- UN rights chief urges deeper probe of Central Africa abuses Updated: May-30-15 5:43 am
BERLIN - The United Nations' human rights chief is urging several countries to step up efforts to investigate allegations that peacekeepers in Central African Republic may have committed abuses, a call that comes as the U.N. itself faces pressure over child sexual abuse claims against French soldiers.
- Workshop on veterans benefits to be held in Glen Burnie Updated: May-30-15 4:46 am
GLEN BURNIE, Maryland - A workshop to help veterans learn about benefits offered by the Veterans Benefits Administration is being held in Glen Burnie.
- Columbia VA hosting 9/11 military vets for night of baseball Updated: May-30-15 4:04 am
COLUMBIA, South Carolina - The Dorn Veterans Affairs Medical Center is hosting a free admission night for those who served in the military since the Sept 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
- Child sex abuse claims shake UN as revelations continue Updated: May-30-15 12:50 am
UNITED NATIONS - The boys said they approached the French soldiers because they were hungry. Some were so young that they didn't quite understand the acts the soldiers demanded in return. One boy, 8 or 9 years old, said he did it several times to the same soldier, "until one day an older kid saw him and told him what he was doing was bad."
- Pentagon chief criticizes Beijing's South China Sea moves Updated: May-30-15 12:37 am
SINGAPORE - China's land reclamation in the South China Sea is out of step with international rules, and turning underwater land into airfields won't expand its sovereignty, Defense Secretary Ash Carter told an international security conference Saturday, stepping up America's condemnation of the communist giant as Beijing officials sat in the audience.
- Kansas governor signs bills on pensions, military benefits Updated: May-29-15 11:40 pm
TOPEKA, Kansas - All veterans, active duty members of the U.S. military and their families will have access to in-state tuition at Kansas universities under a bill signed into law Friday by Gov. Sam Brownback.
- Pentagon: Anthrax shipments broader than first thought Updated: May-29-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - The Pentagon said Friday that the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax to research laboratories were more widespread than it initially reported, prompting the Defense Department's second-ranking official to order a thorough review.
- Settlement clears way for Kokomo baseball home opener Updated: May-29-15 6:59 pm
KOKOMO, Indiana - A dispute involving the federal and state governments over how Kokomo built part of a baseball stadium in a flood-prone area meant to remain green space has been resolved on the eve of the opening game.
- Obama: 'Handful of senators' standing in way of Patriot Act Updated: May-29-15 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - Blaming a "handful of senators" for stalled national security legislation, President Barack Obama said Friday he has told Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other senators that he expects them to take action swiftly to extend key Patriot Act provisions.
- Cincinnati VA hospital announces new director Updated: May-29-15 5:21 pm
CINCINNATI - A Veterans Affairs hospital in Cincinnati that serves parts of three states has a new director.
- US nears deal on extending ex-Gitmo inmates' travel ban Updated: May-29-15 5:20 pm
- Top Canadian minister to announces he's leaving politics Updated: May-29-15 5:11 pm
TORONTO - Another prominent member of Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government will not seek re-election in Parliament in October.
- Paul claims new momentum ahead of second Senate showdown Updated: May-29-15 4:44 pm
CHICAGO - A confident Rand Paul claimed new momentum Friday in his fight against government surveillance programs, just days ahead of his second Capitol Hill showdown in as many weeks.
- Navy awards EB $46M contract for overhaul of submarine Updated: May-29-15 4:26 pm
GROTON, Connecticut - The Navy has awarded a $46 million contract to Electric Boat to support maintenance work on the submarine USS Montpelier.
- Canada to strip citizenship of dual-national terror convicts Updated: May-29-15 3:34 pm
TORONTO - Canada can revoke the Canadian citizenship of dual nationals convicted of terrorism or other high crimes under a controversial new law.
- Senator requests radar update to clear way for wind energy Updated: May-29-15 2:59 pm
PENDLETON, Oregon - U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden is asking officials to update Air Force radar in Fossil because the current system is outdated and preventing the generation of nearly 4,000 megawatts of wind energy across eastern Oregon and Washington.
- Arkansas governor OKs bond deal for proposed defense project Updated: May-29-15 2:34 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Legislation that Gov. Asa Hutchinson signed into law Friday authorizes an $87 million incentive package to help lure a major defense project to Arkansas.
- 3rd Navy sailor guilty in case of women recorded in showers Updated: May-29-15 1:48 pm
KINGS BAY NAVAL SUBMARINE BASE, Georgia - A submarine sailor was sentenced Friday to 15 days in a Navy brig after he pleaded guilty to failing to alert superiors when fellow crew member showed him videos of female trainees undressing for showers.
- College, Starbucks form partnership to help veterans Updated: May-29-15 10:50 am
WILLIAMSBURG, Virginia - A veterans benefits clinic at the College of William and Mary Law School has formed a partnership with Starbucks to help veterans and service members with their benefits claims.
- Gordon-Levitt has high hopes for impact of 'Snowden' Updated: May-29-15 8:46 am
LOS ANGELES - Joseph Gordon-Levitt has big expectations for the impact of "Snowden."
- Army's largest training installation changes commanders Updated: May-29-15 8:26 am
FORT JACKSON, South Carolina - The two-star general who has been in charge of the Army's largest training installation says he's been impressed over the past two years with how the young men and women entering the Army rise to the demands of basic training.
- Wife of Czech ex-PM acquitted by court of abuse of power Updated: May-29-15 7:22 am
PRAGUE - A Prague court on Friday acquitted the wife of former Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas of abuse of power charges in a case that brought down his government.
- Hampton VA's wait time to get scrutiny from special team Updated: May-29-15 6:58 am
HAMPTON, Virginia - A Veterans Affairs strike team will visit the Hampton VA Medical Center, where wait times for primary care patients continue to be longer than the national average.
- Soldier to stand trial on Fort Bragg in Panama slaying Updated: May-29-15 6:56 am
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina - A Fort Bragg soldier charged in the death of a Panamanian woman last year will face a court-martial on post this fall.
- Ex-VFW post commander pleads guilty to lesser charge Updated: May-29-15 6:49 am
SKOWHEGAN, Maine - The former head of a Somerset County Veterans of Foreign Wars post who had been charged with allowing illegal gambling at the facility has pleaded guilty to lesser charges that will give him the opportunity to clear his record.