- Cleanup of oily goo could allow California beaches to reopen Updated: May-29-15 10:08 am
MANHATTAN BEACH, California - A 7-mile stretch of Southern California coastline that was closed to swimmers and surfers after globs of oily goo washed ashore could reopen Friday after a two-day cleanup effort.
- Portsmouth picks former Navy official as administrator Updated: May-29-15 8:07 am
PORTSMOUTH, Rhode Island - Portsmouth has tapped a former top Navy official to serve as the town's administrator.
- Anthrax shipments came from military site in Utah desert Updated: May-29-15 3:49 am
SALT LAKE CITY - The U.S. Army's mistaken shipment of live anthrax samples to government and commercial laboratories occurred at a military post in a desolate stretch of the Utah desert that has been testing chemical weapons since it opened in 1942.
- Man gets 50 years in shooting at National Guard armory Updated: May-28-15 11:19 pm
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - A Tennessee National Guard recruiter convicted of wounding three people inside an armory has been sentenced to 50 years in prison.
- Federal agency dings Shell for oil rig mishap in Arctic Updated: May-28-15 7:59 pm
ANCHORAGE, Alaska - As Royal Dutch Shell PLC seeks permits for exploratory oil drilling off Alaska's northwest coast, a federal agency has concluded the company underestimated risk the last time it moved drill rigs to Arctic waters.
- 1 arrested, others sought after gunfire at Ga. Army base Updated: May-28-15 7:58 pm
COLUMBUS, Georgia - The military says two speeding vehicles entered a Georgia Army base and at least one shot was fired before some of the occupants fled into the woods.
- US waits Thai approval for flights to locate boat people Updated: May-28-15 7:07 pm
WASHINGTON - The United States is waiting for Thailand to allow U.S. surveillance flights through Thai airspace to help locate stranded boat people in Southeast Asian seas, the State Department said Thursday.
- US to "fine tune" Iraq strategy in light of Ramadi debacle Updated: May-28-15 3:56 pm
WASHINGTON - Pentagon leaders are trying to "fine tune" U.S. strategy for ousting the Islamic State group from Iraq, focusing on faster and better training and arming of Sunni tribes whose combat role is central to reversing the extremists' advances, senior U.S. officials said Thursday.
- GOP hopeful Graham to retire from Air Force Reserve Updated: May-28-15 2:05 pm
WASHINGTON - Sen. Lindsey Graham, about to enter the crowded GOP field of presidential hopefuls, has announced he's retiring from the Air Force Reserve.
- Veteran adopts K-9 deployment partner Updated: May-28-15 12:22 pm
LARAMIE, Wyoming - Darko sniffed the new bags lying on the ground for a minute before he was satisfied and dropped at Jake's feet.
- Elizabeth City to be named as an official Coast Guard city Updated: May-28-15 5:11 am
ELIZABETH CITY, North Carolina - A Coast Guard news release states Elizabeth City will be designated as an official Coast Guard City.
- University of Charleston signs agreement with National Guard Updated: May-28-15 2:44 am
CHARLESTON, West Virginia - The University of Charleston in West Virginia has entered into an agreement with The Lavern E. Weber Professional Education Center at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas.
- Manhattan Beach section closed by mysterious oil globs Updated: May-27-15 11:58 pm
MANHATTAN BEACH, California - A stretch of Manhattan Beach is closed as U.S. Coast Guard scientists investigate mysterious balls of tar or oil that have washed ashore.
- US military gets new commander for Asia-Pacific region Updated: May-27-15 11:11 pm
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii - A new commander took over as the top U.S. military officer in the Asia-Pacific region during a ceremony Wednesday.
- New federal rules on stream protection hailed, criticized Updated: May-27-15 4:18 pm
WASHINGTON - New federal rules designed to better protect small streams, tributaries and wetlands - and the drinking water of 117 million Americans - are being criticized by Republicans and farm groups as going too far.
- Some historians upset over Civil War shell being destroyed Updated: May-27-15 3:32 pm
PRAIRIE GROVE, Arkansas - The decision by Arkansas authorities to detonate an unearthed Civil War artillery shell has some historians upset about the loss of the artifact.
- The Latest on IS: Detainees killed at theater in Syria ruins Updated: May-27-15 11:51 am
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- Arkansas Army National Guard proposes closing 8 armories Updated: May-27-15 8:16 am
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - The Arkansas Army National Guard has proposed shutting down eight armories as part of a restructuring plan that will go before Gov. Asa Hutchinson.
- Coast Guard calls off search for missing Petal teen Updated: May-27-15 4:09 am
GULFPORT, Mississippi - The U.S. Coast Guard has called off its search for a 16-year-old from Petal who disappeared Sunday afternoon from the western tip of West Ship Island.
- Adams sets up hotline for military veterans in 12th District Updated: May-27-15 4:07 am
WASHINGTON - Military veterans living in the 12th Congressional District now have a place to get information on legislation affecting them or secure help with their respective cases.
- Ship accidentally discharges oil into New Hampshire river Updated: May-26-15 11:46 pm
NEW CASTLE, New Hampshire - A ship from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has accidentally discharged oily water into the Piscataqua River.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: May-26-15 11:06 pm
The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from swollen Blanco River; Texas death toll now 13
- China's army plays down South China Sea island-building Updated: May-26-15 2:49 pm
BEIJING - China's military on Tuesday compared its controversial island-building in the South China Sea to ordinary construction such as road-building going on elsewhere in the country, trying to deflect criticism over an issue seen as inflaming tensions in the region.
- US Army Corps of Engineers stops blue-green algae advisories Updated: May-26-15 2:41 pm
EUGENE, Oregon - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will no longer send out warnings about potentially toxic blue-green algae blooms in the Oregon lakes it manages.
- Dedication ceremony held for KY National Guard memorial Updated: May-26-15 11:17 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - A memorial for fallen Kentucky National Guard members is now open to the public.