- Review: Hampton VA Medical Center reducing appointment waits Updated: Jul-02-15 11:01 am
HAMPTON, Virginia - Hampton VA Medical Center is making progress on reducing long waits for appointments, an outside management review team said.
- UK minister: Illogical to attack IS in Iraq but not Syria Updated: Jul-02-15 10:19 am
LONDON - Britain's defense minister says lawmakers should consider expanding Royal Air Force airstrikes against the Islamic State from Iraq into Syria.
- Merkel's office invites US envoy to discuss latest spy claim Updated: Jul-02-15 10:05 am
BERLIN - A German official says Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff has asked the U.S. ambassador for a meeting to discuss the latest reports of alleged U.S. spying on Germany.
- Dayton VA Medical Center in southwest Ohio holds open house Updated: Jul-02-15 3:08 am
DAYTON, Ohio - A Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in southwest Ohio says holding an open house gives the public a chance to learn more about its services, job openings and volunteer opportunities.
- 2 Ohio theme parks offer free military admission for holiday Updated: Jul-02-15 3:07 am
CINCINNATI - Two amusement parks in Ohio are offering free admission for U.S. military personnel over the Fourth of July holiday period.
- South Dakota joining national anti-terrorism campaign Updated: Jul-02-15 2:09 am
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - South Dakota is joining a national anti-terrorism effort and officials at the state's Homeland Security Office are encouraging citizens to report suspicious activity.
- 1st investigations wrapping up on over-budget VA hospital Updated: Jul-01-15 9:04 pm
AURORA, Colorado - The first inquiries into what went wrong with a vastly over-budget veterans medical center outside Denver could be done soon, VA Deputy Secretary Sloan Gibson said Wednesday.
- Grand Forks Air Force Base has new commander Updated: Jul-01-15 8:11 pm
GRAND FORKS, North Dakota - Grand Forks Air Force Base is under a new command.
- New laws: breastfeeding protections, safety for bikers Updated: Jul-01-15 6:41 pm
SIOUX FALLS, South Dakota - The start of the state's new fiscal year Wednesday also meant a slew of new laws kicking in. Some of the more notable:
- Governor signs bill outlawing lies about military service Updated: Jul-01-15 5:34 pm
MADISON, Wisconsin - Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that makes lying about military service a crime.
- Navy officer from suburban Detroit dies aboard USS Essex Updated: Jul-01-15 5:00 pm
CHESTERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan - The Pentagon says a 38-year-old Navy officer from suburban Detroit has died from noncombat causes while serving aboard an amphibious assault ship.
- Arkansas soldiers receive Purple Hearts after 2009 attack Updated: Jul-01-15 3:53 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - After more than six years of letters, appeals and finally a change in federal law, an Arkansas soldier who was killed and another who was wounded in a 2009 shooting outside of a Little Rock Army-Navy recruiting center were awarded Purple Hearts on Wednesday.
- Commander who served in Iraq war in line to be Marine chief Updated: Jul-01-15 2:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Wednesday the White House is nominating Lt. Gen. Robert Neller, a commander who served in Iraq's western province during one of the most violent periods of the war, to be commandant of the Marine Corps.
- Air Force professor found stranded on cliff after 2 days Updated: Jul-01-15 2:01 pm
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado - An Air Force Academy professor who went missing for two days while on a hike is recovering after he got injured and stranded on a cliff face in Colorado.
- Syria's Kurds warn Turkey not to intervene militarily Updated: Jul-01-15 12:23 pm
BEIRUT - Syria's main Kurdish party warned Turkey on Wednesday that any military intervention would threaten international peace and said the country's main Kurdish militia is ready to face any "aggression."
- South Sudan military is accused of widespread abuses Updated: Jul-01-15 10:08 am
JUBA, South Sudan - South Sudan's army has burned people alive, raped and shot girls, and forced tens of thousands from their homes, according to interviews with survivors by The Associated Press and corroborated by human rights groups.
- New Chinese law reinforces government control of cyberspace Updated: Jul-01-15 6:28 am
BEIJING - China's legislature passed sweeping legislation on Wednesday that reinforces government controls over cyberspace, as the nation's leaders try to address what they see as growing threats to Chinese networks and national security.
- The Latest on Indonesia: Search for plane crash victims ends Updated: Jul-01-15 6:07 am
MEDAN, Indonesia - The latest on the Indonesian military plane crash (all times local):
- Italy detains 10 accused of preparing to fight in Syria Updated: Jul-01-15 2:37 am
ROME - Italian anti-terrorism police say they are executing arrest warrants against 10 people accused of preparing to go to Syria to fight.
- Water well testing planned around Cheyenne-area missile site Updated: Jun-30-15 10:55 pm
CHEYENNE, Wyoming - A new round of homeowner well testing will occur later this summer near an old nuclear missile site on the plains where the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to rely on naturally present bacteria to break down a plume of groundwater pollution, Corps officials announced at a public meeting Tuesday.
- Flames sign defenseman Dougie Hamilton to 6-year contract Updated: Jun-30-15 8:27 pm
CALGARY, Alberta - Bruins general manager Don Sweeney didn't think Dougie Hamilton would have been "comfortable" signing long term in Boston.
- Internal Veterans Affairs watchdog retires amid criticism Updated: Jun-30-15 6:42 pm
WASHINGTON - The acting inspector general of the Department of Veterans Affairs is retiring, a year after he issued a scathing report on problems at the Phoenix VA hospital.
- Appeals court sides with veterans in suit over experiments Updated: Jun-30-15 6:37 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - The U.S. military must continue to alert veterans exposed to chemical and biological weapons experiments of any new information that may affect their health and provide them ongoing medical care, a federal appeals court said Tuesday.
- 2 years after spying flap, US, Brazil seek to turn the page Updated: Jun-30-15 4:51 pm
WASHINGTON - Two years after revelations about U.S. spying frayed ties between their countries, President Barack Obama and visiting Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff publicly closed that chapter Tuesday, declaring that the relationship between the U.S. and Brazil is on an upward swing.
- Report: Border Patrol should add 350 internal investigators Updated: Jun-30-15 4:17 pm
WASHINGTON - Customs and Border Protection should more than double its ranks of internal affairs investigators, an advisory panel has recommended in a report sent to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.