Together, U.S. Marine Cpl. Nick Caceres and his wartime comrade -- a black Labrador retriever named Fieldy -- tracked down improvised explosive devices in Afghanistan, saving other members of the military from stumbling upon them. Handler and dog also forged a close bond during their seven months overseas in 2011: One photograph Caceres' wife has shows the two snuggled up in a sleeping bag. But after their serv... more

Dog Helps Girl With Rare Disease Beat Odds

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HILL AIR FORCE BASE - A girl born with a rare metabolic disease is achieving things she never thought possible thanks to her four- legged friend, Emily. Brianna Heim was born with glutaric acidemia, meaning her body lacks the enzymes to break down proteins. Now 9, Brianna, who lives with parents Scott and Wendy Heim at Hill Air Force Base, can't walk or stand without her walker. "We noticed her moveme... more

Texas Severs Group's 110-Year Management of Alamo

n this March 6, 2013, file photo, Dan Phillips, a member of the San Antonio Living History Association, patrols the Alamo during a pre-dawn memorial ceremony to remember the 1836 Battle of the Alamo.

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is taking over management of the Alamo, ending the Daughters of the Texas Republic's 110-year management of the site, according to a joint statement issued Thursday.. In a joint statement with the group Thursday, Land Commissioner George P. Bush said the General Land Office was taking over the day-to-day management of the downtown San Antonio mission-turn... more

NASCAR Driver Accused of Assault Says Ex is Trained Assassin

FILE - In this May 17, 2014 file photo, Kurt Busch walks with his girlfriend, Patricia Driscoll, after arriving for the NASCAR Sprint All-Star auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The NASCAR driver known as "The Outlaw" said he believes his ex-girlfriend is a trained assassin who was dispatched on covert missions around the world once returned to him in a blood-splattered gown. Kurt Busch appeared in court again Tuesday over Patricia Driscoll's request for a no-contact order. "Everybody on the outside can tell me I'm crazy, but I lived on the inside and saw it first... more

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