- Punishments but no criminal charges in US attack on hospital Updated: Apr-29-16 4:15 am
WASHINGTON - Administrative punishments but no criminal charges have been leveled against U.S. military personnel for mistakes that resulted in 42 people dying in last year's attack on a civilian hospital in Afghanistan operated by the medical charity Doctors Without Borders, officials said.
- Coast Guard rescues 3 after fishing boat sinks in collision Updated: Apr-29-16 4:14 am
CAPE MAY, New Jersey - The U.S. Coast Guard says it has rescued three men from a life raft after their fishing boat collided with a tug boat and sank six miles off the coast of southern New Jersey.
- North Korea accuses US soldiers of provoking border troops Updated: Apr-29-16 4:13 am
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea on Friday accused U.S. soldiers of trying to provoke its frontline troops with "disgusting" acts and encouraging South Korean soldiers to aim their guns at the North.
- Memorial set for 25 WWII US soldiers lost in Italian lake Updated: Apr-29-16 1:41 am
ALBANY, New York - A trio of U.S. Army veterans has teamed up to establish a memorial in Italy to the 25 American soldiers who drowned in an Alpine lake when their amphibious vehicle sank during World War II.
- US beefs up surveillance over Islamic State in Libya Updated: Apr-28-16 6:35 pm
WASHINGTON - The U.S. has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what's going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorized.
- Obamas, Bidens to kick off USO comedy show next week Updated: Apr-28-16 5:57 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are joining their wives next week for a USO comedy show in observance of Military Appreciation Month.
- Biden presses Iraq to not let political chaos upend gains Updated: Apr-28-16 5:39 pm
BAGHDAD - Vice President Joe Biden pressed Iraq on Thursday not to let its crippling political crisis upend hard-fought gains against the Islamic State group as he returned to the country that's come to symbolize America's relentless struggles in the Middle East.
- Defense secretary investigating accuracy of sex crimes cases Updated: Apr-28-16 5:38 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday he's investigating whether his department misled Congress in an effort to derail a contentious bill that would change the way the military handles allegations of sexual misconduct.
- GOP senator blocks vote on Army secretary over Guantanamo Updated: Apr-28-16 5:36 pm
WASHINGTON - The nomination of President Barack Obama's choice to serve as Army secretary remains blocked by a Kansas senator over administration efforts to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and transfer detainees to the U.S.
- The Latest: Biden leaves Iraq, next stop Rome Updated: Apr-28-16 5:35 pm
BAGHDAD - The Latest on Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Iraq (all times local):
- South Korea: Suspected midrange North Korean missiles fail Updated: Apr-28-16 3:49 pm
SEOUL, South Korea - North Korea attempted unsuccessfully to launch two suspected powerful intermediate-range missiles on Thursday, South Korean defense officials said, bringing the number of apparent failures in recent weeks to three.
- House committee votes to require women to register for draft Updated: Apr-27-16 10:11 pm
WASHINGTON - The House Armed Services Committee approved a measure Wednesday requiring women to register for the military draft, a move that comes just a few months after the Defense Department lifted all gender-based restrictions on front-line combat units.
- Corps determines Kennewick Man is Native American Updated: Apr-27-16 6:36 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man is related to modern Native American tribes, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Wednesday, opening the process for returning to tribes for burial one of the oldest and most complete set of bones ever found in North America.
- Obama honors Navy football team with trophy Updated: Apr-27-16 3:54 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is congratulating the Naval Academy football team for winning the annual Commander in Chief's Trophy.
- Army Reservists from Willmar area to deploy to Kuwait Updated: Apr-27-16 3:17 pm
WILLMAR, Minnesota - U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from the Willmar area are preparing to deploy to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
- Carter calls Republican plan to shift wartime money flawed Updated: Apr-27-16 2:02 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter attacked as "another road to nowhere" a Republican plan that cuts $18 billion from the wartime operations account to pay for weapons and troops the Pentagon didn't request, kicking the battle over how much to spend on the U.S. military into high gear.
- 5 Frederick homes may get city water after 10-year wait Updated: Apr-27-16 12:34 pm
FREDERICK, Maryland - Residents of five Frederick homes near Fort Detrick may finally have clean tap water after getting bottled water shipments supplied by the Army for the past 10 years.
- Coast Guardsman in Cape May sentenced for sex assault Updated: Apr-27-16 10:34 am
NORFOLK, Virginia - The Coast Guard has sentenced a petty officer who was stationed in Cape May to six months confinement for a sexual assault.
- West Point hosts conference 40 years after female cadets Updated: Apr-27-16 12:27 am
WEST POINT, New York - West Point is marking the 40th anniversary of female cadets with a conference later this week.
- Democrats dispute claim that shielding birds hurts military Updated: Apr-26-16 8:54 pm
WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Tuesday released letters from Pentagon officials that they said should put an end to "silly speculation" generated by Republicans that protecting a bird known as the greater sage-grouse could hamstring the U.S. military.
- Combat pilot nominated for Air Force Chief Updated: Apr-26-16 5:32 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter is nominating Gen. David Goldfein to become the next Air Force chief of staff.
- Regulators relax monitoring of decade-old Gulf oil leak Updated: Apr-26-16 4:53 pm
BATON ROUGE, Louisiana - Federal regulators have relaxed a pollution monitoring requirement for a company responsible for a decade-old oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico, a slow-motion spill that could last another century.
- Panel confirms first female officer for warfighting command Updated: Apr-26-16 1:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The Senate Armed Services Committee has approved the nomination of the first female officer to lead one of the military's warfighting commands.
- 3 face expulsion in Coast Guard Academy cheating probe Updated: Apr-26-16 12:38 pm
NEW LONDON, Connecticut - Three cadets at the Coast Guard Academy in Connecticut are facing possible expulsion and more than three dozen others have been disciplined in an investigation into cheating on an online quiz, officials announced Tuesday.
- Senator says fighter program has been scandal and tragedy Updated: Apr-26-16 12:19 pm
WASHINGTON - The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter's record on cost, schedule and performance has been a scandal and a tragedy, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee told senior Pentagon officials Tuesday during a withering critique of the most expensive weapons program in U.S. military history.