- Obama: Chances for final Iran deal 50-50 or worse Updated: Dec-07-13 4:57 pm
- Hagel given assurances on Afghan security deal Updated: Dec-07-13 2:10 pm
- Hagel outlines new weapons sale plan for Gulf Updated: Dec-07-13 3:28 am
- UK foreign secretary seeks to reassure Gulf allies Updated: Dec-06-13 3:21 pm
- Correction: Philippines-Typhoon story Updated: Dec-06-13 1:03 am
- Hagel to reassure Gulf allies on Iran deal Updated: Dec-05-13 4:39 pm
- Okla. Guard: Benefit change causes little turmoil Updated: Dec-04-13 6:16 pm
- Biden visits Asia amid Japan-SKorea's toxic ties Updated: Dec-02-13 10:43 am
- Gay rights fight comes to Texas, despite ban Updated: Dec-01-13 10:28 am
- Cyr: China's power grab prompts U.S. bomber flight Updated: Nov-29-13 10:46 am
- Japan, China in war of words over airspace Updated: Nov-25-13 10:28 pm
- New ship's Capt. Kirk is used to 'Star Trek' jokes Updated: Nov-24-13 6:31 pm
- Mo. National Guard handling IDs for gay spouses Updated: Nov-23-13 12:16 pm
- Hagel: No post-2014 planning without Afghan pact Updated: Nov-22-13 11:45 am
- US eyes increase in Arctic operations Updated: Nov-22-13 3:20 am
- Kerry: US and Karzai agree on language for pact Updated: Nov-20-13 11:50 pm
- Timm Herdt: What will U.S. military do less of? Updated: Nov-20-13 10:16 am
- Defense chief Hagel to visit Maine's BIW Thursday Updated: Nov-19-13 11:43 am
- Turkey: No tolerance for militants headed to Syria Updated: Nov-18-13 6:45 pm
- Ky. Guard allowing benefits for same-sex marriages Updated: Nov-16-13 5:37 pm
- Editorial: A Veterans Day with fewer vets Updated: Nov-07-13 1:22 pm
- Gov. says Oklahoma won't process same-sex benefits Updated: Nov-06-13 7:26 pm
- Kentucky editorial roundup Updated: Nov-05-13 2:14 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama said Saturday he believed the chances for a comprehensive nuclear agreement with Iran are 50-50 or worse, yet defended diplomacy as the best way to prevent Tehran from acquiring atomic weapons.
KABUL, Afghanistan - Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel said Saturday he received assurances from Afghanistan's defense minister that a stalled security agreement with the United States would be signed in "a very timely manner."
MANAMA, Bahrain - U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel opened the door for the U.S. to sell missile defense and other weapons systems to U.S.-friendly Gulf nations, with an eye toward boosting their abilities to counter Iran's ballistic missiles, even as global powers ink a nuclear deal with Tehran.
MANAMA, Bahrain - Britain's top diplomat voiced his country's strong commitment to the security of the Gulf states on Friday, seeking to reassure wary Arab allies in the wake of last month's nuclear deal with their regional rival Iran.
TACLOBAN, Philippines - In a story Nov. 10 about Typhoon Haiyan, The Associated Press incorrectly reported that a tsunami in the south in 1976 killed 5,791 people. The actual number is 4,791 dead, according to a 1978 study by the Special Committee on Tsunami Warning System of the National Committee on Marine Sciences, National Science Development Board.
MANAMA, Bahrain - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel faces a tough challenge as he looks to reassure nervous allies in the Gulf that the U.S. will continue its strong military support to the region, even as world powers move forward on the nuclear pact with Iran.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Nearly a month after a directive by Gov. Mary Fallin changed the way the Oklahoma National Guard handles marriage benefits, Guard officials say the change has caused little disruption.
SEOUL, South Korea - When South Korean fans at a soccer game against Japan unfurled two massive banners honoring men considered national heroes for battling Japanese invaders, organizers took them down, Tokyo grumbled - and South Koreans cheered yet another sign of defiance against their former colonizer.
AUSTIN, Texas - One couple wants to get married, while the other just wants theirs recognized. A third couple wants a divorce, while the fourth wants theirs finalized. If all win their lawsuits, they could overturn the Texas ban on same-sex marriage.
China has made an ominous move in claiming sovereignty over the air, and the Obama administration has appropriately responded with B-52 bombers.
TOKYO - Japan and China are exchanging angry words over a territorial dispute, with each country summoning the other's ambassador and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe calling a newly declared Chinese maritime air defense zone dangerous and unenforceable.
BATH, Maine - Captain Kirk's futuristic-looking vessel sports cutting-edge technology, new propulsion and powerful armaments, but this ship isn't the Starship Enterprise.
JEFFERSON CITY, Missouri - The Missouri National Guard is processing requests from same-sex partners for military ID cards that are the gateway to accessing benefits.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel says he can't recommend that President Barack Obama continue planning for a post-2014 force in Afghanistan unless Afghan leaders promptly sign a security agreement.
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia - The U.S. military is looking for ways to expand operations in the vast waters of the Arctic as melting ice caps open sea lanes and other nations such as Russia compete for the lucrative oil and gas deposits. But the effort will take money and resources to fill the broad gaps in satellite and communications coverage, add deep-water ports and buy more ships that can withstand the frigid waters or break through the ice.
WASHINGTON - The U.S. and Afghanistan have agreed on the language of a bilateral security pact that could clear the way for thousands of U.S. troops to train and assist Afghan forces after the NATO combat mission ends in 2014.
For anyone at all insecure about America's national security, the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum in Simi Valley would not have been a good place to be Saturday.
BATH, Maine - Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will visit to Maine's Bath Iron Works on Thursday.
WASHINGTON - Turkey's top diplomat pushed back on Monday against allegations that his nation has not cracked down hard enough on extremists crossing its border to fight in Syria's civil war.
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has accepted a recommendation from the state's adjutant general to allow spouses of gay National Guard members to apply for federal marriage benefits, a newspaper reported Saturday.
At many fancy banquets in Washington, D.C., it's customary for the band to play the official songs of the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard. And it is the custom of audience members who've served with those branches of our military to stand at attention.
OKLAHOMA CITY - Gov. Mary Fallin says Oklahoma National Guard facilities and employees who are paid with state tax dollars won't process benefits for married, same-sex couples.
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