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Stories with person: Ray Mabus
  • Generals say women should have to register for draft story has photos
    Updated: Feb-02-16 6:39 pm

    WASHINGTON - The top Army and Marine Corps generals told senators Tuesday that it will take up to three years to fully integrate women into all combat jobs, adding that women also should have to register for the draft.

  • Carmichael, GOP nominee twice for Mississippi governor, dies 
    Updated: Feb-01-16 5:26 pm

    MERIDIAN, Mississippi - Gil Carmichael, a two-time Republican nominee for Mississippi governor in the 1970s and head of the Federal Railway Commission under President George H.W. Bush, has died. He was 88.

  • Pentagon chief seeks to improved family leave, child care 
    Updated: Jan-28-16 4:22 pm

    WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday unveiled a series of family-friendly proposals for the military that would increase parental leave, child care and health care coverage to bolster efforts to recruit and retain high-quality service members.

  • Navy carrier group powered partly by biofuel sets sail story has photos
    Updated: Jan-20-16 10:34 pm

    SAN DIEGO - The Navy on Wednesday launched its first carrier strike group powered partly by biofuel - a mix made from beef fat - calling it a milestone toward easing the military's reliance on foreign oil.

  • Ceremony to name ship after WWII hero set in Charleston 
    Updated: Jan-14-16 7:21 am

    CHARLESTON, West Virginia - U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin is joining officials for the naming of a Navy ship after Medal of Honor recipient Hershel "Woody" Williams.