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      NORAD training flights planned in D.C. region

      WASHINGTON (AP) - The North American Aerospace Defense Command says a series of training flights will be held in the Washington area.

      NORAD says aircraft will practice interception and identification procedures in the region on Thursday from 3 a.m. to 5 a.m.

      Civil Air Patrol aircraft, Air Force F-16s and a Coast Guard HH-65 Dolphin helicopter will participate.

      NORAD, based at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., is a joint U.S.-Canadian command that patrols the skies over North America.